SCHIENKE (9) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was not a fantastic beer, but I was in Australia for a few weeks and I not only had VB multiple times, but I also had the opportunity to tour the brewery. I wish that I could get this beer in the states, but I know that even if I could, it wouldn’t taste the same. This is a good beer. If you go to Australia, have a VB, you won’t regret it. There are many great beers throughout Australia, but VB is definitely worth a try.
RichTheVillan (5473) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Angel Lichfield; clear yellow pour creamy white head, better than Budweiser fuck you America.
kermis (8524) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2016
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at a bar in Bangkok. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, toffee, grain, corn, metallic note and light caramel. Flavour is light sweet and bitter. Above light bodied with soft carbonation.
kaser (4920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Gross. 12oz bottle at Paddys in Krabi Thailand. Super bitter and skunky tasting. Might be skunked. Yuck.
jfb (5036) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) clear deep golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of heavy bread dough and marzipan, with a hint of raisins, some sugar icing and raspberry syrup. flavour is mostly the same, lots of marzipan and cardboard, with more bread dough, yeast and some green apple. light- to medium-bodied with average carbonation.
jjsint (1805) - Stuntney, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from JSG Wine Merchants, Hills Road, Cambridge. Mid- to dark gold with a ring of white head. Not much aroma to speak of, a bit of corn syrup I guess. And it tastes sweet, like corn syrup flavoured fizzy water. My God this is cheap crap. But it isn’t offensive or dirty or disgusting, hence the not-too-terrible rate.
DerGantzel (217) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Malty aroma with toasty notes of nuts. Pale clear liquid, not much head. Light-medium sweetness, medium high bitterness for the style. Average lively carbonation.
MGantzel (126) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Denne Victoria Bitter har et klart og lidt gyldent udseende med et svagt hvidt skum. Øllen har en nøddeagtig aroma og smag med meget bitterhed. Medium karbonering.
delorean12 (7) - Ballarat, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2015 does not count
2.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
When rating a mass produced beer, it would seem trivial to attempt to judge it against a beer more carefully thought out with care towards production. I thought VB was worth rating as a beer that is typically on offer at a reasonable price, something to accompany you to gatherings and can be offered to others without care for cost. For what this beer is I believe it to be of high value for taste. A decent appearance and medium to light body. However, It really is what to be expected of a mass produced beer... Not to bad for what it really is.
DrNosha (1035) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
dose und Flasche noch mit 4,9%. Goldene Farbe, flacher Schaum. Wenig herb. Ganz sicher kein "Bitter".
BryanL1982 (2) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2015 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Schooner on tap from local pub (but only because Coopers keg ran out). Ahhhh back to where it all began. Taste - like metallic a$$. No hop presence or any redeeming features whatsoever. Avoid it like the plague.