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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.3
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michcam8 (314) - Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Bomber served in glass. Alcohol hidden well for a pilsner. Sweet citrus aroma with a hopped up taste. Somewhat disappointed in the watery finish, would like to see some more flavor linger. Overall, not bad and 75 cents of my $5.00 going to a good cause. Bravo Abita!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - AUG 4, 2010
A solid brew, nice balance. It has a mild malt sweetness and quite a bitter finish. Overall very drinkable, don’t notice the 7 percent whatsoever.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Poobah (292) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Pours a beautiful golden color with a fluffy white head. Aromas of sweet malt, wheat, some citrus and hops. A nice sweet flavor with grass and wheat. Very interesting and very good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stellaaaa (257) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Pours a light, slightly hazy yellow with a moderate head. It has a mild, slightly estery aroma. The taste is of dry buttermilk biscuits with a hint of hop bite. Not horrible, but not that good either. Great cause though, so I’m happy to help.

3
   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.

3.8
   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.


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