Sunday, December 5, 2010

Abita SOS Pilsner

Type: Pilsner
Origin: Abita Springs, Louisiana
Price: $4.49 per 22 oz

Everything I have had from Abita has been fairly good, and this is no exception. It actually might be one of the best pilsners I've had (from this country, of course, since I have actually been to the Czech Republic). This is a special charity beer to raise money for the Louisiana coast, and if every charity served beer this good, I would be a much more charitable man. The color and head on this are exactly what you expect from a quality pils and the smell is rather sweet and not skunked for once (as opposed to all the foreign pilsners we get here). It has a nice mouth feel that seems like I'm drinking a belgian dubbel, but then the flavors are all pilsner. The hops are quite subtle, but they are the perfect surprise after the sweet, slightly citrus flavors that come in strong in the front of the mouth. Abita was also able to make this 7%, which is almost unheard of for pilsners.

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