Sammer (1096) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000, much love. Smells awful (the beer, not Mora), Tastes better than I expected. Grass and wheat.
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
mar (5064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to mora2000 i believe. poured yellow with a white head. nose is faint hops and rather plain. decent on the palate, flavor is distinct pilsner malts, faint hops, and an easy finish.
SudsMcDuff (7275) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have a drinking problem? Fuck you, Peck, you’re a Mormon. Compared to you we ALL have a drinking problem! ..
..A bomber of new brew and chipping in to help the gulf, why wouldn’t i support this brewery which i have always had a soft spot for, its LA man!! .. Appearances can be... deceptive .. . Pours a light hazed light gold watch .. amazing lacing, and decent head .. Osbourne Cox? .. . aroma of light fresh corn, grain, light panel wood, and just a touch of yeast .. . Osbourne Cox? I thought you might be worried... about the security... of your shit. .. A nice brew, not overly complex but a straight shooter that has truly amazing alcohol masking and drinkability, that i was happy to drink and might consider buying again.. recommended for a decent quaff after a hard weekend doing chores.. . Put up a note? "Highly classified shit found: Raw intelligence shit, CIA shit?" Hello, anybody lose their secret CIA shit? I don’t think so! ..
dyetube (1373) - Hurst, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a dull yellow with a thin white head. The aromas are lemons, skunk and bread. The mouthfeel is slightly dry with a lively carbonation. this was a decent pilsner. Cheers!
stephenj007 (116) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bomber pour. Nice, white foamy head. Golden yellow, with a tinge of haze. Piney aroma, slightly soapy, pils malts are very noticeable. Tastes are very well balanced, just a slight sour/bitter wash, maybe a bit of sweet on the finish. Medium body, more carbonation than other pils brews. Finish is a bit slick, but satisfying at the end.
Overall, a good brew for this style. I just think I would have liked to see it be a bit more "in your face" style, something that really sticks out. I like that Abita has made the effort to develop a craft brew for a good cause.
PorterPounder (6535) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - New Leaf Market - 22 oz bomber. Nice medium golden pour with a sticky white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Sweet aroma with hints of honey and juicy fruit gum. Flavor is sweet as well with some honey accents, a bit of a bitter hoppy bite, some grassy notes and a bit of fruitiness - pears perhaps. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Pretty solid.
Cybercat (4288) - Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear straw yellow - not inspiring, but typical of a pilsner, and I do admit to some prejudice in favor of darker beers. At least the white head is fairly thick and fluffy. Aroma is strong, crisp, malty and more than a bit fruity, mainly banana plus a little apple and a little pear. Flavor is crisp and malty, about average for a pils, with some fruity undertone. Texture is quite fizzy and lively, leaving a nice malty and somewhat fruity finish. A toast to all those helping restore the Gulf!