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

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BA SCORE
2.42/5
Poor
332 Ratings
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:
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Added by dwarbi on 02-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,590
Reviews:
149
Ratings:
332
pDev:
32.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
46
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 332 |  Reviews: 149
Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3/5  rDev +24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rooie
3.54/5  rDev +46.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
2.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This is what happens to you when thirsty in the Aussie sun... and having no other choice.
MJ's "Guide" gave it one of four stars. Enough said.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
2.92/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of monkist
3.28/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

How is this beer like? Might be judged as poor overall but still does way better than the Euro Pale Lagers. Looks a bit darker in color than its American counterparts and has a faint smell (of apples?) but still okay. Its taste starts off as something clear, then takes a turn into strange malts or hops, who knows (again weird apples come into my mind) but still feels better than Coors Light. Then I read that it has added sugar, perhaps that's where this strange sweetness comes from! To sum it all up, it is not that bad overall (have been drinking Japanese adjuncts for weeks now celebrating the end of the year in 2017), even my wife seems to like it! It isn't a craft beer but it's not even supposed to be one. It is an okay American type lager, not great but nothing to complain about really.

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Photo of Mikexw
2.4/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Beermeupagainscotty
1/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Profundobaso
2.77/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Look - standard lemon yellow with high carbonation. no head.
Smell - biscuits and malts, not much else.
Taste - crisp but finishes with some sweetness that seems a bit out of place. not bad, but a bit peculiar.
Feel - light bodied, fairly watery, but easy to drink.
Overall - this is an adjunct lager inside out, but the sweetness gives it a distinct Aussie flavor that makes it different from other adjunct lagers. can't say i like it, but at least its unique in that way.

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Photo of kofukasho
2.64/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Stockatron
1.73/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of travelguy
2.64/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of StJamesGate
3.54/5  rDev +46.3%
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 +34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lichtman
2.64/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of josanguapo
3.1/5  rDev +28.1%
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 +55%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Ant777uk
1.23/5  rDev -49.2%
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 Squire
2.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 54V4G3
1.98/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of AaronNQ
2.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Hungtseechau
1.14/5  rDev -52.9%
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 -17.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of TrilliumFan
3/5  rDev +24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of iammochilera
2.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

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Victoria Bitter (VB) from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.42 out of 5 with 332 ratings