bpar73 (612) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Another oldie from way back when it was a novelty to get beer from the west coast. As I recall it held it’s own against the Bud I was drinking back then.
ajnepple (3059) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz via can. Pretty bland pale lager that tastes like most domestic sludge, perhaps some corny grains in there somewhere. Light bodied and pretty easy to chug.
Darkmagus82 (1952) - - APR 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a light golden color with a one finger head of fizzy white foam. The head fades super-fast, leaving almost instantly and leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass
Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a corn syrup sweetness mixed with just a hint of grass and a little bit of bread. Along with these aromas comes just a hint of paper and some light metallic smells.
Taste – the taste begins with a sweet corn syrup taste mixed with some other sweet tastes of caramel and a little bit of a bready taste. As the taste advances even more corn and caramel sweetness comes to the tongue and with it comes a little bit of a paper and grassy taste. These flavors take the taste to its end where they leave a rather sweet and moderately smooth taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average for an adjunct lager of 4.6 % with a carbonation level that is on the average side for the style. The moderateness of the thickness and carbonation are perfect for the style and make for an easy drinker overall.
Overall – Not a flavor powerhouse, but overall a very easy drinker at a low price. A decent cheap session brew.
cblado (274) - Washington, USA - APR 3, 2015
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Classic pale lager from the days when beer was uncomplicated. Is it great beer? Certainly not. Is it drinkable? Yep. Not only is it tasteless, it doesn’t even have an aftertaste. Now that’s an accomplishment! If this were vodka we’d rate it very highly for its smoothness. What can you expect from a beer that has "It’s the Water" as its label? They’re telling us up front that it’s water.
jsporrer (41) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
My first experience with this was in the late 70s while I was in Panama. It was one of the cheapest beer around and all of the local San Blas Indian workers on base drank it. I tried it and hated the taste. It felt like drinking a can of yeast flavored water. Even ice cold it was intolerable to drink. I actually thought it was a local beer until I read the label. I didn’t believe that something this bad was actually made in the US. It wasn’t quite as bad as Hamms but it wasn’t much better.
exeter (444) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
The first time I had this beer was back in the late 1970’s. In our closed world then, this was a special beer because it was American and I was Canadian. Although I lived only 50 miles from the border it was a tough beer to find. When I finally hit the age to drink in the USA, I finally got to taste this beer. I found that it was crisp and refreshing with a nice sweet cereal taste. The 2014 version is made here in Canada, and it’s shit.
Hole ~ When I went to school in Olympia
Well everyone’s the same
What do you do with a revolution?
BeerAndPonies (109) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
355 ml can purchased from Sobeys Liquor outlet, and served in an undimpled mug. Pours bright yellow, akin to corn oil, with a large white head that vanishes quickly, with plenty of carbonation. Aroma is very sweet malts and corn oil; flavor is the same obnoxious malt and corn medley. Slightly slick body. Any hop presence is masked by all the corniness. The malt and corn lingers long enough to make you want to staple an eviction notice to your tongue and a reminder to never buy this bilge-brew again to your eyelids. Canadian Olympia is made in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, so tasters who found it more palatable must be getting American-sourced Oly, with its vaunted artesian spring water, or something. I managed to finish the supply, albeit unhappily. I’m certain this is an emulsion of corn oil and Regina tap water.
ARH (772) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
16 oz can poured into a shaker. The aromas of corn, grain, and cereal are most notable. It pours an oily yellow with a white foam head. The taste is medium sweet. The texture is oily with fizzy carbonation and light body. Flavors of corn bread and cereal dominant. It has a slight astringentcy with a syrupy aftertaste. Slightly above average corn adjunct lager.
slowrunner77 (6698) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
"Mouthfeel akin to a Keystone light...otherwise your standard crappy american cheap lager. I must put in a disclaimer - I did not pay for this swill, it was given freely. Still sucked, though.
bpreo (1965) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2014
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Similar to Rainer, a cheap Pacific Northwest Lager.
First tried May 22nd, 2013.