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Phoenix Gold - Phillips Brewing Company

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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 7.98%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This unpasteurized Bohemian lager is no ordinary bird. As refreshing as it is smooth, Phoenix showcases well-balanced malt flavours with a crisp, dry finish. Plummet into a flaming spiral of satisfaction.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-15-2004)
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Reviews by OskarL:
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OskarL

Sweden

3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A yellow/amber color with a white head that quickly dissipates and leaves some lacing.

Smells of hops and grain with some notes of citrus zest.

Taste is brady malt, a bit sweet with some floral hops and some bitterness in the finish.

A medium body, crisp with a dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2010 23:47:49 | More by OskarL
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taylur

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

07-13-2014 02:09:19 | More by taylur
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed a pint on tap at Beer Revolution. If Phillips has made it, I will try it. This lager is a straw gold color, just shy of copper, with some white foam that retained its shape well for the style. Smells clean and crisp, a cracker malt backbone decorated with Saaz-type floral/herbal perfume, clean yeast that has that unique Phillips character (hey, did they use ale yeast in here?), dry fragrant hay and grass. Smells like a really fresh and well-crafted brew from the old country. Briskly carbonated and with a thicker and chewier body than expected. The palate is sweet dough and crackers, tart green rhubarb and fresh salad greens, hints of licorice root, a dash of white pepper (although the herbs trump the spices here), copper pennies ... Tangy and assertive, with the barest echo of citrus rind. Certainly a tasty pilsener, with enough complexity to satisfy a wandering palate yet well-balanced and hitting all the marks. Goes down smooth, with nice herbal hop flavors and semi-chewy mouthfeel that satiates admirably.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2014 16:51:11 | More by CalgaryFMC
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1stOffender

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

09-08-2013 01:15:17 | More by 1stOffender
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

08-25-2013 00:32:06 | More by Rutager
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-27-2013 19:37:54 | More by Kmat10
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

02-18-2013 01:15:21 | More by LampertLand
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14.5%

01-16-2013 18:51:01 | More by cbnz
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

11-29-2012 02:53:45 | More by KalanM
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DrShakalu

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

10-22-2012 21:55:19 | More by DrShakalu
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robuncorked


3/5  rDev -14.5%

10-18-2012 21:25:12 | More by robuncorked
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14%

10-13-2012 09:44:28 | More by schnarr84
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-19-2012 18:49:53 | More by 4ster
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ChuckGnarly

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

08-06-2012 05:24:05 | More by ChuckGnarly
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-06-2012 00:47:14 | More by schopenhauerale
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

341ml bottle. Part of the Phillips Showcase currently available at yer finer Alberta likka purveyors.

This beer pours a hazy, frosted glassy medium golden straw hue, with one finger of straight-ahead foamy white head, which leaves a few hurrahs of arched columnar lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of raw cereal grain, an indeterminate earthy herbal character, and dead grass/fresh hay hops. The taste is pretty consistent with the aroma - enveloping biscuity and oaten malt, some musty tea-like notes, and a late-season, rather peppy wild grass hoppiness.

The bubbles are pretty laid back, but not exactly lazy, the body comes across as a sturdy medium weight, and smooth, with more than a mere twinge of frothy creaminess. It finishes rather off-dry, the biscuit nature gaining some further sweetness, in the face of a relatively unrelenting, if still sub-par noble hoppiness.

A pretty tasty Bohemian Pils, though I have to admit I'm still missing just a bit more of that crisp, crackery, fresh grass essence that seems lacking here (for the masters of the style, anyway). In the absence of such pedantry, I could surely hit this again, and I very well might, given the influx of this brewer into our province of late.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 03:18:53 | More by biboergosum
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trail77

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-06-2012 03:30:27 | More by trail77
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into pint glass 29/5/12

A slight chill haze in a golden yellow body, average carbonation but a dense thumbs width of foam that slowly falls to a thin film and leaves a fair bit of unorganized lace deep down the glass

S dried grass and hay with some dried cereal and just a little lemon tea

T pretty similar to the smell, tastes pretty good for the style, I get a little of what I thought was Phillips house ale yeast but this is clearly a lager? perhaps its a house hop profile or malt base? I'm confused but I'm liking this beer

M light and crisp just a little snap too it, good carbonation with a grassy aftertaste

O decent example of the style and I'm surprised it doesn't get a little more love, this one went down very quick

I'd drink another and I have two more thanks to my mixed pack, rated for style I thought its pretty good but I'm not sure if I'd need a 6er

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 06:39:12 | More by wordemupg
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thefullpython


3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-23-2012 22:52:27 | More by thefullpython
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Pours a golden-yellow hue with a touch of amber in it. Hard pour gave little head to look at, but what's there is about two fingers high and bone-white. Head retention is as good as I've ever seen on a lager, and this is easily the most lacing I've ever seen from one as well... by a wide margin. Taking style into account, this is way, way above average.

S - A bit disappointing. No hop presence detectable, mainly just clean barley malt. Really typical lager aroma, without much depth or interest to it at all. Not even a bit grassy or bready, just some 2-row and subtle sweetness.

T - Slightly more here than the aroma. The profile is dominated by simple barley malt, no surprise, but offers some mild grassiness in the finish. A touch of bready malt rounds out the flavor here. Not too bad for a lager. It's clean, crisp, and refreshing, and remains unoffensive throughout.

M - Packs a bigger body than I expected, and certainly fills the mouth more than an average lager. In typical lager fashion, the carbonation here is higher than I generally like, but it doesn't get fizzy at any point. This is actually a pretty smooth beer, with a clean finish.

D - Well, as far as lagers go this is about the best I've ever had. Just a clean and crisp tasting brew from start to finish, with a refreshing although simple profile. No off flavors, and no adjuncts detected. This is far from my preferred style, but I wouldn't turn this one down on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 05:24:52 | More by Converge
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-09-2012 03:27:56 | More by bumchilly25
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

01-03-2012 15:17:25 | More by kelvarnsen
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

12-21-2011 17:13:02 | More by fizzyted
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EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14%

11-21-2011 03:33:38 | More by EskimoDave
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Phoenix Gold Lager pours a pale, bright gold color with a thin head that fades quickly. The aroma is light malt and a bit grainy. Pale malt and graininess dominate the flavor, with a grainy, slightly fruity character. The beer finishes dry, and slightly vinous.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 22:30:52 | More by ericj551
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Phoenix Gold from Phillips Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.