RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
For nearly 110 years, the secret of this Great Northwest beer hasnt been a secret at all: Its 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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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
pootzboy (1694) - Hopville, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Metalchopz (3253) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
ffbot (385) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2016
"Its the water" indeed. Just the same as Pabst, but not as recognizable, harder to find, and more expensive sometimes

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
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 dont mind comprising the finer things about beer. It is best when you drink it cold and fast.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
maxwelldeux (4372) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dekester1 (359) - Neenah, 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 its not available in my area...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stevoj (4464) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Can at The Lift. It is what is. Cheap, quenching, with a smidge of flavor. Malt makes an appearance in the taste. Drink cold for best effect.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
xuqi (14) - Nevada, USA - JUN 9, 2015
not bad, caramel, bread, hay, toast, chocolate, hay, leather, bubblegum, bubblegum, citrus

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
bpar73 (1015) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Another oldie from way back when it was a novelty to get beer from the west coast. As I recall it held its own against the Bud I was drinking back then.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ajnepple (5859) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2015
12 oz via can. Pretty bland pale lager that tastes like most domestic sludge, perhaps some corny grains in there somewhere. Light bodied and pretty easy to chug.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - APR 3, 2015
Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance The beer is served a light golden color with a one finger head of fizzy white foam. The head fades super-fast, leaving almost instantly and leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass Smell The aroma of the beer is strongest of a corn syrup sweetness mixed with just a hint of grass and a little bit of bread. Along with these aromas comes just a hint of paper and some light metallic smells. Taste the taste begins with a sweet corn syrup taste mixed with some other sweet tastes of caramel and a little bit of a bready taste. As the taste advances even more corn and caramel sweetness comes to the tongue and with it comes a little bit of a paper and grassy taste. These flavors take the taste to its end where they leave a rather sweet and moderately smooth taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel The body of the beer is average for an adjunct lager of 4.6 % with a carbonation level that is on the average side for the style. The moderateness of the thickness and carbonation are perfect for the style and make for an easy drinker overall. Overall Not a flavor powerhouse, but overall a very easy drinker at a low price. A decent cheap session brew.

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