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


on tap

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RATINGS: 677   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.91   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Soupoftoday (45) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2014
Actually quite a unique flavour for an Aussie lager, but should be avoided if possible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
LordAltbier (102) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2014
Es ist hopfenbetont, sowohl im Antrunk als auch im Abgang, jedoch nicht wirklich so bitter, wie ich gedacht hätte. Auf der Zunge schmeckt man eine schöne Malznote. Man kann es ganz gut trinken, es ist trotzdem kein Spitzen-Bier. Aber die Flasche gefällt mir ganz gut!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kyzr (1159) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Gold pour with small white head. Not much nose. Flavor of sweet malt and grain. Finish is lite and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rok1024 (1270) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUN 24, 2014
Clear golden appearance with medium head. Malty and grainy aromas, not much hops present. Boring palate, average Pale lager style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drinking_77 (52) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUN 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2014 Review: Bottle of VB beer, 4.9%ABV Australia’s famous VB with its iconic brown stubby, and the famous aftertaste, great while watching the footie and cricket! Pours an dark golden color, clear, topped with a thin white head with medium retention, and a little lacing left in the glass. The aroma is mostly of faint grains, sweet malts and low hops. Sweet malty taste, there is a strong taste of creamy bitterness at the end which I guess is where the "bitter" comes into the equation. Have to say the sour aftertaste did grow on me, wasnt sure at the start but got to like it in the end.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ken1 (1311) - DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
Aroma: very sweet hay Flavor: little bitterness with a sweet hay like finish and a watery mouthfeel. Color: golden amber with a white head.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Stoogemobile (16) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2014
Probably even worse than West End Draught, and that’s saying a lot. Hopefully for fellow South Australians this is true. It’s thin, it’s washing up liquid. It’s a multi purpose coolant.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ngejo (567) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 9, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2015 Tap. Clear, orange, minimal head, lightly bitter, thin feel, soft carbonation, skunky, bitter finish, & light body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
maekchu (2773) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 30, 2014
Bottle from local Yamaya store. Mild cardboard nose, sweet cheap malt, sweat. Medium golden straw color. Muddled sweetness: sugar, molasses, grain. Very slight hopping in final. Thin body. Rather flavorless and also a bit rasty on the tongue.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Splitenz (338) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
This is kind of a classic. I’m very fond of Australia, and the best cold beer is Vic’s as they say. Well, it’s a tad more tasty than all the other lagers sold in Australia, with an extra bite to it which makes it so effective in the super hot Aussie Sun.

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