RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.4
shigadeyo (3819) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

12/16/2010: Abita Save Our Shore (SOS) - A Charitable Pilsner (unfiltered Weizen Pils made wwith Pilsner and Wheat malts; hopped and dry hopped with Sterling and German Perle hops)... Aroma: Honey and wheat with a splash of grassy, floral, and lightly citrusy hops. Appearance: Cloudy, pale gold color topped with a cratered head of off-white foam; ample carbonation; very nice lacing - delicate and fine bubbles with "legs". Flavor: Mildly sweet honey maltiness followed by a moderate level of spicy and floral bitterness; spicy finish with a good level of lingering bitterness; alcohol is not aggressive. Palate: Medium to medium-full; very smooth; filling. Overall: A little soft, but very drinkable; the pairing of the wheat beer characteristics and spicy hop bitterness is nice; the little bit of sweetness that’s there doesn’t detract from the overall style; quite nice for the price.

1 pint6 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 7% By Vol) from Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, Ohio. Rating #343 for this beer.

3.6
alcaponejunior (445) - Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Nice looking, golden and clear with lots of rising bubbles and a good head that’s still 1/4" thick ten minutes after pouring. Aroma and flavor are kinda grainy and a little hop bitter-y, with some grassy notes and a bit of sweet maltiness. Body is pretty light and a little slick, easy to drink, slight lingering bittersweet notes. Overall it’s pretty good, quite easy to drink for a 7% beer. I’d have it again, particularly since 75C goes to SOS.

2.1
monk191 (2022) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2013
It's a pilsner, so can't be too interesting. Pours an ugly clear yellow with little head. Smells like beer. Taste is boring, doesn't taste like much of anything. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
Yatesed (37) - Blacklick, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Poured from bomber had 1/2 inch head, aroma was mellow with hints of Carmel, heavy on the palate, taste of hops and caramel.

2.8
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bomber pours clear gold with white head. Wheat aroma. Basic hop and wheat taste.

3.3
r464 (2377) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2013
An interesting balance of a malty base with a decent strength leading to a crisp, dry, slightly hoppy finish. A step above the average Pils, but could use a tad more hops.

3.1
lembeek (143) - ITALY - JUN 9, 2013
Colore oro, appena velata, con schiuma compatta e abbastanza persistente. Aroma e gusto di malto e frumento, con alcune note erbacee e fruttate. Corpo leggero. Carbonatazione scarna. Lieve astringenza. Stancante.

3.8
Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Poured from a large bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a semi-hazy, deep gold-straw color with a good-sized, foamy white had that featured good retention, and great cling and lacing. Its aroma featured pine and citrus hops with some straw tones, and a mix of light barley and malt, with a touch of spice. Its taste was fairly bitter with a citrus-grain blend, and it had a very light sweet malt effect, and a sourish finish. The beer had a lively, fizzy body with high carbonation and a very subtle smooth and silky effect, and was a touch wet and watery.

3.5
Beerathon (1680) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Thus is one of the best if not the best pilsners I have had. Great males and hop blend.

3.8
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle in New Orleans with Bobby and Lex. Pours a clear yellow with lots of head. Smell is classic pilsner. Taste is very ordinary for a pilsner but hides the alcohol extremely well. This beer could sneak up on you. Only a little alcohol bite to it but not noticeable after a bit.


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