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Olympia Beer - Pabst Brewing Company

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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 2.57
pDev: 27.63%
Wants: 11
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.78% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-28-2002

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Ratings: 237 | Reviews: 94
Photo of colingaiser
2.53/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip...

L: It's a hazy yellow, bordering on light amber, and I managed to achieve a very delicate 2-finger head with no lacing to speak of.

S: The yeast takes control of the aroma -- it's bready and biscuity, though there's a faint note of maybe unripe pear. Unfortunately there's a distinctly metallic undertone that throws the whole thing off.

T: The flavor is light, and doesn't differ much from the smell. It's grainy, bready, biscuity, and again that off-putting metallic flavor rears its ugly head. The finish is unpleasant, kind of like your mouth is coated in yeast.

F: The high carbonation makes this crisp, fizzy, and drinkable, and it actually has a fuller body than other popular adjuncts. The mouthfeel reminds me of a decent amber.

O: This is one of the better mass-produced adjunct lagers, in that it's actually tolerable. The mouthfeel helps mask some of the unpleasantness in the flavor profile. If you need a cheap "party beer", this isn't a terrible choice.

Photo of HoppySeb
2/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer is light and crisp as you'd expect for an adjunct. Flavors and aroma's are very faint and the finish for the beer is poor (unlike those AAL with bready/caramelly malt finish). Way better options for the price range.

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
1.88/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

A soft white lace, not much there. Pale golden hue
S scent actually jumps out at me gets the attention
T taste declines quickly, not too much flavor just dull watery..
M feel is fine at first more and more I sip, the more I feel the water

Photo of Moose90
2.25/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of largadeer
3.06/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of evergreen_machine
2.73/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ryanopfer
2.11/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

This beer seems promising (for what it is) when purchased, a cheap $6 pack of tall boys that should be better than your typical rolling rock or High Life cheap sixer. It unfortunately isn't at all. This beer has very dirty undertones. It's actually the most prominent flavor there. If their motto is "It's the Water", maybe they should invest into Brita filters. Not recommended.

Photo of ronniebruner
2.02/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

THE choice for alcoholics of yesteryear! The only people who drink this are legitimate drunks and hobos, and well....... you get the point.

Photo of Bunuelian
2.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of arini10
3.02/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.82/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

you know, for a cheap and adjunct beer, this is one of the lesser of all evils. its consistent, its clean and light, and it is entirely devoid of the usual metallic and corny off flavors we are all accustomed to in these beers. no skunkiness, just boring bland yellow fizzy beer. i quite like the mouthfeel of this one, light and very active with the bubbles, good morning beer, beermosa stuff, and one of those beers you can just hammer all day and never get real messed up from. im not sure i could drink enough of this to get seriously drink, especially given all the carbonation, i might pop first. good as an afterthought beer, or a no thought beer, and frankly far better than the bud light of the world for this purpose. i see the appeal, and i think its better than most others in its class.

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3.5/5  rDev +36.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -2.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -2.7%

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1.64/5  rDev -36.2%

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2.75/5  rDev +7%

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3.04/5  rDev +18.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -41.6%

Photo of notchucknorris
2.25/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.85/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Best by 1/5/15.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, cooked vegetable, and sugary aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, corn flake, and sugary flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer that is fairly drinkable, but there is definitely a strong element of sugar and corn flakes that I am getting from this one.

Serving type: can.

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1/5  rDev -61.1%

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1/5  rDev -61.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev +16.7%

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Olympia Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
62 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.