pootzboy (1577) - Hawgville, Ontario, - MAY 26, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ahhh yes an old friend revisited...Lessee now...got the "Tumwater" logo on the can....got the weak,pale straw highly carbonated look...got the same weak taste punctuated by barely detectable hopping and the harsh finish of green beer...yup this is "Oly" as I remember it as a thirsty kid crowding Montana and Idaho bars on the Victoria day week end. The locals dubbed it "headache beer" but to get a headache from this brew, one must guzzle so many your kidneys will scream as they ocify. >:-0
A great icon of weak US standard mega brews but still a thirst buster for many who toil in the concrete mines.
beertholomeus (665) - California, USA - JUN 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours yellow with a thick white head. Grass, grain, light floral hop and malt aroma. Corn, grass, grain, light floral hop and malt flavors. Light body and average carbonation. Grain and grass finish.
hockeybeerguy (1461) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2014 Stamped on the bottom of the can, it reads "July 28, 2014."
I poured this into a pint glass.
The appearance was an extremely clear yellow color with fast rising carbonation feeding into the head. A vast amount of carbonated foamy clingy lacing sticks nicely to the glass as the head dies.
The smell has the cooked corn and rice but actually doesn’t come across as disgusting as some other AAL’s.
The taste is sweet through the previously mentioned smells. There is no aftertaste nor is there any finish.
On the palate, it sits fairly light and shows an exceptionally well sessionability. The carbonation sits fairly well for the style and comes across fairly smooth.
Overall, whoah, where did this come from? Finally, an AAL I can get behind. In my opinion, this blows Budweiser outa the water. I was a little surprised about this, but say to the AAL crowd seek this over Budweiser and you’ll be surprised.
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at King’s Hardware, Seattle
Blond color. Poor aroma and flavor, some corn, and very low bitterness.
Headbanger (3226) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz can (Old Notes)-Pours a clear golden with almost no head. Aroma of corn, grains, and malt. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew was not as bad as I thought it would be.
Davhgbrew (925) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Being that macros can brew with up to 50% adjuncts I expected the typical grainy sweet swill out of o’l "oly" here. To my surprise with the first sip it was pleasantly clean tasting with a light but solid malt flavor. Then I pulled up the commercial description and found it was 95% malt, shocking but validating.There is less carbonation bite in this pale lager than most macros, but with its subtly sweet malty clean refreshing flavor this brew is the adjunct lager for the PNW! Next time I’m at a bbq or ball game hand me an "oly"!
foyle (221) - Wyoming, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12 oz can into pint glass.
Appearance: pours a thick, frothy white head which gradually recedes leaving mild lacing. Clear, light golden appearance with plenty of streaming carbonation.
Aroma: white bread dough, yeast, maybe a little corn.
Mouthfeel: light bodied and fairly fizzy with a pleasant dry finish.
Flavor: lightly toasted barley malt, yeast roll, corn and some grassy hops in the finish.
Overall: pleasant and easy drinking. Well done to the style.
HughConway (769) - Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can. Pours yellow, it’s beery. Not much that can be said, or should be said. Not like when Clint was drinking it back in the 70s. But then, not much is like the 70s anymore.
DrSilverworm (5898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz can, thanks to b3shine. Date printed on the bottom of the can reads 1/07/13. Clear golden orange color, with some dark particles suspended in the body. Bigger off-white head. Good thin bit retains. Leaves plenty, thicker lace. Stale, musty, lightly skunky malt aroma. Lightly acidic chalky bite. Moderate bitter, light sour taste, moderate sweet. Definite awful acidic bite in the finish. Medium body. Smooth, lighter carbonation, more dry finish. Texture and appearance aren’t too bad, but the taste and flavor is just way awful. I managed to finish this, though, so it’s got that going for it. A fair amount of effort on my part was required. I had a sandwich to help me with the process.
BeerFunGuy (596) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Smells like pabst. Looks like pabst. Tastes like pabst. Wait is that a hipster? Pretty sure.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SHIG (3534) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can 24oz search for Bigfoot: Poured golden clear with huge two finger foamy white head. Aroma is sweet grass and straw. Taste is sweet grass, corn, grain and malt.