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

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RATINGS: 708   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


0.5
   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.

1.2
   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

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nanger (6) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2003 does not count
Another drab beer from the company that has wrecked Australians good taste in beer. I stopped drinking it a long time ago, i think it was when thay started putting dirty dishwashing water in it. Well thats what it tastes like anyway!

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
groundfisher (1) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2003 does not count
This isn't such a good beer. However, this is a very inexpensive beer. It is very good for its price - when you buy a cheap beer you know what to expect.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
steasa (12) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2003 Thin,overfizzed brewed soft drink.Very evident overuse of mollasses/sugar cane which comes through in the taste.Slight hint of weak hops in the taste.Extremely sweet and sickly.Awful!

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2003
Golden color. Simple aroma, almost stinking. Very simple body and watery final. Drinkable, useless.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SilkTork (5528) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2003
Bottle. Kinda creamy and flavoursome, like inhaling snot on a warm summer's day.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Dredd (787) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hansen (8333) - 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.

1.4
   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.


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