365daysabeer (4) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2010 does not count
So far, this is my absolute most favorite beer of all time. A beer I couldn’t refuse. It is so easy to drink, refreshing, clean tasting and friendly. Yes, it’s a friendly beer. The finishing notes are slightly sweet and very aromatic, like an orange blossom just exploded in my mouth. A superb beer. PourBoyJones (12) - Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2012
This beer was very light but had a crisp after taste. I was initially worried that it would be too light, but as it turns out, it was fantastic. I would recommend this beer to anyone. 944play (421) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Earlier Rating: 7/26/2007 Total Score: 3.5
golden, clear, amber, sparkling, a minimal head, white foam, floral, roasty, medium bitterness, hoppy, light body, thin feel, fizzy, bitter,
Draft at Toad in the Hole. Foggy deep yellow with thin white foam. Herbal, green grassy scent. Pleasant, light tartness highlights over a toasty malt base. Very dry and refreshing. This is a proper pale ale with nothing out of balance; I think it’s tragically underrated. FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - FEB 20, 2008
UPDATED: APR 24, 2008 Rich gold/brass color. Moderate and fairly persistent fluffy head. Malty nose. Clean slightly citris taste. Lower than average bitterness for a pale ale. Very understated and short hop finish. This is a good brew for hot weather. TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Fleur-de-lis Restoration Ale brewed by the Abita Brewing Company of Abita Springs, LA. I was fortunate enough to pay the Abita Brewery a vist back in 2001, and have been a big fan of this brewery for a number of years. Fleur-de-lis Restoration Ale is their latest beer, and $1 from every six pack of this beer sold will go to the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation to aid in the recovery efforts in the city of New Orleans. The Fluer-de-lis is the symbol of the city of New Orleans, and Abita plays tribute to the city with a fresh, delicious, golden ale.
Fleur-de-lis Restoration Ale pours to a beautiful, bright, golden color with a tight, white head that fades, and a moderate amount of carbonation. This nose on this beer is very pleasing with lots of good floral and citrus hop aromas. The palate is firm with good, crisp, pale and biscuity malt flavor paired with a nice back drop of light, estery fruit flavor. Fleur-de-lis Restoration Ale finishes with more good pale malt flavors up front, then ends with a pleasing, mild hop bitterness that balances, and slightly lingers.
This is a well done, balanced golden ale with excellent hop and malt character. A very solid beer that would match with a number of dishes from spicy Cajun and Creole, to German, to a nice grilled NY strip steak. Fleur-de-lis Restoration Ale makes for a nice aperitif beer, and a good drinking/session beer as well.
JamesCrosson (36) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Very drinkable with a nice honey flavor and a very nice consistency. Good pour, nice color. I really liked this brew. Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Clear copper color, small lasting white head...Mild hop aroma...Medium body with crisp carbonation...Light malt flavor, just hints at hops in the finish...Citrus flavor dances with the malts...Balanced and highly drinkable... swampwiz (11) - USA - APR 30, 2007
Kind of a cross between the Abita Amber Ale and a classic pale ale. Possibly a less raw version of its brother beer Red Ale. Not quite up to the level of its other brother beer Turbodog, but perhaps a little more excitement then the its brother Amber Ale. Of course, as someone who got 9 feet of flood water (St. Bernard Parish) and still homeless since the disaster, this beer holds an emotional place in my heart, and therefore I drink it at establishments whenever I can. jlucas5408 (18) - USA - MAR 7, 2008
Not particularly hoppy, a blonde colored beer with a mild taste, low on bitterness and somewhat fruity.