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Olympia Beer - Pabst Brewing Company

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Olympia Beer
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BA SCORE
62
poor

220 Ratings
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 2.58
pDev: 28.29%
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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1.5/5  rDev -41.9%

bluehende, Sunday at 05:56 PM
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2.25/5  rDev -12.8%

notchucknorris, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.84/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 04, 2014
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1/5  rDev -61.2%

DrMindbender, Oct 01, 2014
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1/5  rDev -61.2%

BigAl18, Sep 30, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -3.1%

brywhite, Sep 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev +16.3%

302BeerGuy, Sep 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -22.5%

indianabeerman, Sep 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -3.1%

dshansen1184, Sep 22, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -32.2%

millelacsmark, Sep 21, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -12.8%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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2.24/5  rDev -13.2%

Gra1164, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev +16.3%

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
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2.75/5  rDev +6.6%

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 -12.8%

SlightlyGrey, Aug 29, 2014
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2.36/5  rDev -8.5%

misternebbie, Aug 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev +16.3%

jaredkc889, Aug 06, 2014
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1/5  rDev -61.2%

Sellen, Jul 19, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -12.8%

wrightst, Jul 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +6.6%

habaceeba, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +35.7%

dsalmons, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of Unclebuck70
3.94/5  rDev +52.7%
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 -32.2%

antichuckmoore, Jul 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +6.6%

LaughingZebra, Jul 04, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -51.6%

Mebuzzard, Jul 04, 2014
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Olympia Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
62 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.