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SOS (Save Our Shore) - Abita Brewing Co.

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455 Ratings
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Ratings: 455
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 9
Gots: 24 | 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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Alabama

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-19-2012 16:37:20 | More by saucier
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Texas

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-26-2011 04:37:23 | More by TexAggie011
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.9%

03-11-2012 16:35:38 | More by UltimateLivewire
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.9%

11-23-2011 14:35:15 | More by waiting4lunch
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prisdefer

New York

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-23-2012 21:10:59 | More by prisdefer
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Florida

3/5  rDev -18.9%

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

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-10-2013 15:26:24 | More by JHendu
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.9%

01-09-2012 01:33:49 | More by RandyBoBandy
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-07-2014 15:28:43 | More by Lehighace06
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ccozzi

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-23-2012 02:17:22 | More by ccozzi
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duff247

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-18-2011 05:18:09 | More by duff247
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jl28r1

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-21-2013 20:25:28 | More by jl28r1
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.9%

04-29-2014 16:22:46 | More by Belittle
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Denoas

New York

3/5  rDev -18.9%

09-15-2013 17:53:00 | More by Denoas
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Wolberjs

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

03-08-2014 23:22:34 | More by Wolberjs
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dragomni

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.9%

03-06-2012 01:37:51 | More by dragomni
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TwoForty

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.9%

03-04-2013 21:35:08 | More by TwoForty
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-07-2013 17:45:19 | More by GrindFatherBob
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JizackFH

New York

3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2011 13:22:05 | More by JizackFH
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Beerbuddha

Louisiana

3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2010 21:13:11 | More by Beerbuddha
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Noxious26

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2014 01:59:06 | More by Noxious26
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allengarvin

Texas

3.08/5  rDev -16.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 04:14:19 | More by allengarvin
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Golden colored beer, pretty clear, with a bit of a white head. Decent bit of stick on the sides.

S - A bit of breadiness and abit of pale pilsner malt and sweetness. Slight bit of hops and more grain.

T - Taste is the same as the nose. It's definitely a straight forward pilsner, light and easy to drink and pretty refreshing. Nothing ground-breaking here, but an enjoyable portrayal of the style.

M - Light, pretty crisp, moderate carbonation.

O - Average beer, but that doesn't make it hard to drink or unenjoyable. Nothing I'd buy, but you could do worse.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 19:59:52 | More by AgentZero
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look Nice orangish yellow color with very little head and no retention

Smell Some biscuit/bread notes slight hints of banana and floral hops

Taste Similar to the smell with all the flavors up front and no back end to this beer at all. The beer overall was a tad bit on the sweet side.

Mouthfeel Medium body with light carbonation and slightly dry on the finish

Overall Decent pilsner and very drinkable if you are a fan of pilsners which i'm not I would give it a try

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2011 05:02:11 | More by DarthKostrizer
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jrsone

North Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

For my taste, a pilsner is already enough of a light-bodied beer. Abita's added wheat to make what they call a Weizen Pils. Maybe only the addition of rice could have elevated the already gossamer mouthfeel of this brew. Drinkability gets a little higher score.
The hops are nice and refreshing, a little pineapple juice and grassy aroma and flavor. But they're not enough to save this beer from being average.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2010 15:34:40 | More by jrsone
SOS (Save Our Shore) from Abita Brewing Co.
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