Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Fruit Beer
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Say hello to our little friend! Scarfface is a welcome break from the heavy winter ales, this seasonal offering is snow-packed with enough cranberry and citrus to make a bad guy feel good. The world is yours...and so is this.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pictoman (1261) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - DEC 25, 2017
Poured from 473mL can. Hazy pale orange hue with white head. Mild wheat with orange and a hint of cranberry. Decent for what it is.

sulawang (1217) - - APR 13, 2017
Visual: (cellared for 1 year). Pours almost clear pale candy orange without much of a head, ringed retention, scattered small clustered steady streams, minor lacing.

Nose: unappealing orange oil, hints of berries. (lvl-3)-pungency

Attack: crisp-huge tart, light funk’d tart fruity wheat malt impression

Mid-palate: persistent tartness, (lvl-2-sweetness), tangy-tart acidity, background thin orange oil, palate rough soft banana wheat malt

Finish: slight coriander dry, more palate rough tart slight cranberry finish

Summary: Unfortunately none of the particularly advertised flavours shine; the whole experience lacks refinement. There’s also a major palate roughness in here that makes it quite unpleasant to drink by itself. Not recommended, though I can’t remember that last time I had a Phillips brew that wow’d me.

Oakes (19576) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2017
Hazy dull pale. Fairly thick head. Orangey nose, maybe a bit wheaty. Light body, some sweetness, and there’s a mellow orangey note. Decently made, though a bit of a starter beer.

Lagerboy (2239) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2016
473 ml can. Unclear orange copper, no head. Vague fruity wit spice aroma, Taste is limp and spritzy, weak berry and orange, some soap, just shitty. Soft carbonation, light bodied, low hopped. MLF (More Lagerboy Friendly)

fiulijn (21537) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2016
Draught at 12 Kings, Vancouver; 4.3% ABV
Cloudy blond color with orange hue, almost no head. Mild aroma of fruit and candy. Dry mouthfeel in the front, some sweetener, no malt, light fruit candy, sugar floss, soap, no bitterness.
Lame, bad, totally in line with the usual Phillips line.

cfrancis (3638) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2016
Thanks to Reimer for this. Pours light straw with and orange hue and a small white ring. Aroma is light wheat and an orange zest. Taste is a nice balance between the wheat and the orange tart. Would like this better on a patio with the sun poring down.

DuffMan (10936) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Medium orange, white head. Wheaty,a bit sweaty, with tart orange, spicy nuances, medium sweetness. Not a bad wit really, but nothing that is especially "holiday" in character.

AgentAle (1880) - Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2016
Aroma is clove, lemon, orange, straw and light funk. Taste is sweet light malts, clove, and citrus. Appearance is a hazy orange with a medium pearl head that retains fairly well. Not much graininess mostly fruit and clove.

simonblaine (593) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 8, 2016
Actually spelled Scarfface, 2 F’s. Pours pinky orange, small head. Aroma of citrus, straw, taste of cranberry juice, wheat beer, orange. Blah. Oh phillips, what happened to you?

mcberko (20289) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015
On tap at 12 Kings, pours a hazy golden orange with a large white head. Aroma brings out lots of fruity cranberry and orange. Flavour is similar, with loads of the fruit, without imparting much sweetness, leaving a citrusy finish. Quite an ascorbic mouthfeel. Decent for what it is, but how good could this possible be?

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