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


on tap

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

XaenDovet's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
XaenDovet (1282) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3674) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2016
On holiday in Canada amber coloured body with a white head and a spicy malt hops aroma a spicy malt hops dry bitter sweet taste with a slight bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (1178) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2016
can. Poured clear deep amber with creamy beige head. Sugary malty aroma. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel with a modest dry finish. Caramel malt base, toasty and sweet, nutty notes with some peppery hops, slightly tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DerWeg (1594) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
A simple commercial-style British session ale with flavors resembling caramel, apple, spice and some lemony hops. Medium light body and aroma of baked apple and hay. Medium gold look.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
griffintainment (13) - - JUN 13, 2016
bread, hay, barnyard, pale, orange, clear, rocky head, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
PanMarek (258) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Smooth in all ways. Slight hoppy nose with stronger malt touches. Mild taste with malt forward and a bitter finish. Slight floral / resin in the hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HippyHop (604) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (945) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawyerpc15 (63) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tessic (1041) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Canmoore (408) - 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!

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