Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Pale Lager
Victoria, Canada


on tap

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RhetoricalAns (851) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
Old rating. Clear yellow pour, finger of fizzy white head that drops to a small ring. Grains and grass aroma. Light body. Some herbal flavor, nice crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
northropfrye (3300) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 23, 2015
Light yellow body white not much head a touch of soapy lacing. Sweet grain floral yeast Aroma. Taste is slightly sweet grain with a dry finish. Okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cards04 (2686) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 23, 2015
Fairly interesting for a pale lager. Aromas are corn and some sweet grains. A bit of a sour taste. Sweet malts. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
sulawang (1054) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2015
Visual: Pours cloudy golden marmalade orange without much head, very thin ringed retention, large bits of suspended sediment. Nose: sweet liquid lager malt, sour citrus in the background. (lvl-5)-pungency Attack: crisp, bready Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) liquid barley malt Finish: malty sweet aftertaste, dull bitter hops Summary: Very plain and very boring. No complexity whatsoever, but drinkable at least.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
drunkasfack (14) - cobble hill, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 22, 2015
lots of lemony business on this one.nice mild hoppy finish.love the Canadian content with the strange brew reference.another good offering from Phillips.had this in a bottle would like to revisit on tap.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2015
I may be in Albeerta but I can still enjoy a B.C. brwe, right? Has a soft lemon aroma but little else. Golden clear body and modest head. Lots of lemon on the tongue which makes it refreshing but sadly not sophisticated. Medium finish. Not bad but not lingering in the stratosphere as I had hoped.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UXO (1527) - CANADA - JUL 9, 2015
Appearance: crystal clear pale straw, short white head diminishing rapidly to a ring, spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: grassy, faint floral and citrus, pale malt. (5/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter. (5/10) Palate: light body, lively to moderate carbonation, crisp finish. (3/5) Take off, eh! What mind-controlling chemicals were Phillips on when they decided to make a Coors light? A mouse in the bottle would’ve been interesting, at least… (Google “Strange Brew” and “Elsinore” if you don’t get any of that.) So anyway, yeah, Coors Light. It’s fine, I was thirsty and it only cost me $2, so why not? Fine, it’s a good Coors Light, with no cheap adjunct flavours. (10/20)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (2428) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2015
Actually a good lager. Pours a bright straw yellow with a thick off white head. The aroma is grainy, grassy and a bit floral with light hop notes. Easy going, crisp and clean profile. A nice little session lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
markas101 (2308) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2015
341 ml bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via coop. Very pale yellow. Mild carbonation visible. Faint citrus aroma. Some sweet malt. Lemon pepper flavour, sharp citrus finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerAndPonies (171) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Single 341 ml bottle from Liquor Depot, served in a footed lager glass. Apparently someone else besides me thinks "Strange Brew" was a underrated classic movie; ergo, the brew’s name. While the low-tech craft label is very nice, I wish it had resembled the "Old Style Pilsner" design of the movie’s prop bottles. Oh, well, let’s see if this beer gives me an urge to don black body armor and fight it out in a hockey rink. Pours a bright golden yellow with light, constant carbonation and a pearly white head that shrinks quickly but leaves a lace ring or two behind. Aroma features cereals, grassy hops, and an unfortunate buttery, creamed corniness. Flavor features a more pleasant palette, with malts and earthy hops, no corn, and with an acceptable bit of astringency in the otherwise clean finish. Thin and a little slick. If Phillips could get rid of the corn aroma - or add some mind-controlling chemicals so drinkers wouldn’t notice it - this would be a very good pale lager. Even so, what’s presented here is beauty, eh.

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