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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9611) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 20/20
phaleslu (9427) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9348) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9236) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Bottle from Whole Foods Sacramento. Pours yellowish golden with a thick off-white head and a standard pilsner aroma. There is a rich slightly sweet wheat flavor, more taste than most pilsners, and a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2011
[3692-20110416] 650mL bottle. Generic grass hay yeast aroma. Clear, pale yellow body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Grassy hay flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/5+/3/11) 2.8
(c/o RadekKliber, w/ him, jerc, JoeMcPhee)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8637) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8465) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Bomber acquired via trade. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. A sweet grainy nose of earthy malts, some honey. The flavor is very nice; sweet earthy malts, honey, spicy hops, fairly dry and tasty. A nice example of a good style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8275) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Grainy maly aroma with some light spicy crisp hoppy notes. The flavor has pale malts with a nice grassy and spicy hoppy finish. A solid pils. Bonus point for money going to charity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - 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.

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