Abita 35th Anniversary Pilsner

Review Date 2/10/2022 By John Staradumsky


Congratulations, Abita Brewing Company of Abita Springs, Louisiana! Youíre 35! Actually, as I type this, Abita is getting closer to 36, having been founded in 1986, and this is 2002. Still, Abita brewed a special beer for their 35th anniversary, Abita 35th Anniversary Pilsner, and thatís what Iím here to talk about today. So, Abita, youíre 35!

I bought a single of Abita 35th Anniversary Pilsner back in October at Total Wine, and stowed it away in one of my beer fridges. TW placed a sticker on it with a date of 8/27/2021, which is I assume when they checked it in. From the label:

To celebrate our 35th birthday, our team of brewers created this fruity and floral Pilsner. We want to thank our loyal customers for their support and pledge to continue the tradition of brewing excellence.

Abita 35th Anniversary Pilsner has an alcohol content of 5% by volume and was running $10.99 a six-pack when I bought my single. The beer is not currently being produced and probably will not be again, although this pilsner may reappear under another name. Abita did have a 20th Anniversary Pilsner as well though I think it was not the same beer as this one. As fate would have it, I drank another 35th Anniversary beers shortly following the Abita, Alaskan 35th Anniversary Ale being the second.

Abita 35th Anniversary Pilsner pours to a pale golden color with a thick creamy white head and a nose of grassy hops with a hint of grape. Taking a sip, the beer is crisp biscuity malty up front, then becomes gently fruity (white grape again) and herbal with a balancing grassy hop bitterness. Quite tasty indeed with some age, though again, I kept this refrigerated which makes a difference.

Would I buy it again? Yes, I would, if I saw it again.

Glad I tried it?  T

Would I rebuy it??


*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, Canned