Abita Fleur-de-Lis Restoration Ale

Abita Brewing Co

USA

The cause which this beer represents alone makes it worth purchasing. Money from every six pack goes to Hurricane Katrina Relief. Restoration came out several weeks after Katrina hit Louisiana, and Abita made short order of working to help its home state. The beer itself is a basic golden ale with a mild hop presence, yet it gives a nice citrus fruit flavor. Overall, it was an average beer, but it's definitely brewed with a more mass appear in mind. If Abita put out a big ale, only a small audience would be interested, so for that I have to applaud Abita, trying to get the most out of the possible donations. If this became a regular offering, I would definitely keep it in mind as an everyday beer.

Reviewed: May 13, 2006

Rating: 5/10

I was in Louisiana the weekend this was released and bought two sixers. I twisted off the cap and took a whiff to be immediately greeted by the smell of west coast hops. My anticipation then grew, hoping that the teaser of "liberally hopped" from their description was going to come true, but alas, it did not. Can't hold it against them...they do consider it a golden ale and not a pale, but one can hope. It was very smooth, clean, drinkable, and boring. I hope they sell a lot of it, but I'll have to find another way to personally contribute to the hurricane victims because I can't see purchasing this one again. The beer itself is a good representation of the style, but it's a style that I'm just not a big fan of.

Reviewed: July 29, 2006

Rating: 5/10

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