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


on tap

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RATINGS: 683   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.91/5   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 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2003
Golden color. Simple aroma, almost stinking. Very simple body and watery final. Drinkable, useless.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2003
Bottle. Kinda creamy and flavoursome, like inhaling snot on a warm summer's day.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Dredd (742) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2003
well, this just gets worse with age. This is a cheap beer that is brewed with what I can assume is way too much cane sugar/sucrose which produces bad mouthfeel. There is a bit of variance with batches where some produce reasonable head to no head. If drunk at a temperature above 1 degree C, it is almost undrinkable, and more than 6 WILL guarantee a hangover. Absolutely no redeeming features apart from the fact you can guzzle it without feeling too bloated. Oh, the colour is close to a normal beer, so the appearence is OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hansen (8092) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2003
Yellow and not much head. Not much going on either in aroma or flavor. I think it's ok if it's cold and you need something cold and neutrally tasting.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2003
Aroma of wet socks - wait, socks that you treked through a swamp with and didn't wash for 3 months. Pours a light yellow, flat and no head. A palate in the nano measurement scale. Bitter? The only one who's bitter is Tipsy at Presario for subjecting me to another classic.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2003
Very little aroma. Clean, slightly dark yellow. Average white head. Bitter, in a bad way, thin, with a taste reminiscent of gas fumes. I thought this was a famous beer and all I can say is I'm glad I didn't buy a 6-pack.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
leaparsons (9110) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2003
Mmmm, a faint trace of aroma. Looks like a flat lager. Oh, I see - its not a bitter its a "bitter lager". Gassy and with the character of soda water this is thin and poor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2003
NondeScript watery cantaloups run away with the very timid hops...Only fizz is left with the dumbfoundedness of why they actually call this "bitter...

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Choos (688) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2003
This is one of the brews that made me apathetic to Australian brewing. Very bitter bit not in a nice Pilsner style and doesn't (taste to me) like it actually contains malt.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
philb (20) - Wangaratta, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2003 2 words, bitter & gaseous. Why do so many people drink this! Although it seems to have an appeal to true Aussie blokes, I still don't get it. The morning after, if you so desire, the lingering smell of a pee-trough, and the winds of only something the devil could produce shall be your reward.

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