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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Pours a hazy yellow, white head. The aroma is grassy, malty, slightly sweet. The flavor is grassy, lightly spicy, some banana. The finish is spicy, noble hops. Medium in body. Not bad. Not exciting, but competently made, and enjoyable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5800) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2013
This draft brew from the brew pub poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent yellow orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was musty. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering mild malty aftertaste. The smooth flavor contained notes of mild citrus mild dough mild hops and crisp && clean. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1458) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Clear yellow pour with white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus and grains. Tastes of citrus and sweet grass. Don’t really like pilsner most of the time, but this is decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (3522) - New York, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Tap at Stagshead this little brew pours yellow with white fluffy head. Nose of citrus and biscuits. Tastes of grass, pepper, earthy, biscuits and some pine. Decent and a cause I care about

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1686) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Golden yellow with a slight haze, bright white head and nice lace. Wheat and floral hops aromas. Modest floral and citrus hops, minimal bitterness. Pilsner-soft mouthfeel, light to medium body, slightly sticky mouthfeel and a crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours pale golden color with a medium white head and nice lacing. Slight wheat aroma with hints of citrus. Light body with sweet malt flavor and a light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2702) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bomber rom ldhughes3, many thanks. Bottle states a weizen style pilsner.... Huh? Golden hue that is slightly hazy capped by a foamy white head with good retention. Nose of bread and grass and hay. Taste follows in order with a enough bitterness to stay even keeled. The 7% ABV is masked as the body is thin and light.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (2174) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Aromas of bread, caramel, banana, clove, corn, and floral hops. Clear gold, rocky white head, good retention. Off-dry, subtle flavors of peach yogurt, some spicy, bitter hoppiness. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, frothy carbonation, and a very clean, bready finish. A very refreshing combination of a clean pilsner and a subtley fruity hefe; the perfect Summertime beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Golden with a white head. Nice bready aromas with light noble hop character. Clean and dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4692) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Just another beer ratebeer has deleted my rating for. So lets give this one another go. This is a cloudy golden premium lager with a huge white head. Its aroma is fruity and the flavor is fruity, earthy, grassy malt. Very good... a pleasure to do dinner with. Here’s to a good beer and a great cause. Thank you Abita!

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