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
Ratings:
140
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.35
pDev:
17.31%
 
 
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6
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Ratings: 140 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.94/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Green 33cl dumpie bottle, bought at Tanner's in Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Best before 09-2007, drank 04-2007.

Poured into a Duvel glass it looked like a lighter version of it's brother, same large white head, but a much paler body. It is after all, a pale lager.

What aroma? A hint of wheat, if I am being kind.

Where have they hidden the 5.2%? It is a pleasant refeshing taste, but no alcohol could I detect. Disappointed really, not even a pilsner flavour, more Kolsch and light.

Because the taste is so weak, the mouthfeel is also poor in my opinion.

I was expecting a lot better from this beer (I am a shareholder of the brewery), I won't be buying it again.

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Photo of patra7
2.95/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Spike
2.96/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 brinch
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Jose9e
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of patre_tim
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of beerpirates
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3/5  rDev -10.4%
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 morfius85
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of MisledTitan
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Mattias
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of kwjd
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Douberd
3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
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 Martine
3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
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 DypsoBubble
3.05/5  rDev -9%
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 Fezzz
3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Lu26
3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lively clear straw look. Foamy head. Sweet and fruity smell.
The ABV hides quite well in the flavors and the taste is quite malty.
It has little presence in the palate. However, the malt aroma last quite a while in the mouth.
it was rather refreshing but I expected more presence.

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Photo of jlindros
3.07/5  rDev -8.4%
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 AdamNowek
3.08/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of zbellino
3.08/5  rDev -8.1%
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 CamilleGege
3.09/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kojevergas
3.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I acquired a 330ml bottle of this at the Oslo microbrewery and pub in Salthill, Galway, Ireland. Poured here at low altitude into a half pint glass (generic). Reviewed from notes.

A: Clear yellow-blonde colour. Three finger head, thin and without cream. Good retention.

Sm: Very light scent of barley. Simple and not particularly appealing.

T: Balanced hoppy body with clean light cream finish. Built par for the style, but is nothing special. Certainly not as complex as I would like.

Mf: Smooth; coarse at the climax. Wet. It doesn't fit the flavours of the body perfectly, but it certainly matches them, just not to the point of accentuation.

Dr: Too expensive. 4.75 quid for a half a pint is highway robbery, even by Irish standards - and this isn't even in Dublin. Compared to other Belgian beers in the style, this is a very poor beer unworthy of your time, and especially your money.

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Photo of darklordlager
3.14/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked this one up at Oddbins on Woodlands Rd. in Glasgow.

Comes up with a 2" bubbly white head with great retention. It leaves brilliant lacing as it goes down the glass.

Smell is mostly hops with a slight medicinal scent laying in the background.

The Taste has some pilsener maltiness up front, that fades into a balanced hopped bitterness. The bitterness sticks on the tongue.

The mouthfeel is about right for the ABV and style. It has some body but doesn't linger around.

I would say that this is a very sessionable beer. Not the most exciting beer in the world, but highly drinkable.

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Vedett Extra Blond from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
3.35 out of 5 based on 140 ratings.
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