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Vedett Extra White - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
82
good

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | 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 rekel
5/5  rDev +38.9%

rekel, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of sfprint
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%

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%

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%

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%

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%

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%

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%

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%

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%

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%

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%

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%

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
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.35/5  rDev -34.7%

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.

BlackHaddock, Sep 08, 2009
Photo of Absumaster
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

Absumaster, May 13, 2009
Photo of bark
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%

Sold as "Vedett Extra Witten".

The liquid is cloudy; the colour bright orange-yellow. The low white head leaves some lacing.

The smell is spicy and sour. I found notes of coriander and some citric notes. It is fresh, but a bit weak.

The taste is weaker compared to a Hoegaarden. Some dry-sour wheat-notes, some spicy flavours, an earthy touch. The body is weak. The mild aftertaste is a bit sourish with a touch of coriander.

The carbonation is medium strong; the liquid is smooth for a wheat beer.

An witbier amongst the other... Nothing special.

bark, Feb 10, 2009
Photo of orcasteve
3.05/5  rDev -15.3%

won this in a lif, poured into my duvel tulip glass, poured a cloudy yellowish white color with a head for days, the smell is sour with a hint of spices. the taste in this one a bland sour in the begining the middle is ciniman =, safron, some light malt at the start, then the end is sour with a bitter finish, this is an ok vershion of a witbier but one is enough for me

orcasteve, Dec 09, 2008
Photo of ABCJiugui
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%

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.

ABCJiugui, Dec 02, 2008
Photo of lessthanhadley
4/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

lessthanhadley, Dec 02, 2008
Photo of vikingmike
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%

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.

vikingmike, Oct 07, 2008
Photo of Billolick
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%

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

Billolick, Sep 14, 2008
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Vedett Extra White from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
82 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.