Vedett Extra White - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by Douberd:
2.58/5 rDev -28.9%
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.
02-13-2013 18:46:21 | More by Douberd
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4.13/5 rDev +13.8%
33cl green bottles, enjoyed at and then from a saved bottle from the BCTC fest in August. Comes with best before dating of "06 2009". Pours cloudy, white peach, with a fine bubble white head, rising to about two inches and showing much better then moderate retention. The look develops with a tiny bubble film and nice sticky lace, surrounding a merainge cap. Nice looking stuff. Fruity nose, I believe I can pick up so light pepper as well. Quite refreshing and enjoyable wit. Zesty, citrus, general fruityness, plenty of lemon/lime. Clean and crisp late, fine summer quaffer, bring on the hot weather lunches of salads, cheese and bread and this will be a fine partner
09-14-2008 22:07:18 | More by Billolick
3.48/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
10-22-2009 09:48:26 | More by Weizenmensch
3.64/5 rDev +0.3%
16oz glass at MKT.
This beer appears a cloudy, pink-tinged pale straw colour, with the thinnest of thin caps of wispy lace, which leaves some attractive rocky promontory lace around the glass as things slowly bleed away.
It smells of semi-sweet wheat malt, orange citrus cream, savoury coriander, earthy yeast, and a bit of green vegetable astringency. The taste is still more or less sweet - not so crisp wheaty malt, muted white pepper and coriander spice, a hint of Certs menthol, and a fading acerbic yeastiness.
The bubbles are fairly underwhelming for the most part, the body medium-light in weight, and somewhat smooth, the yeast and edgy fruit mucking about a bit too much. It finishes off-dry, the sugary wheat carrying on, amongst a fading spice and yeast offset.
A simple witbier, to be sure - all the marks are hit, sure, but in a newbie-friendly, less than challenging manner. Easy enough to put back, but not something I could justify repeating over the course, of well, anything, especially today.
07-23-2014 20:31:48 | More by biboergosum
3.23/5 rDev -11%
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
09-09-2011 02:28:36 | More by sfprint
3.55/5 rDev -2.2%
Purchased at the LCBO 4pk of 330ml bottles for $12.00. Served at 4deg C in a challis.
A- Opens really well. Pours a high white head. Unfiltered but really light colored. Unusual
S- Very nice yeast as expected from a white beer. Coriander
T- Light that is for sure. Not a Hoegaarden but good in it's own way. Yeast is there. It's Hoegaarden missing some ingredients.
M- Light on the tongue and dry.
O- Nice to have tried this. Will sip the other 3 as time passes but will not buy again
This ok white beer went well with... eggs with ham and toast
07-12-2014 14:11:13 | More by DaveBar
3.63/5 rDev 0%
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.
01-05-2011 00:46:52 | More by CrazyDavros
2.76/5 rDev -24%
Bottle: Poured a light yellow color ale with white hue and a large enough white head with OK retention. Aroma of light wheat malt and citrus notes is OK. Taste of weak wheat malt and light zesty undertone sis a bit weak. Body is light with good carbonation. Short on complexity and drinkability is just not high enough to compensate.
07-07-2014 20:42:36 | More by Phyl21ca
United Kingdom (England)
3.9/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
02-07-2011 18:37:53 | More by Squelch
3.88/5 rDev +6.9%
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.
04-13-2013 20:22:53 | More by metter98
United Kingdom (England)
2.35/5 rDev -35.3%
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.
09-08-2009 18:57:27 | More by BlackHaddock
2.53/5 rDev -30.3%
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.
01-02-2010 16:55:20 | More by ThaCreep
3.74/5 rDev +3%
330ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $3
Appearance - Yellow colour with a small size fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for only a few minutes.
Smell - Banana, breads/grains, clove, lemons
Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste lemons, cloves, bananas, and some breads/grains. There is also a bit of a orange zest flavour.
Overall – Refreshing and easy to drink. Not something to go out of your way for, but I'll have no trouble working my way through a 4-pack.
06-27-2014 00:57:30 | More by spinrsx
Vedett Extra White from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
82 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.