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RATINGS: 365   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1544) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Hazy yellow with a small foamy white head Nose is lemony and malty. Taste is very rich with a nice malt background. Alcohol is present on the aftertaste. Not as astringent as most Abita beers. Foamy, fluffy body. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Medium gold, some chill haze, clears a bit as it warms, nice white head remains almost throughout. Aroma is some grain and spritzy floral hops with a hint of citrus. Flavor is a match. Not particularly "clean," probably from the additional wheat, but an enjoyable brew. Venturing pretty far out of the standard "pilsner" range with the wheat and the 7% alcohol.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stellaaaa (257) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Pours a light, slightly hazy yellow with a moderate head. It has a mild, slightly estery aroma. The taste is of dry buttermilk biscuits with a hint of hop bite. Not horrible, but not that good either. Great cause though, so I’m happy to help.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6014) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Clear dark golden color/ white head. Nice black peppercorn, spicy hop, dry hay aromas. Rich smooth mouthfeel. Grassy, spicy hop flavors with peppercorn, dry hay, lightly sweet pils malt, mild earthy swamp water. crisp bitter finish. very good

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2036) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Of the Abita beers I’ve tried, this is definitely one of the best. Considering the cause, this was a must try, and I’m really glad I did. Very flavorful and enjoyable for someone who isn’t much of a pilsner fan

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2331) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Bottle. Moderate grain and straw for the malt, light grass for the hops, with hints of pepper and wood. Head is large, frothy white with fair thin lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear gold. Flavor starts faintly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately acidic. Palate is light to medium, between dry and watery in texture and has a lightly alcoholic and dry finish. A very good Pilsener with some nice true to style aspects. Probably the best I’ve tasted from Abita.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a medium frothy off white head that lasts awhile leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is wheat, bubblegum and citrus. Thick mouthfeel with a bitter malt with banana and a bitter finish. A decent pils from Abita.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Poured very pilsner like, bright and gold with a big frothy, sticky white head. Left lots of lace. Aroma was of crisp malt, a tinge of sweetness and some bread. Very fresh smelling. Flavors were super sharp, very malt forward with just a bit of earthy hops in the finish. This was one of the most drinkable brews I have come across, just pleasant all around. A bit more full than most of the other pilsners yet this is super refreshing. I won’t think twice about picking a few more of these, they are for a good cause after all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Pours a slightly hazy orange with frothy white head. Aroma of sweet corn, grass, citrus, some spice, malts and muted hops. Taste is slightly fruity up front surprisingly, slightly bitter finish. The abv is well hidden here, impressive for a style of beer that’s fairly simple/straightforward. This beer is for a good cause, which I always enjoy :) Here’s to the Big Easy.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11533) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bomber from the Co-Op in Davis, CA. Hazy gold pour with a foamy, clingy 3 finger white head. Aromas of light malt, citrus and grass. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is wheaty with some bread and grass. Maybe a touch of citrus. Finishes nicely bitter in a grassy way. It drinks very, very easily.


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