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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9455) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2012
This beer pours a pale yellow color with a medium thick and pillowy white head that evaporates slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of wheat, spice and malt. Medium body with flavors of bready malt, mild spices, wheat and a touch of hops. The finish is malty with a sweet aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2011
Hazy golden pour with a thick white head. The nose is very herbal and grassy. A little bit of light lemon peel. Fairly zesty and spicy although it has faded a little bit. Nice crackery malt base with a little bit breadiness. Fresh and hoppy with a lot of assertive grassy bitterness. Pretty damn solid stuff. Warming really brings up a lot of lovely fresh hoppiness. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (8577) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2013
22 oz bottle. BB 09/10/13. (Stein’s Deli) New Orleans, LA.
Clear pale golden colour with a small frothy white head. Yeast, grassy hops and wheaty malt in the aroma. Yeast, wheat and grassy hops in the flavour. Pilsnery. Not bad but a bit boring. But absolutely for a good cause. Thumbs up!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (8566) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2011
22oz. Only $4, a really impressive price considering, especially considering the 75c donation. I only thought this was OK, though. Had a sort of unnecessary bite to it. Clear light yellow color, very minimal white head. Nice light crisp carbonation. A lagery pilsner aroma with an evident alcohol bite. Some spice. Sort of an acidic lemon citrus acidic taste. Kind of a light sweetness, some bitterness. In my notes I mention that "I feel like I can taste the ’imperialness’". It was good for what it was, but I had rated a bit too many beers last night to finish the last bit of this. Fortunately the bit that I wasted was so relatively inexpensive. I wish more bombers sold at the $4 price-point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8509) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2011
2011-04-17. Crisp neon yellow, small frothy white head and lace. Mild aroma is pleasantly hoppy and lightly grassy. 6+ Flavour is similarly mild, pale malt with modest grassy hops. 6+ Average palate. Alcohol is surprisingly restrained for the abv. Okay. Bottle shared by Radek

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8131) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Bottle thanks to Sarah! Pours a near clear gold with a large white head that lasts throughout and laces slightly. Aroma has a a good amount of citrus with a nice light grain backing. Flavor also has a decent amount of citrus (orange peel) in the beginning with a nice grain and cereal finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2010
Bottle. Slightly hazy, bright yellow gold, huge long-lasting white head. Grainy and wheaty with hints of lemon and dried grass. Nicely bitter finish. Solid effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (7963) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle at the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Yellow pour, huge white head. Yeast on the nose and taste, some wheat in here. Enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a clear golden body and a white head. Aroma of hay, grain, bread and notable spicy/nearly citrus hops. A little bit of alcohol. Taste is dry, grain and bread with lingering bitterness. Not too much hop flavor just a decent amount of bitterness. Pretty bland but not offensive. Maybe the lightest hint of diacetyl. Somewhat rounded or slick mouthfeel, medium bubbles. Not bad, just bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2010
dorée, blanche épaisse. arôme, levure laissant une impression de légume, citronnée, légèrement malte. goût, malte/biscuite, fine note de houblon et levure. Palais est léger avec une % qui suit le profile malte et termine sur une note aux herbes/tisane un peu savonneuse, avec une amertume du houblon. C’est Abita, je en m’attendais pas à qcq chose de formidable, amis l’effort reste intéressant.

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