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

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RATINGS: 91   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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2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrFecesious (799) - British Columbia, - FEB 3, 2013
Had this before, but now rating off tap at Darby's. yellow gold pour. Aroma of honey nut Cheerios that have been sitting in 2% dairy milk on the counter for about 9hrs, with a slight punch of residual alcoholic burp as you smell the bowl of thick soup. Taste is pretty much the same. Quite malty cereal. I just want to drink water, cuz dairy makes me thirsty. Good marketing ploy from an up-and-coming sell-out like GIB. Molson doesn't have too much stranglehold on the island yet. Phillips is still the top contender, and this beer is pure evidence.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
houblonchien (78) - CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Citrus on the nose and tongue. Light amber in the glass . Hint of sweetness with slight bitter finish. Nice balance. Good sipper.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
exeter (196) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
Tastes of grapefruit hops, biscuit and caramel. A little bitterness at the end. It’s a nice light beer with good balance. Nothing off putting.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Howlader (422) - - FEB 20, 2014
12oz bottle - nice and malty. Pretty decent all around beer. Good effort from Philips. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Light amber pour with a thin white head. Mildly bittersweet. That’s really about it.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Sweet smooth smell. Taste is watery and easy to drink. Pretty crisp mouthfeel and flavor.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonnyguns (799) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Solid session ale. Solid malt character. Brown sugar sweetness. Worth a shot ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AgentAle (411) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
Aroma: sweet citrus/ coriander notes Taste: very hoppy cascade taste start to finish; dominates any of the hop character Appearance: brown body eith frothy thick white head with good retention.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Masterkush7 (378) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
a decent session ale. pours a copper/amber. hint of citrus in aroma. well balanced ale with a good malt and slight hop bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vadie (519) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
Ambrée léger avec une petite mousse blanche qui rétréci rapidement. L’arôme du malt rôti et léger. Le goût est du malt, pas vraiment d’houblon (une surprise pour un bière de Phillips), et un peu des céréales. C’est un peu creux et pas vraiment bonne.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
markas101 (1784) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
Tap, The Oyster Bar, Calgary, AB, Canada. Medium amber, thin head. Slight soapy aroma, some caramel and forward hops. Mild flavor, somewhat sweet, slight bitter finish.


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