Sunday, September 5, 2010

SOS Save Our Shore

Today I'm drinking SOS Save Our Shore, a charitable pilsner brewed by Abita Brewing Company in Abita Springs, Louisiana. For every bottle sold, Abita donates $0.75 towards the clean up and restoration of the Gulf Coast environment and industry. The label on big 22 is very cool, with the SOS actually made out of smaller drawings of boats and wildlife scenes.

Crisp, hoppy aroma, plenty of lemon and citrus. Quite the nice little hoppy bite to start off the flavors as well! Those bitter flavors are tamed rather quickly, though, by some malty bread sweetness. The balance between lemony citrus and sweet malts is great. There is another very noticeable component--the 7% alcohol. The alcohol in this beer provides a "spirits" quality that persists throughout--a pure alcohol vodka sensation. And not shitty vodka, either, the good stuff. Nice carbonation, medium body, and absolutely refreshing on a day where I did actually mow the lawn (mostly weeds). Cleansing bitter finish. I'd pick it up again, no doubt.

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Ilya Feynberg said...

I love this beer and stocked up on it before they discontinue it. It's great year round but perfect for summer. I love this Pilsner it's one of my favorites!

Love the cause, and love the bottle as well. Now everyone, go buy some! :)


Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hey Ilya.

I bought the first bottle from my local Total Wine a few weeks ago. They don't have any left.

I agree--great cause and nice beer.

Gerard Walen said...

I just went to the closest thing to a craft beer store in my town and requested they get some in. After your review, I really want to try it.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

I think Abita will send more. I hope they keep this project going as long as they can keep interest high.

My Total Wine doesn't have any now.

TJ Lubrano said...

This is an awesome beer bottle! Love the details in the SOS. Very very cool. When I read your review I could really tell you enjoyed this beer ^_^

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hey Tahira.

I assume that you clicked one of the pictures to see all the details, but definitely a lot of effort put into it.

The style is one of my least favorites, but when done well like this, it can be so refreshing. Yes, I did like it!