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RATINGS: 362   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duhast500 (380) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1913) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Gold with good, creamy, white head / Nose of corn, bread, cream, and resin / Medium body, fat and creamy, low carbonation, with good balance and long, lightly bitter, finish / Flavors of straw, grain, violets, and honey / A surprisingly outstanding effort from Abita.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pottygok (454) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Aroma: Floral hops and cereal malt aromas. Appearance: Clear pale gold with thick white head. Taste: Medium Sweetness with slight bitterness in the finish. Palate: Light-Medium body, slick texture, lively carbonation, nice finish. Overall: Not the best pilsner in the world, but a very nice, drinkable beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1230) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2011
I’m not a real fan of Abita, but this is the exception to the rule. Very nicely balanced with a full malt flavor and complex hop aroma and bite. Very easy to drink despite the 7% abv

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
edgallow (1990) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2012 22oz bomber pours a light yellow with a small white head. Aroma grainy/grassy smell with a little malts. Taste sweet citrus fruit like taste with a good pine bitter ending

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2010 Bottle
Pours a deep, rich cheddar orange with an aroma of grassy peach hops soaked in wildflower juice. Lots of dirt and earth in that smell. Flavor is a grapefruit soaked in water and baked in a light baking soda biscuit left in an earthy peach field. Tingly mouthfeel. I like this beer; it’s, well, it’s good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4359) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Appearance: Pours a goodly hazed, straw-colored body with a tall, billowing, white head. Slight smattering of lace collects on the glass like so much tar on the Gulf beaches. Smell: Clear-cut scents of pilsner and wheat malt housed with notes smelling of sun-drenched grasses, saltines, a pinch of white pepper, husky grains, and orchard fruits. Taste: A crisp, grainy taste of pils malts paired with a noted twinge of tangy-tasting wheat malt. Modest sugary-toned sweetness. Fruity ester accents suggesting Bosc pears and Golden Delicious apples. Eventually a touch of simple honey emerges. Lightly floral, spicy hops with ample bitterness. A bit more of that bitterness and some peppery alcohol hints grace the dry finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation. Drinkability: Sure, it’s a little high on the alcohol, but, thankfully, it doesn’t stray too terribly far towards unrefreshing, cloying territories. Overall, a good beer for a good cause. You know, it’s nice to occasionally use my evident alcoholism for the forces of GOOD.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4322) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2010
22oz bottle. Hazy golden-tan aroma. Big, frothy, off-white head laces the glass. Dry, with a sweet golden malt background. Even though it’s approaching Heller Bock territory with the matl sweetness, Id still say this is a nice example of an Imperial Pils. Fresh, bold, with some complexity. Peppery hops. Sweet, creamy, doughy malt notes. Well done.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a medium frothy off white head that lasts awhile leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is wheat, bubblegum and citrus. Thick mouthfeel with a bitter malt with banana and a bitter finish. A decent pils from Abita.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 6, 2011
THOUGHTS: Pretty nice for a lager and downright great for a pilsener. Crisp and easy to drink, but packed with flavor. It was pretty much just regular pilsener flavors, just intensified. If all lagers were more like this I’d drink them more. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light yellow with a large, ever so slightly off-white head that kept a fairly thick sheet and left good to excellent lacing. The aroma had light to moderate light bread and cracker; moderate to heavy floral, perfumy and grassy hops; and light doughy yeast. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and light to moderately bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet, and moderately to rather bitter with a little longer than average duration. There was light malt, slight honey, floral hops, perfumy hops a little lemon, light bread, cracker, herbal hops and grassy hops. The light to medium body was lightly fizzy with a lightly metallic finish.


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