SOS (Save Our Shore) - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by bobhits:
3.15/5 rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
n. Wheat beer, hint of hops, lots of grassy and citrus notes. Rather sweet overall from the pilsner malt.
a. Murky yellow (hint of orange) with a good head, leaves a nice lacing, and tones of bubbles coming up. Very much what you'd expect. Served in as close as I had to a pilsner glass.
t. First note is to serve this warmer than right out of the ridge...a summer beer it may be, but the flavors aren't coming out clearly.
A somewhat earthy, grainy, almost zesta crackers (unsalted) start. Finishing with a sweet malt flavor back with some spice and a touch bit of an alcohol bite. Hops don't seem to be coming out for me as much as others I saying or I'm just not noting them correctly for the style. They are there but very much subdued. I'd like a touch more to somewhat match the spicy finish.
d. A nice summer session type beer, and why not session for this worthy cause? And for once I feel like charity part isn't just a marketing ploy (or maybe I just feel for the gulf after the last few years). See comments below about abv.
m. The spices are a touch rough I suppose, but nothing that would stop me from drinking a few. Could use a hint more carbonation, but somewhat as expected for the style.
OK i just saw this is 7% so session beer it shouldn't be. There's a touch of alcohol in the flavor but it does a pretty good job of acting like an american attempt at a german summer beer that I'd put at 5%.
This is a solid offering all and all. A hair above average for an american pilsner and why not enjoy when it's for a good cause?
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2010 03:24:59 | More by bobhits
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3.05/5 rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Sampled at the brewery in the tasting room before a brewery tour today.
A nice pale gold/dark straw yellow in colour. White head is 1/2 inch on the pour and sticks around for awhile, leaving lines of lacing down the sides.
Aroma is pretty standard german pilsner. Biscuity with a grassy and noble hop background.
Flavour is the same as aroma. Biscuity/bready up front before the grassy/noble hops take over in the finish.
Pretty plain and just ok pilsner. Didn't do anything to grab me. Overall I think Abita's ales are better than their lagers, but that's just my opinion.
Serving type: on-tap
03-28-2014 01:59:06 | More by Noxious26
SOS (Save Our Shore) from Abita Brewing Co.
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