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


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RATINGS: 706   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.93/5   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsniclas (6475) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2003 Bottled. If I'd been sitting in the sun in Australia, I'd probably had loverd this one. Rather bitter and sourish and a lot of carbonation.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Winchester (75) - Struggle Town NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2003 A tragedy that this beer is Australias favourite. Only bearable when ice cold.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - AUG 26, 2003
Bottle: Drunk at room temp. Pours a yellowish color with thin fizzy head. Easy to drink with not much going on. Light hops and malts. Good on hot days of course.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2003
So cheap and easy to drink. The flavours are pretty plain but its clear appearance makes it great to drink on hot days.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2003
Toilet water and citrus nose with hints of brandy. Dull amber colour with a rapidly vanishing head. Sweet treacle and apple taste, slightly skunked with a short, thin bitterish finish. Pretty poor really, better than that famous piss Fosters though.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
PEAK (14) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2003
Sweet blande beer found every where. For a hard earned thirst this beer is not for me. 22 BU?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2004 A little mettallic but a very easy drinking lager. A tough beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2003
Thank god I got this one out of the way, now I can get on with some real beers!Sweet and very little taste.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2006 This stuff is about as bad it gets. How this can be called a beer is an embarrassment. It is nothing more than a bottle full of chemicals that happens to be 4.9% alcohol. Vile, unadulerated filth and I’m a Victorian. RE-RATE: On a trip to the UK recently, I was bought a bottle of VB by one of my so-called friends and drank it as not to hurt his feelings. I was quite staggered at how much WORSE this is when it’s brewed in the UK. This was sickly sweet and metallic all rolled into one. I aint no fan of VB, but the Aussie version is completely unlike the UK version. Both are bad, but if forced to choose I’d take the Oz one every time. I couldn’t even finish the UK bottle.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
theread (58) - Wagga Wagga, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2004 This was once good, or I remember it so, back in the 70's and early 80's. It has become mass produced blandness that looks like beer, but that is where the similarity ends. It is way too sweet and has no bitterness. It reminds me of fizzy weird pineapple juice. A sad indictment of Australian beer taste if this is the most popular. Not good. Cheers folks

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