Phillips Snowcase 2014 Calendar Day #7 – Blue Buck (English Pale Ale)


Phillips Snowcase 2014 Calendar Day #7

Blue Buck (English Pale Ale) – Phillips Brewing, 5% ABV – 341ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada)

more info about this beer can be found on their Snowcase website:

on the front-right label:

“It’s always open season to bag a few of these session ales. Bronze in colour, this medium bodied beer is characterized by distinct north-west hops & complemented by a robust malt flavour. The result, a well balanced and highly drinkable ale with a  crisp finish.”


  • Style: English Pale Ale
  • Taste:
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no

Visual: Pours clear light brown with a small dissipating head, a nice clean thin layer of retention, lots of varied speed/size activity.

Nose: sweet barley malt, some bread. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: airy-yeasty

Mid-palate: fizzy-tingly, (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) barley malt, mild citrus

Finish: grainy-bread, semi-sweet malt finish.

Summary: Pretty boring, just sweet barley malt, not much hop profile or anything else.