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Vedett - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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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

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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Photo of Douberd


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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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

11-12-2012 23:16:57 | More by paperwerewolf
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1/5  rDev -70.1%

11-02-2012 15:35:42 | More by peagasus
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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

10-08-2012 05:55:54 | More by bvlaminck
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

09-12-2012 00:54:01 | More by Viceroy
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

09-11-2012 15:29:04 | More by DrinkSlurm
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United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -3%

09-09-2012 17:39:52 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

09-08-2012 06:49:38 | More by craiggoode
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

07-30-2012 11:08:57 | More by Jose9e
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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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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-16-2012 20:07:42 | More by fionn13
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

06-10-2012 11:59:19 | More by HardyGeneraL
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

06-06-2012 22:14:58 | More by adamcthomp
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

06-03-2012 21:31:11 | More by ant1
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

05-28-2012 13:55:42 | More by Kirdo
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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


Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 12:42:25 | More by woosterbill
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

03-16-2012 20:15:16 | More by brinch
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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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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

01-10-2012 07:50:48 | More by ygtbsm94
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

11-28-2011 22:28:17 | More by rekel
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3.08/5  rDev -8.1%
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
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New York

2.9/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 15:16:27 | More by BMoldy
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3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draught @ Belgo; This one pours a crystal clear, light golden color. There was a large white head onit that drops off quickly. Some lacing. The aroma is decent. Some grassiness and faint malts. the taste is fairly crisp and clean, although a little light. No real bitterness at all. Easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

09-10-2011 20:19:40 | More by Boto
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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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Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2011 17:09:39 | More by flyingpig
Vedett from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
77 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.