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

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Victoria Bitter (VB)Victoria Bitter (VB)

Brewed by:
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.

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

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Photo of Gazza
2.05/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Not a good beer whatsoever. Disappointing that an Australian icon like this one is such a bad beer. The bitter taste is way too overwhelming and not balanced or interesting. Needs some nice hops and malts and contrasting flavours to level this out a bit. Really tastes bad in your mouth. Even trying to drink this one really fast too get it over with doesn't work. The taste may not be lingering but it's not a nice feeling in your mouth the moment you take a drink. You will want to pour this one on the garden before you finish and I cannot blame you. Okay it's a working man's beer. The problem is that people drink this religiously and are so faithful they do not even recognise that Carlton and United have stripped down the alcohol content and brainwashed their drinkers as they are only intent on making a profit. What is left is a completely preservative rich and additive rich beer which is completely carbonated and full of chemicals and no longer a natural easy-drinking beer after a hard days work. AVOID. I repeat AVOID (DO NOT BUY A CASE OF THIS, YOU WILL REGRET LOSING YOUR MONEY BUT EVEN MORE, HAVING TO DRINK THIS STUFF). Sorry VB, I wish I could love you.

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Photo of PeterM
2.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of heygeebee
1.61/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

On tap at local RSL.

Oh dear, the Carlton Draught vs VB taste-off.

It looks like beer and has a head and lace, but really not good.

This beer has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Save that it tastes better than Carlton Draught. That metal taste just builds.

Dear dear.

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Photo of bpasquetti
1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of sirksanti
3.25/5  rDev +38.3%

Photo of TeeRex
2.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of fionn13
2.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Kornoms
2.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Sachsenfreude
2.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Julian4077
1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of ThinkAgain
2.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Squancho
1/5  rDev -57.4%

Photo of aBeeraWeek
2/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of oldp0rt
2.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of PaulH
3/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of OldTime
2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Ktmktm01
3.5/5  rDev +48.9%

Photo of SweJon
3.5/5  rDev +48.9%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of Bitterbill
2.91/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a light gold with a 2 finger head of foam and leaves some lacing. A pretty good looking brew.

The smell is of corn, grain, and a nondescript bitterness.

The taste isn't bad up front; there's a decent balance between the corn and grainy sweetness and a light bitterness. On the back end it does get a bit too corny and sweet but overall, it's not that bad. Some compliment for a beer, eh?

Usual carbonation and body for the style, it's easy drinking. It might have been even better before the best by of Aug 2011. :^)

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Photo of dmorgan310
2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of likeemdark
2/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of galluch
2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Everydayoff
2.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

375ml bottle poured into a pint glass by freshness date.

Pour a clear rather dark golden color with average white head but short retention. It fades into thin bubble film on the surface with wee lacing, medium visible carbonation.

Adjunct cereal, grain, corn with hint of some dry malt.

Dry grain with some malt trait also slight metallic, hop is mute. The body is medium with soothing carbonation, smooth. Finish is dry.

Not all over bad but still could not consider as worthy. No go for serious drinker.

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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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