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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

250 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 250
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 pootz:
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

2.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Can sampled cold and sipped as it warmed to 50DegF

Poured a clear gold liquid in the glass, must give a hard pour to get a 1 finger rocky cap, even that vanishes quickly and laces weakly.

Aroma is faint but as it warms you get cane sugar sweetness, some hop grassiness..overall smells like sweet wet cardboard...totally over processed sterile extract brew smell.

Weak thin body, virtually no lager character.

Sweetish with weak husk-graininess and a whack of rough phenolic-sulfury-acidic green beer tastes, watery weak finish some hop after taste from POringwood hops (extract?).

Overall a cheap, over processed adjunct laden beverage that approximates beer flavor. I'm told 'VB' stand for 'vomiting bogans' in Oz vernacular...seems like the demographic this weak green piss would appeal to.

Serving type: can

06-27-2010 23:42:25 | More by pootz
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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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Romania

2.3/5  rDev -2.1%
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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.
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Victoria Bitter (VB) from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
58 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.