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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7348) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7243) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7003) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Bomber. Poured clear, straw golden with a short cap of white head. The aroma picked up lemon zest and a hit of dish soap over honey and pale malts.. not great, but pleasant enough. The flavor found honey, pale, and bready malts at the core.. tart lemon rind and light earthy bitterness around.. a touch spicy through the finish.. OK, but a few too many residual sugars. Light-medium bodied and well carbonated on the palate.. not quite crisp due to extra sugars.. aiight overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Bottle. Amber beer with an off-white head. Sweet malt and light mineral aroma. Light malt and light mineral flavor with light hops. Medium bodied. Light malt and light mineral linger with light hay and light hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Courtesy of sebletitje. Pours gold with slight haze and weak white head. The aroma is muted with earthy wet moldy pavement notes. The taste is spicy yeastiness and candy like fruitiness. Into the finish some mild graininess comes to the surface to help break things up a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Pours gold and hazy with a white head. Smells of citrus, caramel, crisp pilsner malt. Tastes lightly bitter and dry with some underlying sweet citrus and a dry, peppery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6326) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 21, 2011
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma: spicy hop character, golden malt aromas. 6-
Appearance: slight haze on golden base. Large rocky creamy top with good lace noted on glass walls.
Palate / Taste: medium plus bodied. Honey, soapy hops, golden malts. Light bitterness sitting on sides. Alcohol is present but not much if so just adding character to this brew. Hay, grassy ending. Easy going American Mocne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6156) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2011
This translucid pale golden lager wears a healthy white foam. It’s a grassy one in the nose, but also highly bready and more than a bit grainy, almost husky, wheaty, but also ricey, fairly cerealic that’s for sure. The green feeling of the hops intermingle with light DMS to procure a slightly corny, vegetal undertone that fortunately does not disturb much. Even though it is 7% alcohol, it manages to feel rather refreshing, probably thanks to the wheat content. On the other hand, this extra strenght is more apparent in terms of mouthfeel, where it is pretty round and never really feels crisp. The hops feel noble and engaging in the end, but remain very subtle, never really cutting through the sweetness which, while not excessive, could be diminished a notch for me to appreciate it more. Short finish with a leafy and grainy aftertaste. Interesting recipe and nice societal concept, but not completely polished.

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