Vedett - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by zbellino:
3.08/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
I've had this on bottle and tap all over Holland and Belgium.
It is probably the best "Pils" as they say on the mass market there. Even though it's really just a pale lager, and doesn't have the hoppage to be a true pils.
A: Really pale color like white-gold that one would associate with the style. But kind of washed out with little depth to the tint. No real lacing to think of, and a very light head that dissipates quickly, again a nod to the style.
S: Almost nonexistant. A bit of wheat.
M: Perhaps a dishwater consistency with a jubilant effervescence.
T: very characteristic, taste of some grain and malt, but not much hop at all to balance it out. The problem is that the typically grainy flavors don't really jump onto the palate.
O: Good for a session when you cannot find a superior beer.
Serving type: on-tap
09-19-2011 15:10:18 | More by zbellino
More User Reviews:
4.08/5 rDev +21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from the tap into a 25mL glass in Shanghai China.
A: The beer is a pale hay-gold color with lots of streams of carbonation coming through. Head is 1 finger, pure white and lasts a few minutes.
S: Very citrus - lemon peel with bread. Some grass and wildflower.
T: Light and balanced. Good sourdough bread character. Some light floral hoppy notes coming in. Grassy, finishing with a hint of lemon zest. Nice and refreshing.
F: Can't be said enough. Light and refreshing.
Overall: Very solid beer. Can finally see what people here are raving about. If only all pales were this subtly flavorful rather than going for ONLY refreshing. A great reminder that good beers don't have to be extreme, dark, etc.
Serving type: on-tap
04-08-2014 12:51:02 | More by BucBasil
United Kingdom (England)
3.39/5 rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A 330ml green glass bottle with a BB of March 2013. ABV is stated as 5.2%. Picked up from a supermarket some time ago. Described as extra blonde; bottles of Vedett always feature strange artwork of the rear label (in this case a photo of a cigarette vending machine that now sells art).
Poured into a tulip pint glass. A pale golden colour with faint haze and good carbonation. Yields a large head of fluffy white foam that hangs around for a few minutes before reducing to a thick surface layer. Aroma of light malt with hints of stewed hops, faint grain, and a mildly sulphurous harshness in the background.
Tastes of light malt with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of stewed leaves, grain husks, very faint overcooked veg and a background harshness. A crisp, distinguished bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is light, dry and tingly, with prickly carbonation and good body for the style. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of acrid stewed leaves.
Rather lacklustre. This has the makings of a decent lager; it looks good and overall its character is quite clean. However, the aroma and flavour are spoiled by a pervasive harshness that negates the beer's better qualities. In the end, it's just another run-of-the-mill lager with little to set it apart from the competition. No need to seek it out.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2013 00:16:57 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.03/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Green stubby bottle of 330 ml, at home. Poured into a lager glass. ABV is 5,2%.
Pours a very clean and pale yellow colour, with two fingers of semi-frothy/semi-soapy head, with very good retention. Foam leaves quite a lace.Lively carbonation in the glass.
Aroma is grass and malts.
Crisp taste, mostly malty and grainy. Nothing too spectalurar. Short bitter finish.
Very thin body and quite high carboantion. Little dryness on the palate.
I guess it would make a difference if it was a really hot day out, this beer is quite refreshing, and highly drinkable in all its mediocrity, and maybe it would have scored a grade or two more, but unfortunately it's not.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2012 23:26:30 | More by Douberd
Vedett from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
78 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.