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SOS (Save Our Shore) - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 10
Gots: 30 | 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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3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on-tap at Sunswick 35/35 in Astoria, NY on 5/27/11.
Review taken from notes.

A - This beer pours a pale golden straw color. It has a small white head on it. The head has decent retention, and it leaves behind some specs of lacing on the glass.

S - It smells of mostly of pilsner malts. There is also a decent hop presence and some spices as well.

T - It tastes of pilsner malts up front. There are some spices and lemony citrus flavors present. It is a tad grainy, and there is a sort of unpleasant bitterness in the finish.

M - This has a light to medium body and good carbonation. It goes down pretty easy and is decently refreshing. The finish has a harsh bitterness that I can't get over though. There is also some dryness to it.

O - This has decent drinkability. It goes down fairly easy, and it refreshing. Overall, I thought it was a decent pilsner. It was a little bit underwhelming, and I didn't like the bitter finish. It was worth a try though.

JizackFH, May 30, 2011
Photo of Beerbuddha
3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- This beer poured a nice bright gold color with a nice thin white head.

Smell: Nice malty aroma with hints of lemon and a floral hoppiness.

Taste: Nice sweet maltiness balanced well with the hops. Creates a nice smooth flavor which is accompanied by a nice bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a nice medium carbonation.

Overall: An easy drinking pilsner with a great cause but nothing mind blowing here. Another lackluster brew from Abita. They always seem to get away with mediocrity and it has served them well. 75 cents per bottle is being donated to help from the oil spill which is great. I think the design of the bottle is incredible. More incredible than the product inside the bottle.

Beerbuddha, Jul 21, 2010
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3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled at the brewery in the tasting room before a brewery tour today.

A nice pale gold/dark straw yellow in colour. White head is 1/2 inch on the pour and sticks around for awhile, leaving lines of lacing down the sides.

Aroma is pretty standard german pilsner. Biscuity with a grassy and noble hop background.

Flavour is the same as aroma. Biscuity/bready up front before the grassy/noble hops take over in the finish.

Pretty plain and just ok pilsner. Didn't do anything to grab me. Overall I think Abita's ales are better than their lagers, but that's just my opinion.

Noxious26, Mar 28, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hmm, a "weizen pils", according to the back. Poured into a large chalice, it looks pretty pils-like, with a bright, clear gold color and a modest, though quickly fading head. The aroma is disappointingly faint, with but a hint of malt. Bland, undistinguished flavor, like much of the Abita line-up. Generic malt, with (very) light hops. There's a hint of harsh fusels at the end that drop it from a 3.5 to a 3 for me.

allengarvin, Aug 20, 2010
SOS (Save Our Shore) from Abita Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.