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Vedett - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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77
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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.01%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stcules on 10-26-2003)
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desint

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

05-24-2013 10:57:49 | More by desint
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3%

04-26-2013 23:36:28 | More by randylangford
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.39/5  rDev +1.2%
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
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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -10.4%

12-11-2012 00:52:29 | More by MisledTitan
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morfius85


3/5  rDev -10.4%

12-05-2012 04:15:09 | More by morfius85
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Douberd

Netherlands

3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
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
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paperwerewolf

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

11-12-2012 23:16:57 | More by paperwerewolf
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peagasus

Belgium

1/5  rDev -70.1%

11-02-2012 15:35:42 | More by peagasus
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bvlaminck

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

10-08-2012 05:55:54 | More by bvlaminck
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Viceroy

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

09-12-2012 00:54:01 | More by Viceroy
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -3%

09-11-2012 15:29:04 | More by DrinkSlurm
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -3%

09-09-2012 17:39:52 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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craiggoode


2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

09-08-2012 06:49:38 | More by craiggoode
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Jose9e

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -10.4%

07-30-2012 11:08:57 | More by Jose9e
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle served in its own long and thin thumbler.

A: Pours a pale clear yellow color. Forms a modest white head. Low retention and few lacings left

S: Mild smell of sweet grains, lager yeasts and grassy hops.

T: Nice sweet grains upfront. Grassy hops. Lager yeasts. End is quite hoppy and bitter. In overall, a dry and crispy taste

M: Light body, medium carbonation. Good earthy hoppy aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. A good Lager like this is not something easy to find. Recommended

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 18:38:41 | More by eduardolinhalis
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fionn13

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-16-2012 20:07:42 | More by fionn13
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HardyGeneraL

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +19.4%

06-10-2012 11:59:19 | More by HardyGeneraL
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adamcthomp

Spain

4/5  rDev +19.4%

06-06-2012 22:14:58 | More by adamcthomp
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ant1

France

3.25/5  rDev -3%

06-03-2012 21:31:11 | More by ant1
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Kirdo


3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

05-28-2012 13:55:42 | More by Kirdo
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morallybankrupt


3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

04-06-2012 08:38:48 | More by morallybankrupt
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

33cl bottle into a Vedett flute-style glass at some random café in Brussels.

A: Crystal clear straw body under two fingers of creamy white head. Good retention, light lace. Solid.

S: Delicate pale malts - a little toasty - and some faint, clean yeast minerality. Slight herbal hoppiness. Light and pleasant (for the style).

T: Follows the nose - bready, toasty, herbal, dry, and clean. Very nice Euro lager.

M: Light-bodied, frothy, and soft. Great.

O: This one was a jolt at first, since I wasn't familiar with the beer ahead of time: the label just said "Blonde," so I was expecting a BPA, like Duvel Light. One whiff showed that it was in fact a lager, which was a bit of a disappointment, but it wound up being quite nice for its style. Better than Jupiler or Maes if you're in Belgium and just want something thirst-quenching.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 12:42:25 | More by woosterbill
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brinch

Denmark

3/5  rDev -10.4%

03-16-2012 20:15:16 | More by brinch
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dbaker61

Ohio

2.7/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 12:46:49 | More by dbaker61
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

01-10-2012 07:50:48 | More by ygtbsm94
Vedett from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
77 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.