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


on tap

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPoole (446) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brettsky06 (366) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 21, 2017
Copper color. Interesting aroma. Sweet and earthy, almost sugary. Taste is caramel malt with some light floral notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3881) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (1272) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DerWeg (1629) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
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,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
PanMarek (404) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Smooth in all ways. Slight hoppy nose with stronger malt touches. Mild taste with malt forward and a bitter finish. Slight floral / resin in the hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HippyHop (620) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2016
I feel like "delicate hop aroma" should probably be considered synonymous with "nonexistent hop aroma". I figured as much when I bought this, but I was bored and figured I would try something new (the same state of mind led me to call 911 in what I will dub "the vacuum cleaner incident"). The malt is decent - roasted grain and bread and caramel - but this would be a stellar beer with a hop punch. As it is, I'll dub it "serviceable" - which is the same thought I had about the vacuum cleaner. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2016
473 ml can from the LCBO. Pours a clear copper colour with a small head. Aroma is malt, vanilla. Taste is hops, herbal and malt. Decent beer.

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