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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Working with the Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board (LSPMB), Abita Beer announced that it has established ‘SOS – A Charitable Fund’ that will assist with the rescue and restoration of the environment, industry and individuals fighting to survive this disastrous oil spill.

The fund has pledged that 100% of all money raised will go to charity. In addition, the Louisiana Seafood Marketing Board will play an important role in advising where the money can do the most good. An advisory committee is being established as the donation process and grant procedures are finalized.

The centerpiece of the fundraising effort is a new charitable beer created by Abita. The brew, called SOS – A Charitable Pilsner, will generate 75¢ for every bottle sold. This Abita Beer is a message in a bottle...a distress signal for the troubled waters of our Gulf Coast. For every bottle sold Abita will donate 75¢ to the rescue and restoration of the environment, industry and individuals fighting to survive this disastrous oil spill. This unfiltered Weizen Pils is made with Pilsner and Wheat malts. It is hopped and dry hopped with Sterling and German Perle hops. It has a brilliant gold color, a sweet malt flavor, and a pleasant bitterness and aroma.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29477) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2013
Bottled. A hazy yellow beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, straw, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and straw, leading to a bitter finish. High drinkability.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2156) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle from Pacific Liquor: Created a frothy foamed head while the liquid was a hazy faded yellow hue. In the nose, a bold scent of grassy hops and grained malts that smell like hay dominate the aroma. The flavor is simple with a notice of grained barley malt and grassy European hops that make this a strong and standard in the pilsner category.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eberndt (185) - - OCT 20, 2013
22oz bottle a few years ago. Was pretty mild tasting and refreshing. A bit bland overall from what I remember.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (7034) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2013
22 oz bottle. BB 09/10/13. (Stein’s Deli) New Orleans, LA.
Clear pale golden colour with a small frothy white head. Yeast, grassy hops and wheaty malt in the aroma. Yeast, wheat and grassy hops in the flavour. Pilsnery. Not bad but a bit boring. But absolutely for a good cause. Thumbs up!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2642) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
13 sept 2013, bottle. Very pale yellow, clear, occasional bubbles. Nose is straw and sweet malt. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Actually a great pils. Good light lemon hops and some malt sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2690) - Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2013
22 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 10/30/2013. Pours moderately hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, bread, cracker, wheat, light banana, pepper, clove, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, bread, pepper, light banana, clove, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, wheat, banana, cracker, bread, clove, pepper, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with solid robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice pilsner style. All around well balanced malt, hop, and yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (824) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a white head. Malt, hop, wheat and grass aromas. Malt, wheat, hop, grass and fruit flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Wheat malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malaclemys (386) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle pours clear light gold with persistent head. Aroma of earth, corn, and malt. Taste on the sweet side on the front with a slight bitter finish. Notes of earth and citrus hops. Mostly light malt. Enjoyable pilsner.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dustonian (2) - - AUG 28, 2013 does not count
Light color. Smooth taste. Good for the percentage of alcohol. Some koneybgoes to charity so that’s good. Pretty delicious.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9766) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Tap at Redfish Grill, New Orleans. Pours clear gold with a medium, creamy white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is corn, grain malt, pine and citrus hops with pear notes. Flavor is malty with medium hops and bitterness, a clean lager character and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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