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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2003
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Betty (236) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2003
They served up a decent batch of this at the Cronulla-Easts game on the weekend.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2003
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sully (1379) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2003
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
srwalker155210 (108) - Port Orange, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2003
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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2003
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 28, 2003
A beer for tough Australian guys. OK, leave them drinking it, so why to export it?

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
pilsnerrogge (2677) - Finspång, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2003
Golden colour, not much head. Corn aroma. Watery and unclean. No hops. Could be mistaken for a third-world-beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ultrasonix (15) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2003
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2003
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.

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