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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (3573) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3755) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1371) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malaclemys (421) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11064) - San Diego, California, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3389) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

12/16/2010: Abita Save Our Shore (SOS) - A Charitable Pilsner (unfiltered Weizen Pils made wwith Pilsner and Wheat malts; hopped and dry hopped with Sterling and German Perle hops)... Aroma: Honey and wheat with a splash of grassy, floral, and lightly citrusy hops. Appearance: Cloudy, pale gold color topped with a cratered head of off-white foam; ample carbonation; very nice lacing - delicate and fine bubbles with "legs". Flavor: Mildly sweet honey maltiness followed by a moderate level of spicy and floral bitterness; spicy finish with a good level of lingering bitterness; alcohol is not aggressive. Palate: Medium to medium-full; very smooth; filling. Overall: A little soft, but very drinkable; the pairing of the wheat beer characteristics and spicy hop bitterness is nice; the little bit of sweetness that’s there doesn’t detract from the overall style; quite nice for the price.

1 pint6 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 7% By Vol) from Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, Ohio. Rating #343 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Nice looking, golden and clear with lots of rising bubbles and a good head that’s still 1/4" thick ten minutes after pouring. Aroma and flavor are kinda grainy and a little hop bitter-y, with some grassy notes and a bit of sweet maltiness. Body is pretty light and a little slick, easy to drink, slight lingering bittersweet notes. Overall it’s pretty good, quite easy to drink for a 7% beer. I’d have it again, particularly since 75C goes to SOS.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
monk191 (1461) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
It's a pilsner, so can't be too interesting. Pours an ugly clear yellow with little head. Smells like beer. Taste is boring, doesn't taste like much of anything. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yatesed (37) - Blacklick, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Poured from bomber had 1/2 inch head, aroma was mellow with hints of Carmel, heavy on the palate, taste of hops and caramel.

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