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For nearly 110 years, the secret of this Great Northwest beer hasnít been a secret at all: ďItís the Water.Ē This and a whole lot more. Since 1896, our famous brewing water, superior ingredients and unsurpassed skill as brewers have combined to make ďOlyĒ an affordable beer with a particularly satisfying taste.

95% malt.


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 (3306) - 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 (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2002
Wrong advertisment on the bottle "Itís 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 (2542) - 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, itís 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 (1767) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2002
Itís as good as Bud Light, and thatís not a compliment. Watery with a capital W. Not much flavor to speak of. Iíd love to give a real descriptive rating of this beer, but itís not a real beer.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2002
In high school, we used to amend the company slogan simply by saying, "Itís water." Water you could get buzzed on, at least. It has almost no aroma, looks better than most macros (light gold color, fizzy white head) and although thin, is fairly clean...To be sure, not as good as when Oly was an independent brewery, but still better than many macros, especially for the money.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2002
Not good.


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