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


on tap

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RATINGS: 713   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Victoria Bitter has been Australias 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kurtos (187) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2016
Can. Pours a pale bronze. Aroma. Slight aroma of lemon and bubblegum. Taste. Slight bitterness, with flavours of lemon and bubblegum. Overall. Not a bad beer, very light on the palate and not bad for a few.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mrjez (508) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2016
Had countless times years back, this time from a 250ml bottle. Smells of grain, musty and metallic notes. Taste is quite watery with a harsh bitterness. As it warms I detect malt, but the fizz makes it hard to enjoy. It was pretty hard to get through even a small bottle, once my thirst was quenched I had no desire to taste any more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (7052) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle at Angel Lichfield; clear yellow pour creamy white head, better than Budweiser fuck you America.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kermis (11525) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2016
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kaser (5773) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Gross. 12oz bottle at Paddys in Krabi Thailand. Super bitter and skunky tasting. Might be skunked. Yuck.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (5743) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2015
(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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
jjsint (2465) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
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 isnt offensive or dirty or disgusting, hence the not-too-terrible rate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DerGantzel (336) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MGantzel (248) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2015
Denne Victoria Bitter har et klart og lidt gyldent udseende med et svagt hvidt skum. llen har en nddeagtig aroma og smag med meget bitterhed. Medium karbonering.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
delorean12 (7) - Ballarat, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2015 does not count
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.

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