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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

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Added by stcules on 10-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,032
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
143
pDev:
17.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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6
Gots:
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Photo of woosterbill
3.93/5  rDev +20.6%
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 mdagnew
3.92/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle in Paris, March 2006...

Poured a clear light golden colour... White head poured very big and foamy and faded to nice thick layer...

Aroma - Spicy hops, grainy, light vanilla, zesty, grassy, slight fruitiness...

Taste – Lemony, slight earthiness, some honey creaminess, slight hop bitterness...

Feel - Quite smooth and dry. Light body. Pretty drinkable...

Overall - A pretty good beer... very drinkable... recommended...

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Photo of patre_tim
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of kwjd
3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.4/5  rDev +4.3%
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 desint
3.8/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flyingpig
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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Photo of safaricook
3.15/5  rDev -3.4%

Mediocre, a lager without much taste. Though, nothing wrong with it either.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of steverx8
2.88/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of YvesB
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of TerryW
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

This is a great looking beer. Soft, hazy pale yellow, magnificent lacing -- some of the best I've seen.

Very soft to drink, dry on the palate, gentle lemon citrus. Yeast and wheat. Thin bodied, a little spritz from carbonation. Interesting overall, quite subdued in character. Easy drinking, suitable summer time quaff, but not overly exciting or memorable beyond its look.

Worth a try at least.

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Photo of vinicole
3.15/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

As reviewed for Vedett Extra Blond.
Very pale yellow. Lots of effervescence but only a 1 cm head.
Grainy aroma with a little malt.
Standard euro lager flavour with maybe a little more yeast and sweetness.
Preferable to other euro lagers.

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Photo of randylangford
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Poupae
3.16/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MisledTitan
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of mattfancett
1.05/5  rDev -67.8%

Photo of Honeybourne
3.52/5  rDev +8%

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.08/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle served in its own long and thin thumbler.

A: Pours a pale clear yellow color. Forms a modest white head. Low retention and few lacings left

S: Mild smell of sweet grains, lager yeasts and grassy hops.

T: Nice sweet grains upfront. Grassy hops. Lager yeasts. End is quite hoppy and bitter. In overall, a dry and crispy taste

M: Light body, medium carbonation. Good earthy hoppy aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. A good Lager like this is not something easy to find. Recommended

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sigmund
3.45/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Rerate bottle, bought at Vinmonopolet: With a brisk pour you get a very large and lasting head, and the carbonation is not too much after all. Fairly decent hops place this pils in the "slightly above average" category. I’m upping it 1 point. Original rating: 330 ml bottle, as Vedett Extra Blond, ABV is 5.2%. Courtesy of Cardinal, Stavanger. Also available in Norway in Vinmonopolet stores (bestillingsutvalget). The beer’s website is www.vedett.com . Served in Duvel glass (same brewery). Very pale colour, decent head. Moderately hoppy aroma, notes of cardboard and "dusty attic". Flavour is moderately hoppy - this is an average pils. A bit too carbonated for my taste.

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Photo of BucBasil
4.06/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a 25mL glass in Shanghai China.

A: The beer is a pale hay-gold color with lots of streams of carbonation coming through. Head is 1 finger, pure white and lasts a few minutes.

S: Very citrus - lemon peel with bread. Some grass and wildflower.

T: Light and balanced. Good sourdough bread character. Some light floral hoppy notes coming in. Grassy, finishing with a hint of lemon zest. Nice and refreshing.

F: Can't be said enough. Light and refreshing.

Overall: Very solid beer. Can finally see what people here are raving about. If only all pales were this subtly flavorful rather than going for ONLY refreshing. A great reminder that good beers don't have to be extreme, dark, etc.

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Vedett Extra Blond from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 143 ratings
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