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SOS (Save Our Shore) - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 10
Gots: 29 | 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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4/5  rDev +8.1%

IPRayRay, Jun 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Sicem99, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy straw yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of wheat along with some hints of grassy hops in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of wheat along with some hints of lemon and a very slight amount of bitterness. There are some hints of peppery spices in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I wouldn’t classify this beer as a true pilsener—it is more like a hefeweizen, but either way it hides its alcohol very well.

metter98, Jun 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

sparx1100, May 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Havion383, May 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Jude, May 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

ccozzi, May 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

BigTrubble, Apr 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Gregwa, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of acevenom
4.88/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours hazy golden with an abundant white head. The head dissipates, leaving lacing on the side of the glass. There are a lot of tiny bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. The smell is of sweet malt and hops. It's such a bright earthy smell. The taste is sweet from the malts and is balanced by the hop bitterness. There's some citrus flavor from the hops, which helps cut with the bitterness and sweetness to produce an excellently balanced beer. The alcohol does not come through in the taste, but you will notice the effect as you continue to drink the beer. The flavors only get better as the beer warms. The beer is medium bodied with a creamy, yet crisp mouthfeel. The crispness comes from the abundant carbonation. This is very easy to gulp. Overall, this is an excellent and interesting beer.

acevenom, Apr 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

matzah, Apr 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

avisong, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of rand
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From 650 mL bomber to Schneider & Sohn pilsner glass

A: SOS has a crisp snap and festive, effervescent appearance as it fills the glass. Light yellow straw in color, and clear, the brew forms a fluffy, pillow-y, 2-inch head that slowly recedes.

S: It smells of light earthy grains, with freshly baked bread in the distance. A touch of lemon zest in tow. The beer has a subtle bouquet - some deep inhales are necessary.

T: Cracker-like, earthy malts meet a touch of tea-tinged hops. Notes of lemon pepper and honey add some depth. The relatively high ABV is completely hidden, giving this smooth pilsner high drinkability. The balance of flavors works well as the brew leaves little residue between sips.

M: Light-to-medium bodied, slightly viscous for the style. Could use a touch more carbonation.

Although not remarkable, SOS is a fairly smooth and drinkable pils. Refreshing too, this is a nice companion to my soup and salad lunch.

rand, Apr 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Caterwaul, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of mjord23
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass.

A: Pours a nice golden straw color. Not much to speak of in terms of head, but what is there sticks around. No noticeable lacing.

S: Very nice smell, really brings the traditional pilsner notes out. Notes of yeast, nice and crisp.

T: Strong taste upfront, but dissipates too quickly for my liking. Light citrus. Good, traditional pilsner. Nothing stands out, but nothing that sticks out as a negative either.

M: Smooth. Very drinkable, I could see myself enjoying this on a hot summer day. Unfortunately, at 7%, it's just not session-able (if that's even a word).

O: A good, but average pilsner. I've had some that I greatly prefer, but I wouldn't turn this down if offered it again.

mjord23, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

A real nice foamy and slightly creamy off white cap, lots of various sized bubbles off this on the pour is made. Lots of staying power here. Body is slightly cloudy, a mix of lemon and deep brass gold, some pin head bubbles sticking to the glass. Looks solid and appetizing. Great lacing too.

Faint crisp hop, sense of faint lemon, and bread dough on the nose. Dense malt just wants to come out and play but not quite getting there. Smells alright.

Palate hits refreshingly and lightly but with a good sense of rolling malt. Citrus character is lost in a mash of dense malt body, and slightly boozy character. Finish makes a nice sweet bready taste and feel. Hop angle comes out nicely with some sweet malts, but is not that noticeable.

Overall there is some noticeable alcohol heat but nothing that warrants a gag or disappointing drinking experience. This feels very easy drinking, and offers a good pilsner enjoyment. I am usually not that impressed by this brewery but I could easily have this again and probably will.

smakawhat, Mar 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

ambruns1979, Mar 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

rocklibster, Mar 18, 2012
SOS (Save Our Shore) from Abita Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.