Vedett - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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1.85/5 rDev -44.9%
I'm not a fan of lagers, but I'll review this anyway.
Poured into a regular pilsner glass, it shows and breathes pilsner/lager.
A lot of big floaty bits in my glass worried me a bit: there are just lumps of sediment in this. Why?
Taste is very soapy. Maybe the hops are ok, but I'm not going to sample this further, because of that.
10-01-2010 14:13:42 | More by RuudJH
2.7/5 rDev -19.6%
33cL green bottle. Brew date: June 15, 2011; best by June 15, 2012. 5% ABV, 11.6 deg. Plato.
Appearance: Very pale gold color. Crystal clear. Poured with one finger of soapy foam. Head had decent retention, leaving plenty of fluffy lacing.
Smell: Typical mass market lager smell; sweet with no real hops character. Grassy, bready.
Taste: More metallic than bitter, right up front. Almost no grain contribution. This is a one-note beer.
Mouthfeel: Light in body. Very dry finish. Adequate carbonation. Mild bitterness in the aftertaste.
Overall: Will quench a thirst, but not a lot of flavor. Pretty ordinary, in my opinion. I'll look elsewhere next time.
02-25-2012 12:46:49 | More by dbaker61
2.8/5 rDev -16.7%
The most overrated beer in Belgium. Just tried in a blind tasting with other Belgian lagers (Stella, Primus, Jupiler, Maes) and it came last (from everyone)!
Sudsy head dissipated into nothing - although its glass is by far the best of the lager glasses here. Very little on the nose except a mild scent of something chemically. On the palate its metallic, as well as being slightly malty and slightly dry. There is also a skunk quality. Its fine in the mouth and isn't so offensive that you wouldn't have more than one.
I say this as someone who used to order it by preference when looking for a lager here: stop wasting your money, Vedett is 100% marketing and 0% taste. If you are looking for a hoppy lager in Belgium, get Primus or Stella. If you are looking for a sweeter lager, get Jupiler. If you are looking for a malty lager, get Maes. There is no point paying extra for Vedett...except for the slick marketing.
09-27-2010 09:31:35 | More by richmof
United Kingdom (Scotland)
2.88/5 rDev -14.3%
Clear golden blond, with a tiny white, bubbly head that settles to a soapy lacing almost instantly.
Sweet tasting, lots of corn & bread. Faint background smell of barely & a slight skunky aroma.
Sweet syrupy & grassy hops. Not verycomplex with some grain in there too.
Smooth feeling lager that is on the light side of medium bodied with a very slightly warm feel to it.
This is a very average beer that is overpriced at £4 a pint. Quite sweet and very well balanced overall but without anything to make it stick out. Overpriced!
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08-21-2011 17:09:39 | More by flyingpig
United Kingdom (Scotland)
2.9/5 rDev -13.7%
I bought this beer at a Christmas market in Avignon, France. I served it in a beer snifter.
Look- It poured a nice straw colour, quite fizzy. Had a bad head retention but it did lace ok.
Nose- Very lagery and hoppy! Reasonably fresh and a little bready and a touch smokey.
Taste- BIG pils malt taste, although still quite refreshing. Lemon and malt flavours really dominate this beer.
Mouthfeel- Very thin but matches the style really.
Drinkability- Very quaffable but not really groundbreaking. Could be a session beer if served on tap but I dont really get its purpose when it is bottled. Seems like its too focused on the marketing and the nice pictures on the bottle than the actual product.
12-09-2009 22:33:53 | More by mirnsd
2.9/5 rDev -13.7%
Tasted on 09/02/11. From notes:
A: Very pale gold (though at least it wasn’t straw) and extraordinarily clear. White 1” head that faded very quickly and left only some lacing and nothing sitting on top.
S: Some pale malts and the lightest spicy hop aroma. That’s pretty much it.
T: Very light in all ways. More flavor than a Budweiser, but not by much. Very sweet, with just a touch of bitterness at the end. Very slight adjunct taste, but that could be because the grain bill is really lacking.
M: Again, very light, but relatively clean. Kind of like drinking beer-flavored spring water. Decent carbonation.
O: DISAPPOINTED. I had this a few years ago and didn’t think it was that bad at the time, but my opinion has definitely changed as my palate has changed. This beer was light and drinkable, and for the most part lacked any adjunct taste, so that makes it a cut above the rest of the usual macro swill. Still, though, when in Belgium, a Jupiler is a much better bet for both money and taste.
09-14-2011 15:16:27 | More by BMoldy
United Kingdom (England)
2.95/5 rDev -12.2%
Green 33cl dumpie bottle, bought at Tanner's in Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Best before 09-2007, drank 04-2007.
Poured into a Duvel glass it looked like a lighter version of it's brother, same large white head, but a much paler body. It is after all, a pale lager.
What aroma? A hint of wheat, if I am being kind.
Where have they hidden the 5.2%? It is a pleasant refeshing taste, but no alcohol could I detect. Disappointed really, not even a pilsner flavour, more Kolsch and light.
Because the taste is so weak, the mouthfeel is also poor in my opinion.
I was expecting a lot better from this beer (I am a shareholder of the brewery), I won't be buying it again.
04-06-2007 15:21:07 | More by BlackHaddock
3.03/5 rDev -9.8%
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.
11-25-2012 23:26:30 | More by Douberd
3.08/5 rDev -8.3%
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.
09-19-2011 15:10:18 | More by zbellino
3.15/5 rDev -6.3%
I acquired a 330ml bottle of this at the Oslo microbrewery and pub in Salthill, Galway, Ireland. Poured here at low altitude into a half pint glass (generic). Reviewed from notes.
A: Clear yellow-blonde colour. Three finger head, thin and without cream. Good retention.
Sm: Very light scent of barley. Simple and not particularly appealing.
T: Balanced hoppy body with clean light cream finish. Built par for the style, but is nothing special. Certainly not as complex as I would like.
Mf: Smooth; coarse at the climax. Wet. It doesn't fit the flavours of the body perfectly, but it certainly matches them, just not to the point of accentuation.
Dr: Too expensive. 4.75 quid for a half a pint is highway robbery, even by Irish standards - and this isn't even in Dublin. Compared to other Belgian beers in the style, this is a very poor beer unworthy of your time, and especially your money.
05-27-2011 02:41:37 | More by kojevergas
3.15/5 rDev -6.3%
Picked this one up at Oddbins on Woodlands Rd. in Glasgow.
Comes up with a 2" bubbly white head with great retention. It leaves brilliant lacing as it goes down the glass.
Smell is mostly hops with a slight medicinal scent laying in the background.
The Taste has some pilsener maltiness up front, that fades into a balanced hopped bitterness. The bitterness sticks on the tongue.
The mouthfeel is about right for the ABV and style. It has some body but doesn't linger around.
I would say that this is a very sessionable beer. Not the most exciting beer in the world, but highly drinkable.
10-29-2008 20:53:31 | More by darklordlager
Vedett from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
78 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.