RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For nearly 110 years, the secret of this Great Northwest beer hasn’t been a secret at all: “It’s the Water.” This and a whole lot more. Since 1896, our famous brewing water, superior ingredients and unsurpassed skill as brewers have combined to make “Oly” an affordable beer with a particularly satisfying taste.

95% malt.

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1.6
sebastokrator (127) - - AUG 25, 2017
Clear gold with white head. Nose is weak. Vaguely sweet grain. Taste is mostly empty, nutty sugar. Light bodied with a little bite of carbonation. Yeah, it’s not good.

1.8
unclemike (3170) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - AUG 1, 2017
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

1.9
Capa (3395) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2017
Drank cold from the can. Not a lot going on. Some light grain. Refreshing when cold. Bad when it warms. Does it’s duty.

2.4
gripweed57 (2794) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2017
From old tasting notes. Medium gold color. Fluffy white head. Light sweetish malt aroma. Light grainy malt flavor. Light dry hops in finish. Brief aftertaste. Drink it cold.

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StandUpBob (2) - Florence, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2017 does not count
Quenches thirst if very cold on a very hot day. Then again, so does water. One plus....it was my dad’s standby for years.

1.8
andrewje41 (4156) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2017
12 oz can for $2 at Sisters and Brothers, used as a fire extinguisher for some Nashville chicken. Was it worth it? Time will tell. A lot of history with this brew, so I’m at least somewhat excited to finally try this. Surprisingly, this is the first time I’ve had this beer. I really thought i would.go for.the half gallon can i see at the gas station sometimes. Someday. Didn’t pour this to a glass, because i don’t believe such behavior is allowed. Tastes like a watered down beer, with water added. The beer served its purpose for me today. Well, that’s one thing we got.

2.7
DavidWoodruff (630) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Golden with a fast-vanishing white head. Aroma is mainly cereal and maybe a bit of toast. Dry, malty with no real bitterness detected. Bland but fits the expected mass produced light lager profile. I would grab one without hesitation if the temperature hit triple digits.

2.2
Metalchopz (3472) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2016
Enjoyed at the second Black Mourning Light festival when we played there. Pours a light golden colour with a white head, average retention and a little creamy lacing at the bottom. Malty nose with hardly any hops. The taste is mild and malty with cereal notes. The mouthfeel is crisp. A watery king of brew, but not offensive.

1.1
ffbot (433) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2016
"It’s the water" indeed. Just the same as Pabst, but not as recognizable, harder to find, and more expensive sometimes

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BlakeFilo (2) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2016 does not count
I am not even going to go into aroma, appearance, and so on. Everyone has struggled through a beer like this. That said... I do drink Olympia quite a bit. It is a cheap beer for when your drinking all day and don’t mind comprising the finer things about beer. It is best when you drink it cold and fast.


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