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RATINGS: 370   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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3590) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
22 ounce bottle from the Davis Food Co-Op. This has a nice sweet, toasted, aroma with plenty of maltiness and some honey notes as well. There was some initial noble hop grassiness, but it quickly dissipated. Transparent golden body with a medium white head that is pillowy and pretty fortuitous. Starts with some pretty sharp grassiness and hop flavors. This is followed by a super sweet sugary malt middle with some toastiness present. Light biscuit, too. Finishes with spicy, herbal hop flavors. The awkward sweetness in the middle of this makes it feel out of balance and not overly palatable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slitcher (267) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Pours a beautiful golden color with a fluffy white head. Aromas of sweet malt, wheat, some citrus and hops. A nice sweet flavor with grass and wheat. Very interesting and very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2010
22oz bottle. Smells like the beach. Kinda odd. Salt air and lotion. HUH...
Golden pour, thick airy white head. Smells of wheat malt, cinnamon, peppery hops, and a bit of lentil soup. Flavor is a bit soapy. Very much a Pilsner. Straw flavors, pale malts. Finishes with a Wheat Ale dryness. Creamy textured and a lemony zest add to the pleasant experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Bomber from the CBX poured into a pilsner glass a few times. I wasn’t interested in a pils from Abita necessarily ,but it is for a good cause. Now I’m glad I picked one up. It looks great for the style: very cloudy bright yellow with a frothy head. The aroma isn’t as hoppy as I would like, but it is very yeasty and citrusy without any corn or really anything that I usually don’t like from golden lagers. This is superbly refreshing without being flavorless. It engages my palate with a doughy hint at crackers and modest wooden hops that remind me this is supposed to be a pilsner, but juicy and zesty lemon seems to be the most notable flavor. Normally I would really want more hops from the style, but this is different enough to be pleasing in an entirely separate manner. I am impressed with what Abita has done. Not too shabby. It’s no Prima Pils. . but not too shabby.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Pours dull gold with a thin mostly receding off-white head. Notes of sweet pils malt, strong resin, herbal, grassy, spicy hop, and biscuit. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5872) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle. Golden bodied with a dense, tall white head. Perfumey hops, light lemon, grains and grassy notes in the aroma. Taste is a touch sweeter with honey notes, lemony zest, grassy hops, wheat, and light herbal hops. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more lemony notes, softer honey and sweet malt, dried fruit, herbal flavors and grassy hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a paler golden yellow with a tall frothy thick white head. Aroma is lightly grassy with vanilla, lightly floral, smells like egg-whites. Flavor follows, seemingly full and creamy, egg-whites, vanilla, lightly floral, a bit too soft, very soft, little bit boozy on the finish, hot wheat, medium bitterness. Soft carbonation, really low carbonation, milky. Flavor is pretty good, I like the wheat element, however the total lack of carbonation fails this beer miserably.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewjk (1041) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2010
22oz bottle - interesting style. Lots of sweet malt and banana, bread, and yeastiness. Not something I would usually seek out, but I appreciate the charitable contribution Abita is making from each unit sold. Good job guys!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2689) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Pours a deep golden color with a large foamy white head. Notes of grass, wheat, lemon, carry hops, and faint bubblegum. Supple yet creamy mouthfeel. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmmbeer (1375) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2010 22 oz. bottle served in shaker- About time I had this since this place has went to hell in a handbasket... poured a transparent darkened yellow with a brown undertone, medium carbonation, one finger white head formed, lasted throughout the serving, and laced very nicely. Aroma of wheat, lemon, and grassy hops. Hits the mouth with an even medium body, malt is enjoyable, grain/slightly undercooked bread in the middle, finish has a slight amount of citrus and dryness. To paraphrase the beerpaygners, geeks, whiners, beer spoiled brats, and hypers here that piss and moan like elementary school children: OH YEAH, do you know what MY BEER CAN DO?!?! YEAH!

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