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

bottled
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on tap
available

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   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.


XaenDovet's rating

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
XaenDovet (1222) - 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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bendrixian (1328) - 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 (91) - - 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 (3529) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
gnoff (8739) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2015
Can, on June 21, 2015. At Rickshaw Theater, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (at the Bolt Thrower show).
Clear golden color, white head. Malty, skunky scent. Malty, sweet taste. Sweet aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, very low bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jksipa (527) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
Can from the LCBO. Clear deep amber with a one finger rocky off-white head that lingers. Nose is brown sugar and bread with just a hint of grass. Medium light caramel with only the lightest of bitter notes. Mouth is medium light and a tad thin with soft carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
probstblueribbon (3297) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2163) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vladivostok (325) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RhetoricalAns (576) - 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.

2.5
   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.


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