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Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Victoria, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
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Made exclusively for the Railway Club with fresh hops from the brewerys own hop yard.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (6260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a hazy copper with a medium beige head. Aroma is very restrained, with some English malt in the background. Flavour is monolithic and a little harsh, with English malt, and a metallic astringency that finishes. The flavour is true to style, thought there are some jagged edges. Okay.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Cask at The Railway Club, Vancouver
Muddy light brown color, with some head. The aroma is very dusty and yeasty; light presence of fruity esters. Good serving temperature, with soft carbonation; some malt flavor, but mainly the yeast dominates, with a dust feeling, astringency and vegetable bitterness.
Not good. Difficult to evaluate; probably they shook vigorously the cask just before tapping it…

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lagerboy (1211) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
341 ml bottle from the singles bin at Lucky’s Liquor Store. Clear medium orange copper, mostly fading off-white foam. Aroma is mostly caramel, some earth and biscuity malt. Toasted caramel/toffee biscuit malt taste, light earthy herbal hop bitterness, some citrus. Average carbonation, light-medium bodied, lightly hopped. Crisp and sessional, but blands out a bit. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary) It’s been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
Rating #805 - December 4, 2013 - Beer 4 in the Phillips Snowcase Advent Calendar, 5%, 341ml bottle. Pours a deep golden colour with a foamy off-white head that dissipates slowly, medium-strong retention. Aroma is mild grass, mild honey. Hop presence is significant, giving the bitter character with a hint of toffee honey sweetness. Well balanced, medium bodied ale that is easy to drink. Cheers.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RumRunner101 (764) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
Clear amber pour with consistent white head. Aromas of pale malts, biscuits, citrus and mint. Flavour has cereal malts, light fruit and mild, but lingering bitterness. Astringent finish. Hurts my mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alanthebeerguy (146) - - DEC 6, 2013
Pours clear amber. Small head, quickly disappears. Smells malt, some pine, citrus, biscuit. Taste is malty forward with lemon citrus middle and finish, some hops at the end. Nice balance and surprisingly refreshing on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1195) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
Pours a clear medium brown with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, grassy hops, biscuit and some nuts. Taste is caramel, grass, earthy hop flavors and toasty/biscuit malts with a slight bit of burnt bitterness on the finish. Overall a very well done esb to style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (2582) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
341ml brown bottle from the Snowcase Advent calendar. Deep gold, clear. Big white head and ok lacing. Light citrus in the nose, bit of caramel. Taste has a bit of nutty malt and caramel, citrusy hops. Bit of bitterness at the end, but finishes kind of plain. Average mouthfeel and carbonation. Nothing really thrilling me here...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6641) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle, Day 4 of the 2013 Beer Advent Calendar. Clear copper topped by a medium off white head that shows decent retention. Aroma is earthy and resinous, dried leaves. Flavour is dry nutty caramel with the same pungent earthiness leading into a moderately bitter finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (961) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
Snow case day 4! Pours a brilliantly clear deep copper with a thin white head and little lace. Aroma is grassy, caramel, and biscuits. Taste is grassy, earthy, resin, caramel, toast, biscuits, maybe a little nutty and mild-medium bitterness.


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