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

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Victoria Bitter (VB)Victoria Bitter (VB)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
Australia
fosters.com.au

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dwarbi on 02-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
323
Reviews:
147
Avg:
2.35
pDev:
34.04%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 323 |  Reviews: 147
Photo of Stockatron
1.73/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of travelguy
2.64/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of StJamesGate
3.54/5  rDev +50.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Lager gold, fadey puffy white. 3.75
Clean dusty grain. 3.5
Grain sack, slight tartness, touch of sweet extract, cola syrup end, then vague drying IBUs. 3.5
Light +, dry snappy. 3.75

Does best when it sticks to lager notes. But then weird syrupy bits poke through. Neurotic and artificial, nothing like an English bitter, but not terrible. Be interesting to line this up next to Shiner Bock, another hot weather “dark” beer. 3.5

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Photo of SkylerShores
3.25/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lichtman
2.64/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of josanguapo
3.1/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From Saveur-Biere. In Teku glass. After dinner. Biterness reminds cruzcampo, but its more tasty and malty, with some wet herbal notes. Pretty drinkable.

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Photo of redfox405
3.75/5  rDev +59.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fettpopps
2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Ant777uk
1.23/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

I spent 4 years of my life living in Australia, and was always surprised at why people liked this so much. This makes even Carlton draught seem nice..! At least Carlton Draught has some hoppiness!

However I was forced to drink this often, as a result of Aussies who regularly insisted on buying me a drink because of my "accent" and how drunk they always were! Haha...

This has a dryness and heaviness that makes it difficult to drink fast, and an overall flavor that is not really a flavor. It tastes like it has been pasteurised at 9000 centigrade for a year.

Beer in Australia is really expensive, Carlton and United must be making more money than Vegemite..

Had another recently in Bar Oz in Paris. Even compared with Euro lagers like Heineken and Carlsberg, this is even worse. Probably the worst beer I have had, it is really quite amazing how many Aussie hillbillies love the stuff.

Yet it does bring back some good memories of watching crab racing in Sydney while backpacking...

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Photo of Squire123
2.66/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 54V4G3
1.98/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of AaronNQ
2.18/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Hungtseechau
1.14/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Industrial larger. Costy at its quality. The ranking is definitely overrated.
Only locals would say it's the best due to poor pride.

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Photo of Mikeharris27
2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of TrilliumFan
3/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of iammochilera
2.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kylehay2004
2.82/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of stevoj
2.89/5  rDev +23%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Random bottle from random Aussie beer store. Not ad bad as rated previously by others, better than most of the Aussie pale lagers, but leans to the watery side.

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Photo of DamienI
2.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of YvesB
1.11/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

from notes of 23/09/2015.

No head. No carbonation. No taste of beer whatsoever. Bad apple juice. Probably the worst beer of australia. Cant believe I earned an untappd badge for this.

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Photo of mmosey
3.85/5  rDev +63.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sisterofba
2.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nelsonsaigon
2.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Manila (bottle)

I am neutral on this beer.

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Photo of snowmageddon
3.69/5  rDev +57%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Victoria Bitter (VB) from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
2.35 out of 5 based on 323 ratings.
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