Saturday, October 9, 2010
Abita Save Our Shores (S.O.S.)
I picked up a bottle of Abita Save Our Shore (S.O.S.) from Bass Rail in Campbelltown. Save Our Shore was brewed to raise awareness and funds for the Gulf Coast, donating 75 cents on each bottle to rescue and restoration of the environment, industry, and individuals fighting to survive the oil spill. The beer pours a golden color with a frothy white head that leaves a good lacing on the glass. The aroma is sweet and malty with hints of butter and sour hops. This aroma was a very pleasant one, especially for a pilsner. The taste is smooth and sweet with lots of pilsner malts and a light sour hops finish. The hops linger into a bitter finish and the after taste is malty and sweet. The alcohol content is 7.0% ABV. The Save Our Shore was one of the better pilsners that I have actually had, and the malty sweetness and hop bitterness were perfectly balanced.