Vedett Extra White - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 4
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website
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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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of biboergosum
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of biegaman
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of DaveBar
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
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!

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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2.76/5  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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of thehyperduck
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
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: 3.91, 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.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Vedett Extra White from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
82 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.