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:
136
Reviews:
47
Avg:
3.35
pDev:
17.31%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
44
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 47
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 BdM
3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BMMillsy
3.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Solid beer in the style. Nothing offputting, light and crisp. Not something I'd reach for, but happy to try and happy to drink one at a BBQ.

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

Photo of Simonlobo
3.8/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Daimes81
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fezzz
3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of risenz
3.24/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Poupae
3.16/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Wanne
2.48/5  rDev -26%
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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Photo of Lemreway16
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
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 kwjd
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | 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 rbloomberg3
3.57/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jonb5
3.59/5  rDev +7.2%
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 Sinthoras
2.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tdenham
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Erwin_Sakkers
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of interzen
3.25/5  rDev -3%
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 olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of Honeybourne
3.52/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of steverx8
2.88/5  rDev -14%

Photo of vaughtex
1.44/5  rDev -57%

Vedett Extra Blond from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
3.35 out of 5 based on 136 ratings.
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