RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
pootzboy (1719) - Kitchener, Ontario, - MAY 26, 2004
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.


1.9
Capa (3257) - 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 itís duty.

2.4
gripweed57 (2314) - 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 (1) - 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 dadís standby for years.

1.8
andrewje41 (3770) - 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 Iím at least somewhat excited to finally try this. Surprisingly, this is the first time Iíve had this beer. I really thought i would.go for.the half gallon can i see at the gas station sometimes. Someday. Didnít pour this to a glass, because i donít believe such behavior is allowed. Tastes like a watered down beer, with water added. The beer served its purpose for me today. Well, thatís one thing we got.

2.7
DavidWoodruff (605) - 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 (3370) - 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 (418) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2016
"Itís the water" indeed. Just the same as Pabst, but not as recognizable, harder to find, and more expensive sometimes

1.1
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 donít mind comprising the finer things about beer. It is best when you drink it cold and fast.

1.6
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Can, largely because my grandfather used to drink it long before I was born. Pours a clear yellow color with a moderate off-white head. Nose has some corn to it, as does the taste. Pretty much exactly like every other soulless pale lager.

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dekester1 (365) - Town of Maple Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Poured a mid gold with light head and lacing. Slightly sweet aroma of malts and light hops. Taste is very smooth with al light maltiness and hoppiness. Does not have the typical slightly noxious taste associated with most grain laden lagers. Palate was decent. One of the better pale lagers I have tried. Too bad itís not available in my area...


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