Vedett Extra Blond | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Belgium
duvel.be

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 10-26-2003

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47
Ratings:
133
Avg:
3.34
pDev:
17.66%
 
 
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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The color of gold almost clear. White, high foam, durable and adorned with glass is in plus for this Vedetta. Malt aroma with a slight smell of the toilet in the background and a slight hint of spice. Taste same as above, but this time no odor from the toilet. Gentian is another plus, long and intense, slightly grassy. High saturation.

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Photo of Martine
3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours straw coloured into a tulip glass from a 330ml bottle. The white head is three fingers high, sparse, and foamy with great bubbles that cling to the glass. The lager looks quite lively with good levels of carbonation.

It has a basic aroma of grain, cardboard, and some mild yeast. There isn't really anything special about it so far. The flavour is as the nose, standard sour bread, mineral water, and crisp grain with some bready aftertaste but not enough to truly notice. In all honesty I probably couldn't tell this apart from an Amstel.

It's light bodied, with a wet feel and moderate carbonation.

Really nothing to say about it other than it's more refreshing than flavourful.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV "Vedett"
33 cl green glass bottle, coded "12 2015 L4070213:18"
@ Dr. Duncan's, Liverpool UK on 29 March 2015

Notes: Skunked. Crystal clear golden body. Fluffy bright white head. Excellent retention and massively effervescent. Great lacing. An impressive looking glass of beer! Flavor delivers malt that's slightly sweet and mildly grainy, backed by grassy, leafy, floral and gently spicy hops. With the exception of the green glass bottle and skunking this is a really nice pilsner. Dry finish. Crisp, clean, refreshing - and satisfying.

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Photo of DypsoBubble
3.05/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Slightly better than a main stream lager, but not by much. Refreshing with a slightly thicker than normal mouth-feel. A slight taint of wet cardboard mixed with a metallic after taste. Quite refreshing but at 5.2% alcohol, a bit strong for me as a session beer. Could have spent my money on something better.

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Photo of BeerNoEvilSeeNoEvil
3.16/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a 330ml cold can. Nice lager. Nothing to write home about but crisp and refreshing. Only subtle tastes of Belgium but it is there. Would be nice with food. I don't think this is intended to be a particularly flavoursome beer, more a refreshing cold one on a hot day.

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Photo of jonmikel
2.59/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A very transparent look. Smell is very soft, pretty non-existant. Taste is quite regular. The foam fades away quite quick. Feel is not bad, could be better, though. Overall, is a regular beer.

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Photo of vinicole
3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

As reviewed for Vedett Extra Blond.
Very pale yellow. Lots of effervescence but only a 1 cm head.
Grainy aroma with a little malt.
Standard euro lager flavour with maybe a little more yeast and sweetness.
Preferable to other euro lagers.

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Photo of jlindros
3.07/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tap at kaiba in Shanghai.

Big creamy fluffy 1.5f.head fades slowly nice foamy mountains and lacing everywhere, clear golden pilsner blond color.

Nose is interesting, something wrong thought, a sulfur and phenolic chemical cleaner fruity ester, sweet blond malts, touch lemony, weird fruity like infection almost def Brett with too much oxygen.

Taste brings sweet malts out front, golden blond malts, light pilsner and lager like, with sweet lager malts, toasty, into big grassy almost spicy hops, mild fruity esters, touch of phenols and minerality otherwise not bad. No idea where the horrible nose came from. Finish dry light crisp, lingering bitter grassy spicy hops.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, little crisp, decent carb, little soft lager.

Overall, it's not bad if you plug your nose. Taste wasn't bad so no idea where the horrible nose came from.

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Photo of Lemreway16
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It could be said that given the choice of excellent beers from Belgium this is a poor beer but it is not. It is a lightweight beer for sure but has a pleasant malt and hops after taste and is refreshing. In a nutshell it is a better quality beer for session drinking than say Heineken or Amstel.

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Photo of chinchill
2.98/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

330ml green bottle with a BB date stamp March 2016.
With a panini in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Belgian Heineken probably a touch more hoppy but should be interchangeable. It even has a mild skunky note but nonetheless seems clean.

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Photo of jonb5
3.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml can poured into snifter

A: Pale, clear, medium head which didn’t stick around that long, decent amount of lacing.

S: Bready, sour dough, some Duvel yeast.

T: It followed nose, as well as having a slight malty sweetness.

M: Moderate carbonation, crisp, went down well.

O: Basically a lighter, crisper, bottom fermenting Duvel .

