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


on tap

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RATINGS: 112   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.

XaenDovet's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
XaenDovet (1221) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
probstblueribbon (3277) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
473 ml can from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear deep amber with a fair light tan head. Aroma: Earthy, British toffee/caramel, bready, some DMS (I think), maybe lightly floral. Palate: Medium body, medium+ carbonation. Flav.: Quite malty with some sweet caramel/toffee notes, bread crust, still has some DMS (pretty sure), a bit floral and earthy; off-dry with moderate bitterness and a decidedly malty finish.

Not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2130) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
473 mL can. Copper with a decent white head. Nice looking beer. British fruity, yeasty aroma. And flavour. Decent hopping. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vladivostok (322) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Draught (can’t bring myself to write ’draft...’). Mid-amber with a tobacco aroma which also continues through to the taste profile. Adequately hopped and not unlike an English bitter. Certainly, whenever I drank it, it tended to have too much carbonation for the style so a spare glass was de rigeur. Not bad but struggles some way down the second division.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RhetoricalAns (551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. Generally clear amber pour with a small tan head. Mostly malt aroma, same in the taste. Only mild hopping throughout. Still a good drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
shorlin (719) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
Nice looking amber, rocky white head. Good lacing. Usual British pale ale aromas: little hop, nice malt. Nothing too big. Taste is not that good. Malty bitterness at the end. Kind of dead in the middle. Fairly light overall. Oh well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (389) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
341 ml bottle. Pours a hazy, golden amber with a large, long lasting, off-white head that laces. Light fruit aroma with grain and caramel. Sweet malty flavour with fruit and caramel, ending on a mildly dry, bitter note. Light to medium body with a watery texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cinctus (183) - - MAR 8, 2015
Tastes fine like a regular old lager. Nothing remarkable but you van neck it easy enough til your drunk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobBestwick (659) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackmetal (177) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sulawang (706) - 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.

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