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


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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2362) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3681) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2016
On holiday in Canada amber coloured body with a white head and a spicy malt hops aroma a spicy malt hops dry bitter sweet taste with a slight bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (1180) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2016
can. Poured clear deep amber with creamy beige head. Sugary malty aroma. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel with a modest dry finish. Caramel malt base, toasty and sweet, nutty notes with some peppery hops, slightly tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DerWeg (1594) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
A simple commercial-style British session ale with flavors resembling caramel, apple, spice and some lemony hops. Medium light body and aroma of baked apple and hay. Medium gold look.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
griffintainment (13) - - JUN 13, 2016
bread, hay, barnyard, pale, orange, clear, rocky head, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
PanMarek (266) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Smooth in all ways. Slight hoppy nose with stronger malt touches. Mild taste with malt forward and a bitter finish. Slight floral / resin in the hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HippyHop (604) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2016
I feel like "delicate hop aroma" should probably be considered synonymous with "nonexistent hop aroma". I figured as much when I bought this, but I was bored and figured I would try something new (the same state of mind led me to call 911 in what I will dub "the vacuum cleaner incident"). The malt is decent - roasted grain and bread and caramel - but this would be a stellar beer with a hop punch. As it is, I'll dub it "serviceable" - which is the same thought I had about the vacuum cleaner. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2016
473 ml can from the LCBO. Pours a clear copper colour with a small head. Aroma is malt, vanilla. Taste is hops, herbal and malt. Decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawyerpc15 (63) - Bowser, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2016 Enjoyed this Amber ale. The flavour appealed to my types of ale and I would certainly buy it again. Nothing overpowering.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tessic (1041) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
This ale poured a Amber colour with a nice, creamy off white head. Scents include cream, vanilla, malt and a little hop. First swig was quite watery with next to no creaminess at all. Flavours of hops and a little ripe fruit about the only thing worth mentioning. Finish is a little hoppy with a slight bitterness lingering with malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Canmoore (410) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours a clear golden colour with a thin bubbly head. Aroma has notes of fruity esters, earthy, and light caramels. Tasting notes include fruity esters, lightly toasted malts, light bittering, and earthy hops. Enjoyable session ale!

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