Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: English Pale Ale
Victoria, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Formerly Blue Truck, Phillips Pale Ale.
The Blue Buck is a legendary beast known to grant those that see him good fortune and safe travels! A deep amber coloured beer, the Blue Buck has a crisp finish featuring a delicate hop aroma. Certainly seeing the Blue Buck on bottle grants the drinker a great experience! Worth searching for.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, - FEB 3, 2013
Had this before, but now rating off tap at Darby's. yellow gold pour. Aroma of honey nut Cheerios that have been sitting in 2% dairy milk on the counter for about 9hrs, with a slight punch of residual alcoholic burp as you smell the bowl of thick soup. Taste is pretty much the same. Quite malty cereal. I just want to drink water, cuz dairy makes me thirsty. Good marketing ploy from an up-and-coming sell-out like GIB. Molson doesn't have too much stranglehold on the island yet. Phillips is still the top contender, and this beer is pure evidence.

xXGUZZXx (1) - - AUG 15, 2017 does not count
Found this beer on Vancouver island (where the brewery is) and loved it! Great finish easy drinking beer goes down well any day! The brew tour is worth doing also... lots of good ones ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

pootzboy (1760) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2017
Can and on tap - the canned version is a disappointed - amber-gold , small off white head, aromas of caramel, some earthy hop notes and light sweetness - medium body, smooth, soft mouth feel - flavor is malt forward with caramel malts dominating and a nice but understated earthy-woody tone from the hops - finish is long, wet, clean and verging on sweet. - decent drink but I wouldn’t session the canned version. Amber ales are a catch-all category for brewers to run sweet caramel malts forward but this is toned back enough to make it drinkable - maybe 2 or 3

shawnmurphy (539) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2017
Consumed while on vacation in Edmonton, Alberta. 12-ounce bottle pours clear gold with a spritz of white head and lacing. Aroma: floral, honey. Flavor: the above, plus caramel; it’s a malt-forward brew with almost no balancing bittering hops. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied; lingering sweetness that I found a bit cloying.

ChadPoole (478) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2017
Pours clear copper with an off white head. Sweet sugary and carmel aroma. Flavour is not as sweet as aroma leads you to believe. All in all easy to drink and enjoy.

george_sanchez (15) - - MAR 20, 2017
A standard in BC where it is brewed. Blue buck is the go to beer when you dont know what you want but still want something sessionable and pallateable. Somewhat floral, but keeps the true qualities of an ale.

Brettsky06 (466) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 21, 2017
Copper color. Interesting aroma. Sweet and earthy, almost sugary. Taste is caramel malt with some light floral notes.

Wim (4057) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2016
On holiday in Canada amber coloured body with a white head and a spicy malt hops aroma a spicy malt hops dry bitter sweet taste with a slight bitter finish

Strangebrewer (1315) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2016
can. Poured clear deep amber with creamy beige head. Sugary malty aroma. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel with a modest dry finish. Caramel malt base, toasty and sweet, nutty notes with some peppery hops, slightly tart.

DerWeg (1689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
A simple commercial-style British session ale with flavors resembling caramel, apple, spice and some lemony hops. Medium light body and aroma of baked apple and hay. Medium gold look.

griffintainment (13) - - JUN 13, 2016
bread, hay, barnyard, pale, orange, clear, rocky head, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation,

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