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Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: English Pale Ale
Victoria, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Formerly Blue Truck, Phillips Pale Ale.
The Blue Buck is a legendary beast known to grant those that see him good fortune and safe travels! A deep amber coloured beer, the Blue Buck has a crisp finish featuring a delicate hop aroma. Certainly seeing the Blue Buck on bottle grants the drinker a great experience! Worth searching for.


piscator34's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2114) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - APR 22, 2013
Canned sample. Pale orange in colour with medium (and soft) carbonation. Aromas are of tangerine, pale malt, and toasted nuts. More mild sweet citrus and toasted grain in the mouth along with a hint of caramel. Soft bitterness, but clean finishing. Not bad overall.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jksipa (515) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
Can from the LCBO. Clear deep amber with a one finger rocky off-white head that lingers. Nose is brown sugar and bread with just a hint of grass. Medium light caramel with only the lightest of bitter notes. Mouth is medium light and a tad thin with soft carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
probstblueribbon (3277) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
473 ml can from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear deep amber with a fair light tan head. Aroma: Earthy, British toffee/caramel, bready, some DMS (I think), maybe lightly floral. Palate: Medium body, medium+ carbonation. Flav.: Quite malty with some sweet caramel/toffee notes, bread crust, still has some DMS (pretty sure), a bit floral and earthy; off-dry with moderate bitterness and a decidedly malty finish.

Not for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2131) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
473 mL can. Copper with a decent white head. Nice looking beer. British fruity, yeasty aroma. And flavour. Decent hopping. Nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vladivostok (323) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Draught (can’t bring myself to write ’draft...’). Mid-amber with a tobacco aroma which also continues through to the taste profile. Adequately hopped and not unlike an English bitter. Certainly, whenever I drank it, it tended to have too much carbonation for the style so a spare glass was de rigeur. Not bad but struggles some way down the second division.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RhetoricalAns (551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. Generally clear amber pour with a small tan head. Mostly malt aroma, same in the taste. Only mild hopping throughout. Still a good drinkable beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
shorlin (719) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
Nice looking amber, rocky white head. Good lacing. Usual British pale ale aromas: little hop, nice malt. Nothing too big. Taste is not that good. Malty bitterness at the end. Kind of dead in the middle. Fairly light overall. Oh well.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (389) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
341 ml bottle. Pours a hazy, golden amber with a large, long lasting, off-white head that laces. Light fruit aroma with grain and caramel. Sweet malty flavour with fruit and caramel, ending on a mildly dry, bitter note. Light to medium body with a watery texture and soft carbonation.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cinctus (183) - - MAR 8, 2015
Tastes fine like a regular old lager. Nothing remarkable but you van neck it easy enough til your drunk.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobBestwick (659) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle. Sweet malt aroma. Pours Amber with a medium frothy head. Mild malt flavour with some hints of citrus. Medium bodied with a touch of bitterness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackmetal (178) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
Slight hop and malt taste. Very smooth and easy to drink. Not a bad choice if you are serving beer to people who prefer a more neutral experience.


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