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Vedett Extra White - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Vedett Extra WhiteVedett Extra White

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BA SCORE
82
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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.28%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Billolick on 09-14-2008)
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BucBasil

South Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the tap into a pint glass in Shanghai.

A; The beer is a bright hazy lemon color. Head is pure white, 2 fingers, and stays an OK amount.

S: Nice spicy nose with lots of citrus peel. Some yeasty bready malt in there. Solid overall.

T: Very citrusy with a good amount of balancing malt in there. Spicy character in the middle with coriander and citrus peel coming through.

F: Very carbonated but refreshing.

Overall a pleasant if basic beer. Nothing really stands out but the brew has a great refreshing character. OK overall.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2014 13:00:21 | More by BucBasil
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DoubleJ

California

4.18/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Stubby bottle consumed in Antwerp, on to the beer:

Living up to the name, this beer is nearly colorless with a kiss of hay . The bone white head is sturdy and retains very well. The nose is soft and fruity, bringing lemon and orange first, and trailed by soft spices and coriander. Momentum keeps going...a soft taste with flavor is just what I was craving, and it's brought to the table in the form of a lemon-orange fruitiness, a kiss of spice, good balance, and the creaminess of oats. Somehow, the beer is light on its feet and refreshing with gentle crispness.

This is a very refreshing witbier which I wouldn't mind to see on the US market. Somewhat easy to find in Belgium too, which is convenient.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 02:40:20 | More by DoubleJ
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip glass.

A: Pours a hazy and very pale yellow color foming a medium bubbled white head. Mefium retention and only few spotty lacings left

S: Great spicy smell. Strong on coriander and orange zest. Wheat, sweet grains, earthy yeasts and flowery hops

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Sweet grains, wheat, honey, orange zest, earthy yeasts. A dry and refreshing taste, in overall

M: Light body. Creamy texture. Medium carbonation. Wheaty and spicy aftertaste

O: Very refreshing easydrinking. Good quality wittebier

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 19:37:24 | More by eduardolinhalis
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metter98

New York

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Frenzi, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A: The beer is very hazy pale yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of wheat and citrus are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has nice flavors of wheat intermixed with lemon citrus and orange peels.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink, thirst quenching, and refreshing. I liked how it was packed with lots of citrusy aromas and flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2013 20:22:53 | More by metter98
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FLima

Brazil

3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pale milky yellow color. Poured two fingers of bright white head with medium retention but leaving laces.
Citrusy aroma, with notes of yeast, vanilla and banana.
Flavor of pineapple, lemon, orange peel, coriander and wheat. Very light on the banana. Aftertaste is dry, a bit acid and mild bitter.
Light body with good carbonation.
Mouthfeel was great to me, not really sweet, condimented at the right level, very citric and refreshing. This should be sold in liters bottle, not thirds of a liter. Though a light beer it has its own character. If I drank too many wheat beers, I feel like not drinking it for a while. This shouldn’t be the case for Vedett.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 19:04:21 | More by FLima
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Douberd

Netherlands

2.58/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle of 330 ml, at home. Poured into a weizen glass. ABV is 4,7%. Medium head for the style, about one and a half fingers, white in colour and soapy in texture. Left some light lacing as it went down, in a short period of time.Only a slighty hazybess on the body, looks pretty clear. Average activity in the glass. Banana, clove and citrus aromas on the nose. Sweet taste with a very faint sourness on the finish. Quite boring, also some citrus fruits on the taste, but that’s pretty mush it. Overall, below than your average wit beer, it lacks lots on the taste.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 18:46:21 | More by Douberd
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xmorgan

California

4.9/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Apperance:
Hazzy cloud with small pure white head with good lacing

Smell:Light fruity smel

Taste:Typical of the style

Mouthfeel:Typical of the style, lighter and refreshing

Overall: it is not my favorate style of beer, but I do enjoy them from time to time, pleasent and I would drink again, should I feel the need for weed opps, white.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 08:41:52 | More by xmorgan
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StJamesGate

New York

3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy platinum with rocky clinging shaving cream foam that clings. Lemon furniture polish (but in a good way!) on the nose with bits of flowers and cantaloupe.
Melon, a wax hit and lemon balm to end.
Nectar finish and tingly linger. Soft, slight cling, light.

Great looker, but pretty basic in the glass. Saved by the creamy body, even if it's a bit thin. Doesn't aspire to be anything more than a good summer drinker, and hits that mark dead on.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 15:23:45 | More by StJamesGate
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sfprint

Germany

3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Not much for a head, translucent slightly dark yellow. can't see any rising carbonation.
S: Traditional witbier smell, but perhaps on the strong side, richer and going deeper. Quite floral, like a magnolia. A very true floral smell, unlike any other beer I've had. Certainly a floral yeast.
T: Promising smell but the flavor doesn't deliver. Hollow like many witbiers. Quite lemony, but nearly zero sweetness, kinda like a failed lemonade. Tart, sour and a bit bitter. But almost not bad. Still drinkable. Wheaty.
M: Sourness, hair astringent. Dry. Light to medium body.
O: I hate to say this, but it would probably be better if sugar was added. Mediocre

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 02:28:36 | More by sfprint
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rarbring

Sweden

3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A foggy yellow beverage, a white thick head, no lacing.

