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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 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 (5394) - 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 (2428) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2010
(12oz can, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of apple juice, butter, and cardboard. Flavor of butter, corn, apple, grain, and cardboard.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cavie (3672) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Can thanks to vomit. Clear straw color with no head to speak of. Aroma is a touch of dusty grain with nothing else. Taste is watery, dirty grain, metal and aging shock rockers. "Itís, the water".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
can, of indeterminate date, thanks to boomer0813, clear yellow with buttery fruit flavors, no aroma

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2010
12 oz can poured into a frosty glass. Very fizzy white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Once past the aroma which is not very pleasant this pale lager is better than most other cheap macros on the market. Easy drinker.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bif (1307) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Can- The beer pours a light golden color with a light head and decent carbonation. It has a light grainy aroma. The taste is light and refreshing. It is very smooth and goes down easy. Definitely drinkable. I was suprised that this beer is still being made. It brought back memories of when this was few of the alternitives to BMC back in the 70-80ís.

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