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Blue Buck - Phillips Brewing Company

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129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 7
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Metalmonk on 05-13-2009

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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Photo of fsunk
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nukfan94
2.6/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I live in Victoria, so this is everywhere. Cheap, but certainly not terrible. You could be drinking worse things on a light-hearted Friday night with some nachos. The taste is fairly mild, and the aftertaste is underwhelming. Smells a bit like a backyard after a party. Has a yellowy appearance that perhaps suits its price.

Photo of HipCzech
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled during a tour of Phillips in Victoria, BC. A nice clear amber color. Mild caramel malt, fruity ale yeast and earthy bitter hops balance each other. Another easy drinker with just enough character.

Photo of BCborn
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of argock
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a clear pilsner glass. 02/May/15 on top of bottle neck.

A: Clear light chestnut with 1/2-1 finger of off-white, tightly bubbled head with low retention and a jagged strip of lace.

S: Aroma is very low and is mainly medium caramel-toffee and earthy, herbal hops. Not much there.

T: Flavor is also pretty mild with some medium caramel sweetness, up front, low but present bitterness from herbal, earthy hopping, and a sweet finish. Very unobtrusive flavor, maybe a little too unobtrusive. WOuld be a decent session beer, a half-step above BMC.

M: Overcarbonated a tad with an otherwise creamy texture and light body.

O: A bland beer, nothing offensive and probably a good session beer option but really not very flavorful.

Photo of jpower
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Noxious26
3.09/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Svingjo
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This poured a coppery colour with a thin head that did stick around for awhile. The nose brought forward an orange citrus smell along with a bit of grass and a bit of toffee. The malt came forward on the tongue with a bit of hoppy citrus. There was another fruit that I couldn't quite put my finger on, maybe unripe peaches. I did find it a bit effervescent but not a bad pale ale but also nothing special.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bulldogops
3.76/5  rDev +3%

Photo of BcCraft710
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.82/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Codak
5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of Sherryg
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Vinster171
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Sampled on tap at BierCraft on Cambie street, Vancouver. Golden blonde, clear, with nice malty nose. Hops are not very noticeable at this point. An easy drink, that has a surprisingly strong taste for a beer that is not excessively strong in terms of alcohol percentage. The hop mainly takes a backstage at this point, mostly supporting the malt without revealing itself too much.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.76/5  rDev +3%

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3.28/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.88/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Blue Buck from Phillips Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.