SOS (Save Our Shore) | Abita Brewing Co.

SOS (Save Our Shore)SOS (Save Our Shore)
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SOS (Save Our Shore)SOS (Save Our Shore)

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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.

Added by Beerbuddha on 07-21-2010

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3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - A nice clear golden pils with low amounts of bubbles but a huge foamy, 2 finger head that depletes quickly.
S - Subtle hints of honey compliment the aromas of grassy wheat and malty grains.
T - The weizen taste of banana (I don't know what it is; I always taste hints of banana in hefeweizens) along with the honey and wheat drive gives this beer its light and relaxing profile. Very little alcohol taste.
M - Very light and thin. More carbonation than expected considering almost no bubbles in appearance.
O - A nice beer to sit back and relax with. Drink it cold or don't even bother. The difference is startling.

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2/5  rDev -45.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Photo of outdoor7or24
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up in NOLA on a recent trip, poured into pilsner glass, 22 oz bottle.
A: pours a light golden color, nice bright pillowy white foam head with fine bubbles, decent lacing, carbonation
S: pilsner malt, light earth notes, slight lemon, light hints of floral boquet
M: thin and light, creaminess kinda like low fat milk
T: pilsner malts up front, slight bitterness, cracker, wheat, grass, some sourness, finishing up with hops.
O: good brew, worth trying, would buy again

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - a light haze to the lemony gold brew. About a finger of white bubbles on top. A little soapy, pretty sticky, leaves little flares of lace all around the glass.

Aroma - Soft, wheaty, lightly floral. A smooth aroma, if that makes any sense, perhaps a bit of honey.

Taste - Soft and wheaty as in the nose. The hops are equally mellow, with pleasant florals and a restrained citrusy edge. The swallow pushes the bitterness a little more, drying out on the finish.

Mouthfeel - smooth, clean and refreshing. Medium body, a muted carbonation level.

Drinkability - A great session beer, reminds me of a Blue Moon-Heineken hybrid.

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SOS (Save Our Shore) from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 54.6% out of 100 with 542 ratings
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