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Olympia 95% Malt - Pabst Brewing Company

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78
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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 20.35%
Wants: 10
Gots: 3 | 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: MNJR on 03-18-2011)
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GLASS: Pilsener Glass
TEMP: Chilled to approx 38 degrees (Warmed while drinking)
12oz can

A very brilliant, golden tinged, straw color with light hints of amber. A light shade of off-white colored foam sits on top, two-fingers tall. Retention is okay and leaves a spotty surface film. Lacing is in medium-sized strands and sufficiently sticky.

Loads of grains with some underlying hints of sweetness. Good bready/biscuity notes. Nice burst of lemon zest.

Bready yeast notes. A good dose of malts and some sweetness, as well. Light citrus zing. Light hint of dry earthiness, in the finish....hops, perhaps?
This is actually quite nicely balanced. I'm surprised.

Medium-to-almost-full-bodied describes this one. A high-medium level of carbonation. This has a very crisp and clean taste and mouthfeel.

Okay, I'd gladly drink this one, in a social situation (i.e. House Party, etc.). Between this and Schlitz Gusto, the macros really seem to be upping their adjunct lager game currently.

Serving type: can

05-12-2011 22:07:01 | More by coldmeat23
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Spikester

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Oly from the 1960s era was a bit too hoppy for my young taste buds. Brewed in Tumwater, Wa. the catch phrase was "It's the Water" and this new can captures all the great label art with some flashier colors. This new version 95% malt is a very good AAL but not quite up to the 1960s version. That could be the haze of 50 years obscuring my vision and tastes. Suffice it to say that the 95% malt version is a big cut above most AALs. The latest versions of OLY do not display the 95% malt any longer and some say it is the same. I had a 24 ounce "Bigfoot" 24 oumce can recently and to me it did not taste special at all. So I guess I will take one for the team and review another Bigfoot can soon. I will soon have a definitive answer for you.
Edit: Still not sure it is the 95% malt but if you drink it ice cold from the can it tastes like the 1960s recipe. Brewed in Milwaukie, WI.

Serving type: can

07-25-2014 03:46:13 | More by Spikester
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Mheider


4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

06-29-2014 12:07:18 | More by Mheider
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302BeerGuy

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-21-2014 16:34:18 | More by 302BeerGuy
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McStagger

California

3.14/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

From my understanding, all Olympia is now 95% malt. So I'm reviewing it here.

A: Pours a fairly golden color. Moderate to high carbonation. Finger of white head. Rapid dissipation. Can hear the bubbles. Not much in the way of retention. Looks fairly typical.

S: Smells fairly typical, as well. Some small malt bill. Hops are sorta soapy and metallic. Little bit of straw in there. Some adjunct is coming through, but it's not an overpowering mess of cornflakes. Smells clean and straightforwad, if not a little watered down.

T: Light, crispy and easy. Up front is thin malts, transitions into a mild apple/grain that has just some adjunct in it. Hops are much more prevalent on the end. Slightly spicy finish.

M: Light bodied and carbonated like a BMC. My biggest complaint about this beer. Bubbles are vigorous to the point of being seltzer like.

O: I'm not so sure this is the 95% percent after drinking it. Has enough of a corn element to make me wonder.. Still, no "off" flavors and a fairly clean finish. Not a Schlitz by any means, but also 3 dollars cheaper a twelver.

Serving type: can

05-30-2014 03:21:54 | More by McStagger
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ifixufly

Indiana

3/5  rDev -11.5%

05-15-2014 20:50:19 | More by ifixufly
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DOCRW

Washington

1.25/5  rDev -63.1%

02-23-2014 20:16:59 | More by DOCRW
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-10-2014 20:25:17 | More by MinorThreat
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archyquaffer

Montana

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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valleytrash

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

07-27-2013 08:11:05 | More by valleytrash
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chugalug06

Colorado

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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BubbleBobble

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-16-2013 20:03:05 | More by BubbleBobble
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Adamostella

Washington

2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

07-03-2013 19:48:43 | More by Adamostella
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UCLABrewN84

California

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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MadeInOregon

California

4/5  rDev +18%

03-11-2013 04:59:30 | More by MadeInOregon
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dertyd

California

5/5  rDev +47.5%

01-18-2013 09:14:43 | More by dertyd
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spycow

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11.5%

01-17-2013 06:37:29 | More by spycow
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grubefresh

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

11-15-2012 07:24:53 | More by grubefresh
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3/5  rDev -11.5%

10-26-2012 04:18:58 | More by Chucker17
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

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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warpedrevolution

Washington

3/5  rDev -11.5%

05-17-2012 03:11:15 | More by warpedrevolution
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

05-12-2012 21:53:56 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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MammothTarantula

Oklahoma

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

04-27-2012 19:41:04 | More by MammothTarantula
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DMc8ride

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

03-20-2012 20:25:19 | More by DMc8ride
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67cuda

Colorado

4/5  rDev +18%

03-19-2012 22:28:03 | More by 67cuda
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Olympia 95% Malt from Pabst Brewing Company
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