Victoria Bitter (VB) - Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
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2.13/5 rDev -9.4%
It seems that this beer is ubiquitous in Australia. The "VB" is on many signs overhanging the entries of pubs. Much like Budweiser. From the bottle it pours a dark golden, very yellow color. The aroma is strong with adjunct and little else. Similar experience on the palate with some prickly carbonation to go along with it. There is a touch of bitterness at the end, putting the Bitter in to VB. Overall not my favorite.
03-21-2014 03:17:52 | More by BeardedBoffin
3.2/5 rDev +36.2%
Victoria Bitter 4.9% 375ml can in NZ
Aroma: light mix of bready malts and spicy hops
Flavor: Mild; good balance although it is sweet up front and a bit bitter by the finish. The hops
dominate eventually in the mildly bitter and hoppy aftertaste.
Feel: medium-light body; crisp and smooth; good, medium+ carbonation.
O: OK as a decent but cheap and widely available (in NZ) beer.
01-14-2014 03:10:57 | More by chinchill
3/5 rDev +27.7%
This is a benchmark mass production beer... like Budweiser, Coors, Guinness... it shouldn't be measured critically against boutique micro brews
Being a benchmark... and therefore average... I rate it as 3.0
It is has a nice golden color... good head
Smell is musky and hoppy... simple... not in your face
It goes down smooth... slightly dry... very refreshing
Good carbonation in the mouth... its active
A good beer to drink when you don't have to concentrate on the taste... great for footy and cricket
01-10-2014 18:13:25 | More by JimiO
2.08/5 rDev -11.5%
I haven't had this beer for at least five years, with good reason, however whilst watching the cricket today I thought I'd give it another go as it felt strangely fitting. As soon as I cracked the bottle open I remembered why I haven't had it for so long. You're imidiatly hit with an odour so offensive you'll fell like you've just slept all night on the floor of a dodgy pup in Sydney's inner west where the carpet hasn't been cleaned for 40 years. The taste isn't any better. Whilst struggling to drink this beer down every bad beer experience I've had with beer came rushing back to me. There isn't much more I an say, I can only agree with other reviews I've read on here.
12-15-2013 06:14:08 | More by LeeroyAgogo
2.36/5 rDev +0.4%
the low end of the Australian cheap beer paradigm. its metallic and often skunky, worse in a can than a bottle, limited in its ability to refresh, and honestly a terrible option for the price. carlton draught over vb in a second, even though I know a lot of people who would disagree. even when this beer is cold, it always feels warm somehow, like soapy and thick, adjunct heavy, and over carbonated. I don't get a yeast profile at all, just a standard yellow beer metallic finish. I would compare it to keystone in the united states, with a little more body, but similar off properties. I drank enough of this to know its poison too, hangovers always seem magnified after a night on vb. don't let its rather limited availability in the united states make you think its worth seeking out, its not. you would do better to get a sixer of coopers pale, which seems to be everywhere these days, if you want an Australian beer experience. leave vb for its loyal consumers down under.
12-02-2013 18:30:35 | More by StonedTrippin
Victoria Bitter (VB) from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
58 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.