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

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on tap
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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (2128) - 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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AleRider78 (177) - - AUG 1, 2015
473ml can. Pours a fairly large foamy white head and has a golden amber appearance. Lacing is ok. Aromas are somewhat fruity, has lots of grainy and grassy notes. Flavours are mostly malty and grainy. Also a bit of bready hints. Subtle fruit notes. Average carbonation. Good retention. Nothing really stands out with this one. Decent but I’ve enjoyed better from this brewery.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Listigovers (511) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
Smells like caramel, sweet. Pours amber with light carbonation. Taste is very malty, bread, sweet, no hops or bitterness. Medium bodied. Not very interesting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bendrixian (1330) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
Clear Amber copper colour. aroma is malt heavy some cereal some biscuit with a hint of resin hoppiness. Medium bodied malty flavour sort of fast flavour profile and a hint of bitter finish. Not very remarkable from I brewery I usually enjoy.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
97hill (92) - - JUL 12, 2015
Can from the LCBO, I know I have had tis on tap on the Island.Tasty English Style Ale a tad sweet for my taste but tasty all the same.Rather smooth not particularly hoppy , but malt is very up front Really just a nice beer I will buy again. Welcome to Ontario

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3532) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2015
Light brown pour small beige head. Light and bready aroma, light cereals, and some subtle UK hops. Lightly pungent, and very soft. Some good aromas abd flavours, but everything seems quite soft. A nice quaff, easily drinkable, low bitterness, with a solid nutty, UK hop finish.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2015
Can, on June 21, 2015. At Rickshaw Theater, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (at the Bolt Thrower show).
Clear golden color, white head. Malty, skunky scent. Malty, sweet taste. Sweet aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, very low bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jksipa (531) - 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 (3300) - 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 (2168) - 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 (325) - 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.


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