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

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RATINGS: 671   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.9   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


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0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
StevieT (927) - - APR 23, 2014
This stuff is dreadful, I would honestly rather not drink than touch this stuff. Plenty of people like it and I can’t understand why, I’ve tried many times but now have given up. Do yourself a favour and don’t bother.


1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
GuideDogSaint (735) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 1, 2015
375ml bottle from Walmart, China. Pours golden with a dissipating white head. Aroma of malt, and grain. Sweet finish with a harsh unpleasant edge.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mzaar (1963) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2015
Flaska @ Backstage, Varberg. Guldfärgad vätska med ett medelstort vitt skum. I såväl smak som doft är malten kraftigt dominerande, och till det en näven honung och gräs. Väldigt sött, liten beska.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bill Becker (517) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 29, 2015
It pours a light gold with a 2 finger head of foam and leaves some lacing. A pretty good looking brew. The smell is of corn, grain, and a nondescript bitterness. The taste isn’t bad up front; there’s a decent balance between the corn and grainy sweetness and a light bitterness. On the back end it does get a bit too corny and sweet but overall, it’s not that bad. Some compliment for a beer, eh? Usual carbonation and body for the style, it’s easy drinking. It might have been even better before the best by of Aug 2011. :^)

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cagou007 (467) - FRANCE - MAY 5, 2015
Pours golden with medium white head. Aromas of grass, hay, some honey. Sour and bitter taste. Light body, average carbonation. Short bitter finish.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
krzystof (1) - AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2015 does not count
VB (commonly called just ’green’) was once Australia’s most widely popular local brew. Cheaper than most alternatives and heavily marketed, in much the same way Fosters succeed overseas. As for the beer itself, there’s nothing to recommend it at all. Its aroma is reminiscent of a public urinal and the head and the finish are weak and watery.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
climberbob (248) - Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Tinnie into glass. Lots of white head above dark urine yellow beer. Minimal aroma. Taste mild w some slight bready malt. Slight sweetness in the aftertaste. Not sure I could drink more than 1 or 2 before needing to switch to something better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stevoj (2743) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 1, 2015
Not ad bad as rated previously, better than most of the Aussie pale lagers, but leans to the watery side.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
miggle (241) - Fürth, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2015
Red shiny golden color. Weak foam. Malty smell of dry hay and caramel. Taste starts sweet and becomes bitter in the end. Emerald a little bit flat.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
adamnowek (557) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
Light, malty, and carbonated. Really not special at all. At least the bottle is cool, I guess.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Fisler (159) - GERMANY - MAR 23, 2015
Hält, was es verspricht. Angenehm bitter, leichte Süße, schöne Flasche mit Drehkronkorken. Das passt schon - Flaschenbier halt.


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