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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 650   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.9   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Victoria Bitter has been Australia’s favorite full strength beer brand for many years. VB, as it is widely known, was launched in the 1890s and since then has developed a reputation as a great beer with a tradition of rewarding Australians who work and play hard.

The alcohol percentage went down from 4.8% to 4.6% in 2009.


1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
22415brewery (371) - redmond, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
As much as I love the commercials and advertisements, this is a terrible terrible beer. I actually just flew in to Australia from the US and this was the first beer on my list. Sweet and artificially sugary, no hop character at all, some really strong fruity esters, medicinal in sweetness, carbonation is OK if a little low. I waited years and years to try this beer and now I am more than happy to wait years and years to have it again.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sailracer (398) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle. While not the worst beer I have had, this has little else going for it. The flavor is sort of sour and watery without much malt flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
petewhitley (332) - JAPAN - NOV 4, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thanatosti (900) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
? cl. bottle @ Robert’s Pub, Veenendaal. Pale yellow with a thin white head. Grainy aroma and taste with a semi-bitter aftertaste. A real thirst quencher.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ChristianHR (184) - DENMARK - OCT 19, 2013
The aroma is bitter. It smells like an ordinary lager. Has a golden color, with minimal head. Tastes a little fruity and watery, with minimal bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HULK777 (346) - - OCT 18, 2013
Faint aroma. Fruity flavor of tea and malt. No surprise, there are also bitter notes. Bitter aftertaste also.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SCHIENKE (9) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2013 does not count
This was not a fantastic beer, but I was in Australia for a few weeks and I not only had VB multiple times, but I also had the opportunity to tour the brewery. I wish that I could get this beer in the states, but I know that even if I could, it wouldn’t taste the same. This is a good beer. If you go to Australia, have a VB, you won’t regret it. There are many great beers throughout Australia, but VB is definitely worth a try.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
yungbeerguy (31) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2013
Not a good beer at all, maybe i’m not a fan of bitters but this one is a poor tasting failure

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (3869) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2013
Expected a thin and average Pale Lager but got surprisingly a very decent beer. Pours out typical in a clear golden colour with steady creamy head and medium body. Nose of hops and dried fruits. Taste of raisins, dried cranberries, prunes, light hops and caramel. Very easy and nice to drink, delicious smooth and tasty.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (3871) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle shared with McTapps. Nice surprise from start to end. Pouring in golden with a creamy head. Crispy look and mouthfeel. Fresh fruits in the back with a bit of grape dominating,. Easy going, fluffy finish. Quaffy and easy to drink. Perfect beer for a football evening.


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