The smell is fruity, lemon, orange and banana, spicy and a bit more "vigorous" than the on-tap version.

The taste is citric, lemon, rhubarb and elderberries, spicy, clove and cardamom.

High carbonation, refreshing and spritzy, soothing but dry.

This bottle was tested and compared with an on-tap version, I found the extra carbonation from the bottle actually invigorating and enhancing this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 16:19:53 | More by rarbring
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kojevergas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a half-pint non-tapered pint glass in the Oslo pub, in Salthill, Galway, Ireland (low altitude). Reviewed from notes.

A: Cloudy white lemon-yellow colour. Three finger head of fair thickness but no cream.

Sm: Citrus: lemon and grapefruit mainly. Wheat.

T: Cream open to lemon estery hop body with a lovely lemon finish. The wheat is present but scaled back to highlight the esters. Well built and balanced. Quite refreshing.

Mf: Delicately light on the palate. Delightfully coarse to the point of being tingly, but a bit too wet. The yeast chunks are a necessary evil - easy on the pour, lads.

Dr: It's a good beer at a high price, particularly here in Ireland. I assume it's very affordable in Belgium, so all of ye beer advocates would do well to give it a go.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 02:32:24 | More by kojevergas
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moshiric

Japan

3.13/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- had this on tap at popeye's in Tokyo. A very pretty golden blond. A bit cloudy. Nice pour.

S- very light smell. A little spice. Not much else other than clean.

T - more spice than the nose. Some bitter citrus notes.

M - flavorful without being too overwhelming. Par for the style.

O- would definately drink again in Tokyo since it's a bit more drinkable than hitachino white. will come back for one in the summer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2011 11:55:01 | More by moshiric
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thierrynantes

France

3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33 cl.), tasted in 2011.

Appearance : pale golden color, with white foamy head.
Smell : wheat, spicy and citrus aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : moderate malty with citrus notes, and dry wheaty finish.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Belgian WitBier.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 19:41:46 | More by thierrynantes
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Everydayoff

Thailand

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a pint glass by freshness date.

A:
The pour yields hazy pale yellow color with thick white foamy head along with sediment flecks floating around its body. The head retention is good and leaves fine lacing patches sticking to the glass, high carbonation.

S:
The smell contains clove spiciness, orange, lemon zest and banana.

T:
Rather clean taste, clove spice carries all the way long together with orange and lemon zest, grain and wheat drying the thing up. Hop bitterness is there but mild.

M:
The body is light to medium with right amount of crisp from high carbonation, dry finish.

O:
It is refreshing and easy drinkable properly a good session beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 07:33:02 | More by Everydayoff
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Squelch

United Kingdom (England)

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

appearance: hazy straw colored. white thin head

smell: Smells of citrus. light hop aroma evident

Taste: smooth and light. slight banana flavor. beautiful

mouthfeel: needs more carbonation. slightly thin. there's a slight sourness also to this beer.

Drinkability: This is a wonderful example of the style. I would love to have this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2011 18:37:53 | More by Squelch
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours straw with a small lasting head.
Nose shows loads of coriander and dried orange peel alongside the usual doughy wheat. Very refeshing!
Similar flavours, a bit too much coriander in there though, gives too much of a vegetal character.
Carbonation is too high.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 00:46:52 | More by CrazyDavros
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ThaCreep

Belgium

2.53/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A good head. The nose, slightly bitter, slightly reminiscent of the smell of lager, one feels also the wheat, and fairly strong. The entry on the palate is a little spicy but the beer quickly becomes acidic. Unfortunately, we pin too fast a flagrant lack of taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2010 16:55:20 | More by ThaCreep
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jeranbrews

Oklahoma

3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've seen this beer in stores here in Japan along side Hoegaarden and in a few beer pubs, and finally decided to give it a try at Popeye's in Ryogoku, Tokyo.

A - This was served with 2.5 fingers of strong white head, and lots of continued carbonation and bubbling. The color is...bright. It reminded me of instant lemon pudding. It has that same almost neon glow to it. It's cloudy and the head left splotched rain drops of lacing on the glass.

S - Yeah, fruity and sour. Noticeably yeasty. The malts were too subdued I felt. The smells lingered around for a while and had a bit of a cleaning fluid, disinfectant smell.

T - The taste was pretty light. There was an initial sour stinging lip puckering lemon taste that didn't really have enough character. Sour, yes, but not as much in a yeasty way as a juice way. Malt, once again, hard to define. The aftertaste was mostly just lemon peel, and it stayed around for 45 sec.

