Vedett Extra White - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Reviews: 39
Hads: 140
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 7
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Billolick on 09-14-2008

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Photo of xmorgan
4.88/5  rDev +37.9%
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. (341 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
4.17/5  rDev +17.8%
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. (708 characters)

Photo of Billolick
4.13/5  rDev +16.7%
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 (670 characters)

Photo of lessthanhadley
4/5  rDev +13%
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. (572 characters)

Photo of vikingmike
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought this in a Japanese import store. Dated 7/2009. Enjoyed out of a Weltenburger pilsner glass.

Appearance: A beautiful, uniformly-opaque golden straw colour. One of the better looking wheat beers I've ever seen. Head stuck around for a good long while

Smell: Phenolic/"Fruity". More lemony than other beers of its category. Lacking the banana smell that seems to characterize several wheat beers. Faint doughiness.

Taste: Detect a definite lemon presence here. The bread-like aroma I noticed is nowhere to be found. Mild citrus aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Quite thin and watery.

Drinkability: I enjoyed this beer a good deal and could enjoy several more in succession. (672 characters)

Photo of rarbring
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
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. (457 characters)

Photo of Squelch
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
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. (346 characters)

Photo of thehyperduck
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
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. (1,683 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.86/5  rDev +9%
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. (707 characters)

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint on tap at a Calgary pub (World Bier Haus 1600). Very pale straw color with a decent amount of fizzy white head, two fingers or so. Extra white indeed. Aroma is understated yet rather unique; I am getting citrus rind (lemon, orange), peppery spice, pineapple, and a faint but distinct funk (cheese? Burlap?). Palate belies the pallid appearance, flavorsome with lemon-lime citrus front and center and a backdrop that recalls orange spice tea. The tropical pineapple note from the nose translates onto the tongue as well, along with some bubble gum and clove yeast effects (but do not think hefeweizen ... This is Belgian through and through). Extremely smooth and drinkable, light bodied and fizzy but still classy and subtle. Finishes crisp and dry. For some reason I am inclined to compare this to Shock Top (?!), like the latter in terms of flavor profile but stripped of any macro-brewed banality. I appreciate the lurking Belgian funk note. (949 characters)

Photo of FLima
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
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. (657 characters)

Photo of biegaman
3.82/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Vedett is about as close to milky white as beer gets. This thing looks like used oatmeal water (which, technically, it kinds of is). And it has the complexion of a mushy bowl of oats too; the protein from all that grain makes for a haze so dense not even the world's most powerful telescope could penetrate. And yet, curiously, it struggles to sustain its head.

Though brewed with dried orange peel and coriander seeds, Vedett's potpourri-like bouquet has a few other notes to it too: notably lemongrass and dried oregano. It's not unusual for Witbiers to have such herbal or savory notes in addition to the spicy fragrance and citrus zest - and the best ones usually do contain elements of all four.

Vedett, as a few quick sips confirm, does indeed fall into the category of a well-rounded witbier. There is a firm grainy texture courtesy of the wheat, hints of an herbes de Provence profile that includes flavours of dried thyme and rosemary, zestful citrusy acidity, and a peppery quality that, while not spicy per se, enlivens the mouthfeel.

There's also a strong lemongrass-like taste that, in addition to the beer's inherently refreshing disposition, makes this an excellent candidate for many Asian dishes. It can handle and even smother the spice, it mimics the cuisine's use of citrus and fragrant herbs, and, as the Belgians discovered long ago with their mulles, it holds up exceptionally well to brininess.

Every Thai restaurant worth its springrolls aught to stock and showcase Vedett, or at least a witbier of comparable quality. Naturally, food is not necessary to enjoy a beer this zestful and quenching - the best pairing for this is thirst (which it quickly extinguishes). I enjoy the style year-round but found it especially gratifying today, under a blue July sky. (1,791 characters)

Photo of constantine_272
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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. (283 characters)

Photo of StJamesGate
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
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. (450 characters)

Photo of spinrsx
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
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. (593 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
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. (784 characters)

Photo of Absumaster
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
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. (311 characters)

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
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 (545 characters)

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
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. (264 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (1,033 characters)

Photo of DaveBar
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
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! (575 characters)

Photo of BucBasil
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
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. (540 characters)

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
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. (1,165 characters)

Photo of ABCJiugui
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
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. (749 characters)

Photo of Everydayoff
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
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. (683 characters)

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Vedett Extra White from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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