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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.84   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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For nearly 110 years, the secret of this Great Northwest beer hasn’t been a secret at all: “It’s the Water.” This and a whole lot more. Since 1896, our famous brewing water, superior ingredients and unsurpassed skill as brewers have combined to make “Oly” an affordable beer with a particularly satisfying taste.

95% malt.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2002
I like trying to figure out the bottle cap puzzles. Has a little more hop flavor and quality in it that other american standards.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2002
It’s the water...sure. Still better than the more-expensive Bud Light, and you won’t look like a sheep. Mountains on a CAN are generally a bad sign.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2002

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2002
This was the first American beer we had in BC liquor stores

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2002
Wrong advertisment on the bottle "It’s the water", no no "It is water!". Sweet and dusty smell, pale yellow, nearly no head, fizzy carbonation. Malt, light sugarwater.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
pivo (2566) - GERMANY - NOV 26, 2002
Foul grainy smell, light yellow-gold color, fizzy head. Lemony tones and no bitter, but a dry end. Thin and useless.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lumberjack99 (14) - Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2002
Cheap, cheap, cheap. Weak, watery stuff with a slight yeasty aftertaste. Not truly vile, it’s at least drinkable, but there are far better cheap beers to be had. It *is* better than, say, Bud Light or Miller High Life.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2003 Not too bad. It has a pleasing, sweet aroma and goes down with sort of a crusty smoothness. Average, but if you get some fresh, it might surprise you. Forget that Tumwater nonsense.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2002
Can, GABF 02: About as watery as beer can get.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
JMerritt (1800) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2002
It’s as good as Bud Light, and that’s not a compliment. Watery with a capital W. Not much flavor to speak of. I’d love to give a real descriptive rating of this beer, but it’s not a real beer.


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