SOS (Save Our Shore) - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by kkipple:
3.93/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Up in the cool mountain air in Asheville, a skinny blonde hands me this Abita S.O.S. No big fan of Abita, but I'll try it. Really nice bottle design, and I'm a sucker for Beer for a Cause. Best by date of 8/12/11.
A. Enters my pint glass a slightly hazy Summer Gold, with a fat, finger tall dense head (wheaty...) that sticks around happily and leaves sea-foam lace on the sides of the glass. Quite nice.
S. Obvious wheat here, grainy and honeyed with a solid nose of noble hop, slightly bitter and field-y. Hints of corn. Cool. Smells like "beer". A bit raw and 'bigger' than you might expect...
T. ...then again, it is 7%. Don't drink like it tho. Increasingly, either my palate is becoming more numb to ABV (probable) or brewers are getting better and better hiding their booze (likely) or maybe this just isn't being reported accurately, but honestly, it drinks like pretty much any other Pils I've had. Hrmmmm.... oh yeah, flavor is solid. A more-wheaty, creamy German pils.
M / D. Big fluffy fullness, medium-full body, especially for the style, this is where you might get the (correct) impression that this beer is bigger than you think. Finishes dry and noble hoppy, pleasing, moreish. And a bomber by yourself should be no problem.
Overall, S.O.S is a real surprise from Abita, a quite solid, boozy-wheaty pils that drinks well and donates 75 cents to the Gulf Restoration for each bottle sold. I can dig it.
Serving type: bottle
09-05-2010 17:59:02 | More by kkipple
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SOS (Save Our Shore) from Abita Brewing Co.
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