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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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Syzzer (590) - Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2011
"itís the water" definitely tastes like "its water". Clear thin and general beer flavor

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2011
can 1/9/11. yellow and bright. it smells of sweaty grain, spice and apples but doesnít really taste like anything... itís not terrible. 4/2/4/3/8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (9020) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Can @ Hi-Dive Denver. Slighty orangish golden yellow appearance with a white head. Grainy pale lager nose. Smooth, sweet, somewhat grainy pale lager flavor. More malty flavor and character in general than most pale lagers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7308) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2011
12 oz can, why even bother pouring it, I already know it is a light pale gold with a soapy looking white head. This is a lighter adjunct lager, and to be honest, one of the most unoffensive ones out there, the corn doesnít blast you in the face, it is also cheap, but donít drink it unless you are broke. For an adjunct lager, this is about as unoffensive as you will get. Serving type: can Reviewed on: 09-17-2010 05:54:07

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2011
can thanks to bhensonb. i am really not sure how long i have had this one. hope the group enjoyed it. poured yellow with a white head. aroma was apple and sawdust. flavor was citrus and corn with a light body and high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GKI (1) - - MAR 4, 2011 does not count
Itís my historical favorite. It is not craft beer, but still tastes like it did when brewed in Tumwater. Currently still available at Albertsonís in Tacoma area.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2011
can. Pours clear gold with quickly disappearing off white head. Aroma is pure garbage, dirty socks, lint, old stale inner tube, none of the normal ingredients to beer noticeable, not even the normal adjuncts of macro lager. I made sure to get this somewhat fresh too, the best before date isnít until may. Flavor is at least a little better than the aroma, although I donít see how it could of been worse. It would have been an instant drainpour if it mimicked aroma. Flavor presents corn mash, a small kiss of hops, and then a sour, dirty finish of bile, sweat, mold, musk. This finish lingers and makes your breath smell horrible. Iíve been trying out some of these cheaper 12 packs lately to try to save some cash - drink 2-3 of a good 6 pack and then continue the evening with cheap beer. But this is bad, will never be back to this beer again. I guess back when they were able to compete a little against BMC maybe they had a half way decent beer, and now Iíd guess given their poor profits and sales, they have cut all costs to make a beer barely passable by the FDA (or is it?) to get every dime they can out of their crappy product. Simply an abomination, and the only way iíll finish this 12 pack is with a ton of lime salt on the rim.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Clear pale yellow with a medium white head. Cereal aroma. Taste is sweet corn with a metallic and vegetal finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
(12oz can that declares "Itís the Water"... that makes it so bad? dated 6-1-09 thanks to ericandersnavy, guess heís been aging this one) clear pale yellow, sparse white bubbles. Nose of apple cider, caramel, and alcohol. Taste is very earthy, apple, butter, with a bad and dirty tasting linger.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Can. Not too bad. Nice and filling, somewhat rich malt taste. Would be really interested to see the grist for this one.

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