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

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014

Draught at the brewery
Hazy blond color with compact head. The aroma is delicate, hoppy and flowery. Dry and lean mouthfeel; flavor of straws, correctly bitter.
Simple summer beer. Not bad.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6552) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
Guest bottle in their taster box. Bright lemony yellow. Bland aroma of grains, slightly bready. Grainy palate, clean but no real additional character.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Tap, brewery. Pours a clear straw yellow body with a small fizzy white head. The nose is a bit corn laced with a bit of bready malt and little, if any, hops. The flavor is pretty typical Pale Lager, mostly corn, a little grainy with some Cheerio like notes, minimal bitterness on the finish. Light bodied and fizzy with prickly carbonation. Pretty fun beer, probably not meant to be much more than a gimmick, but I thought the hommage was pretty cool. Don’t like it? Take off, hoser!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2014
The Great BrewDad Victoria Pub Crawl 2014 - Golden in color clear with a thin head. Nice easy drinking Pils. Good balance and dry finish.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
CapFlu (4482) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 (355ml bottle) Part of the Phillips mixed box. Very corn flavoured and macro-brewery nose. I suspect this is supposed to be a funny take on Bob & Doug McKenzie’s movie ’Strange Brew’. Sadly, the joke is on us as this could be Phillips worst offering.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
reebtogi (4103) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
341ml bottle pours a hazy golden yellow color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is grassy with some grains. Taste is a grassy and spicy hop bitterness with a grainy malty sweetness that finishes fairly clean. A typical pale lager with a little extra bite to it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (3059) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle - Light grain and corn. Pale fizzy yellow with a decent head. Fairly tasteless with a bit of grain and a surprising quick bitter bite that fades cleanly. A nice surprise for a pale lager, but still a pale lager.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pintbypint (2565) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
341ml brown bottle. Pale yellow, a bit of haze. White foam. Nose is grainy and light. Taste has a sweet start, grainy, light grass hop notes. Dry end, a bit of lingering grass. A bit better than your average pale lager but nothing to go out of your way for.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
WheatKing (1279) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Clear yellow, small head that lasts longer than usual for the style. Nose of sweet grain and floral hops. Flavour is sweet malt, floral, crisp, slight diacetyl... tannic finish ruins it. Would be a very nice pale lager if not for that as I dig everything else about it, reminds me of the Italian lagers.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagerboy (1187) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
341 ml bottle. Mostly clear pale straw yellow, lasting smaller white foam. Bready lager malt aroma, some hay. Not too bland pale lager malt taste, faint citrus, light spicier herbal hop. Average carbonation, light-medium bodied. Not that strange of a brew, but better crafted than most Canadian industrial swill. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)


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