Vedett Extra Blond | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Vedett Extra BlondVedett Extra Blond
BA SCORE
19.9%
Liked This Beer
3.26 w/ 141 ratings
Vedett Extra BlondVedett Extra Blond
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by stcules on 10-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,194
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
141
Liked:
28
Avg:
3.26/5
pDev:
17.48%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
45
Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -69.3%

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1.05/5  rDev -67.8%

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1.44/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of RuudJH
1.89/5  rDev -42%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'm not a fan of lagers, but I'll review this anyway.

Poured into a regular pilsner glass, it shows and breathes pilsner/lager.
A lot of big floaty bits in my glass worried me a bit: there are just lumps of sediment in this. Why?

Taste is very soapy. Maybe the hops are ok, but I'm not going to sample this further, because of that.

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2/5  rDev -38.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -31%

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2.26/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Wanne
2.48/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Golden colour with a white head. Much of the taste comes from the malts, with a slightly bitter hop taste. Average beer. Nothing special.

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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Momon
2.52/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jonmikel
2.59/5  rDev -20.6%
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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2.62/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dbaker61
2.71/5  rDev -16.9%
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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2.74/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

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2.8/5  rDev -14.1%
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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2.86/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I bought this beer at a Christmas market in Avignon, France. I served it in a beer snifter.

Look- It poured a nice straw colour, quite fizzy. Had a bad head retention but it did lace ok.

Nose- Very lagery and hoppy! Reasonably fresh and a little bready and a touch smokey.

Taste- BIG pils malt taste, although still quite refreshing. Lemon and malt flavours really dominate this beer.

Mouthfeel- Very thin but matches the style really.

Drinkability- Very quaffable but not really groundbreaking. Could be a session beer if served on tap but I dont really get its purpose when it is bottled. Seems like its too focused on the marketing and the nice pictures on the bottle than the actual product.

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2.87/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear golden blond, with a tiny white, bubbly head that settles to a soapy lacing almost instantly.

Sweet tasting, lots of corn & bread. Faint background smell of barely & a slight skunky aroma.

Sweet syrupy & grassy hops. Not verycomplex with some grain in there too.

Smooth feeling lager that is on the light side of medium bodied with a very slightly warm feel to it.

This is a very average beer that is overpriced at £4 a pint. Quite sweet and very well balanced overall but without anything to make it stick out. Overpriced!

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2.88/5  rDev -11.7%

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2.88/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.88/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.9/5  rDev -11%
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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Vedett Extra Blond from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 19.9% out of 100 with 141 ratings
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