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RATINGS: 369   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (10565) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2011
Pale lager yes, imperial pilsner no. Malty, Saaz hops. A little funky and malty aroma. Yellowish body. Rather minimal taste of malts, with drying, slight bitterness in the finish. A drop of lemon. Passable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10523) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Bottle… Yellow to light golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Great retention. The nose is musky, fruity and doughy. Full-bodied and slick with buzzing carbonation. Nods toward the sweet side of balance, but just barely – otherwise, bland. Crisp, lightly bitter, grassy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (9680) - 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 (9672) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9636) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9253) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9172) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (8994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"An ok pilsner with grassy hops and hay, but like G said, lacking the pleasant crispness and a little sweet leaning. For $4.50, it’s about twice the price per ounce i’d want to pay for something like this, and wouldn’t again."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 20/20
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Randall’s; apparently this just hit St. Louis yesterday, so I got a bottle as soon as it was available here. The bottle has awesome artwork. Aroma of Kellogg’s Corn Pops, pilsener malts, sugar, and grass. Flavor of sweet malts, honey, grassy hops, grains, and just a little alcohol. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, sticky mouthfeel. The beer itself didn’t wow me- another fine, drinkable beer from Abita- but the generosity they’re offering for this cause is impressive. New Orleans is one of my favorite cities in the world, and the Gulf Coast is a cultural treasure. So if buying a bunch of these to make sure any little bit of money I have can help the cause, I’m happy to drink beer, buy shirts, and otherwise put my faith in Abita to support their region through a hard time.

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