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

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RATINGS: 124   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.


munsemj's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
munsemj (18) - Montana, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Very tasty and easy to drink beer. Had 3 down before I even new it. Slightly sweet but not too noticeable. Just very smooth, pity I can’t get ahold of any in the states. If you have some to trade BM me!


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rae723 (13) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
Pretty average for a session. Color is an darker wheaty color. Poured with a slight head which quickly dissipated. Taste is lightly bitter with a hint of sweetness. Palate is slightly more carbonated than average with a lingering finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2844) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2015
473 ml can from LCBO. Pours a clear amber/orange with average cream-coloured head. Aroma is caramel, honeyed grains and a mellow grassiness. Flavour is lightly sweet with dusty grains, caramel, honey and light grassiness. Oily mouthfeel. Ok.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DeanF (1891) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - AUG 17, 2015
Shared a pitcher of this in Vancouver last week. Has very little head and a copper body. Okay malts and light hop flavour, medium finish. Rather "meh" but it got the job done in a social setting.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1118) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2015
A syrupy malt aroma, pours a clear amber color with a short lasting white well laced head. Tastes of malt and a hint of hazelnut. A watery feel with a metalic finish.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1268) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Clear copper color, full off white head. Light syrup malt aroma. Light body with a watered down malt flavor and a uneventful finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AleRider78 (198) - - AUG 1, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 26, 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 (528) - 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 (1338) - 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 (94) - - 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 (3568) - 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.


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