Blue Buck | Phillips Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
phillipsbeer.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

Added by Metalmonk on 05-13-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,611
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
202
pDev:
12.15%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
57
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 202 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of DNFriesen
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kwjd
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber orange and filtered with lots of fast rising, small bubbled carbonation. Topped with a finger of off white head.

Smells of toasted malts, and light caramel.

Tastes of caramel and toasted malts. Slightly sweet, with a very light hop note.

Smooth, light weight body and lots of carbonation.

Really good brew. Exceeded my expectations as I was mostly purchasing it based on the cool can I found in The Beer Store. Drinking by the frozen lake, Dec 18th, 2017.

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Photo of dustin6185
4.39/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of csmrx7
3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of pootz
2.9/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Can and on tap - the canned version is a disappointed - amber-gold , small off white head, aromas of caramel, some earthy hop notes and light sweetness - medium body, smooth, soft mouth feel - flavor is malt forward with caramel malts dominating and a nice but understated earthy-woody tone from the hops - finish is long, wet, clean and verging on sweet. - decent drink but I wouldn’t session the canned version. Amber ales are a catch-all category for brewers to run sweet caramel malts forward but this is toned back enough to make it drinkable - maybe 2 or 3

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Photo of goalie35
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mousel
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Saiyphbeer
3.1/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted in pint glass, on tap.

Slight head. Anemic amber, rusty. Quite a malty smell. Tastes of caramel, a bit hoppy in mid tones. Chalky mouth feel. It's okay, but wouldn't seek it out again.

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Photo of spacedaddy
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbl_delta
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Sticky Wicket (Strathcona Hotel) in beautiful downtown Victoria. Poured a very nice light amber with an off-white head. Initial impression is light hops and a solid malt backbone. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Refreshing if nothing else. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of ofYYC
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear copper with a snow white head. Aroma is dry, like... Wheat? Flavor starts with a crisp, mild hoppiness, followed by a resonating biscuity taste that is quite pleasant, with a gently fuzzy feel to it. Overall, a highly drinkable beer.

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Photo of atigerlife
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap.

Caramel colored beer with a off-white head, decent looking.

Aroma is sweet, some malts.

Taste is carmamel. Quite sweet. Nice malt backbone. Decent hops.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall, glad I tried it. While nothing spectacular, it went well with the food and was quite easy to drink.

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Photo of jkermitj
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FX4
2.02/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

No head was my introduction. Quite aromatic. Orange notes. Slight hops aroma. Soapy taste. Very mediocre mouth feels for a pale

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Photo of cknoch
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eugoogalizer
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Josievan
4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Cobble Hill Inn Pub in Cobble Hill, BC, Saturday, 07/16/16 and again Tuesday, 07/19/16 at the Prairie Inn Pub in Saanitchton, BC.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boo-urns
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of probert
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ilovecbc
4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Blue Buck from Phillips Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 202 ratings