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Victoria Bitter (VB) - Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.

Not Rated.
Victoria Bitter (VB)Victoria Bitter (VB)

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BA SCORE
58
awful

245 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 245
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 2.35
pDev: 31.06%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd. visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dwarbi on 02-16-2002)
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Reviews by cypressbob:
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

2.88/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

375ml bottle

Pours with a light yellow body, slightly creamy white head, fair retention and some lacing

Smell, slight hint of corn and grain, kinda musky

Taste, quite crisp and some hop bitterness in the background but very very vague. Almost like a light ale in some respects

Pretty average lager

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2005 17:31:19 | More by cypressbob
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Alberta (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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Arizona

2.93/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

First off this beer is decent compared to most other bitters. The appearance is exactly as one would expect for a bitter. The beer pours very average and bland. The aroma is not as sour as other bitters and the taste is a bit sweet, which is a surprise. Not the worst beer in the world , but a nice pleasant surprise.

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China

2.75/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +70.2%

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United Kingdom (England)

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District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev +17%

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Romania

2.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Orange pour, small pour head.
Smell of faint grains, sweet malts and low hops.
Sweet malty taste, corn syrup, bit of zest, cut off by mildly bitter hops, skunk and a bit of metal.
Light bodied, medium fizz.
Drinkable, but the usual kinda bad adjunct macrolager. Apparently the most easy to come by in the land down under.

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New Brunswick (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +17%

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Australia

1/5  rDev -57.4%

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Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Slovenia

2.53/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Pours an orangey golden color, clear, topped with a decent white head and a solid retention.
The aroma is mostly malty along with some biscuity notes.
The taste is pleasantly bitter throughout, with a slightly unpleasant metal feel in the aftertase.
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Serving type: bottle

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New Mexico

2.13/5  rDev -9.4%
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Victoria Bitter (VB) from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
58 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.