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Photo of interzen
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured into a Delirium Tremens chalice - BBE August 2015

Look: Pale straw colour with more head than a particularly heady thing. Seriously, there was so much foam at the top of the glass it looked like an ice cream.

Smell:Not much, really - whiffs of hops and citrus but that's about it. Maybe the head was getting in the way ...

Taste: Distinctly 'meh' - I'd call this a Belgian take on a classic Pilsner. There's hops in there, for sure, with a little bit of zing from the carbonation but really nothing to write home about.

Feel: Again, it drinks like a Pilsner - when you consider the sheer number of beer varieties that exist in Belgium you can't help feeling that this is a bit, well, insipid. Light, fizzy and ultimately somewhat forgettable.

Overall: Easy to drink but ultimately the wrong side of mediocre - I could imagine throwing a few of these back after a hot, summer bike ride but at the same time I'd not go out of my way to track it down. Interesting product from Duvel, but ultimately disappointing - leave the Pilsner-style beers to the Czechs and Germans, they do it much better.

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Photo of TerryW
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

This is a great looking beer. Soft, hazy pale yellow, magnificent lacing -- some of the best I've seen.

Very soft to drink, dry on the palate, gentle lemon citrus. Yeast and wheat. Thin bodied, a little spritz from carbonation. Interesting overall, quite subdued in character. Easy drinking, suitable summer time quaff, but not overly exciting or memorable beyond its look.

Worth a try at least.

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Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Vedett lager pours with good head and great carbonation. Phenomenol head retention for a lager – what you would expect from Duvel!
The aroma is like a german pilser. Herbal hops with a certain mint character are present.

This Belgian lager has a german pils taste. Delicate grassy hops, sweet malt ... touch of bitterness at finish. Maybe the sweeter end of the German pils flavour spectrum.

Overall, a great pilsner. Up there with Bitburger, Radeburger, Veltins etc. Just a bit on the sweet side perhaps but nice for a contrast with more bitter German pils.

86/100

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Photo of Slatetank
3.74/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this in a can in Belgium purchased from a cooler at a mini-market, enjoyed chilled in a cup.

The color is golden straw with light hazed thick white head crowns with fine bead and spots of lace stick. The smell is light spice of belgian yeast with mild malt with light sweet odor and faint fruit and honey accent which is pleasant.
The feel is thinnish with moderate carbonation level and light bitterness with mild sweetness and gentle spiced tinge with crisp dry finish -enjoyable texture.

The flavor is good with slight malt up front followed by spice flavor from yeast and gentle peppery hop quality with a slight honey tinge of malt with mild herbal element accenting the pils malt base with a nice dry yet light finish. Overall a very enjoyable blond, not great but well made and flavorful.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled in a green glass
Pours a golden clear body with huge foaming white head that rapidly diminishes
Slightlyrics better aroma and flavour with slight bitter finish

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Photo of BucBasil
4.06/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a 25mL glass in Shanghai China.

A: The beer is a pale hay-gold color with lots of streams of carbonation coming through. Head is 1 finger, pure white and lasts a few minutes.

S: Very citrus - lemon peel with bread. Some grass and wildflower.

T: Light and balanced. Good sourdough bread character. Some light floral hoppy notes coming in. Grassy, finishing with a hint of lemon zest. Nice and refreshing.

F: Can't be said enough. Light and refreshing.

Overall: Very solid beer. Can finally see what people here are raving about. If only all pales were this subtly flavorful rather than going for ONLY refreshing. A great reminder that good beers don't have to be extreme, dark, etc.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml green glass bottle with a BB of March 2013. ABV is stated as 5.2%. Picked up from a supermarket some time ago. Described as extra blonde; bottles of Vedett always feature strange artwork of the rear label (in this case a photo of a cigarette vending machine that now sells art).

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A pale golden colour with faint haze and good carbonation. Yields a large head of fluffy white foam that hangs around for a few minutes before reducing to a thick surface layer. Aroma of light malt with hints of stewed hops, faint grain, and a mildly sulphurous harshness in the background.

Tastes of light malt with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of stewed leaves, grain husks, very faint overcooked veg and a background harshness. A crisp, distinguished bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is light, dry and tingly, with prickly carbonation and good body for the style. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of acrid stewed leaves.

Rather lacklustre. This has the makings of a decent lager; it looks good and overall its character is quite clean. However, the aroma and flavour are spoiled by a pervasive harshness that negates the beer's better qualities. In the end, it's just another run-of-the-mill lager with little to set it apart from the competition. No need to seek it out.

