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


on tap

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RATINGS: 672   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.9   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 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
jbj42 (8) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2004 does not count
colour of elderly male STD infested inbred camel urine, smell consistant with colour, taste consistant with smell. as has been said before giving this anything above negative score pains me deeply, but i truly admire the man at CUB that can become a millionaire by botteling his great grandmothers breast milk. the only upside of this beer is that its in a twist top bottle, as similar substances can only be found in pools on the floors of public toilets

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
piscator34 (2127) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 15, 2004
Not really bitter at all... just bland macro swill. Not much aroma at all, and the flavors range from slightly floral to chemical and cardboard. One to avoid.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nemo (100) - Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2004
Pale Golden In Colouring with a thick frosty decent sized head which lasts most of the beer through. Bitter, malty aromas are evident. A chemical, bitter, rustic taste of beer, which is also Crisp and Clear and drinkable when desperate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 20, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2004 Had out of many cans and bottles, a true Australian classic. Bitter taste and finish. Not bad when considered against American macrobrews. Still, far from special. I’m not sure if this will show as an update or not but I must note that United Airlines 747’s are stocked with this on flights traversing the Pacific Ocean from U.S. to Auz. Killed these like there was no tomorrow. Anytime a stewerdess looked at me, she knew she better god damn have a can of this in her hand. I shoved a few of the empty ones in my buddy Phil’s hoodie. I drank a 40oz of this in the streets of melbourne, paper baggy and all. I had it on tap. I had it in a little green bottle while dining at the Sydney Opera House. This beer is a staple of ’down under’ Do not deny it!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUN 15, 2004
I had way too many of these on the flight over. haha. Well, kind of bitter. Very popular in Australia. I guess it’s like Bud Light over here. Kind of bitter taste. Some malt in the aroma. But aside from that just bland. But it was a different feel from the Bud products!!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lunkie (1561) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2004
Malt aroma with clear golden colour and little head. Bitter flavour with flat palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miko (32) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2004

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
thesonofdad (5) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2004 does not count
Its not a fancy pants beer - with strong textures and flavours. Its a beer for drinkers, clean crisp taste, bitter. Great for whittling away a thirst.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
madquacker (1072) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2004
UPDATED: APR 26, 2004 Horses for courses. This is by any estimate a chemical based bad beer. However, sometimes its so bad its good... on a warm day at a BBQ when drunk freezing cold. Are worse at this price on the Aust mkt. Brings back memories of getting drunk at Uni.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
whiterabbit (28) - AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2004
Not pleasant, from the first smell after twisting the top off to the foul after taste. I agree with alphaone, how doies this beer sell so well in Australia. Maybe its got something to do with the Criminal heritage. A drink for bogans and people with no taste buds only.

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