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

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.9
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
Pale golden pour with a white head. The nose is fairly bright and lemony. Herbal/citrus hoppiness and a fresh grassy hoppiness along with a very clean pilsner malt base. Brightly herbal hoppiness with restrained bitterness. A little bit fruity with respect to the hopping but itís very clean, very fresh and really damn drinkable. Iíd buy this by the case if it were available to me. Well underrated.

3.7
robinvboyer (4577) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Clear golden pour, small, but very lively white head. Pleasant pale malts in the nose, with some very subtle, but present dried, grassy hops. A lovely crisp, lovely mouth feel. A clean and crisp finish. Light bitterness, some light hopping, slight malt sweetness, some grasses, and even a touch of lemon zest. For what it is, its quite good. Probably the best pale lager ive ever had.

3.7
cfrancis (3405) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
Pours hazy gold with a small white wisp. Aroma is light grain and a hint of hop. Taste is crisp, light biscuit malt and terribly refreshing. As Pale Lagers go, this one is a keeper.

3.7
worldbeertaste (1805) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
One of the best pale lagers Iíve had. None of the nastiness found in mass market beers. Pale with a thin head. Smells of elderflower with nice soft malts. Tastes of nice soft malt with flowers and soft sugars. Nice.

3.6
Druid (101) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2013
A lasting white foam head with aromas of malt and hops with hints of corn. A short to medium finish on the palate and some mild bitterness. A nice smooth slightly creamy taste and lots of carbonation. An easy drinking and refreshing beer named after the pub in the Doug and Bob McKenzie show.

3.5
Freaky_tiki (1219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Another pull from the BC variety six pack sampler at the LCBO. Mixed feeling on this one before I even pop the top off. I like the stuff ive had from Phillipís (& really dig their label design) but I find pale lagers generally hurt my feelings & diminish my soul. But look here: this is a really cool version of the style. I could use the word "crisp" to describe it but that word seems to be in every review here (and sometimes twice!) but it is crisp (oops, thatís twice) & refreshing & still has an edge. A diamond in the rough. Recommended.

3.5
pootzboy (1711) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
Hazey pale old with a 2 finger frothy white cap - aroma of fresh bready malts, some earthiness and a herbal note - medium light body fresh biscuity character - flavor is very fresh, beady, musty-sweet...hops are subdued but bright and add balance - dries out somewhat in the clean smooth finish- light lemony kiss at the end - this is a first rate crafted helles lager - NOT some discount "pale lager" - not even close - good drinking and well made...deserves better ratings than it gets.

3.5
Oldschool_Mike (368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear straw colour. Aroma is of malt with a slight fruitiness from the yeast. Taste is pretty balanced malt and hoppiness. Pretty easy going beer. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.4
Alanthebeerguy (213) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
Very pale yellow in color. Sweet grainy aroma, a little cotton candy. Mellow taste, little sweet, bread. Nice easy drinking light beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle from BC craft beer sampler pack at the LCBO. Clear and bright yellow-gold with an abundant white head. Clean aroma of bread crust, light caramel, bit of boiled corn, light grassy hops. Simple and well-balanced flavour of lightly sweet and toasty malt & grassy not-too-bitter hops. A straight-up, well made pale lager. Not my usual choice of beer, but Iíve gotta respect it for being a good example of the style.


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