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RATINGS: 366   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
llcooldave (1161) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Cloudy yellow in color. Thick head with decent lacing. Sweet malt taste with a dry finish and some basic hops bitterness. Slight toasty bread aroma. Overall, it’s smooth and easy drinking. Not much else you can ask for.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2939) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Clear straw-colored pour with a clean white 2-finger head that left a decent amount of delicate lacing. Aroma is biscuit, citrus, and honey. Flavor is similar with bits of lemongrass showing through. Medium mouthfeel. Great cause but average beer.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
6ROW (425) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2010
yellow clear pour with a rocky off white head. i expected more hazy due to the wheat . great use of hops the dry hoping comes through!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Nice call Abita for a charity first off. Pours a pretty pale yellow with an admirable head. Aroma is bread-like and a bit sweet with some grass. Hops are very light, making this a bit sweeter than I like my pils, but a nice easy drinker I’m happy to spend my charity on!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a clear golden body and a white head. Aroma of hay, grain, bread and notable spicy/nearly citrus hops. A little bit of alcohol. Taste is dry, grain and bread with lingering bitterness. Not too much hop flavor just a decent amount of bitterness. Pretty bland but not offensive. Maybe the lightest hint of diacetyl. Somewhat rounded or slick mouthfeel, medium bubbles. Not bad, just bland.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6673) - Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2010
8/27/10. Bomber. Cloudy off-yellow pour with a big thick white head that laces like a mutha... The aroma is plain old corny, metallic light beer, and basically so is the flavor, except sweeter and a more generous wheat hint. Glad for the cause, meh for the beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Pours a hazy gold with a moderate white head. Aroma of wheat, hay, pepper, grass, lemon, pine and sourdough bread. Pretty inticing, actually. Flavor follows suit with grass, hay, biscuits, lemon, pepper, leaves and pine. Fairly bitter. Creamy texture from the wheat. Finishes kinda thick feeling with plenty of toasted biscuit and lemon/pine bitterness. Grassy peppery aftertaste. Medium bodied, thicker than typical and far from crisp. Definitely good and interesting. I’d love to have more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3399) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle; clear gold color. Aroma of herbs, flowers, earth, and a medicinal. Flavor of medicine, earth, hops, bread and caramel. A pretty solid beer from them, which was surprising.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bomber from the Orland Park, IL, Binny’s: It pours a slightly hazy gold body with a frothy, sustained head. The aroma has some bready wheat and a grainy sweetness along with a very light grassiness. Very soft mouthfeel. The flavor has that same bready grainy sweetness offset by a quiet grassy bitterness - perhaps too slight for this to be called a Pilsener. A moderate hoppy bitterness does appear in the fry finish. Okay, and worth the money for the donation given to the Gulf Coast relief effort. Would that more breweries would allow me to be charitable through my drinking...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11697) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle. Poured hazy amber color with an average white frothy head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate malt, hop and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Drinkable brew.


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