M - There was nice light, fizzy, medium light body. But all-in-all too watery for me.

D - The would be good for some occasions, but it's not the best white beer out there. Pair this with food that won't be affected by the overly sour flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2009 10:02:34 | More by jeranbrews
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Weizenmensch

Japan

3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Green bottle of Vedett Extra White, 33cl. Best before 05 2010. Never seen this beer before, purchased in Japan.

Looks good - very cloudy straw-coloured brew with glowing white head, heaps of lacing and fine carbonation.
Served cold, around the recommended 3°C, and aromas aren't overwhelming, but some are noticeable. Lemon oil in particular, and a faint breadiness. Delicate but not a rich bouquet.
Taste is mild but refreshing. Not astringent, but cleansing and doesn't leave any tastes in the mouth. Would make a good inter-beer palate cleanser. Bitter and lemony on the palate, not a lot of flavour on the tongue but very nice as a sophisticated thirst-quencher.
A little drying in the mouthfeel, but that's the idea. Would go very well with greasy food. Easy to quaff, would also couple well with chili dishes.

I like this beer even though there's not a whole lot to it. I'll probably buy it again, although it's an expensive import in Japan; no local beers come anywhere near this light, satisfying quaffer.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2009 09:48:26 | More by Weizenmensch
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a hazy straw yellow colour... White head poured quite foamy then faded quickly to very thin layer....quite a lot of big carbonation bubbles punch the surface... some light patchy lacing...

Aroma - Very light spicy fruitiness (lemons, pears, some grapefruits), salty notes, some yeastiness, some light hops just coming through, grassy, light honey notes...

Taste - Light lemon fruitiness, also some spicy apples, grassy, floral, barely any malts, some light spicy hops, very light sugary sweetness, some coriander notes...

Feel - Pretty sharp and dry. Light body. Fairly drinkable but just a bit boring to have me coming back for more...

Overall - A bog standard witbier... not something i'd be rushing back to as there are much better examples out there...

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2009 08:59:47 | More by mdagnew
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.35/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Green stumpy 33cl bottle with loads of life left according to the best before date. Poured into an old Berliner Kindl 0.4 litre straight sided glass.

Pale, cloudy yellow body with a pure white head, just about clear enough to see bubbles rising through and up to the head.

Thought there would be more of a nose, some yeast and grapefruit, but nothing very strong.

Weak flavours of watered down fizzy lemon juice, not overly impressed.

Strange feel to the beer, I am no expert on the Witbier style but this is the 13th I've reviewed on BA and this is one of the worst to date.

Not even the sharp, refreshing tang you normally get from Witbiers, a poor effort from a well respected brewery. I'll not be seeking this out again.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2009 18:57:27 | More by BlackHaddock
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A yellow beer with a creamy white lace head.

Smell of citrus, a pungent sulfuric smell, almost like a Duvel smell. Grainy and citric.

Taste is grainy, wheat with a spicy and citric taste. Almost like lemons are used, but wothout the acidity. Body is light, maybe a bit too light. Aftertaste is dry and short.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2009 19:20:31 | More by Absumaster
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bark

Sweden

3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sold as "Vedett Extra Witten".

The liquid is cloudy; the colour bright orange-yellow. The low white head leaves some lacing.

The smell is spicy and sour. I found notes of coriander and some citric notes. It is fresh, but a bit weak.

The taste is weaker compared to a Hoegaarden. Some dry-sour wheat-notes, some spicy flavours, an earthy touch. The body is weak. The mild aftertaste is a bit sourish with a touch of coriander.

The carbonation is medium strong; the liquid is smooth for a wheat beer.

An witbier amongst the other... Nothing special.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2009 19:19:30 | More by bark
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orcasteve

North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

won this in a lif, poured into my duvel tulip glass, poured a cloudy yellowish white color with a head for days, the smell is sour with a hint of spices. the taste in this one a bland sour in the begining the middle is ciniman =, safron, some light malt at the start, then the end is sour with a bitter finish, this is an ok vershion of a witbier but one is enough for me

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2008 09:52:06 | More by orcasteve
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ABCJiugui

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

on tap (yup, and I'm not in belgium!) into shaker pint glass- in december...eesh.

A- 2 finger head, fairly compact bubbles, recedes to thin wispy 1mm cap. Hazy, straw yellow color. Thin broken lacing, but more than I expected- pretty nice to look at.

S- slight acid, tart, sourdough-ish. Little yeasty. pretty fresh, little citric.

T- lightly tart, citric, a little sweeter in the middle. lingering bitter/dryness in the finish, moreso than I expected.

M- thin, not a lot of carbonation, but not lacking either.

Overall, I thought it was a nice beer- had it been summer, I'd be much happier drinking this. As such, it still scores decent with me for a white beer and I'd drink it again easily, specially with frites or seafood in the summer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2008 15:45:08 | More by ABCJiugui
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Vedett Extra White from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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