Olympia Beer
Pabst Brewing Company

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From:
Pabst Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
American Adjunct Lager
ABV:
4.78%
Score:
62
Avg:
2.6 | pDev: 27.69%
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
309
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Sep 16, 2022
Added:
May 28, 2002
Wants:
  19
Gots:
  47
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Ratings by KMcGrath:
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Rated by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

2.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Dec 04, 2018
More User Ratings:
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Rated by xnotx from Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +86.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Old school early 2000's Olympia after a day at the salvage yard is a dream come true. #Fond memories.
Sep 16, 2022
 
Rated: 2.22 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 24, 2021
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Reviewed by BNSlums from Germany

3.4/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
L: Pours as a classic lager, golden and translucent. Solid inch head fades after several minutes
S: Smells slightly juicy, definite hops and hints of citrus- aroma reminiscent of a hazy IPA
T: less hops and more malt than the aroma would suggest
F: Gentle on the palate, light and thin
Overall: A water of a beer but one of the better waters out there. Quite a bang for your buck if you seek macro-cheap beer
Sep 28, 2020
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.53/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz can stamped JUL 1320 poured into a Pabst thumbprint chalice at fridge temp, no ABV listed on can. The beer pours bright gold in color with nearly white head. The head recedes to a thin ring and single layer of bubbles. The aroma is faint with just a hint of unmalted grain and dry ground corn. The taste is slightly sweet and tangy grain with a little dried corn and barely there sulphur & diacetyl on the mildly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with average carbonation and a somewhat dry finish. Overall, ok to good. Not a lot of taste or flavor here, but what's there is pleasant if you're just looking for something to wash down food or drink with friends.
Jun 04, 2020
 
Rated: 2.73 by Kolb from Montana

Mar 31, 2020
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Reviewed by elNopalero from Michigan

1.77/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
Continuing to run through macros...

Is this really “better” or “worse” than the other adjunct lagers? I supposed. At least its drinkable. Some must. Some grain and corn. Finish the job!
Nov 29, 2019
 
Rated: 2.65 by Wrigfen from South Carolina

Jul 09, 2019
 
Rated: 2.06 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

May 23, 2019
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

2.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
It's been a little bit of a while since the last time I had this brew. Would rate it just a touch above half way between poor and average. Was an ok tasting beer, but not one that I would seek out.
May 04, 2019
 
Rated: 2.78 by DarrellK from Florida

Apr 21, 2019
 
Rated: 2.5 by JWG53 from Kansas

Mar 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Col from Washington

3.08/5  rDev +18.5%
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?
Feb 23, 2019
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Rated by hugh4765 from Washington

1.57/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5
Looks like piss, somehow it’s worse than coors.
Feb 22, 2019
 
Rated: 2.44 by hophead37 from Alabama

Jan 31, 2019
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Reviewed by Burly from California

2.73/5  rDev +5%
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.
Sep 05, 2018
 
Rated: 2.43 by Mustela_Man from California

Aug 26, 2018
 
Rated: 2.5 by Jsteez from Utah

Aug 20, 2018
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Rated by IceBerge12 from Washington

3.46/5  rDev +33.1%
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.
Jun 21, 2018
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

3.17/5  rDev +21.9%
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.
Jun 13, 2018
Olympia Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 62 out of 100 with 309 ratings