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

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2261) - 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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HippyHop (577) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (865) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawyerpc15 (28) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tessic (1021) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Canmoore (379) - 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!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AntonyWilson (60) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 29, 2015
341ml bottle. Appearance: light copper in colour, low to medium carbonation with an off-white head that disappears very quickly. Aroma: bready, toasty aroma. No hops on the nose. Taste: Good maltiness, citrus hop flavour, although subdued. Mouthfeel: medium body, finishes dry and crisp. Overall: very enjoyable ale, a definite session beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (12285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2015
A hazed golden amber ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light grassy floral hops, light and smooth. In mouth, a nice caramel malt with light nutty notes, light grassy hops, OK. Can from LCBO.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryanhunter_4 (196) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015
355 ml bottle poured at Larís. Pours amber with a white head that dies quicker than the first guy seen in a western. Smells like Coors Light or any other generic beer. The only taste recognizable is apples. Sweet finish. Itís easy to drink but itís thoroughly average.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (3212) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2015
341mL capped bottled gifted by McBerko poured into Courage Imperial Stout tulip/snifter. Amber gold color. Its an actual non-hopcentric pale ale. Wow, I canít remember when I had a beer of this style. Some honey malts, some unfermented wort, low hops. I really want this to be on cask and less carbonated. I am more excited by the semi-novelty more so than the beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Metalchopz (2960) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2015
Pours a clean light-amber colour with a nice frothy-creamy mild-beige head, good retention and lots of lacing all-around. Cereal grain nose with some rye-like notes, apples, hints of caramel and other fruity malts. The taste is more like fruity malts and some hops. Eventually, some grass and light burnt malts are felt in the aromas. Gets a little hazy at last pour. An alright ale, but lacking some balance.


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