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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 654   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.9   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


CapnStabbin's rating

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CapnStabbin (14) - Wellington, - AUG 4, 2008
VB is a real thirst quencher, best experienced on a hot day. I recently bought some on a wintery night and the taste left a lot to be desired. Still, it is cheap to buy VB in NZ.


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Arek (107) - Zielona Góra, POLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle 0,375 l, Walkabout, Bournemouth, England, UK. Ciemnozłote piwo praktycznie pozbawione piany ze stęchłym zapachem. W smaku nieprzyjemnie ziołowe z goryczkowym finiszem.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
ColaKid (59) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2014
Absolute filth, old school Aussie crap, don’t drink it if someone had a shotgun to your stupid noggin. Bogan horror piss at its worst, just another mainstream CUB pale lager piece of piss. Avoid at all costs.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
375ml bottle served in a Weizen glass. A: Pours a regular and clear yellow color forming a medium and fluffy and very bubbled white head. Medium retention and many lacings left in the glass S: Sweet grains. Adjunct malts, mainly. Notes of corn, flowery hops and Lager yeasts T: Sweet malts upfront followed bit a skunky and bit citrus hop bitterness. In overall, a quite dry taste. Adjunct malts are quite annoying. Strong notes of corn and the hops bitterness is medium and quite dry too. Bready Lager style yeasts M: Light body. Strong carbonation. Adjunct grains and a medium dry hoppy bitterness O: Low drinkability. I was curious about this beer for long years. Quite disappointing. Not recommended at all [ BA Review @ 1/13/2013 ]

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
funcut (299) - 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 (232) - 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 (19) - 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 (1153) - 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.


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