Vedett - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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United Kingdom (England)
3.39/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
01-22-2013 00:16:57 | More by jazzyjeff13
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
3.6/5 rDev +7.1%
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
07-12-2012 18:38:41 | More by eduardolinhalis
3.95/5 rDev +17.6%
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.
04-04-2012 12:42:25 | More by woosterbill
Vedett from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
78 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.