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RATINGS: 371   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Abita continues its good work in the community, as with the Restoration Ale. First off, this is a great painted bottle, probably second only to their Abbey Ale. Bright lemony yellow, misty beer with a big white head. Spritzy beer aroma. Citrus, lemony pils with pith bittering over a briny/cereal beer. Starchy mouthfeel. A good pint, or bomber or whatever. ABC Liquors, Betton (which has a lot better price than does Market Square Liquors.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - AUG 17, 2010
Really skeptical about buying Abita stuff, but was extremely happy I invested in this when I discovered the cause... I am no longer worried whether it is good or bad, but the ratings have me expecting good things, so here goes. Nice clear golden color with a big creamy white head. Nice lace as well. Nice pale malt aroma with some juicy hop quality to boot. It is all very balanced, not in-your-face, but very well crafted. The flavor is the same... very juicy, but not aggressive, hop character that works great with the pale malt backbone. Super fresh and refreshing. Medium to light bodied with minimal carbonation. Smooth and, again, refreshing. Overall: not only am I very happy with this purchase, I will certainly be buying this again to support the relief. And, at such an affordable price (3 dollars and small change), its a no brainer! This beer is also changing my perspective of, and respect for, Abita.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1703) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Fairly basic pilsner aroma, with a touch of hops. Pours a clear golden, with a big white head, and very visible carbonation. Not a bad pilsner, a bit more sweet malts and less hops then I prefer in my pilsners. Fairly light in the palate, and the alcohol is not noticeable. I may pick up another bottle of this or two before summer ends.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1117) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Clear golden pour, frothy white head and a pleasant straw-hay aroma. Medium bodied with an upfront malt presence, just sweet enough to be balanced. Grassy, straw and hay flavors with just the faintest amount of citrus. i like this pilsener. Alcohol is only evident by the medium-full body of this beer which contrasts to it’s light appearance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Stiff, large billowy white head, almost clear golden yellow color. Aroma is fantastic for a pils. The wheat gives this a little of a doughey character, I think. Unique malty wheat mouth feel with a bitter, but malty finish. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (4321) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Bomber from ABC Liquor on Thomasville. Yellow-gold pour with a medium white head and a ring of lacing. Aroma is muted spice, yeast and light malts. Taste is a sweet but crisp mix of honey, tropical fruit, lemon, sweet tea, pepper and bread. Finishes up grassy and tinny. Texture is slick medium to light. Tasty enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1546) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (6074) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6511) - 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

   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.

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