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Olympia Beer - Pabst Brewing Company

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Olympia Beer
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BA SCORE
63
poor

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 2.61
pDev: 27.59%
Wants: 10
Gots: 5 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-28-2002)
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2.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Basoos1, Saturday at 05:39 AM
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2.24/5  rDev -14.2%

Gra1164, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev +14.9%

Sentimental value ups its score; it reminds me of the five months I spent in Oregon. Not a great beer, but highly drinkable when you aren't feeling (beer)snobbish.

EHopkinsi, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of FippyDarkpaw
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Olympia - "it's water".

But just like pizza, most "bad" beers are still drinkable. I'll drink the shit out of a free keg of this.

FippyDarkpaw, Sep 03, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -13.8%

SlightlyGrey, Aug 29, 2014
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2.36/5  rDev -9.6%

misternebbie, Aug 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev +14.9%

jaredkc889, Aug 06, 2014
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1/5  rDev -61.7%

Sellen, Jul 19, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -13.8%

wrightst, Jul 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

habaceeba, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +34.1%

dsalmons, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of Unclebuck70
3.94/5  rDev +51%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a great American lager. I just picked some up today as Pabst is now marketing it more widely. I remember drinking this in the 80's and it seems to have the same great taste now as it did then. I wonder where this is brewed now since Miller-Coors owns this label after buying Pabst a few years back. There should be a lager beer drinking forum because it is obvious the beer snob crowd of micro-brews will not like this no matter how good and refreshing it is. Seriously it tastes good and is on par with Budweiser, Coors banquet, Pabst, and the like. Now I'm waiting for Hamms to make a comeback. Ill buy this again, but just so you know my favorite beer for the money now is Miller High Life.

Unclebuck70, Jul 08, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -33%

antichuckmoore, Jul 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

LaughingZebra, Jul 04, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -52.1%

Mebuzzard, Jul 04, 2014
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2/5  rDev -23.4%

boku56, Jun 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +24.5%

Asics, Jun 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +34.1%

pjbfromkc, Jun 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +24.5%

302BeerGuy, Jun 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Boca-X, Jun 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev +14.9%

Anyportinastorm, Jun 14, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

beersdmf17, May 18, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -33%

Georgiabeer, May 12, 2014
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1/5  rDev -61.7%

ParkbrauFan, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Spikester
3.48/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Don't know if this is 95% malt any more but they are using a can similar to it. No 95% malt label though. From a 24 ounce can labeled as "The Bigfoot" 24 oz.
Pours clear gold with a huge long lasting white head and plentiful lacing.
Smell is pungent spicey earthy hops with more than enough bready malt.
Taste is a bit too sweet for the OLY of memory but a tasty but less crisp than the beer of old. I think the older version used more of a Cascade hop flavor where this has some type of euro hop character now. More malt or malt + corn syrup than I like in a macro style beer.
Mouthfeel is medium and a slightly wet finish. Carbonation is robust or flaccid depending on how it is poured.
Over all if you want a good tasting malty macro beer for the hot weather give it a try. It was $1.79 for the 24 oz. can at a local gas station. Plus it has a shaded Bigfoot walking through the fir trees!

Spikester, Mar 14, 2014
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Olympia Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
63 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.