IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - FEB 2, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Typical golden color just a bit darker than other Aussie Lagers. Looks flat in the glass, little bubble action no head. Smells like a sawmill, wood and pine scents, some malty tones. Very mild hop bittering, not what I expected.Not much flavor to comment on. This beer is like a pair of plain white socks, yes they're socks that's all. This is Lager, that's all. Better than Hahn's or Carlton's, but that ain't saying much.
ferox (84) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Was slightly dissapointed by this. Where's the bitterness? Saving grace is its palate, which is much more evident than most lagers.
Shimmer (9) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2003 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An Aussie Man's Beer
rauchbier (3665) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Amber, poor head and low condition. Aromas of nut and solvent, slight peardrop flavours and a thin dry finish.
Crit (3561) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Why it is named bitter I will never know. Just a slightly fuller bodied better than average mainstream lager.
Bokeroo (16) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2003
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Typical mass produced beer. Too chemical and hangover inducing. One for the plebs.
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2002
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
I finally had it.
damirvrkic (56) - Franklin ACT, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2002
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2003 This beer is shit. Brewed with approx 30% malt and the rest is sugar and rice. Fermented without hops - they are later added as extract to the fermented wort. Substandard stuff. In fact Fosters, MB, Carlton Draught and Crown Lager are all brewed the same way. I only drink VB if it's the only tap in the bar which is on.
Filthmuppet (33) - Newtown, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2002
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
What can you say about such an old and faithful friend? We had some great times togeather and our paths will cross again. Love you
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2002
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
I’ve been having this a lot in the past few weeks for some unknown reason, i’ve always hated it, ever since my first bottle when i was 15 or so, smells like vomit, doesn’t taste much better, but at least it has some flavour, even if it isn’t good flavour. Lots of chemically flavours in there.