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%
 
 
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6
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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 olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -40.3%

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 ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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 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 dcmchew
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Slatetank
3.74/5  rDev +11.6%
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 22Blue
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

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

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of mattmarka1
3.27/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stcules
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Golden and limpid appearance, straw-coloured. Creamy foam, compact.
Smell of field's flower, and grass.
Drinkable and easy, some hop and hints of honey.
A pleasant beer, with a light body, and an aftertaste very light, with some herbs and hops.
A good "all-day" beer.

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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 WOLFGANG
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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 DrinkSlurm
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Mattias
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.44/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Searcy's in the St. Pancras train station in London.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Sampled at De Met in Halle (see BeerFly) on Easter Monday 28th April, 2005. Stubby “Duvelian” brown glass bottle with a black, red and white rather retro- looking label, as shown in the BA Avatar. Sampled from the correct Vedett glassware, which is a curved sided flute with an oval version of the main bottle label. Described as an “Extra Blond” and listed at 5.0%. Smudged Best Before Date but it finished in 06 so I guess I got a fresh-ish bottle!?!

Appearance: Pale straw colored body with the merest hint of a golden hue when held to the light. Nice looking bleached white head. Slaked foamy white lacing clings to the side of the curved glass and thanks to the geometric design, slides easily back down onto the surface of the brew to form a consistently thick looking ½” head at all times. Good levels of carbonation are boosted by many streamers.

Nose: Cut grass with fresh wheat tones and some meadow like freshness race out of the glass. Light in strength, but very inviting in character. Some grainy malts in the finish.

Taste: The tastes were almost a 180° reversal of the nose. Grainy malts break through at first; a delicate bitterness fills the middle whilst it finishes with some wheat, herbal tea and a light grain sweetness in the finish which all balances out extremely well.

Mouthfeel: Average body, Vedett lacks the usual “watery” feel of many Blonds; it retains a middle-of-the-road session feel.

Drinkability: An all round easy drinking brew, after a large meal earlier in Triangel in Halle, this brew was a perfect starter beer for the afternoon session. Slipped down easily, even on a full stomach.

Overall: Nothing earth shattering, and certainly not worth seeking out, but it is a tasty enough blond beer cum Euro lager that is a cut above many of its better known and more widely available Belgo-Macro counter-parts. It is a shame it is not more accessible; this is only the second time I have ever see this brew on 12 annual trips to Belgium. Worth trying if seen.

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Photo of woosterbill
3.93/5  rDev +17.3%
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 kwjd
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Vedett Extra Blond from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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