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Olympia 95% Malt - Pabst Brewing Company

Olympia 95% MaltOlympia 95% Malt

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 20.94%

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: MNJR on 03-18-2011)
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Reviews by HugePlume:
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3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a pint.

Note, this is micategorized, its not malt liquor, its an AAL.

A- A crystal clear golden yellow, topped with a nice thick relatively dense 3 finger head that is slow do dissipate. Some lacing.

S- Benign nose, mostly sweet cereal malt. No yeasty funk.

T- Nice clean crisp cereal malt sweetness, with a tiny bitter kick at the end. To say there was a hop profile would be a lie though. There's something there though.

M- Very drinkable, well carbonated but a very light body.

O- Very drinkable. This is an improvement over the Oly of old that had a peculiar nutty flavor. Has decent taste and a light body. A quality sessionable lager with proper flavor and a body that doesn't feel too light, nor too heavy.

Serving type: can

10-17-2011 02:38:43 | More by HugePlume
More User Reviews:
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1.25/5  rDev -63.1%

02-23-2014 20:16:59 | More by DOCRW
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-10-2014 20:25:17 | More by MinorThreat
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3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm reviewing this beer from abundant "notes" stored in my brain from drinking this stuff off and on all summer.

I usually just drink it straight out of the can, so I have no clear idea what it looks like- but I know it has more color to it than most AALs. You can smell and taste the hops- it has a west coast imprint for sure. It also contains some malt, and has a nice bit of body for an AAL, with just a wee bit o corn mash, along with some pleasant sweet-bitter-sour and a kiss of metal. It's frothy with a good mouth feel. I don't find myself getting burnt out by it to the same degree as other AALs out there.

Oly is actually sort of hard to find around here. Some of the more trendy, cosmopolitan locations have it- the Albertsons in Livingston, the C-store in Montana City, and odd places like the Three Bears in Butte. If this beer was more available, I would drink it even more than I do now (hint hint, marketing people).

Serving type: can

08-26-2013 04:47:24 | More by archyquaffer
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

07-27-2013 08:11:05 | More by valleytrash
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2.99/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Clear yellow with orange tint, lots of white foamy head.

Lots of earthy grains, slight rotten aroma, smells like keystone light.

Light, crisp, slightly buttery, lighter carbonation, wet, refreshing. No bitterness or sweetness. Very balanced and mild.

Highly recommend for a shitty beer; it was $5.09/6pk of 16oz cans. I'm ok with this beer. It's very welcoming and inviting.

Serving type: can

07-19-2013 03:59:54 | More by chugalug06
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-16-2013 20:03:05 | More by BubbleBobble
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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

07-03-2013 19:48:43 | More by Adamostella
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3.44/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Best by 7/8/13.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy latticework of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some subdued grassy and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a 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 pretty good beer with a surprising hop presence I am getting in the aroma and flavor.

Serving type: can

04-17-2013 02:40:26 | More by UCLABrewN84
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4/5  rDev +18%

03-11-2013 04:59:30 | More by MadeInOregon
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5/5  rDev +47.5%

01-18-2013 09:14:43 | More by dertyd
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

01-17-2013 06:37:29 | More by spycow
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

11-15-2012 07:24:53 | More by grubefresh
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South Dakota

3/5  rDev -11.5%

10-26-2012 04:18:58 | More by Chucker17
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3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

We all just want cheap beer sometimes. Surprisingly, with Olympia it's like you're not even on a budget. It really isn't that bad of a beer. I mean, you know what you're getting into, but you don't have to cringe every time you take a sip. It's a great alternative to the major American adjunct beers.

Serving type: can

07-28-2012 20:04:00 | More by TheRealBigC
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

05-17-2012 03:11:15 | More by warpedrevolution


2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

05-12-2012 21:53:56 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

04-27-2012 19:41:04 | More by MammothTarantula
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

03-20-2012 20:25:19 | More by DMc8ride
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4/5  rDev +18%

03-19-2012 22:28:03 | More by 67cuda
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5/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drove 35 miles to get this stuff and was it worth it! By far the best American Macro it really needs to be more available.

A-Looks like a good old fashioned Lager
S- Some grains and sweet malts very nice nose for the style
T- Awesome, bready malty goodness as noted in other reviews no off taste whatsoever, this is far better tasting than even PBR or Schlitz
M- Creamy, grainy and smooth taste doesnt last linger to long but thus stuff is the goods.

Find this beer and drink it, you will be suprised how good it is. My new favorite Macro!!!

Serving type: can

03-07-2012 18:31:42 | More by Arsenal11
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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

02-26-2012 16:14:23 | More by bwgassman
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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

02-20-2012 22:22:43 | More by Nage37
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-19-2012 20:56:15 | More by substanceD
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3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jamming to Funkadelic's "Freak of the Week" at Millie's, Oly cans for cheap, why the hell not?

Can dated MAR 12 12 on the bottom, so it's in code.

Appears a light shade of gold, fizzy white foam that later ends up as a feeble skim, but the head does last longer than usual for an AAL. Rapid carb trails visible.

Smells grainy and dry, some vague apple, maybe from the yeast.
Tastes malty, mild white bread and apple flavors, crisp and fairly quenching. Light bodied, no discernible off flavors. Not bad for what it is really, a simple utilitarian lager. Simplicity is underrated these days, there's a time and a place for a beer like this.

Serving type: can

02-02-2012 23:27:22 | More by emerge077
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Olympia 95% Malt from Pabst Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.