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

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2.41/5
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328 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:
#45,212
Reviews:
149
Ratings:
328
pDev:
32.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
44
Trade:
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Ratings: 328 |  Reviews: 149
Photo of YvesB
1.11/5  rDev -53.9%
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 +59.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sisterofba
2.42/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nelsonsaigon
2.75/5  rDev +14.1%
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 +53.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Momon
2.74/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Shanty76
2.69/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BEER88
1.98/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of -YJ-
2.05/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of waddellc2
1/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of benloho
1.75/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of m_dorling
5/5  rDev +107.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kitschiguy
1.17/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

I used to drink this stuff when I was backpacking in Australia. Well, that was a long time ago and I didn't really know any better. It was cheap!

I was passing a rather scruffy and noisy Australian-themed restaurant in Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong and the manager who I know called me in for a drink so I decided to have one of these for old times sake.

I poured a well chilled "stubbie" into a 350ml beer glass. Drank approximately half and thought better of it.

Poured a medium yellow with lots of loose carbonation. A thin, loose head disappeared almost immediately and left no lacing whatsoever.

Nose is that of a typically dreadful mass-produced adjunct lager; nasty. Faintly hoppy, metallic, no real complexity. Nothing in particular.

Palate is much the same as the nose; metallic, chemical, slightly bitter and no complexity. Very bland.

Too much artificial carbonation and a light mouthfeel make it quite unpleasant.

Overall an overwhelmingly awful mass-produced lager. Perhaps if chilled to just above freezing on a very hot day with a real thirst on it could be enjoyed. But not by me.

The only positive thing I can say about it, is that it's better than Carlton cold. But not much. It's absolutely terrible.

Highly unrecommended.

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Photo of mdlb44
2.88/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of molotovv
1.37/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

horrible smell followed by even worse taste

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.13/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From bottle, I get sweet malt,corn syrup and light bitterness another good beer to put down on a really hot day to quench your thirst. Very sessionable.

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Photo of Bearded_beer_guy_
3/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

This was the beer of my youth and early adulthood.
I don't particularly like the beer but because I spent so much of my early life drinking it it still quenches a thirst on a hot day.

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Photo of MisterKilderkin
2.28/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of life_of_agony
2.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of toronadotornado
2.39/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Phillips Island, Australia - March of the Penguins tour - bottle poured into a plastic cup

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
2.84/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank this a few times while in Oz, one of my least favourite beers from there.

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Photo of Dicers
2.48/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.26/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of Joncasso
1.75/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

My father is Australian and I shared a VB from a can on a plane to Aus with him. I took a sip and couldn't believe how terrible the flavor was.

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Photo of Andrewziggy
3.02/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad at all sweet malty taste with bitterness I actually don't mind

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Victoria Bitter (VB) from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.41 out of 5 with 328 ratings
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