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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
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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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bobhits

Kentucky

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

n. Wheat beer, hint of hops, lots of grassy and citrus notes. Rather sweet overall from the pilsner malt.
3

a. Murky yellow (hint of orange) with a good head, leaves a nice lacing, and tones of bubbles coming up. Very much what you'd expect. Served in as close as I had to a pilsner glass.

t. First note is to serve this warmer than right out of the ridge...a summer beer it may be, but the flavors aren't coming out clearly.

A somewhat earthy, grainy, almost zesta crackers (unsalted) start. Finishing with a sweet malt flavor back with some spice and a touch bit of an alcohol bite. Hops don't seem to be coming out for me as much as others I saying or I'm just not noting them correctly for the style. They are there but very much subdued. I'd like a touch more to somewhat match the spicy finish.

d. A nice summer session type beer, and why not session for this worthy cause? And for once I feel like charity part isn't just a marketing ploy (or maybe I just feel for the gulf after the last few years). See comments below about abv.

m. The spices are a touch rough I suppose, but nothing that would stop me from drinking a few. Could use a hint more carbonation, but somewhat as expected for the style.

OK i just saw this is 7% so session beer it shouldn't be. There's a touch of alcohol in the flavor but it does a pretty good job of acting like an american attempt at a german summer beer that I'd put at 5%.

This is a solid offering all and all. A hair above average for an american pilsner and why not enjoy when it's for a good cause?

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 03:24:59 | More by bobhits
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andrwjedi

District of Columbia

3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

A - Very pale, golden in color. Poured a thick, foamy white head. Slight haze to it from the wheat.

S - Clear aroma of a pilsener. Not a strong aroma, but a distinct one. Some citrus and spicy notes.

T - Soft malts and a little sweet. Not too dry from what I was expecting from a pilsener. Slighty spicy notes from the perle hops. Had the characters of a wheat beer without being too strong. No alcohol taste present. Didn't even realize it was 7% until I looked it up.

M - Soft and not too dry. Good carbonation. No warming feeling from the higher than average ABV%.

D - Heavier than I was expecting. I'm not a big fan of wheat beers, but this one was a good balance with the lighter pilsener profile. The ABV strength was very deceptive.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 01:38:14 | More by andrwjedi
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, brownish-yellow in color, hazy, high carbonation

Smell: grass and honey

Taste: bread, grass, and some floral hops. Alcohol is noticeable.

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, light bodied, nice combination of sweet and bitter

Overall: An ok pilsner but nothing I would reach for again. I would sooner get their golden ale. A little less alcohol heat would make me want this more though.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2011 15:54:30 | More by tigg924
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BeersCriteria

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a light yellow body with a small white head.

S- Simple clean grainy/grassy smell with a little malts.

T- Has some sweet citrus fruit like taste with a good pine bitter ending. It is a good buy though, it's $4 and the proceeds go to help clean up the shores so you have to give them props for that.

Food Pairing- Fish or shrimp, maybe a shrimp poboy to be more exact.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 02:33:40 | More by BeersCriteria
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-17-2013 18:33:47 | More by doremite
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

10-31-2013 15:42:13 | More by acurtis
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azorie

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

10-31-2013 15:35:51 | More by azorie
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

02-11-2013 21:24:24 | More by BamfBacon
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isualum12

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

poured out of a 22 oz bottle. pours very light in color like a classic golden light pilsner. Almost no head poured on my glass.

Smell- fruity in smell a hint of hop in it.

Taste- Hop and pils flavor hits the tip of your tounge right from the start. That is the largest flavor out of this beer which turns out to be a good thing. There is a very slight aftertaste but it is not that strong.

In the mouth the carbonization does come through. This might be the weakest part of this beer.

i was surprised to find this beer for sale here in Boise Idaho. i bought it about 3 weeks ago and I saw it on the shelf still last week.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2010 20:59:44 | More by isualum12
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elkinbrown

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

09-15-2013 13:03:23 | More by elkinbrown
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sd123

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

09-21-2013 20:15:03 | More by sd123
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

05-08-2013 00:20:45 | More by cadaugherty
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SFC21

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-12-2012 01:43:18 | More by SFC21
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dalepryor

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

05-07-2013 21:35:07 | More by dalepryor
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Sonofalime

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-19-2014 22:49:31 | More by Sonofalime
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep straw with a decent finger and a half of head, very nice lacing. Good amount of wheat malt in the nose along with some fresh cut grass. The taste is a very wheat heavy German pilsner. The hops don't quite balance it out. Not a bad pils and I'm happy to say I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 03:55:30 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-20-2012 19:54:12 | More by JAHMUR
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought this because I like to support a good cause. Nice gold color, big head, this is my first Abita beer. Smells like a lager for sure but the taste is thick and malty. Easy to drink but a little strong to be drinking more than one at time. Interesting and now I'd like to try Andygator.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 04:17:09 | More by ArrogantB
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BRBrewBro

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

08-12-2013 19:01:04 | More by BRBrewBro
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mbs11

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

12-08-2012 01:23:42 | More by mbs11
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Cjalbers


3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

08-23-2012 01:15:31 | More by Cjalbers
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swgwilt

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-22-2013 18:19:06 | More by swgwilt
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cmuir24

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

03-08-2012 00:57:23 | More by cmuir24
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Zorro

California

3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy yellow colored beer with a tall and thick white colored head.

Smells soapy and herbal. Cracker malt aroma and some grapefruit in the scent. I can smell noble hop in this but it isn't the only hop in here.

Starts out Sweet with a bitter finish. NW style hop with a distinct grapefruit flavor. Distinct wheat malt flavor. Somewhere between American Wheat Beer and a Pilsener, this doesn't neatly fit in a standard category.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Interesting beer and a charity beer for the Louisiana oil spill. No need to stock up on this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2010 02:38:37 | More by Zorro
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beertunes

Washington

3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Kirk for hooking me up with this one. I don't beleive I've ever had a Wheat-Pilsener before so let's see where this takes us. Poured into 10oz glass. Pours a slightly hazy yellow about 3/4 of an inch of white head that had medium retention and light lacing.

The aroma was fairly benign, a nice grain scent with a hint of wheat sharpness. The flavors are also nicely balanced and combine to make a crisp and tasty brew.

The body was light but well-rounded and smooth. Drinkability was pretty good, I could see having a couple of these at a sitting. Overall, a nice little brew that Abita should perhaps consider producing on a yearly, if not even year-round, basis.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 20:29:25 | More by beertunes
SOS (Save Our Shore) from Abita Brewing Co.
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