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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 651   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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0.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
StuffWine (128) - Perth, - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle at a party, no opportunity to pour (gave a ’2’ out of kindness, just in case). Aroma of watery bitter hopps. Tasted of typical bad pale lager wet cardboard and corn, but with the added displeasure of horrible bitterness. Why (or even how) would people drink cartons of this? Mercifully, it also comes in a very small bottle to reduce the pain of finishing to avoid insult to the host.


1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
funcut (271) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - SEP 2, 2014
zahvaljujuci mom prijatelju Vedranu dosli smo i do ovog piva te zajedno degustirali uz more ..jedino dobro uz ovo pivo je to sto smo ga popili uz more ..haha...inace u australiji ga zovu "visitors beer" zato jer je jeftino pivo i ima ga svugdje za kupiti ... vrlo lose ..jedno od gorih u australiji ..

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VBEv (3) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2014 does not count
VB on tap has got to be one of Australia’s best beers. Definitely not for those that don’t enjoy a strong bitter. An acquired taste that gets better with every beer. It’s truly a beer that can be enjoyed all year round. The best cold beer is Vic.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
czlowiekwiadro (215) - 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 (508) - 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 (16) - 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 (1152) - 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 (1114) - 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 (897) - 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.


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