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

bottled
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RATINGS: 649   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 (538) - - 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 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
czlowiekwiadro (195) - POLAND - JUL 21, 2014
zapach potu i starych nadgniłych jabłek (jak pod drzewem na jesieni). kolor ciemnego złota, przejrzyste, piana słaba, średnio trwała. w smaku pełne, słodkie, też daje starym jabłkiem. trochę witaminy c. goryczka wyczuwalna ale niska i nie za dobra. nasycenie średnie do wysokiego.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Danev76 (222) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
Malty aroma. Clear golden colour with poor head retention. Malty flavor, very harsh with a poor finish. Light to medium body with high carbonation.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Soupoftoday (13) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2014
Actually quite a unique flavour for an Aussie lager, but should be avoided if possible.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
LordAltbier (102) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2014
Es ist hopfenbetont, sowohl im Antrunk als auch im Abgang, jedoch nicht wirklich so bitter, wie ich gedacht hätte. Auf der Zunge schmeckt man eine schöne Malznote. Man kann es ganz gut trinken, es ist trotzdem kein Spitzen-Bier. Aber die Flasche gefällt mir ganz gut!

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kyzr (1147) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Gold pour with small white head. Not much nose. Flavor of sweet malt and grain. Finish is lite and slightly bitter.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rok1024 (1039) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUN 24, 2014
Clear golden appearance with medium head. Malty and grainy aromas, not much hops present. Boring palate, average Pale lager style.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drinking_77 (34) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUN 14, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2014 Review: Bottle of VB beer, 4.9%ABV Australia’s famous VB with its iconic brown stubby, and the famous aftertaste, great while watching the footie and cricket! Pours an dark golden color, clear, topped with a thin white head with medium retention, and a little lacing left in the glass. The aroma is mostly of faint grains, sweet malts and low hops. Sweet malty taste, there is a strong taste of creamy bitterness at the end which I guess is where the "bitter" comes into the equation. Have to say the sour aftertaste did grow on me, wasnt sure at the start but got to like it in the end.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ken1 (866) - DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
Aroma: very sweet hay Flavor: little bitterness with a sweet hay like finish and a watery mouthfeel. Color: golden amber with a white head.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Stoogemobile (16) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2014
Probably even worse than West End Draught, and that’s saying a lot. Hopefully for fellow South Australians this is true. It’s thin, it’s washing up liquid. It’s a multi purpose coolant.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ngejo (143) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 9, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 Bottle. Clear, orange, minimal head, lightly bitter, thin feel, soft carbonation, skunky, bitter finish, & light body.


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