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Melbourne Bitter - Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
63
poor

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 2.42
pDev: 39.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd. visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 06-04-2002)
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Photo of Liammarnott
5/5  rDev +106.6%

Photo of Connorarnott
5/5  rDev +106.6%

This is a drink for men. The sort of men that discovered the wheel and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn. A strong, earthly bitter taste from the pride of Ringwood hops gives the taste buds, or caliculus gustatererius if you will, a flavor sensation usually reserved for kings among men or gods. The little red delights are commonplace in the fridges and eskys of all the great beer drinkers in this big, brown, wide, wonderful land of ours and will forever be so.

Photo of NorCalAussie
2.25/5  rDev -7%

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3/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Stuckey_Stuckey
2.28/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of dmorgan310
2/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of mrjez
2/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of BuddhaBrowett
2/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Darryl_Lechte
4.46/5  rDev +84.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a delicious beer.
I would definitely have another, and I will.
In fact I already did. Lots.
Pours really well into beer bong.
Minimal froth, crisp taste.
Can crushed easily upon finishing.
Attractive logo.
Best enjoyed with your m8s.
Great accompaniment to the footy/cricket.
Discount on slabs at liquorland Frankston - $37.50 for 24 cans.

Photo of benloho
2.5/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of drpimento
2.31/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Poured at a good temperature with a mammoth, thick, foamy, frothy, billowy, off-white head (suspect foaming agents) and lots of lace. Color is a clear yellow. Aroma reminds me of a common lager with a bit o hop. Flavor’s like nose, bitter, sweet, and tang are actually fairly balanced, adjuncts are present, as are off flavs, body/carbonation are soft. Finish is like flavor. I just want to get it over.

Photo of schoon
3/5  rDev +24%

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3/5  rDev +24%

Photo of XsoldoutX
2/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of magpieken
3.25/5  rDev +34.3%

Photo of BILF
1.75/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of magnusdave
2.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of soju6
2/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Pours a dark yellow color with a small head that fades to no real lacing.

S: Aromais musty. Blend of yeast and hops with a bit of sweetness in the background. Has that old stale beer smell.

T: Taste is not much better, sort of funky with yeast and malt sweetness. Coarse bitterness and a sticky finish.

F: Light body, has a lot of rough edges and high carbonation.

O: Not a decent drinker, but then you can't expect too much from a poor step sister of Victoria Bitter.

Photo of braican
3/5  rDev +24%

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2.25/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Julian4077
1.5/5  rDev -38%

Photo of a17c
5/5  rDev +106.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up one of these bad boys at my local. Was shocked at how cheap this devil is!
Cracked it on the tram home, delicious. Smashable. Aromatic hops come oozing out of this fine beer. very sessionable, recommend it to anyone! Also says melbourne on the front.

10 out of 10.

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1/5  rDev -58.7%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
1.18/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Uncaps with a weedy little sizzle, and pours surprisingly flat and lifeless for an Aussie macro lager—a dull golden colour, with a wispy film of white on the top and very little visible carbonation. Body is quite fine, and what carbonation is there actually looks quite dense.

Nose is what you expect from the genre, with perhaps a little more tilt towards the American macro style, with a strong aroma of cereal adjuncts coming through. Still some metallic twinges to it, and a hint of that muddy, gritty yeast character characteristic of these beers.

Taste is repugnant. Along with the classic CUB yeast dirge, there's a lilting organic character like worm-eaten unripened tomatoes, still containing the pesticides whose job it was to keep the worms off in the first place. Rank and fetid and lingering, leaving a really unsavoury taste in the mouth. Finish is dry and weak, except for that lingering malignancy.

Horrid beer. In some ways, even though it's not as bad all over as some other beers I have, this is worse, because the appearance and the smell don't warn you about how terrible is the thing you're about to put in your mouth.

Well, let this review be your warning instead. Stay away.

Photo of galluch
2/5  rDev -17.4%

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Melbourne Bitter from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
63 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.