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


on tap

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RATINGS: 691   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
Bottle @ home.
Clear medium orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, light hoppy, grass. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (220408)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2007
37.5 cL bottle. Pours golden yellow to orange with a white head. Aroma is hay, corn and slight metallic. Metallic, corn and bitter flavour. Dry bitterness in the finish. Bland bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (32195) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2002
A golden beer with an OK yet fast disappearing head. The aroma is slightly hoppy. The taste is refreshing, a little more bitter than the average lager and with hints of honey which makes it just a bit better than the average lager. It’s not nearly as good now, as it was, 6 years ago, when I first tasted it in Sydney - maybe the setting and all the beers drunk since has an influence here?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2005 (Bottle 37,5 cl) Golden colour, limited head and extremely high carbonation. A touch of malt but mainly this flavour of chicken-fodder that you find so often in beers with corn or rice. Very subdued bitterness. A beer that makes you burb - and nothing else. A truly Australian classic, only God knows why. Comes in the classical oz stubby-bottle. 110205

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
Bottle in a hotel room in Göteborg. Clear golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of malts, grass, grain and hay. Malty flavour of hay and caramel with notes of bread and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
oh6gdx (23917) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2012 Bottled. Golden colour, minimal head. Hoppy, a bit skunky nose. Bitter hoppy flavour with almost no aftertaste. Total waste of money. 2 1 2 1 2

. Bottled (re-rate on the 10th anniversary of the almighty 2pac on RB). Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is a bit skunky, some earthy malts as well as mild bready notes. Flavour is quite similar, cutting the short bitter grassy and hayish hops short. 3 2 3 2 5

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (22322) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2005
Draught at Irish Murphy, Ballarat. Yellowish golden, brief head. Dusty orangey hop aroma. Some coarse vegetably maltiness, low bitterness. I still do prefer the Australian version of cheap crappy lagers to most other cheap crappy lagers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Travlr (18676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 16, 2013
Bottle. Clear pale yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of cereal, straw, paper. Taste is bittervstraw.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiulijn (17487) - 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 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2006 Bottled. Clear, pale golden with a nice white head. Malty, grassy and hayish aroma. A bit fruity flavor with grass, grain and malt. Thin to medium body, and some bitterness in the end to defend it’s name, else it is grainy. Original rating stands, new rating 060825: 3-3-3-2-8-1.9 (051029)

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