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Olympia Beer - Pabst Brewing Company

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Olympia Beer
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216 Ratings
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 2.59
pDev: 27.8%
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-28-2002)
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Photo of superdavex
2/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is about as generic as beer can get. When I see those cans of beer on old episodes of Roseanne that just say "BEER" on them, this is what I'd imagine those would taste like. There is nothing to gain or lose from drinking this. Not the kind of beer that makes you happy to drink it unless it's a hot day.

superdavex, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of OldTime
1/5  rDev -61.4%

OldTime, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of cbcrunch
2.5/5  rDev -3.5%

cbcrunch, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of mpdrago
2.5/5  rDev -3.5%

mpdrago, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of Whiskeydeez
2/5  rDev -22.8%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of acurtis
1.5/5  rDev -42.1%

acurtis, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of TrojanWheels
3.5/5  rDev +35.1%

TrojanWheels, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
1/5  rDev -61.4%

ygtbsm94, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of animal69
2.5/5  rDev -3.5%

animal69, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of buckyp
1.5/5  rDev -42.1%

buckyp, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of cdwil
2.5/5  rDev -3.5%

cdwil, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of debuscher22
2.5/5  rDev -3.5%

debuscher22, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of oscodapat
3/5  rDev +15.8%

oscodapat, Dec 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev +15.8%

eye2, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of Deeeeezzzzznuts
4/5  rDev +54.4%

Deeeeezzzzznuts, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of chapcat
3/5  rDev +15.8%

chapcat, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of djrn2
2.25/5  rDev -13.1%

djrn2, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of Burt
3/5  rDev +15.8%

Burt, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of KC9LDB
5/5  rDev +93.1%

KC9LDB, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of mjurney
3/5  rDev +15.8%

mjurney, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Converge
2.38/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

355ml can poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Over two fingers of fizzy white head that rapidly recedes to a paper-thin cap. Typical golden-yellow.

S - Sweet cereal grains upfront with a surprisingly pleasant hoppy character as well. Grassy and grainy, but not terrible.

T - Grains, kind of stale and musty. Pretty mild overall. Slight hop finish, but not a lot. Adjunct grains, cereal sweetness, and a light grassy flavor.

M - Definitely over-carbonated. The fizz is unenjoyable. Light body. Bad.

D - Not very good. Compared to some others in it's price range, it's not awful, but this just isn't a very good beer.

Converge, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of LWG1970
3/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a 12 pack of cans at Jungle Jims, for 6 bucks.

Looks a Darker yellow than straw, smells like corn, taste is sweet, very carbonated. Slight aftertaste.

Honestly taste a lot like Pabst. Very east to drink.

For the price not a BAD choice, but there are better.

Worth a try if you never have, and can find it.

LWG1970, Mar 17, 2011
Photo of Halcyondays
1.98/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. can,

A: Pours a very pale yellow, with a soapy frothy sudsy head with very good head retention for the style, very limited lace.

S: Carbonic acid, very mild.

T: Very mild malt, with a hint of hops. Still very seltzery.

M: Light-bodied, light carbonation (though well overcarbonated on the first sip), very watery.

D: Really nothing going. One of the cheapest beers around, and I can see why.

Halcyondays, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of biboergosum
2.43/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

355ml can, the made in Canada, by 'Oly Brewing Company' version (aka Great Western Brewing, of Saskatoon) - so I don't see how the same claim to water superiority or consistency can still hold true.

This beer pours a crystal clear, medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of weakly puffy, bubbly, and thinly soapy bone-white head, which leaves a few streaks of low-lying cloud lace around the glass as it rashly settles.

It smells of mildly sweet cooked corn, a touch of biscuity malt, middling warm plastic notes, and astringent dead grassy, weedy, and somewhat skunky hops. The taste is sweet corn and rice husks, a further tame graininess, weirdly perceptible saccharine alcohol, and mildly weedy, but not at all bitter, hops.

The carbonation is on the soft side, so only a rickety frothiness, the body fuller than the average light weight for the style, but that's mostly due to an airy, sugary cloyingness. It finishes still sweet, in the clammy sense, that lager-soaked barroom floor experience starting to tighten its unholy grip.

Hard to say how truly this local-ish version complies with the Cascadian original - this one is pretty blah, but serviceable enough for its place just above the canned 6-pack dregs at yer typical booze emporium, which seems about right, given the actual brewer here.

biboergosum, Feb 04, 2011
Photo of OneLowChevy
3.15/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a pretty average beer to me. Its smooth and easy to drink. Price is right and it beats going with bud light. Its a great beer if you can find it. I can usually get it at bevmo. Its nothing special, but i do like it. The added bonus is the retro style of the can. Im not sure how long its been since they changed the design, but it sure does bring people back in time.

OneLowChevy, Jan 12, 2011
Olympia Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
62 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.