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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nihilistfranz (14) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2012
Just picked up a 12pc of these bad boys. I guess they just changed the packaging a little bit. Now its orange/gold cans. I didnít know this was apart of pabst, but it attracts the same crowd, why make a second? This is a crisp lager, almost malt liquor but has a peppery hoppynness to the flavor. I like "all natural" stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerdrinker79 (2032) - Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2012
12 oz. can- Pours clear old golden with a two finger white head that reduces but is still decent looking. Aroma is spicy pepper, grains, generic beer. The flavor is smooth, crystal malt, I wish there was a more hop bite, more crisp and clean. Body is pretty thin, carbonation is medium to moderately high. Overall not the worst pale lager Iíve had.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Teton_Mike (10) - - MAR 20, 2012
16 oz can - gotta love that orange can and vintage artwork. Pours a clear gold, darker than many American lagers. Smells like corn and sugar. Tastes overwhelmingly like sweet grains/corn, absolutely no hop presence detectable. After a while the sweetness kind of overpowers, but no offensive favors make this one of the better American adjunct lagers. --- Mike, Missoula MT

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
poisoneddwarf (2283) - Coeur dí Alene, Idaho, USA - MAR 2, 2012
12 oz can. Best by Jan 2, 2012. These things are usually so full of preservatives, I donít think two months out of date will matter (I hope). "95% Malt." Well, thatís promising. Iím not sure what the percentage of adjuncts in other macro beers are, but I imagine itís more (?). Smells corny no matter what the label says. Pours clear old gold with a thick white pillowy head with nice retention. After it finally collapses it leaves a blanket and some nice lacework. Pours better than any macro Iíve ever seen. I actually taste some hops here; they impart some grassy notes. Almost tastes like a Helles (!!!). Iím not kidding. Itís lightly sweet with a faintly dry bitter finish. The body is paper thin and watery. "Itís the Water," right? Despite aroma and palate flaws, this is still probably the best macro Iíve ever had. Obviously itís no masterpiece, but itíll serve around the poker table or up camping/fishing, somewhere where thought is a minimal requirement.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Can at Anthem. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of musty sweet grains with corn and a slight skunky note. Flavor has a good amount of sweet grain with a growing corn note.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
reebtogi (5684) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2012
355ml can pours a pale golden color with a 2 finger white head that settles and leaves a few spots of lacing. Aroma is light grains and grassy hops. Taste is light malty sweetness with a moderate hop bitterness. There are no off tastes and this is quite easy to drink. Overall, this is just another typical macro lager and not recommended.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (4007) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2012
First off, this stuff comes from some pretty righteous looking cans. These look like the beer cans your granpa crumpled and threw on the ground before he beat your daddy w/ a belt. I mean that as a good way because I think domestic violence is funny in some contexts. Sue me. Itís a really nice looking beer w/ a great head of fine bubbles and heaping tons of lace. If the flavor and aroma were as good as the can and or appearance, Iíd be looking square in the eyes of a 5.0 lager beer but they are not. Olympia has sort of a thin aroma w/ a bit of grain husk and a herbal twinge of hops underneath. The flavor is reasonably balanced, light and slightly sweet but bitter enough to be sort of Pilsener-ish. This is a medium bodied brew which lightened by slightly fizzy carbonation. The end result is a nicely drinkable beer w/ a decent flavor profile. I am going to drink six of of them and go whoop that good-for-nothing son of mine.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Actually, this beer has a rather frothy head, that sticks around. It has a golden yellow body. It really must be the water. Straw/grass aroma. Goes down fairly easy, without being too thin. Grass flavor with a bit of a malt and/or honey bite. Not much else. Basic stuff here, thatís not too bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2011
16 oz. can purchased at a Chevron gas station in Lynnwood, WA. Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Aroma: Sweet malt. Flavor: The same. Meh.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
seymour (1895) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2015 Drank from can at The Handle Bar, The Grove, St Louis, Missouri, USA. Cheap and drinkable when frigid. Fizzy and neutral. Overall, a pretty rough, watery light lager. I like the redesigned can, though.

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