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


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
Made exclusively for the Railway Club with fresh hops from the brewerys own hop yard.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - 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.

sulawang (1197) - - DEC 9, 2016
Visual: Pours dark copper brown with a lasting 1cm foamy head, micro suspended sediment, tight clustered glass of streams.

Nose: sweet toffee’d caramel barley malts, hints of brown sugar. Awesome. (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: crisp, half-bodied

Mid-palate: metallic-toasted barley malt, fading flavour, (lvl-3-sweetness), residual caramel-building hopped bitterness

Finish: lingering bitter without carry, airy-bready, residual malts.

Summary: Like the majority of Phillips’ brews, slightly above average and not something you’d remember. The nose is better than the actual beer. The fullness or body is lacking in the mids and moreso in the finish.

solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Pretty good for style. Lift citrus and good barley backbone. Some mash malt. Pours amber with ok head. Light bitter finish. Bottle from mixer.

ryanhunter_4 (334) - Strathmore, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015
355 ml bottle poured at Lar’s. Pours a copper colour with a big white head that dies quickly. Smells like floral hops; tastes the same. Has a nice bitter hoppy finish. I like this beer.

presario (4925) - 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.

Crit (4057) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Hazy amber,small beige head.Malt base with diacetyl notes and nutty tones. Medium hop bitterness

mcberko (18950) - 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.

fiulijn (21214) - 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…

Lagerboy (2239) - 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!

bulldogops (2907) - 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.

RumRunner101 (918) - 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.

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