Blue Buck - Phillips Brewing Company
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Reviews by rugbykimmie:
British Columbia (Canada)
3.8/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Okay, this is my first review, so be patient with me.
A: Light copper amber color, slight carbonation, frothy white head that quickly dissipates.
S: As soon as I opened the bottle, I was wafted with aromas of bread and a sweet toffee like scent.
T: Not quite what I expected. A lot more malty, I definitely expected more hops. A lot of malt flavors, a bit of citrus on the finish. Has an interesting sweet, wheaty presence that "sticks" to the back of my mouth and tongue.
M: A lot more watery than I like in a beer. The label says "medium bodied", I would say its leaning more toward the lighter side..but not overwhelmingly so. Carbonation level was just right, in my opinion.
D: Definitely a session beer. I could easily drink this one all night.
I'd like to have it on tap and see the difference.
Serving type: bottle
08-22-2010 00:03:03 | More by rugbykimmie
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District of Columbia
3.44/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This beer is dark in colour and has a strong malty flavour but easy to drink. The first third seems to magically disappear, making you guard the rest. The beer seems to get heavier the more you drink and by the end its a rather strong ale. But another can will sort that out.
Serving type: can
07-23-2014 22:02:44 | More by SamKetchum
3.43/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Pours a burnished golden amber with ample off-white foam that breaks quite quickly. Looks and behaves like a pale ale. Aroma is very sweet, bready pale malt, yeasty esters that evoke peach and apricot. The flavor is subtle and understated but pleasant, apricot and grass and a little lemon-lime. Hops are English (green, a bit earthy) but take a back seat to the fruit and malt. A little marmalade citrus in the uber-smooth mildly bitter black tea-like finish. A touch of spice and evokes gummy candy with the alcohol well-concealed. Fairly thin body. A bit of an outlier pale ale in terms of flavor (especially in North America, this thing is sweet!) but I like it. Would appreciate an amped-up version with a more assertive American hop regime.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2013 04:16:24 | More by CalgaryFMC
Blue Buck from Phillips Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.