Abita 20th Anniversary Pilsner



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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
To mark this wonderful milestone Abita Brewing Company is releasing a special commemorative beer, the Anniversary Pilsner. The limited edition brew is clean and snappy with a bright floral character, dry hopped with fresh American hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (1252) - USA - AUG 4, 2006
Clear golden appearance with thin white head. Clean taste with a slight floral hint to the flavor. Also a light, pleasant bitterness present. Finishes quite clean. Overall refereshing, not particularly exciting but a great pilsner for this time of year.

joshtchan (9) - USA - SEP 1, 2014 does not count
I don’t like Pilsners. I spent a lot of time in the Czech Republic, and I think I got sick of them. However, this Pilsner was surprisingly delicious. I would say that this one didn’t have as strong of an after taste, and it was somehow lighter and easier on the palate than most Pilsners.

potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Bottled. Tucked away as a single in a corner store on Toulouse street run by a very nice Asian women caddy corner to Hotel St. Marie. If I had known its limitedness, I would have boughten all three. A lucky find. Clear yellow with white head. Aroma is sweet citrus, mostly lemon. Flavor is also sweet citrus but with big floral notes also. A crisp brew easily poundable (which I did by the Hotel pool) and was the best beer I had by Abita during my stay...this and the Andygator. go get this beer if you can.

williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2009
A hazy bright golden color. Half a finger of foamy head. A classic pilsner look. The smell is a pleasant flowery aroma, with bitter Euro/German hops. Doesn’t have the too-bitter chlorine smell that afflicts too many pilsners. Really crisp. The taste has a nicely bitter but diverse hop flavor. The bitter is there, but so is a nice flowery, estery hop. Like a very hoppy pale ale. The malt does have the characteristics of a pale, but steps aside wisely to play straight man to the hop. This is a really good flavor; slight grapefruity finish. The feel is fizzy and bubbly like champagne. Very nice. Supports the effervescent flavor. It’s a superior, flavorful pislner. Lots of diverse tastes. Wonderful finish. To me this is what a pilsner should always aspire to.

Butters (4062) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Shared with the boys for Cellar Reduction #3. Easy drinking session brew. Clear golden pour with decent white head. Nice saaz hop profile. Classic for style.

Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle with Butters and sixfootsix at the 3rd Cellar Reduction. Pours a white head with some lacing with a clear golden body. Smells of sweet malt and hay. Tastes of malt and a little earthy with a good balance and finish. Good session beer.

Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2008
Bottle. Pilsner straw body white head, mild sun fruits, spiced, floral, finish is neat.

Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2008
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of sweet caramel, touches of apples, some dry straw and hay. Tastes of sweet malt, lightly fruity, some peppery splashes and a semi dry finish.

TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Pours golden with a mostly receding off-white head. Aroma of floral hops, lightly herbal. Smells close to a noble hop, but there’s a bit of hop fruitiness. Taste is herbal, notes of cookie, bready malt, light hop resins and toasted malt. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Probably the best beer from Abita.

Palidor19 (3194) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2008
I cant find my self enjoying this too much. Its too thin and the malts are uninspiring. for a special anniversary ale, its not too good

nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2008
The aroma has corn malt, and floral hops. The appearance is hazy gold with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall it’s so so at best.

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