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

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Victoria Bitter (VB)Victoria Bitter (VB)
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2.41/5
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325 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by dwarbi on 02-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,190
Reviews:
148
Ratings:
325
pDev:
32.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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13
Gots:
42
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375ml bottle served in a Weizen glass.

A: Pours a regular and clear yellow color forming a medium and fluffy and very bubbled white head. Medium retention and many lacings left in the glass

S: Sweet grains. Adjunct malts, mainly. Notes of corn, flowery hops and Lager yeasts

T: Sweet malts upfront followed bit a skunky and bit citrus hop bitterness. In overall, a quite dry taste. Adjunct malts are quite annoying. Strong notes of corn and the hops bitterness is medium and quite dry too. Bready Lager style yeasts

M: Light body. Strong carbonation. Adjunct grains and a medium dry hoppy bitterness

O: Low drinkability. I was curious about this beer for long years. Quite disappointing. Not recommended at all

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Carlton Brewery's Victoria Bitter (VB) pours a slightly darker body than most adjunct lagers; I'd say its color approaches amber. A slightly rigorous pour produces a substantial head that sticks around longer than expected.

The nose is pleasant enough for a cheap lager. Sweet grains dominate; hops are barely detectable; a slightly metallic aroma lurks in the background.

The taste is nicer than expected. Bittering hops have been used to nice effect. The beer hangs on the palate longer than one might expect. Lightly toasted grain flavors are complemented by significant bitterness. As far as macro-brewed adjunct lagers go, this is certainly above-average. I'm impressed. The medium mouthfeel and soft carbonation complement nicely.

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A: From the iconic brown stubby. Pours a clear copper color with a small head and no real lacing.

S: Has that iconic musty aroma of malt sweetness and grain.

T:Taste of malt sweetness with some grain. Mild bitterness and a slightly sticky finish. pretty bland.

F: Light body, mild crispness and kind of boring.

O: One of the better known lagers from down under. Goes best with hot weather. Enough said.

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Victoria Bitter (VB) from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.41 out of 5 with 325 ratings
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