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Blue Buck - Phillips Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
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96 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Metalmonk on 05-13-2009)
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Reviews by rugbykimmie:
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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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BarneyGumble

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +37.7%

07-26-2014 20:49:29 | More by BarneyGumble
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SamKetchum

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
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-20-2014 14:13:02 | More by Howlader
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Jlefa

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-20-2014 00:46:54 | More by Jlefa
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taylur

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-13-2014 02:09:01 | More by taylur
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Jeysun23

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-12-2014 15:11:51 | More by Jeysun23
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Ericbeech_87

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-28-2014 19:39:34 | More by Ericbeech_87
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g4g2008

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-01-2014 13:32:43 | More by g4g2008
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timsoder

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-25-2014 04:01:32 | More by timsoder
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-15-2014 01:02:50 | More by Beervana
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Aggro

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-24-2014 00:00:35 | More by Aggro
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phys1028

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-05-2014 03:31:29 | More by phys1028
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Hoptoria

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-28-2014 21:35:58 | More by Hoptoria
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Tivlavrie

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-18-2014 03:54:44 | More by Tivlavrie
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Chazz_Chetly

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-15-2014 01:26:26 | More by Chazz_Chetly
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-06-2014 23:58:22 | More by yancot
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

12-21-2013 03:22:20 | More by Derek
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-10-2013 14:53:39 | More by rogerdandy
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KeeganRohovich

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-29-2013 06:22:34 | More by KeeganRohovich
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

11-03-2013 14:18:15 | More by DamageCase76
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-01-2013 03:10:13 | More by Erik-P
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

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
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maplesyrup76

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.4%

10-07-2013 00:54:49 | More by maplesyrup76
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krankyjoe

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.4%

10-03-2013 16:39:17 | More by krankyjoe
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Blue Buck from Phillips Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.