Brewed by Carlton & United Breweries (CUB)
Style: Pale Lager
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


on tap


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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
This product displays the fullness and balance of CUB’s traditional lagers. The fruity/yeasty aroma and increased bitterness produces a tasty drop.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Poured straight from a can, a medium-golden yellowish hue, very little head, very clear. Although they call it a bitter, it’s truly a pale australian lager in style. There’s a definite fruity yeasty aroma that comes forth, a little grassy, some light cracker. Flavor is pretty straightforward, slightly malty, a little light biscuit, no distinguishing hop flavors or aroma. Somewhat of a watery finish, a fair bit of bitterness rounds out whatever sweetness there is. An average pale lager at best, and definitely better than a few other mass produced lagers from Oz.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 27, 2013
Pours clear amber with a small white head. Smells of malt and hay and tastes pretty similar.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
danlo (2596) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
375ml bottle. Clear amber colour, foam white head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of malt, grain, abit metallic. Taste is malt, grain, corn, sweetish & slightly fruity with earthy, cardboard notes and a lingering light bitterness. Light bodied, high carbonation, dry bitter finish. Standard bland pale lager.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
mickash (35) - - APR 1, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2013 If you’re dying of thirst its worth a punt - tasteless, horrendous excuse for a beer. It’s worse than Carlton Draught, which is something I didn’t believe was possible. Have some mouthwash handy.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
StuffWine (149) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2013
Poured orange and needed vigorous encouragement to form a loose white head that dissapated quickly. Aroma wheet, cardboard, and something unpleasantly sour. Tast bready and simple, nothing else. Palate water, thin, little carbonation, almost no finish. Will not drink again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
citizensnips2 (7) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2013 does not count
As much as it sucks I personally believe it's the best beer CUB produce. As watery as it is I like its balance and love to just drain 1 or 2 on a hot day or after work ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2012
not one for the faint hearted. better than VB. bit more cleaner if thats possible. cheap and nasty drink this if your wasted

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bif (2062) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle- Pours a dark yellow color with a small head that fades to no real lacing. Aromais musty. Blend of yeast and hops with a bit of sweetness in the background. Has that old stale beer smell. Taste is not much better, sort of funky with yeast and malt sweetness. Coarse bitterness and a sticky finish. Light body, has a lot of rough edges and high carbonation. Not a decent drinker, but then you can’t expect too much from a poor step sister of Victoria Bitter.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Caravan (1) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2012 does not count
Melbourne bitter. Welcome back to the 80’s. If you rate it as a beer its gets zeros across the board. Little taste, watery texture, flat as a tac and generally all round terrible. But you know what? Sometimes after a long day at work a terrible melbourne hits the spot. When you need that brainless beer its perfect. Theres no need to complicate simplicity like Melbourne. You know its beer (just) but when you’re brain dead and need a drink then why waste a good beer? Just smash it down and stop worrying about life. It holds a special place in my liver and probably will forever.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle. Another ordinary lager. Very bland. Beer flavoured water with added alcohol. Only good for getting drunk.

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