Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. The Ozzie lout's favourite session beer. It's more Australian then Fosters. This is the beer that every kid in NSW and Victoria learns to drink on mass. Larger gold, plenty of white bubbles, plenty of bitter hop taste. Good length on the palate.
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2003
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
They served up a decent batch of this at the Cronulla-Easts game on the weekend.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2003
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Much more bitter than I thought it'd be. Not like an English Bitter which generally seem to have little to no hops. This was much worse than Amstel Bier.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2003
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2003 I remember when this beer was released on tap in NSW. I had to find a pub with it so I could sink a draught Veeb. How times change. If the pub doesn't have it I am pleased that something better could be available in its place. I do drink it occasionally as it is often the only alternative to a disgusting light beer at parties or other events. Doesn't mean I would buy it though. This is a typical Aussie mass produced brew. No hop aroma, little body and too gassy.
srwalker155210 (51) - Deltona, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Suffers dramatically if not served Ice cold - I like alot of other australians grew up on the stuff - I think it's greatest praise is that it's always the beer I go back to if in any doubt
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Definitely the staple diet of many a true blue drinker in Australia. Make sure you get real McCoy version as the English brewed version is caled Victria Beer (not to confuse the word bitter). Must be served extra cold.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 28, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A beer for tough Australian guys. OK, leave them drinking it, so why to export it?
pilsnerrogge (2575) - Finspång, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2003
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Golden colour, not much head. Corn aroma. Watery and unclean. No hops. Could be mistaken for a third-world-beer.
ultrasonix (15) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
i don't think i have ever bought a VB unless it was in a 1 horse town that sell nothing else. I have no idea why this has become such an icon its crap, just crap. When extremely cold can be tollerated, yes aftertaste is horrid a slice of pizza is need or something.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2003
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours urine-yellow with almost non existant head. Heavily carbonated. Smells like off hops and chemicals. Tastes like water with a hint of sweetness. Bad astringent hop bitterness aftertaste. Poor.