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
Ratings:
193
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
12.23%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
52
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 193 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of dbl_delta
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
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 -1.1%
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 +5.2%
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 +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FX4
2.02/5  rDev -45.1%
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 +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eugoogalizer
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Josievan
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
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 -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boo-urns
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of probert
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ilovecbc
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MatthewWalters
3.09/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of MattCampbell
3.03/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MilkLeg
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of flagmantho
3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at the Waldorf in Vancouver, BC.

Appearance: medium golden hue with minimum haze and a finger of creamy tan foam. Quite good!

Smell: beery and sweet without a ton of character. It's OK.

Taste: caramelly and sweet with a bit of a bitter interjection. Not terrible.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and OK creaminess.

Overall: a drinkable beer, but not a stellar one.

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Photo of ILOVEHAM
4.36/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rukeli76
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fortyfield
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PatrickFox88
2.59/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This is the best selling craft beer in Western Canada, from a west coast brewery generally known for their hoppier offerings

A: Nice amber colour

S: Caramel malt dominant

T: Bread/caramel/biscuit. Very sweet.

M: light and smooth. very crushable.

Overall, it is what it's supposed to be, a step into craft for your macro drinkers; but most craft beer junkies probably won't love this beer.

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Photo of boszormeny
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Blue Buck from Phillips Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 193 ratings.
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