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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommeagher (222) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Not much aroma. It pours a lemony tint with a nice foamy head. It tastes decent, if not particularly remarkable. Smooth, dry, a little hoppy and bitter. It’s nice. Would definitely drink again on its own merits, regardless of the charitable cause. A good summer drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fevernova (210) - Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2010
22 oz Bottle -- Pours a hazy light orange-yellow with a medium white head. Aromas of tangerine, lemongrass, floral hops, and yeast. Mild malt, some sweetness, and a smooth hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Pours hazy golden amber w/ a rocky white head. Nice lacing. Floral & citrus hops in the nose with some yeasty sour notes w/ the malts. Avg carbonation, med body, crisp but a bit syrupy. Clean finish. Some biscuits, grain, honey, and malts. There’s an earthiness, piney hops & bitterness. Solid pils.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (201) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VengefulOdin (193) - , Kansas, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Found this at Brix in Omaha. Great looking painted bomber. Pilsners aren’t usually my thing but I figured that, considering the cause, I could give this one a go. Hats off to Abita, who came up with this idea. This is a 22 ounce bomber. I’m pouring it into a big ass pilsner glass. Pours with a two inch huge, billowing, frothy head. The head leaves behind some serious lacing. Gigantic bubbles and foam from this one. Likewise carbonation is huge, with fizz seemingly going on for days. Pours cloudy, which isn’t surprising considering this is an unfiltered beer. Color is a bright gold, brilliant like the sun. Aroma is pretty hefty, especially for a pilsner, with cereal notes and lemongrass in the nose. Pretty solid amount of bitterness in this one - it’s pleasant though. Lively mouthfeel with a high amount of pleasant carbonation and a pretty slick mouthfeel. Taste is spot on. Light malt starts, before giving way to grassy and fruity hop character. Bitterness teases the palate before giving way to a sweet honey finish. The biscuity malt sweetness really helps to hide the 7% ABV, which I can’t seem to really find. Really crisp and refreshing take on the pilsner style. Kudos to Abita for supporting a good cause by putting together a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Grassy and mildly floral imperial pilsner. Light biscuit flavors and not a strong alcohol presence considering the abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Cloudy gold.. pleasant nose with orange, apricot, little bready, some hops.. medium-bodied, slightly bitter, tasty, hops & fruit, but falls apart a bit on the finish, out of place metallic off-note, but still refreshing, serviceable.. quite sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
reverendj (180) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Noble hops and a noble cause! Bright yellow witha fluffy cloud of foam that laces the pint. Earthy grain with hints of lemons and grassy hops. Very refreshing with a bracing bitter finish. Thanks Abita for your donation to our seashores!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Good cause, good brew! Pours clear yellow gold, small head. Aromas of freshly-cut grass and bread, subdued. Flavors of sugary malt and zesty spices with some lemon and sweet iced tea notes. Great balance, leaning more toward malts than hops, but the hops bitterness is there to provide just enough herbal kick. Easy to drink with a clean, refreshing finish. Try it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyMummbles (151) - Pitman, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Poured from 1pt 6oz bottle a hazy golden yellow with a fizzy large white head that does not provide any lacing around the glass. Aroma is of hops, citrus, malt and lemon. Flavor has a well balance of hop bitterness and malty sweetness. Finish is a bit bitter but not a bad beer for a good cause!

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