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Blue Buck - Phillips Brewing Company

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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 6
Gots: 27 | 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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Ratings: 131 | Reviews: 30
Photo of Bunman3
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed several times, most recently on tap at one of my favorite eateries. Blue Buck has lots going for it. Clear, decent carbonation, and plenty of hops in the aroma profile. The flavour is earthy malt, grass, with a floral citrus hop profile. Blue Buck is a staple of the Phillips line, and worth picking up again and again.

Photo of HarveyBerger
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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%

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3.76/5  rDev +3%

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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%

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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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Blue Buck from Phillips Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.