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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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3/5  rDev +14.9%

EBeckett3, Aug 10, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -13.8%

rabbitguy, Aug 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Eric908, Aug 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

BRYeleJR, Jul 24, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Chucker17, Jul 16, 2013
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2/5  rDev -23.4%

neckbeered, Jul 07, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -13.8%

erialbill, Jul 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

2beerdogs, Jul 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Hterrell, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of Murrhey
2.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Three-finger white head with a nice slow descent. Clear-golden color with small but active carbonation.

S- Watery malts, some golden malts and muted hops. Not much here. Kind of expected that.

T- Savory golden malts, slight buttery hoppiness. Kind of strange. Not bad.

M- Medium bodied for the style. Smooth and creamy.

O- One of the best adjunct lagers I've had. Easy to drink several.

Murrhey, Jun 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev +14.9%

billbeers, Jun 16, 2013
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1/5  rDev -61.7%

nineworldseries, Jun 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +24.5%

Slatetank, May 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

InfernoBoss, May 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

cfitterer, May 21, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -13.8%

obrike, May 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev +14.9%

hurdjg, Apr 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Juno_Malone, Apr 15, 2013
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3.24/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a snazzy orange can into a pint glass.

Pours a nice clear golden with a hint of orange, with an abundant foamy white head that sticks around for a minute and leaves extensive lacing. Looks pretty rich for a canned American lager.

Smell is typical for the style, and is absent of any real unpleasantness. A tiny bit of cooked corn, but otherwise it smells clean and malty. No real hop presence in the nose.

Taste is very mildly sweet at first, tapering off into a bready, biscuity malt finish. No off flavors. Simple, clean and enjoyable. Very refreshing. Totally inoffensive. Pairs well with pretty much any warm, savory food item.

Mouthfeel is somewhat thin, body is light-medium, but it maintains a very mild 'coating' quality once swallowed. Carbonation is just right.

Overall I hold Oly in rather high regard as one of the very best basic American macro lagers. Lately when my budget is low I tend to go back and forth between Oly and Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve. When I'm flush, one will rarely find either of these beers in my possession. But when the bank is broke, you better believe you're getting offered an Oly or a Hank's at my place.

JamesQuaff, Apr 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

warpedrevolution, Apr 01, 2013
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1/5  rDev -61.7%

Stevotex, Mar 31, 2013
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1.98/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A tall boy orange can. Poured a big, foamy head... a bit too much. The body is clear, golden with lots of bubbles coming up.
The aroma is grain and metal, but less metallic than most for this style.
Well, it's vying for most tasteless beer. Watery through and through with the mildest bitterness.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
I'm not sure there's actually anything in it.

Fatehunter, Mar 12, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

ifixufly, Feb 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +34.1%

Alek, Feb 17, 2013
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Olympia Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
63 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.