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

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RATINGS: 105   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2022) - 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
RobBestwick (626) - 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 (132) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sulawang (671) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Visual: Pours clear light brown with a small dissipating head, a nice clean thin layer of retention, lots of varied speed/size activity. Nose: sweet barley malt, some bread. (lvl-5)-pungency Attack: airy-yeasty Mid-palate: fizzy-tingly, (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) barley malt, mild citrus Finish: grainy-bread, semi-sweet malt finish. Summary: Pretty boring, just sweet barley malt, not much hop profile or anything else.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonshawn (486) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Tap in Vancouver. Dark gold with small white head. Mild aroma. Pale ale elements but very drinkable. Not very complex, but balanced well. Actually gets better as you drink it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4678) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Clear yellow pour, with a white head. Bread, grassy hops, light sweetness, toast, and mild citrus. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oldschool_Mike (126) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle into pint glass. Pours clear dark golden colour. Aroma is of sweet malt. Taste is malt with just enough hop bitterness. Decent beer. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (619) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
Phillipís snowcase calendar. The bottle didnít specify the type of beer, and after pouring and tasting blind then checking Rate Beer I can honestly say it doesnít taste much like an English Pale Ale at all. Has more of a thin, watery lager profile. Not bad but also not really good if you canít tell what itís supposed to be.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrW (440) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2014
Glass @ Schooner, Tofino Citrus aroma, bit malty, bit caramel. Clear amber, thin white head. Toast, malty, mildly citrus. Medium bodied, light bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tgncc (2957) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Weak caramel malt aroma. The flavor is malty, toast. The finish is pine. Medium in body. Ok. No defects, is he best I can say.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JToth (30) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
Light amber colour with a white head. Very sweet malty aroma. Sweet malty taste with some citrus cascade hop flavour as well. Slightly bitter finish to it.


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