In this beer blog, we are going to sample out Abita Brewing and it is their Restoration Pale Ale. If you read my beer blog from yesterday on their Christmas Ale, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not read that beer blog posts, please, read it to get to know this southern Craft Brewery. Let us get into this Pale Ale.
It has a clear copper color with a nice white constant head. The smell is there but hard for me to pick up. I believe piney notes. The taste has a slight citrus notes with a nice dry hop finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.abita.com):
Restoration Pale Ale®
Restoration Pale Ale® is brewed with pale, caramel and carapils malts. It is liberally hopped and dry hopped with Cascade hops. This golden ale has a rich body, mild bitterness, and a snappy citrus hop flavor and aroma. With your help Restoration raised over $550,000 for hurricane relief.
This beer can be paired with many different dishes according to your taste. The citrus flavor and aroma make it an excellent choice with most fish, especially ones that are prepared to match the flavor of the beer. American, Muenster, Havarti and Monterey Jack cheeses pair well with Restoration.
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Closing, I could not finger out what this beer smells like. This beer is pretty drinkable and I would hope so because of the type of beer style. I love the back story of this brew. It has raised a ton of money for hurricane relief for the city that the brewery is located. I just feel this brew was rushed to meet deadlines. There is nothing wrong with that because it was going for a good cause. This is not one of the worse pale ales that I have ever had but it is still not a good one. Most craft beer is brewed for the city or reign that it comes from. I bet looking at half million dollars this brew raised. It does really well in the south. I bet you are thinking that I can not believe he does not like this brew. I do not like it and that is my thought pattern. This does not mean you will not like it. Everyone has different taste for different things. There is a reason why there is a ton of beer on the market. Please, try it and share your thoughts with me. I would love to hear them. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser