Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Abita SOS (Save Our Shore)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chad9976 (604) - Albany, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Drank a 22oz bomber.

Appearance: typical "beer" appearance, but better: gold with huge, frothy head; tons of bubbles; beautiful lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Not much here. Slight lemon zest plus generic lager yeast scent.

Taste: Initially I get light, crisp, citrusy hops, followed by generic macro pilsner finish. Short body. Very simple. Becomes much more bitter as it warms. Refreshing when very cold, though.

Mouthfeel: surprisingly thin for a 7% ABV beer. Crisp at first, but becomes tepid.

Drinkability: If drank cold you can pretty much slug this down. Perhaps I’m doing it a disservice by drinking it in October instead of a hot summer day.

Overall: I thought this was going to be better than it was. I supposed it was rushed to market and there wasn’t much time for R&D, which is understandable. I like the fact it doesn’t taste like a typical pilsner, but I dislike the fact that it doesn’t have a whole lot of originality to it.

Grade: 6/10

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