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Phoenix Gold | Phillips Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-15-2004

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Photo of Hornet2003
2.71/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bought at the local BC Signature Store.

Pours a nice dark yellow colour. Almost reminds me of a pale ale, only slightly lighter. When I smell this beer, I get a lot of metallic aroma with kind of a sour chemically type smell. Actually, it smells like a band-aid. The taste is quite bitter, with the metallic aroma translating to the taste as well. Leaves a bitter taste on the back of the tongue. surprisingly, this has a great mouthfeel. Lighter carbonation than your cheap macro swill means it is easy on the old tastebuds. Because of the metallic taste and smell, I don't think I'll buy it again. I'm not really the biggest fan of Lagers to begin with(with the exception of a good ole Marzen), so maybe this just isn't for me.

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of ericj551
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of andrenaline
3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a light golden colour with a bit of a copper hue, thin finger of head which quickly dissipates leaving minimal lacing.

S - The scent isn't overpowering, and it's a little difficult to nail this one down. Some light caramel and a bit of a fresh cut grass.

T - Again, a little difficult to nail down but I picked up some cedar hops and some grassy and bready malts coming through on the finish. Nothing mind blowing, but still rather tasty.

M - This one goes down smooth, with perfectly balanced carbonation. The feel of this one makes it a prime session beer.

D - Overall, this offering was nothing special, but nothing to shrug at either. A tasty session beer, with some mild flavours interesting enough to maintain your interest. Recommended to anyone looking for a tasty session beer, which is easily drinkable, yet won't overload the taste buds.

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Photo of JanM
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I have to start by disagreeing with the style classification. It's definately not a Czech pilsener. I know Phillips calls it a Bohemian Lager but I think they intended it more in the German style. The beer poured in a nice golden yellow colour smelling of fruity malts and a touch of yeast. The taste had an initial sweetness paired with toast notes. Then there was a watery dryness, some citrus and apples. It was fresh and generally OK but it would not be among my first choices of lager.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of OskarL
3.52/5  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.

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Photo of Tivlavrie
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.57/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BreWolf
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly dark brownish yellow.

Head recedes pretty quickly.

Smell is kinda faint.

Taste is where this one really shines. It's smooth with just the right amount of kick. Taste (at least to me) is the most important criteria to judge the beer. So for me that wins me over right there.

Usually I buy this in 6 packs of bottles, but recently Phillips started selling it in mini kegs. Ive bought them a couple times, and they're pretty good. Tho as is typical with kegs, the first cup is noticably better than the last cup.

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Photo of ZachT
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - a clear gold-bronze, bubbly, short white head dissipated quickly not leaving much
S - nice bready biscuity malt, slight sweet syrup quality, light grassy hop qualities, mild berry quality
T - pleasant biscuit malt, leafy and somewhat citrus hop taste, a light alcohol sweetness on the finish
D - a full mouth carbonation kick off the bat, smoothing out to a thin feel with dry and sweet sensation
D - a very easy drinking brew, flavour are somewhat subtle but well balanced, this would be an enjoyable sessioner

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Phoenix Gold from Phillips Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 39 ratings
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