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Olympia Beer | Pabst Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States
pabstbrewingco.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.78%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,804
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
300
pDev:
27.41%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
43
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 300 |  Reviews: 114
Photo of DarrellK
2.78/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JWG53
2.5/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Col
3.08/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Olympia can vs Bud bottle

Both poured in standard pint glass before best buy date. They have similar aggressive carbonation and clear pale appearance. Oly a shade darker than bud and has about half a finger more of head and better lacing

Not alot of smell for either, mainly pale malt & corn with hops for oly and the other smells like sweet grain with no hops

Easy drinking AALs one rice the other corn for adjunts. Oly's hop profile is definitely more pronounced which makes sense as head retention is better. Bud is sweeter but not so sickly sweet as other chepos, still refreshing which is surprising that it has no corn. Even tho, olys better bitter nearly outweighs buds malt rice and hops.

Between these two macro lagers pabst brewed olympia has a little more to offer than Bud. It's got a noticeable hop bite where for any AB product you almost cant even imagine any hops. Questions come into ingredient quality, who has the cleaner barley, water, etc?

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Photo of hugh4765
1.57/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Looks like piss, somehow it’s worse than coors.

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Photo of hophead37
2.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of KMcGrath
2.58/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Burly
2.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I bought a 12-pack in Berkeley for $7.99, which is a good price here. It's not good beer, but it's drinkable and the price is right. I'd rather drink Olympia than Bud, if only because the price is lower.

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Photo of Mustela_Man
2.37/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jsteez
2.5/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of IceBerge12
3.46/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For what it is, a cheap, drinkable lager. It's delicious compared to beers like Rainier, PBR and the like.

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Photo of jadpsu
3.17/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Purchased a single 24 oz. can in Seattle on the last night of our 8 day trip to NW. Had spent a pleasant day adjacent to the old Olympia Brewery in Trumball Falls last Thursday.
Now brewed by Pabst.
This poured a pale straw yellow with a full all white head that did not last long.
AROMA: Grain, grass perhaps a faint not of resin hops.
TASTE: Decent, along the lines of a PBR.
It's an economy beer and is better than a lot of the low priced beers out there.

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Photo of Sauron13
2.99/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's my parents beer, trips to the brewery in Olympia with samples. With it stayed true to the original, and the brewery is shut down? What happened to the malt?

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Photo of Schmidtysentya2490
3.94/5  rDev +52.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As far as cheap beer goes, I would say it's my favorite. By no means would I call it craft beer, but for a nice cheap simple beer, it leaves others like Budweiser or Miller in the dust

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.48/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.9/5  rDev +50.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I could get this around here, back in the day, though even then, I had to hunt it out. Better than average AAl for a decent price. I wish to find it again, hello, Pabst!

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.06/5  rDev +56.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Olympia pours slightly darker than straw. Just about as gold as the horse shoe on the label itself, shining brilliantly clear, and capped off by a foamy bone white head that lingers on the surface and coats the sides of the glass in sheets of lacing from top to bottom.

There admittedly isn't much going on in the aroma. A bit of corn, a floral note, maybe a blade of grass or two to cover up a minute dried piss like scent.

Similar lack of flavor present. Again with the lightest notion of a blend of rice and corn, and perhaps another blade of grass was sacrificed for the sake if the taste.

A burst of carbonation runs champagne like through the mouth. It favors sweetness and persists in clingy fashion before giving itself up to a very dry and mouth foaming finish.

This is surprisingly better than I had remembered. It's very easy to drink, and it is quite beautiful looking. I can totally imagine pounding these all day in the sun, or hanging around a dive bar catching some good old live punk rock tunes. For people to give this 1's and 2's, hell even 3's across the board clearly doesn't give a shit about reviewing to style. That said, this is a pretty damn decent AAL. Cheers.

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Photo of brewnme
2.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DrewSnyc667
2.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of pistol_pete
2.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of davidward
1/5  rDev -61.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Watered down Cascade piss.

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Photo of BellinghamBiker
2.45/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mnine
2.52/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of fthegiants
1.75/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of sharpski
3/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sound_Explorer
2.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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Olympia Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.59 out of 5 with 300 ratings