Vedett Extra Blond | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Belgium
duvel.be

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stcules on 10-26-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
132
Avg:
3.35
pDev:
17.61%
 
 
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6
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Reviews by richmof:
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2.8/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The most overrated beer in Belgium. Just tried in a blind tasting with other Belgian lagers (Stella, Primus, Jupiler, Maes) and it came last (from everyone)!

Sudsy head dissipated into nothing - although its glass is by far the best of the lager glasses here. Very little on the nose except a mild scent of something chemically. On the palate its metallic, as well as being slightly malty and slightly dry. There is also a skunk quality. Its fine in the mouth and isn't so offensive that you wouldn't have more than one.

I say this as someone who used to order it by preference when looking for a lager here: stop wasting your money, Vedett is 100% marketing and 0% taste. If you are looking for a hoppy lager in Belgium, get Primus or Stella. If you are looking for a sweeter lager, get Jupiler. If you are looking for a malty lager, get Maes. There is no point paying extra for Vedett...except for the slick marketing.

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2/5  rDev -40.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Henfer
4.38/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
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 chinchill
2.98/5  rDev -11%
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 jonmikel
2.59/5  rDev -22.7%
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 mattfancett
1.05/5  rDev -68.7%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.84/5  rDev +14.6%
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 Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of BeerNoEvilSeeNoEvil
3.16/5  rDev -5.7%
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 PatrickCairns
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of adamcthomp
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of tempest
3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had an ice-cold bottle at Cafe Bizarre in Retie, BE. Served in a Vedett flute, it appears a brilliant light gold with bubbles shooting up the length of the glass. I have to say this is a masterful interpretation of the style. It's clean and refreshing, with a little bit of bready malt flavor. Of course, that means that while this makes for a great lawn mower beer, it's a very low-flavor beer.

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Photo of Momon
2.52/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Bierschenker
4.68/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I love this pilsner, it’s a great achievement for the brewery. Much better than their regular pilsner, the Bel-pils. It has an incredibly cool retro logo. And it is a beer that really appeals to young people. It is also commercialised this way. If you go to the website www.vedett.com, you will see that it is filled with a lot of crazy nonsense. Like the picture on the back of the bottle. I have noticed that the beer is also a stepstone for later duvel drinkers.

The beer has a lovely strong sweet hop odour. I served it in a large pilsner glass. It has a very clear golden yellow colour. When it poured out, it gave a huge magnificent fluffy white head. It diminishes as you go. But it leaves a complex lace structure on the glass.
When it is poured in, the carbonation shows a tremendous vividness. When in rest, it’s bubbling calmly.
The taste is refreshingly bitter hop like with some alcohol and slight traces of malts and grains.
The aftertaste is dry, with the same elements as the initial taste and some sugar traces at the end.

Great beer, one of my favourites.

Ut Vivat, Crescat, Floreat!

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Photo of brinch
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of frontalot
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of philipquarles
3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a nice, perfectly clear gold with a small white head that disappears quickly. Lacing is actually good.

Smells of hops, pils malt, and that's it really. Taste is much the same, though the hops are more forward. Tinges of a metallic taste are present. No strong flavors at all.

Mouthfeel is actually very good for this style. Relatively thick and good carbonation make it pretty decent.

Overall, it's unoffensive and drinkable, but nothing really impressive.

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Photo of Rickus
3.85/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of desint
3.8/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LoFiDave
3.25/5  rDev -3%

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Vedett Extra Blond from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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