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


on tap

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
Made exclusively for the Railway Club with fresh hops from the brewerys own hop yard.

Cirrhosis' rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cirrhosis (1280) - Edmonton, Alberta, - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
Looks really good. Almost brown with a soft head. Woody hop scent. Not bad dry spicy English Bitter. Some rooty notes and malt sweetness. Knock would be that the notes do not blend together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3638) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Hazy amber,small beige head.Malt base with diacetyl notes and nutty tones. Medium hop bitterness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (10562) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (16924) - 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…

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lagerboy (1656) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1373) - 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 (898) - 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 (213) - British Columbia, CANADA - 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 (1638) - 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 (3070) - 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...

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