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RATINGS: 371   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Nice looking, golden and clear with lots of rising bubbles and a good head that’s still 1/4" thick ten minutes after pouring. Aroma and flavor are kinda grainy and a little hop bitter-y, with some grassy notes and a bit of sweet maltiness. Body is pretty light and a little slick, easy to drink, slight lingering bittersweet notes. Overall it’s pretty good, quite easy to drink for a 7% beer. I’d have it again, particularly since 75C goes to SOS.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Pours a slightly hazy orange with frothy white head. Aroma of sweet corn, grass, citrus, some spice, malts and muted hops. Taste is slightly fruity up front surprisingly, slightly bitter finish. The abv is well hidden here, impressive for a style of beer that’s fairly simple/straightforward. This beer is for a good cause, which I always enjoy :) Here’s to the Big Easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
QuezXLV (415) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2011
I’ve had this one cellared for a while, and I decided to take this out to sample during Hurricane Irene (it seemed appropriate). This has a clear golden color and a great foamy head with good lacing. Faint wheaty aroma. Nice weight on the palate and a bit creamy. Probably a better "hot day" beer than a rainy day beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Poured from a 22oz. bottle int a pint glass. The color is a golden/amber with quite a few bubbles. There is about two fingers of foamy white head and some thick lacing. The smell is noble hops at first in the nose with a pale malt flavor coming out. Has a nice crisp German hop flavor that is also a bit wheaty as well. The taste has some nice sweet malt flavor. The hops come in to hit you up with some earthy flavor and some clove flavor before going way to more malt flavor. The feel of this beer has a nice light body and really has a well managed feel that goes down well bur does not have too much or a disagreeable feel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Poobah (382) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Golden pour with a generous head that lasts throughout and leaves some lacing. Hoppy and lemony nose. Smooth and malty start with a lightly carbonated palate followed by a pleasant, moderately-hopped finish.

   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Mora2000, much love. Smells awful (the beer, not Mora), Tastes better than I expected. Grass and wheat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Pours a bright, shining, gold color with a small but persistent head that leaves more lacing on the glass than one would expect, given the head’s size and thickness. Slightly sour on the nose, wheat and yeast notes are apparent in the aroma. In the taste, sour hops come on immediately up front segueing into sweet wheaty malt taste with notes of grape and apple, and then finally the bitter hops kick in to form the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Light hazy gold, large white head, adequate lacing. Aroma is malt, honey citrus. Light bitter and light sweetness. Medium body, spicy grain, light citrus. Flavor is a little bland but the balance of bitter/sweet is OK. Finishes with a little bitter citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Bomber, split 4 ways into sampler glasses. A clear light gold with just a little bit of chill haze and a smallish white head with a little bit of lacing. Nose is grassy, bready, grainy, with a little bit of citrus - a slight citrus zest note as well. Flavor is medium sweet and spicy, with some more citrus tones and medium bitterness. No astringency to speak of. A clean and dry finish. A nice fresh and refreshing pils and definitely one of the best I’ve had from Abita, for that matter. I’d happily drink some more of this. The cause is good, too, although I don’t necessarily see that they’ll end up with a huge amount of money to donate with only 75¢ a bottle.

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