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SOS (Save Our Shore) - Abita Brewing Co.

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474 Ratings
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Ratings: 474
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 10
Gots: 28 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 07-21-2010)
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-05-2014 06:11:35 | More by CraigTravor
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +12.1%

From: Friar Tuck's, Savoy, IL
Date: Best by 2012-07-28
Glass: Tulip

Abita's S.O.S. is a good beer for a good cause, a pleasant and easy-drinking helles bock for recovery efforts from the oil geyser caused by offshore drilling in 2010. This has held up amazingly well over the past two years, still indicating that it was a noiceably-hopped helles bock with pleasing malt flavor. If Abita released some fresh bottles of this into my locality, I'd pick a few up.

Pours a 3cm tall head of off-white foam, comprised of small-sized bubbles yielding a frothy appearance, with excellent retention of several minutes. The head falls to a thin cap of lace atop the body of the beer for the duration of the session, with excpetional lacing of thick, complex patterns left along all sides of the glass, modified with each sip. Beer is a moderately dark golden yellow color, with light bringing out brighter golden yellow hues. Carbonation visible through the hazy (30-40% opacity), high in number, moderate in activity.

Aroma is surprisingly bright and floral with hints of fruit and modestly dense white bread. These are quite pleasant aromas, though more reminiscent of a helles bock than a pilsner (and at 7%, this seems like a justified re-categorization).

Taste is of pleasantly grassy, floral, woodsy, and lemon-like hops with notable white bread and coconut flavors adding interest. Front of palate tastes lightly grassy, floral, woodsy, and lemon-like hops with a background sweetness of white bread and associated dough. Mid-palate tastes floral, grassy, and lemon-like hops with light to medium-light bitterness, bread-like and sweet pale malts, and mild coconut-like flavor behind the scenes adding extra interest. Back of palate tastes hop bitterness with floral and woodsy undertones, a bit of lemon and coconut, and a thin background of white bread. Aftertaste is of mildly bitter hops with light floral and woodsy undertones, light white bread sweetness, and a background hint of lemon.

Beer is medium-bodied, with carbonation of medium, resulting in a foamy (9/10) and slightly smooth (1/10) mouthfeel that comes across as rather soft and pillowy. This is appropriate for the beer, making it pleasurable and easy to drink, and within boundaries for the helles bock style in general.

02-11-2014 03:46:28 | More by falloutsnow
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CGMLS3

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-30-2014 22:21:09 | More by CGMLS3
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Justinbshelton

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-30-2014 22:18:59 | More by Justinbshelton
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Lukebell15

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

01-30-2014 01:18:52 | More by Lukebell15
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Drknight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-25-2014 14:55:57 | More by Drknight
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-22-2014 23:01:54 | More by bigbeers84
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

01-15-2014 23:29:52 | More by DCdevyl78
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Lare453

Florida

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-04-2014 18:25:14 | More by Lare453
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TonyJ815

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-03-2014 14:55:02 | More by TonyJ815
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NickBeery

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Mike_Moe

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Appearance: Golden dark color, nice blond head.
Aroma: Light clean spicy aroma.
Flavor: Smooth clean beer with a sweet malty flavor. Slightly hoppy, finishing with a light peppercorn and spicy flavor. It’s full bodied with a fuzzy carbonation.
Overall: This is very good tasting beer. Its clean taste is a testament to the local natural spring water used to brew this beer. Abita Brewing Co. has dedicated 75 cents from every bottle sold toward the rescue and restoration of the environment. This is differently a must try beer.

12-31-2013 17:39:07 | More by Mike_Moe
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.34/5  rDev -10%

Pours out to a golden color and rich white head. Aroma is sweet grains and a bit of bubblegum and spice. Flavor is weak grainy and sort of bland with just enough hops to balance. Mouthfeel is ok. Overall I'm confused as to what I was served. The server at O'Charleys in Monroe told me it was like a Blue Moon but with lemon instead of orange. It was served with a lemon wedge. Kind of tastes like a wit and a weak American all malt lager. Stay tuned.

12-28-2013 19:24:45 | More by EagleTalon
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BayouBengal1537

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-28-2013 04:34:44 | More by BayouBengal1537
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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

12-06-2013 17:37:12 | More by jwg782
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-24-2013 23:12:38 | More by NateMac13
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Rhode Island

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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Texas

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-10-2013 06:01:13 | More by TheBrouMaster
SOS (Save Our Shore) from Abita Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.