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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7253) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Bomber. Poured clear, straw golden with a short cap of white head. The aroma picked up lemon zest and a hit of dish soap over honey and pale malts.. not great, but pleasant enough. The flavor found honey, pale, and bready malts at the core.. tart lemon rind and light earthy bitterness around.. a touch spicy through the finish.. OK, but a few too many residual sugars. Light-medium bodied and well carbonated on the palate.. not quite crisp due to extra sugars.. aiight overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (7134) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7133) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 20/20
phaleslu (7107) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7095) - 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 (7015) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2011
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 9 Aug 2011) Hazy golden colour with frothy, white head. Malty, slightly fruity nose with tropical fruit, hay and a slightly sugary sweetness. Malty taste with notes of bread, tropical fruit, grass, hints of soap and a mild, grassy bitterness. More than medium body, fairly sweet. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6702) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6576) - Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2010
8/27/10. Bomber. Cloudy off-yellow pour with a big thick white head that laces like a mutha... The aroma is plain old corny, metallic light beer, and basically so is the flavor, except sweeter and a more generous wheat hint. Glad for the cause, meh for the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 21, 2011
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma: spicy hop character, golden malt aromas. 6-
Appearance: slight haze on golden base. Large rocky creamy top with good lace noted on glass walls.
Palate / Taste: medium plus bodied. Honey, soapy hops, golden malts. Light bitterness sitting on sides. Alcohol is present but not much if so just adding character to this brew. Hay, grassy ending. Easy going American Mocne.

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