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


on tap

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
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Made exclusively for the Railway Club with fresh hops from the brewerys own hop yard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1028) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RumRunner101 (672) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alanthebeerguy (117) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1062) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (2379) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6153) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (920) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (2006) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle - Earthy pine and resinous hops. Clear dark amber with a light beige head. Hop bitterness up front and a lingering bitterness into the finish. Although the malts are present, the bitterness overwhelms without much flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WheatKing (1162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Amber white head. Nose is biscuit caramel herb pine. Flavour is caramel maybe other stuff but overwhelmed by the very dry and tannic finish. LBCI (Lagerboys Be Copyright Infringing)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cirrhosis (1174) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle from mix pack that stole from my parents. Honey brown with a tall fluffy cap. Soapy earth, boiled vegetables, hints of pennies. Aroma is a bit of a turnoff. Taste is earthy, leather, soapy floral, I wish I never poured this. Mild asparagus??? Do I detect a hint of peat...... I do. Bitter finish lingers long time. This beer is just mess, its all over the place and no where good.

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