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RATINGS: 361   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SandK (44) - Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Excellent. Pours gold with a nice inch or so white head. Tastes of lemon, biscuit, and grass. Pretty smooth but with a slightly bitter dry finish...refreshing, way above average Pilsner! K-3.3 S-3.6


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Hazed gold, white head. Toasted cereal grains, light hops, mandarin oranges, some hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (443) - Louisiana, USA - APR 25, 2014
Appearance: this beer pours with a very large off white head, it takes a while to pour down and ends up pretty dense, the beer is a clear light gold color Aroma: lemon, bread, cream, perhaps wheat, Taste: very lightly roasted malt, light grain, banana, some bitterness towards the end but it’s pretty subdued, Palate: average carbonation, moderate mouthfeel, slight alcohol on the finish Overall: a pretty good pilsner, it’s subdued but that’s to be expected for this style, hides the abv well and goes down easy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (352) - CROATIA - APR 6, 2014
Pour (Happy Gnome Beer Dinner) golden with a white head, sweet citrus taste with yeast and hops, slight alcohol finish, not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NikkTwist (1517) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Draft at Khyber Pass. Hazy orange amber. White foamy ring. Orangish wheat beer. Fuller than Hoegarden et al. but not dissimilar. Challah toast with marmalade. Orange blossom honey. Drying tannins. Not awful, but not great. Still a great cause.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (297) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Catching up on some old ratings from Untappd -- First rated on 30 May 2011.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (3543) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle: Poured a golden color with white head. Aroma is grain. Taste is fresh smooth with grain hardiness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2130) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
9/16/2010. From bottle. Hazy pale yellow with a white head. Malty aromas with grain and floral notes. Medium carbonation, a bit of alcohol burn. Overall very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2013
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is light spiced and herbal. Bitter, dry malty and light spiced. Bubblegum, light fruity and bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2013
Bottled. A hazy yellow beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, straw, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and straw, leading to a bitter finish. High drinkability.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2124) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle from Pacific Liquor: Created a frothy foamed head while the liquid was a hazy faded yellow hue. In the nose, a bold scent of grassy hops and grained malts that smell like hay dominate the aroma. The flavor is simple with a notice of grained barley malt and grassy European hops that make this a strong and standard in the pilsner category.


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