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Vedett Extra White - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
82
good

108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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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Photo of FLima
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.

FLima, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of Douberd
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.

Douberd, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of dog-ear
4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

dog-ear, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of morfius85
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

morfius85, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

YamagamiTravis, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of xmorgan
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.

xmorgan, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of petluo
2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

petluo, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of StJamesGate
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.

StJamesGate, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Jose9e
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Jose9e, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of fionn13
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

fionn13, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of hotsudge
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

hotsudge, May 02, 2012
Photo of samEBC
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

samEBC, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of rekel
5/5  rDev +38.9%

rekel, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of sfprint
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

sfprint, Sep 09, 2011
Photo of rarbring
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.

rarbring, Jun 05, 2011
Photo of kojevergas
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.

kojevergas, May 27, 2011
Photo of moshiric
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.

moshiric, Apr 29, 2011
Photo of thierrynantes
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.

thierrynantes, Apr 17, 2011
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.

Everydayoff, Apr 13, 2011
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.

Squelch, Feb 07, 2011
Photo of CrazyDavros
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.

CrazyDavros, Jan 05, 2011
Photo of ThaCreep
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.

ThaCreep, Jan 02, 2010
Photo of jeranbrews
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.

jeranbrews, Nov 08, 2009
Photo of Weizenmensch
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.

Weizenmensch, Oct 22, 2009
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...

mdagnew, Oct 12, 2009
Vedett Extra White from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
82 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.