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SOS (Save Our Shore) - Abita Brewing Co.

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514 Ratings
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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.16%
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: 514 | Reviews: 239
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A solid, fruity, fairly crisp pilsner that hides is high-abv very well, this Save Our Shore is a solid euro-pils with maybe a bit too much textural weight but decent head, excellent retention, and some cool lacing patterns in my frosted Abita shaker-pint. The hopping is mild, but nicely accentuates the yeast-malt fruitiness that resounds through this beer's flavor-profile; however I would've liked more effervescence to carry this pilsner home. It's a fun effort—and a good cause, charitably-speaking—but it's solidly unspectacular, unfortunately. I'm normally a big fan of high-abv pilsners, but this doesn't quite hit the snuff.

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SOS (Save Our Shore) from Abita Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.