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

bottling
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on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 719   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brew42 (62) - - JUL 20, 2013
I lived in Australia for close to a year and I only tried this beer a few times and I hated it every time. However I saw this beer when I was in Europe and I was feeling nostalgic and I thought maybe I should give it one last try. Bad move. Pours pale yellow with thin white head Smells- Kind of skunky Tastes-Not much flavor and what is there isnt very good. Very slight sweetness with a bitter aftertaste. MF- SLight carbonation Overall- Not worth it.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skarecrow (597) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 18, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2017 Stray 375ml can from The Trusts West Liquor. Golden with good head. Aroma is pretty non-descript - grain/malt with a touch of burnt rubber. Very slight "bitterness" is followed by a thin grainy body, a metallic note and quite a sweet finish. Perfectly adequate lager for knocking back while watching the Footy I guess.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rubin77 (1750) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 2, 2017
F: thin, white, quick gone. C: gold, almost clear. A: malt, grassy, floral, caramel, hint of skunk. T: malt, sweet grass, toast, caramel, light body, low carbonation, quite boring beer from Australia, 375ml bottle from local supermarket in Nadi in Fiji.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Idiosynkrasie (7231) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2017
375ml bottle. Clear, yellow-ish golden colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Grainy, malty aroma, hints of corn, grey bread. Taste is minimally sweet grainy, hints of corn, popcorn, flat, bitter hoppy overtones. Monotonous, but not as watery as was expectable, lively carbonated and with fairly lasting finish.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CurlyJoe (208) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2017
Refreshing Aussie beer. Nothing special in aroma or appearance. Taste is quite bitter, but a clean bitterness. Also some malty sweetness. Will opt for this over most other mass produced brews at a Surf Club or RSL, as it has a bit more character and taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scorpstar (12) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2016
biggest produced beer in Australia. not bad on tap.in my opinion, not as good as most premium beers

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bunnerz (7) - Hamilton, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2016 does not count
It is not the best tasting beer but there is something special about a VB stubbie. Strong after taste and can have a mighty good session on these bad boys.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Towey1989 (2463) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2016
Bottle at Beyond The Pale, Leek. Pours a clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, grain, slight butter, a little cereal and subtle grassy hops. Taste of caramel, grain, butter, some cereal and subtle grassy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A grainy, grassy bitterness in the finish. Not a terrible lager but very buttery and grassy. Average for flavour. Ok for its style.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tezminator (169) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2016
Aroma is rather weak and grainy but not unpleasant. Taste of grains and grass. Slightly bitter finish. It is not too bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
josanguapo (1511) - SPAIN - SEP 21, 2016
From Saveur-Biere. In Teku glass. After dinner. Biterness reminds cruzcampo, but its more tasty and malty, with some wet herbal notes. Pretty drinkable.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
ZombieWoof (2) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2016 does not count
I would rather get my next drink directly from an angry Tasmanian Devils tit than drink this swill ever again. It tastes and smells like that sewer fermentation smell you get down in Melbourne docklands in the morning, from the Vegemite factory. Almost the worst beer in the world, but Im from Canada where you have OV and Labatts Blue to compete for that title.


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