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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWISLguy (1622) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2012
750ml bomber from Woodmans in the Falls. Pours a very clear golden yellow with a bit of a pure white head. Some lacing coating the glass all around. Aroma has light spice, straw, sweet malt - all quite faint. Taste is of sweet fruit, straw, some sourness and a nudge of malt. Finishes fairly quickly. A good cause, a blah brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wittales (697) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Appearance was clear pale gold with creamy billowy white lasting 3 finger head, lacing throughout. Aromas are sweet pils and slight wheat, then soft hops of spice and lemon. Taste is better with sweet pils, slight wheat upfront, then mild spicey citrus fruit hops, sublte alcohol. Palate was creamy smooth CO2 with meduim body ,then sweet average length hint of dryish yeast beautiful finish. Love Abita H20 and a great cause...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aniela (2558) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2012
Draught (I think) at OT, Sthlm october 2011. Clear golden beer with an white head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Similar flavour with some bitterness. Not so tasty...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MorganBaughman (147) - Long Beach, Mississippi, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Good beer. Good look. Good cause. This beer has my vote. I hope they continue brewing it for a good long while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2012
This is an interesting beer because of the balance between sweet malts, and bitter hops. Pours a beautiful gold color, and the best part about this beer is that my drinking can be charitable, helping Louisiana’s waters get clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2686) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bomber from Casa De Oro. Muted grainy nose with a hint of yeast. Fairly grassy with a decent hop flavor. Decent malt balance and a fairly clean hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerFunGuy (811) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
This is a flavorful beer with a little bitterness. It gets major bonus points in my book for being a charitable beer also. Well worth the money just for the beer but it's even better because the profits go to a good cause. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mellocello (43) - - AUG 6, 2012
Drank from a 22oz bottle. A clear color and a nice light bitter flavor. A good drink for a good cause.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (1069) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 4, 2012
Golden yellow with a big white foam head. Aroma of yeast and grain. A little grassy herbal hop flavor but it’s faint in this bottle. Nice pils but I doubt I’d buy it again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwelldeux (4095) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2012
I really like the idea of this beer from the description, I just wish they had picked a different style. It tastes like a cheap lager to me, though it is at the upper end of that distribution. It’s slightly skunky like a lot of lagers, but is milder in everything, making it palatable.

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