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SOS (Save Our Shore) - Abita Brewing Co.

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513 Ratings
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Ratings: 513
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 10
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Beerbuddha on 07-21-2010

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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Ratings: 513 | Reviews: 239
Photo of seabeetastetest
4.37/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

one of the few pilsners i enjoy

Photo of cdkrenz
4.36/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a golden yellow with a very slight haze. The head is a perfectly bright white and stands over a couple inches tall. There is a small to medium amount of rising carbonation. Decent lacing too. The head is maintained throughout the consuming of the bomber. I don't know how this style could look any better.

S - Clean malt aroma. Very nice beery aroma with a hint of sweet apple and pear.

T - Very flavorful pilsener. Malty with a slight sweet accent and a very smooth transition into a tinge of bitter hops... just a tinge. Very tasty brew.

M - Subtly coarse feel, the kind often found in a good lager. It goes down very well.

~ This beer advertises on the label that $.75 of the purchase price for each bottle goes toward the rescue and restoration of our shores. That alone should be enough for you to purchase a bottle or two of this brew. However, this beer offers more than a good conscience. It has great characteristic and is a fine beer. Seek this beer out and drink it. It is a very good beer.

Photo of Strix
4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale yellow, slightly cloudy, monster head that hangs to the glass. Good lookin' beer.

Lemon, grass, and wheat in the smell.

Pale malt, cheerios, orange and lemon, slight grass, and floral hops. Pretty nice.

Low carbonation, smooth mouthfeel.

I'm not a huge pilsener guy, but this was crisp, balanced and highly drinkable. More than happy to contribute to those poor people and wildlife screwed by big oil. Good job Abita.

Photo of Lagaffe74
4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The new offering from Abita to help with the gulf recovery. As far as I know, it is the third charity operation, after the Restoration Ale and Abbey Ale.

It pours a golden color with a pretty thick head. Aromas are faint and delicate, with a touch of herbs coming from the hops. On the palate, it is very nicely carbonated with a clear and clean pilsner expression, yet it is rounded off and softened by the wheat notes, giving the whole thing a little citrus peel flavor. The finish is slightly bitter - as one would expect - yet soft.

Verdict? A great beer for an even greater cause.

What's a good man to do? DRINK MORE BEER.

Thank you Abita.

Photo of OneDropSoup
4.32/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bstaffor for sending this along in the Hoppy Summer to You BIF.

Poured into a pilsner: Medium golden-yellow body, transparent but hazy from tiny particles of unfiltered goodness. Minimal nucleation, a few small, slow bubbles. Three fingers of frothy, white-ish head that sinks to a finger, retains well after that. Leaves sticky lacing all around the crown.

Great smell of dry spices, pepper, herbs, all supporting this delicious, pretzel-like baked malt character. Delicious.

Mild creamy lemon/orange flavor up front, followed by a little tea-like dryness, that nice, doughy pretzel flavor, a little pepper & earthy hops, & finishing with a hint of dryness. Very good & unique flavor profile, with a twist in there that's kind of undescribable & really marries the components, making this more than the sum of its parts.

Medium-bodied, creamy, smooth, with just a little "dancing" around the edges to keep it active. Funny -- this is not a big beer, but feels rich & kind of filling, I'm guessing because it's unfiltered.

Wasn't sure what to expect from this one, & I haven't had a lot of pilsners that really lifted my luggage, but I'm impressed. Well done without being overdone. I think I'll finish the bomber.

Photo of B_Wheeler
4.32/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of OlRasputin989
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pint glass...

A: a hazy straw gold with a thick moussy white head that has alot of retention. leaves thick creamy lacing

S: cracker-like malt aroma with spicy herbal and lemon scented hops.

T: crackery malt with a honeysuckle sweetness followed by spicy, bittering saaz hops that are, again, herbal and carry a lemon peel zest. finishes very clean, somewhat grainy, with some resinous hops

M: medium-full body for style, with crisp mouthfeel thanks to the balance of hops and carbonation. finishes dry and resinous

Overall, this beer should help Abita to raise plenty of donations for the Gulf. It has everything I love about German Pils...Clean malt character, tasty saaz hops, crisp mouthfeel, and great drinkability. Can't beat the price either(4.90 and bomber).

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.27/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a bottle of this brought straight form New Orleans by a friend. Looking forward to this one.

A - A nice yellow colour with the slightest bit of cloudiness and one finger of thick white head. Very minor lacing.

S - A nice crisp hop nose up front with a touch of bitterness and some citrus notes. A nice bready malt smell rounds out the nose.

T - A very nice and refreshing crisp citrus hop bite up front with a backbone of slightly sweet bready malts. The crisp better hops linger nicely in the aftertaste. This is one of the better pileeners I have had. A good amount of flavour while still being very refreshing.

M - Light body with a slight bit of chew; light to moderate carbonation.

D - An excellent pils. Don't notice the 7% ABV at all.

Photo of TheWhiskerReview
4.27/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brilliant golden-apricot with a 2 finger white head. Moderate retention and lace.

Pilseners in the past have disappointed me because they smell way to much like creamed corn, but this one has a nice touch of that balanced by wonderful tropical-mandarine orange tones and floral hop notes. There's a certain creaminess too. Good balance.

The palate has a simply pleasant delivery, with a good balance of all the right elements. Nice moderate malt, balancing hops and enough flavor and body to make that 7% ABV seem like nothing.

I thought this was great. It definitely put pilseners back on my beer radar. The balance was superb and it remained easygoing yet flavorful.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Pilsener glass.
Pale golden/yellow with a thick and densely foamy head. The clarity is just slightly lacking for my tastes. As the head recedes, the head leaves sticky lacing along the rim of the glass. The assertive carbonation makes for quite an appealing visual package for this beer.

There is a prominent scent of bananas with a gentle spicy hop contrast at the fore of the smell. Sweet malts and a freshly cut grass (I dunno!) scent round out the smells of this (so far) fairly well-balanced Pils.

The initial bitterness and spicy characteristic of the hops is simply delicious. The wheat isn't as pronounced as I thought it would be, judging by the smell; the taste is much closer to what I would expect from a traditional German Pils. The semi-sweet, biscuity barley malt is complemented by the crisp water (and I suppose by the wheat malt as well), and enhanced by the considerable ABV into a pleasantly sharp and refreshing brew. Overall, the taste is great. I had a pretty different idea of how this was going to taste, but I was pleasantly surprised.

The beer is medium-bodied with a grainy, and slightly slick mouthfeel. Ultimately very drinkable. I'd recommend this beer to friends, for sure.

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SOS (Save Our Shore) from Abita Brewing Co.
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