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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1537) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Pours a slightly hazed golden color with a large sticky white head. Aroma is grass, apricot, malt and some earthy hops. Flavor is bitter grapefruit peel, sweet ripe apricots, grass, earth, wheat, malt. Crisp, clean, flavorful, easy to drink. Nice flavorful domestic pils.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
(22oz bottle thanks to Mora2000) clear pale yellow with very few white bubbles. Nose of honey, grain mash, chlorine, brine, and white wine grapes. Taste of mild orange, citrus hoppiness, grains of paradise, florals, and a soft carbonation with an odd chemical/citrus linger.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
bottle, thanks to mora2000, clear yellow color with raspberry, banana aromas, flavor of grainy, light tropical fruits, thin finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2010 Bottle
Pours a deep, rich cheddar orange with an aroma of grassy peach hops soaked in wildflower juice. Lots of dirt and earth in that smell. Flavor is a grapefruit soaked in water and baked in a light baking soda biscuit left in an earthy peach field. Tingly mouthfeel. I like this beer; it’s, well, it’s good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Pilseners are great but not my go to beer, but this one I couldn’t resist. Not only does the money go to a good cause but it’s a great beer as well. The aroma is a little hoppy, sweet, and has a slight malt funk to it. The appearance is a little on the light side, but has a nice shine of gold and orange to it. The taste is a little bitter with hints of hops. A good drink for sure.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
legion242 (2267) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2010
One of the better of Abita’s products that I have had. Good malt presence and very little hop bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammer (1053) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Bottle shared by Mora2000. Hazy golden pour with a fluffy head. Aroma is malty and fruity, with some spice. Taste is grassy, with notes of honey and hay. Neutral finish, with the alcohol well hidden.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Mora2000, much love. Smells awful (the beer, not Mora), Tastes better than I expected. Grass and wheat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Bomber, split 4 ways into sampler glasses. A clear light gold with just a little bit of chill haze and a smallish white head with a little bit of lacing. Nose is grassy, bready, grainy, with a little bit of citrus - a slight citrus zest note as well. Flavor is medium sweet and spicy, with some more citrus tones and medium bitterness. No astringency to speak of. A clean and dry finish. A nice fresh and refreshing pils and definitely one of the best I’ve had from Abita, for that matter. I’d happily drink some more of this. The cause is good, too, although I don’t necessarily see that they’ll end up with a huge amount of money to donate with only 75˘ a bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
bottle from midway mart. poured a brilliant yellow with a good lasting white head. aroma was citrus, earthy, grain, and the sweet, sweet smell of a charitable deed. flavor was much the same as the aroma with a little lingering cloying sweetness. body was light with high carbonation. a rather refreshing beer and proud i could do my part in helping the cause. guess i better go buy more.


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