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Photo of Douberd
3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Green stubby bottle of 330 ml, at home. Poured into a lager glass. ABV is 5,2%.
Pours a very clean and pale yellow colour, with two fingers of semi-frothy/semi-soapy head, with very good retention. Foam leaves quite a lace.Lively carbonation in the glass.
Aroma is grass and malts.
Crisp taste, mostly malty and grainy. Nothing too spectalurar. Short bitter finish.
Very thin body and quite high carboantion. Little dryness on the palate.

I guess it would make a difference if it was a really hot day out, this beer is quite refreshing, and highly drinkable in all its mediocrity, and maybe it would have scored a grade or two more, but unfortunately it's not.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle served in its own long and thin thumbler.

A: Pours a pale clear yellow color. Forms a modest white head. Low retention and few lacings left

S: Mild smell of sweet grains, lager yeasts and grassy hops.

T: Nice sweet grains upfront. Grassy hops. Lager yeasts. End is quite hoppy and bitter. In overall, a dry and crispy taste

M: Light body, medium carbonation. Good earthy hoppy aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. A good Lager like this is not something easy to find. Recommended

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Photo of woosterbill
3.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

33cl bottle into a Vedett flute-style glass at some random café in Brussels.

A: Crystal clear straw body under two fingers of creamy white head. Good retention, light lace. Solid.

S: Delicate pale malts - a little toasty - and some faint, clean yeast minerality. Slight herbal hoppiness. Light and pleasant (for the style).

T: Follows the nose - bready, toasty, herbal, dry, and clean. Very nice Euro lager.

M: Light-bodied, frothy, and soft. Great.

O: This one was a jolt at first, since I wasn't familiar with the beer ahead of time: the label just said "Blonde," so I was expecting a BPA, like Duvel Light. One whiff showed that it was in fact a lager, which was a bit of a disappointment, but it wound up being quite nice for its style. Better than Jupiler or Maes if you're in Belgium and just want something thirst-quenching.

Cheers!

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Photo of dbaker61
2.71/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

33cL green bottle. Brew date: June 15, 2011; best by June 15, 2012. 5% ABV, 11.6 deg. Plato.

Appearance: Very pale gold color. Crystal clear. Poured with one finger of soapy foam. Head had decent retention, leaving plenty of fluffy lacing.

Smell: Typical mass market lager smell; sweet with no real hops character. Grassy, bready.

Taste: More metallic than bitter, right up front. Almost no grain contribution. This is a one-note beer.

Mouthfeel: Light in body. Very dry finish. Adequate carbonation. Mild bitterness in the aftertaste.

Overall: Will quench a thirst, but not a lot of flavor. Pretty ordinary, in my opinion. I'll look elsewhere next time.

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Photo of zbellino
3.08/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've had this on bottle and tap all over Holland and Belgium.

It is probably the best "Pils" as they say on the mass market there. Even though it's really just a pale lager, and doesn't have the hoppage to be a true pils.

A: Really pale color like white-gold that one would associate with the style. But kind of washed out with little depth to the tint. No real lacing to think of, and a very light head that dissipates quickly, again a nod to the style.

S: Almost nonexistant. A bit of wheat.

M: Perhaps a dishwater consistency with a jubilant effervescence.

T: very characteristic, taste of some grain and malt, but not much hop at all to balance it out. The problem is that the typically grainy flavors don't really jump onto the palate.

O: Good for a session when you cannot find a superior beer.

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Photo of BMoldy
2.9/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Tasted on 09/02/11. From notes:

A: Very pale gold (though at least it wasn’t straw) and extraordinarily clear. White 1” head that faded very quickly and left only some lacing and nothing sitting on top.

S: Some pale malts and the lightest spicy hop aroma. That’s pretty much it.

T: Very light in all ways. More flavor than a Budweiser, but not by much. Very sweet, with just a touch of bitterness at the end. Very slight adjunct taste, but that could be because the grain bill is really lacking.

M: Again, very light, but relatively clean. Kind of like drinking beer-flavored spring water. Decent carbonation.

O: DISAPPOINTED. I had this a few years ago and didn’t think it was that bad at the time, but my opinion has definitely changed as my palate has changed. This beer was light and drinkable, and for the most part lacked any adjunct taste, so that makes it a cut above the rest of the usual macro swill. Still, though, when in Belgium, a Jupiler is a much better bet for both money and taste.

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Photo of Boto
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draught @ Belgo; This one pours a crystal clear, light golden color. There was a large white head onit that drops off quickly. Some lacing. The aroma is decent. Some grassiness and faint malts. the taste is fairly crisp and clean, although a little light. No real bitterness at all. Easy to drink.

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