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


on tap

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RATINGS: 719   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.94/5   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2003
Aroma of wet socks - wait, socks that you treked through a swamp with and didn't wash for 3 months. Pours a light yellow, flat and no head. A palate in the nano measurement scale. Bitter? The only one who's bitter is Tipsy at Presario for subjecting me to another classic.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2003
Very little aroma. Clean, slightly dark yellow. Average white head. Bitter, in a bad way, thin, with a taste reminiscent of gas fumes. I thought this was a famous beer and all I can say is I'm glad I didn't buy a 6-pack.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
leaparsons (10400) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2003
Mmmm, a faint trace of aroma. Looks like a flat lager. Oh, I see - its not a bitter its a "bitter lager". Gassy and with the character of soda water this is thin and poor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2003
Nondescript watery cantaloups run away with the very timid hops...Only fizz is left with the dumbfoundedness of why they actually call this "bitter...

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Choos (753) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2003
This is one of the brews that made me apathetic to Australian brewing. Very bitter bit not in a nice Pilsner style and doesn't (taste to me) like it actually contains malt.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
philb (20) - Wangaratta, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2003 2 words, bitter & gaseous. Why do so many people drink this! Although it seems to have an appeal to true Aussie blokes, I still don't get it. The morning after, if you so desire, the lingering smell of a pee-trough, and the winds of only something the devil could produce shall be your reward.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2003
Draught. The Ozzie lout's favourite session beer. It's more Australian then Fosters. This is the beer that every kid in NSW and Victoria learns to drink on mass. Larger gold, plenty of white bubbles, plenty of bitter hop taste. Good length on the palate.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Betty (236) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2003
They served up a decent batch of this at the Cronulla-Easts game on the weekend.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2003
Much more bitter than I thought it'd be. Not like an English Bitter which generally seem to have little to no hops. This was much worse than Amstel Bier.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2003 I remember when this beer was released on tap in NSW. I had to find a pub with it so I could sink a draught Veeb. How times change. If the pub doesn't have it I am pleased that something better could be available in its place. I do drink it occasionally as it is often the only alternative to a disgusting light beer at parties or other events. Doesn't mean I would buy it though. This is a typical Aussie mass produced brew. No hop aroma, little body and too gassy.

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