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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: 655   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.


0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
pigeon (16) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2014
This beer has the highest market share in Australia its pretty awful actually. Flat, tasteless and bitter, a larger in actual fact. Its well marketed and hence succeed commercially but its one to avoid if you are an overseas visitor.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (2144) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 Victoria Bitter 4.9% 375ml can in NZ Aroma: light mix of bready malts and spicy hops Flavor: Mild; good balance although it is sweet up front and a bit bitter by the finish. The hops dominate eventually in the mildly bitter and hoppy aftertaste. Feel: medium-light body; crisp and smooth; good, medium+ carbonation. O: recommended as a decent but cheap and widely available (in NZ) beer.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Martinus (3062) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2014
Clear warm golden colour, white head. Aroma of malts, somewhat metallic, pronounced sackwood bag. Sweet malty flavour, light straw. Straw finish..
(375mL bottle. Thanks for the bottle, Johan!)

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pijiuke (68) - - DEC 29, 2013
Pour from bottle, this beer is dark gold in color with almost no head. Carbonation is low. Smell alcohol and taste corn and bitter. It has slightly bitter aftertaste.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
WillemsUrenkel (653) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2013
0,375 l bottle. Pours dark golden in the glass, low carbonation, small fine head. Sweet malt on the nose. Starts more like cheap whitewine with cardboard. Followed by a strange citrus sweetness, low dry bitterness, bread and potatoes. More than boring.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
22415brewery (378) - 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 (413) - 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 (352) - 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 (978) - 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 (195) - 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.


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