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Vedett Extra White - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
82
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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 6
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Billolick on 09-14-2008

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Ratings: 127 | Reviews: 40
Reviews by xmorgan:
Photo of xmorgan
4.88/5  rDev +35.6%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Weizenmensch
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Photo of biboergosum
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz glass, a surprise find 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.

Photo of sfprint
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
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

Photo of DaveBar
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Food Pairing

This ok white beer went well with... eggs with ham and toast

Enjoy!

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.77/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

Photo of Squelch
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.

Photo of metter98
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.4/5  rDev -33.3%
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.

Photo of ThaCreep
2.56/5  rDev -28.9%
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.

Photo of spinrsx
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Douberd
2.6/5  rDev -27.8%
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.

Photo of Absumaster
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Photo of thehyperduck
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330 mL bottle from a 4-pack picked up at the LCBO; best before March 2015. Generally speaking, I'm not a big witbier guy, but every year something about the early summer weather gives me cravings for them, without fail. Served well-chilled.

Pours a cloudy, pale straw-yellow colour, topped with one finger of sparkling, fizzy white head that disappears relatively rapidly over the next minute or two. A thin, soapy collar and a modest ring of lacing are the only remnants. The aroma consists of pretty standard fare for a witbier - grainy malts, wheaty sweetness, lemon zest, orange and coriander come through, with a light touch of grassy skunk.

This is a light, enjoyably thirst-quenching white. Lemon drop tartness provides a nice accent to the initial wheat and pale grain malt sweetness. A mild brushing of grassy hop notes is overshadowed by yeasty coriander and clove notes, which provide a spicy, drying finish that beautifully counters the tart/sweet notes of the first half of the profile. Light-bodied, with zippy carbonation that spritzes the palate with every sip. A little watery, but otherwise this is an excellent, highly quaffable wit perfectly suited for an afternoon on the patio with a barbecue.

Final Grade: 3.9, a solid B+. Vedett Extra White is a well-crafted Belgian white beer that I have no serious complaints about. Spicy and light on the palate - this is not a complex affair at all, but I feel that this style is more about refreshment than piquing the interest of your tongue. Worth a try for anyone who appreciates this style, and something I'll likely return to at some point in the future. And seriously guys, knock it off with the green bottles.

Photo of rarbring
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Photo of mdagnew
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...

Photo of constantine_272
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Extra light yellow straw and wheat color. Thin white foam ring. Thin mellow yeast and wheat smell with a touch of Brie. Has a candy like sweetness at the beginning of the taste. Limoncello notes. Mild yeasty esters finish. Really refreshing wheat beer after a hot summer day outside.

Photo of eskilgh
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Bought at 'Meny' in Trondheim, Norway. 330 ml bottle, and has a lower abv of 4,7% than the original at 5%.

For a beer it's very white, nice head with small bubbles. Hazy. Smells of banana and clove, some sitrus fruits, bready yeast. Taste profile is the same, starts off with a soft interplay between the fruity and spicy (primarily cloves) before the cloves takes over. Finish seems a bit sweet at first, but transitions into dryness. Where this beer goes wrong is mouthfeel - it's a little bit undercarbonated and the body is too light for my taste.

Photo of lessthanhadley
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Originally sampled at Belgium comes to Cooperstown 2008 VIP dinner. I brought a few bottles home with me and am finally getting around to reviewing one tonight. To the best of my knowledge this product is not available in the United States.

A: Large foamy head, fades after a few minutes. Nice unfiltered golden color.

S: Lemon/citrus

T: Distinctly lemon but one of the better examples of a Witte I have tasted

M: Not as much carbonation as there should be. I do not remember this from my first tasting, could be due to age.

D: Very drinkable. A perfect summer witte.

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330 ml green bottle purchased from LCBO as part of a 4 pack. Cost is $3 CDN per bottle. Served cold as recommended into glassware. Advertised as 4.7% ABV.

Appearance - pale hazy straw coloured beer. Small finger or so of white head with ok retention time. Minimal lacing and the beer is too hazy to give details of the bubbles situation.

Smell - slightly skunked, almost certainly from the green bottles. Otherwise some wheat and lemon zest are the biggest aromas. A sweet floral aspect is also present as is with the case with many wits.

Taste - pretty mild and subdued, but some sweet breads flavours are present as well as a lemon zest soda like mixture. A bit of a creamy taste as well. Works well together.

Mouthfeel - fairly highly carbonated, light body to the point of being extremely light, and moderately dry finish. Pretty good here.

Overall - while it doesn't live up to the some of the namesake created by this brewery (read Duvel) this is a pretty decent witbier, that is very light and refreshing. For those looking for a more significant witbier, look elsewhere, but this comes recommended and certainly wouldn't turn it down this time of year.

Photo of kojevergas
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of Everydayoff
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.

Photo of BucBasil
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.

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Vedett Extra White from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
82 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.