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


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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   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 (2181) - 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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (1924) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours slightly murky orange with limited head and some lacing. Nose is pumpkin and sweet syrup. Flavours are pumpkin, cheerios, caramel. Taste light/medium bitter light/medium sweet. Medium sticky body with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (239) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2015
Way better than commercial ales, but definitely playing the margins between commercial beer and craft beer standards. Caramel malt and pumpkin on the nose. The refreshing session taste profile includes rich malts, pumpkin, and grassy hops. Soft carbonation and a hint of berries round out this easy drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Minderbinder (2793) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2015
Can 473ml. Pours golden with low light-beige head. Aroma is of malt, wort, caramel. Taste is of caramel, bitterness, fruits. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: OK, but forgettable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mathieuc (2479) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2015
Pours a clear dark golden with a medium white head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of earthy hops, caramel and tobacco. A bit muted. Taste is of caramel, light breadiness, cereals / bran. Body is light to medium and carbonation high, a bit aggressive. Unconvincing...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tom10101 (4229) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
Can (473 ml) shared at tasting. Shared by czar, thanks! Clear orangey-golden with a small white head leaving little lacing. Aroma is of Welch grapes, toasted malts, caramel... boring. Taste is sweet and Welch grape juice forward with toasted notes and caramel. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Bland and herbal finish. Boiled vegetabled. That’s not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
czar (6189) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
pours unclear bright gold orange with a small creamy off-white cap, some retention and lacing. toasted fruity semi-sweet maltiness, nuttiness, minerals, garbage. moderate carbonation, light body - oily; semi-sweet woodsy-grassy finish. clean toffee garbage. weak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JulienHuxley (4632) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
50 cl can, shared. Clear gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is very vegetal, leafy, rotten tomatoes. Taste is vegetal, boiled veggies, light caramel. Palate is med bodied, oily. Bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frothmeister (660) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2015
473ml can. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. It’s a pretty pint for sure. On the nose, light resinous notes, light green vegetable, caramel, hard water notes, and light apple. Taste wise, caramel, mineral notes, and light woodiness that leads into watery biscuity malt, light straw, and light mineral notes. Add to that some really clumsy soda-like carbonation. It’s an alright beer, but not worth the price. You could definitely find a better example from the UK for a cheaper price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tranquillity (1577) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2015
Bottled. Hazy orange body, small white head. The aroma is sweet, with pumpkin, butter and raisins. The taste is quite similar, more squash and pumpkin. Slightly oily palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Raistlin (214) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2015
Amber brownish beer with a very strong frothy head. The aroma is chocolaty and roasted, and the flavour is malty, with some chocolate and some roastedness. Overall a nice mildly roasted and mildly malty beer.

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