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SOS (Save Our Shore) - Abita Brewing Co.

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456 Ratings
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Ratings: 456
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 9
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
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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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bort11

Missouri

3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into a Hennepin tulip. There is a great looking white head. Great height, dense and sticky. Spidery lace circle the glass, with even stair-stepping at each sip. The color is a hazy golden yellow. A lot of that haze must be coming from the wheat malt.

The smell has a floral quality, with a lemony zest. Very bright aromas. The taste has more of that wheat citrus flavors. The carbonation is smooth though not as crisp as other Pilsners. It is a little oily and slick.

I don't know that I've had a Pilsner made with wheat, or if I have never this pronounced. Traditionalist may balk, but it does work out.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 14:51:16 | More by bort11
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RockyTopHeel

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A nice golden-yellow with a pillowy, pure white head. Aroma has more wheat than I expected, and smells very clean. Taste is clean, with some dryness and a hint of hops. Goes down easy.

I haven't had a good pilsner in a while, and this is a pretty darn good pilsner for a great cause. Softly sweet, clean and enjoyable without a trace of Saaz skunk (not that it would be a bad thing).

Could use a little more hoppy bitterness, but overall a nice beer.

*Read the bottle post-review. Apparently, this is a weizen pils with no Saaz hops. Explains a lot.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2010 23:53:00 | More by RockyTopHeel
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SeattleBeerBlog

Washington

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy gold with a nice carbonation but a tiny head. Looks like a weizen pils, but no head.

S- Smells of cloves, pilsner malts (crisp, corny), and a nice bitterness.

T- Tastes like a nice bitter pilsner with a hint of wheat, definetely a nice cross between a wheat and pilsner, with a bit of lingering bitterness. A bit oxidized though, perhaps a bit old. I can imagine this being fantastic at the brewery fresh.

M- nice carbonation and not cloying.

D- a Very drinkable beer, also a very cool idea, props to abita on that.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 19:52:38 | More by SeattleBeerBlog
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KeefD

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When I saw this one come into the store I was happy to pick one up since some proceeds were going to a good cause. Pours a somewhat hazy golden yellow color with a large white head that fell slowly leaving behind a patchwork of lace. Aroma is very simple and straightforward. Mostly pale grains in the nose, a touch of wheat in there which gives it a slight twang, and herbal, grassy hops. Taste is very similar. I'm picking up on lot of citrusy hop notes but it's not bitter in anyway. There's some orange, lemon, and a touch of grass, but overall the hops are very well balanced with the pale malts that make this beer very drinkable and enjoyable for such a high ABV. Body is medium, but could use a touch more carbonation to add soome crispness. Overall, a good beer for a very worthy cause.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2010 21:17:20 | More by KeefD
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As if any opportunity to support the good cause is enough, doing so with a good beer in hand is a reward for all. Abita continues to be a civic leader in the Gulf communities.

this pilsner begins with a hazy straw color, light carbonation, and subsequently a light but dense creame of a head- taking on a cask ale-ish appearance. Light on retainage and lacing, the beer has a rather still appearance.

Abundant floral notes fill the nose, backed by soft esters of apples and pears, topped with a honeyish, pilsner malt sweetness.

Clean pilsner flavor of crackers, raw grain, and soft confectioners sugar give a subtle and clean sweetness and sturdiness to flavor. Hop bitterness is assertive, maybe even aggressive but cleanly so with strong herb, spice, and earthy grasses. Light fruity esters (again, apples and pears) weave into alcohol bite/bitterness.

Rich malt flavor in the initial sip leads quickly to a fleeting malty weight and into a dry and bitter clean finish. Alcohol warmth is low even for a 7% abv beer that is higher than what is normally associated with the style.

It's obvious that Abita isn't only about making a half-hearted attempt just for the support of a good cause; rather the beer has to be sturdy and of the quality that is expected for proper support of the Gulf Shore clean up efforts. It's a delicious beer worthy of often consumption with or without the proceeds to charity.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2010 02:06:47 | More by BEERchitect
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david131

California

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- A slightly hazy yellow liquid with a thin white head.

S- White bread with some citrus and grass. Fairly simple but enjoyable.

T- Light citrus, grass, a touch of fruit, and bread. The alcohol is well hidden.

M- A nice amount of carbonation with a clean finish.

D- A simple but good beer that opens up quite a bit as it warms. The alcohol is well hidden. Nice.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 01:30:16 | More by david131
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Vengeance526

Louisiana

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a small fluffy white head that has decent retention and leaves a little lacing.

Aroma starts off very malty and a little grainy. After a moment, a light floral hop presence shows up along with pepper and some fruity tones like banana and lemon.

Again, the taste starts off malty with just a hint of hops in the background. Shortly after, notes of wheat and lemon show up. Finishes lightly spicy.

Medium body with medium carbonation. Very drinkable overall and the alcohol seems just about nonexistent. I'll probably pick up a few more bottles while they're around.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2010 02:28:42 | More by Vengeance526
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-13-2012 08:16:42 | More by jaminjohnson
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-17-2013 22:14:37 | More by williamjbauer
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ArtZan

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-28-2014 19:31:36 | More by ArtZan
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-25-2012 00:58:36 | More by Hopmodium
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-07-2012 03:12:24 | More by andthevolcano
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-09-2012 01:41:13 | More by OregonGrown7
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NickBeery

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-01-2014 06:28:54 | More by NickBeery
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miguellunarusso

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-08-2014 19:19:00 | More by miguellunarusso
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BayouBengal1537

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-28-2013 04:34:44 | More by BayouBengal1537
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-03-2013 01:59:52 | More by jmccullough108
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-11-2013 14:34:27 | More by Eric908
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Mikecap

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-15-2013 02:16:27 | More by Mikecap
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Compton25

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-10-2013 12:06:04 | More by Compton25
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nyyfanatic213

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-03-2013 19:02:25 | More by nyyfanatic213
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Jame515

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-25-2013 00:17:48 | More by Jame515
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a bomber of this at the liquor store because of the backstory (donation to help clean up the gulf oil spill) and because it seemed like a good beer to enjoy that night. I feel that I made the right decision on both counts. Poured clear, straw golden with a short cap of white head. Aromas of lemon, pale malts and a light hoppiness. On the palate, crisp and drinkable, light bodied, like a pumped up pils, with more bready malt, a little honey and a hint of lemon.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 04:31:21 | More by emmasdad
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-22-2013 23:33:26 | More by Kopfschuss
SOS (Save Our Shore) from Abita Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.