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Olympia Beer - Pabst Brewing Company

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Olympia Beer
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BA SCORE
63
poor

206 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 2.61
pDev: 27.97%
Wants: 11
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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Jordyn

Washington

3/5  rDev +14.9%

I love this beer when I am just hanging around friends and just having a good time. A lot of my friends, myself included, drink this beer because it tastes like home. (Well kinda, more psychological if anything) You see a lot of my friends parents and grandparents, as well as mine, worked at the both original breweries. We all live within a 10 minutes radius, and now that Pabst bought Oly, when I was in middle school I think, there are just 2 empty structures that used to proudly show the Olympia beer signs. I can only hope that one day the slogan "Its the water" can come to mean something again by using the Deschutes river water to brew the beer. You can see, the art used on the can and everything, that is the Tumwater Falls park, where the brewery sat right next too. Its just too bad that a big box office brewery bought out our lovely hometown brew. Anyway.
ABOUT THE BEER ITSELF:
Not much too it. Super light in every way; color, taste, smell. Doesn't hold its head for more than a minute. Like I said above, this beer is a beer to not worry about. Kinda like Bud Light, you dont drink it to tell everyone about the amazing qualities. You drink it because its refreshing and you can drink a lot of it and you can have a good time with the buds.

02-19-2014 07:49:40 | More by Jordyn
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GraduatedCashew

California

2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

02-03-2014 19:29:05 | More by GraduatedCashew
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

2/5  rDev -23.4%

02-03-2014 15:10:13 | More by HRamz3
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RevCraig

Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

01-27-2014 00:11:47 | More by RevCraig
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DaveRinn

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

01-13-2014 01:06:47 | More by DaveRinn
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bbluemzbeer

California

4.3/5  rDev +64.8%

Appearance: Looks like a yellow lager beer.

Smell: Smells like a lager beer , which smells of grains. It does not have a foul smell like some lagers have.

taste: Taste of grains and malts with a lemony zest to it. then some bitterness at the end. This is a very drinkable beer. It is well rounded lager with no off putting taste. It is a summer time and lawnmower beer which is refreshing.

Mouthfeel; It has medium carbonation and it is not over done like some american adjunct lagers are.

Overall: Olympia beer is good beer for price , drank ability high , refreshing with lemon taste to it. which make it different then regular lagers on market.

01-09-2014 16:23:24 | More by bbluemzbeer
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Johnny_Muir

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

01-08-2014 19:29:54 | More by Johnny_Muir
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mpenske

California

3/5  rDev +14.9%

01-06-2014 03:52:46 | More by mpenske
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user785335

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

12-20-2013 13:21:03 | More by user785335
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BillRoth

Maryland

3/5  rDev +14.9%

12-07-2013 21:52:09 | More by BillRoth
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

10-22-2013 21:00:57 | More by InspectorBob
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3/5  rDev +14.9%

10-15-2013 02:37:16 | More by foxyaardvark27
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blbarnett3

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

10-14-2013 02:09:39 | More by blbarnett3
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RuebenRox

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -23.4%

10-07-2013 15:21:21 | More by RuebenRox
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Bustersuess

New York

3/5  rDev +14.9%

09-26-2013 02:26:34 | More by Bustersuess
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

09-23-2013 21:36:59 | More by Exeter
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dalehihn

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev +14.9%

09-20-2013 16:19:59 | More by dalehihn
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Jame515

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -13.8%

09-12-2013 23:55:28 | More by Jame515
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Soumya

Oregon

3/5  rDev +14.9%

09-06-2013 04:17:11 | More by Soumya
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

08-17-2013 19:57:18 | More by MinorThreat
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +14.9%

08-10-2013 02:56:14 | More by EBeckett3
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rabbitguy

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-09-2013 21:20:04 | More by rabbitguy
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Eric908

South Dakota

2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

08-04-2013 20:59:28 | More by Eric908
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

07-24-2013 20:43:56 | More by BRYeleJR
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Chucker17

South Dakota

2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

07-16-2013 22:03:09 | More by Chucker17
Olympia Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
63 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.