Vedett Extra White
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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From:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
 
Belgium
Style:
Witbier
Ranked #237
ABV:
5%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,880
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 13.06%
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
160
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 01:25 AM
Added:
Sep 14, 2008
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  84
SCORE
82
Good
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Reviewed by thin_mint from Ohio

3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: cloudy golden with a nice, thick, foamy white head that dissipated to about a finger. Nice lacing.
Smell: strong smell of bread with a hint of orange.
Taste: similar to the smell - tastes of bread with a tiny bit of spice and an orange finish. Really refreshing flavor, just wish there was a bit more spice.
Feel: creamy and carbonated. Feels smooth with a refreshing pop from the carbonation.
Overall: a really refreshing drink. Love the bread flavor, just wish there was a bit more to the spice. Overall though, I love a good smooth drink and this sure hit the spot.
Yesterday at 01:25 AM
 
Rated: 3.75 by kuhndog from New York

Nov 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I knew in the back of my mind that Vedette was a brand owned by Duvel, whose management style I respect more than any. But mysteriously, Vedette is difficult to find in the Midwest. Yet Duvel-Moortgat's distribution in the U.S. is ever-growing (slowly due to our outdated laws and old boys clubs.) But, I knew I'd find Vedett and start with a 4-pack of their Wit. A good-to-great table ale, primarily because Duvel understands how yeast also is a culinary art.

Poured into my 150th Anniversary tulip for Duvel, Vedett's Extra White filled the top third with a billowing head and the foam remained active enough for the meal. Smells were a conventional wit, but clearly above average. Tastes are integrated well. More important, this Wit let the food do its work; which tonight was a nearly-famous rendition of my vegetable soup and my favorite baguette. (I am simple like a monk... and easy to please.) In my mouth, Vedett is a very wheaty soft and very cleansing of the palate. I want more and am glad I bought 4. I will note how well this improves different foods.

11/29/22 Tonight's copy was drunk too quickly; while I was still preparing dinner and before I got to the table. Vedett's Wit also is refreshing and a good aperitif. I hope to find more.
Nov 21, 2022
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Reviewed by morimech from Minnesota

3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 16oz can with a best by of 01/06/2023. I don't believe that I have had this beer before let alone rated it which is remarkable. It is not the greatest witbier but it is a style that is disappearing so I am just glad that it is available. It has all the correct flavors and nothing is off, it is just a bit meek and light. Nicely carbonated.
Nov 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
The pour is a murky yellow color. The taste is banana bread, orange zest, wheat, & coriander. This was one of the better Belgian Wits that I've had. Cheers! B
Oct 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3.85 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Sep 30, 2022
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Reviewed by malrubius from Vermont

3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Can. Paly hazy bright orange with lasting head and lace. Fruity orange tangy wheat/yeast and fairly good dose of coriander. Sweet orangy bready tangy with tangy tart orangy finish and lingering coriander. Medium body fairly low carbo for style IMHO. Good but too sweet and too much coriander.
Aug 20, 2022
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Reviewed by allengarvin from Texas

4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours out a soft straw gold color, with a large, dense head. Nose offers fruity yeast scent, with a faint spiciness. The taste is spot-on, with more phenolic spiciness than I got in the aroma, well-attenuated wheat malt, and lots of yeasty fruitiness. Lots of carbonation, but light bodied. Good summer beer, especially here in Texas where we're suffering this year.
Aug 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.59 by Beer_Goblin from New York

Aug 06, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
best by 2022/08/30
Pours a big pillowy rocky frothy 1.5 finger head with fair retention, messy lacing, mostly clear slight hazy and touch of sediment blonde color

Nose has a very distinct Belgian character, sweet blonde Belgian malt, creamy doughy wheat with some cake batter and honey cake, vanilla spice icing, mild phenol spices as well, fruity esters with mild pome fruit, citrus sweet orange, interestingly both banana and bubblegum,

Taste again has a distinct Belgian blonde malt with a bit of straw and lemongrass, doughy creamy wheat with cake batter, banana bread, honey, vanilla cake, mild phenol spices with the vanilla, plenty of fruity esters, orange candy, citrus and touch of lemony note as well, some pome fruit a bit like pear pie, a mild bubblegum, drier finish, a bit of bitterness and spicy tingly alcohol like character somehow

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bod, creamy, soft, med prickly carb

Overall nice beer, decent witbier in general with some Belgian blonde malt with it, good phenols and esters, a bit less traditional but still good
Aug 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.76 by rangerred from Tennessee

Aug 02, 2022
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 16oz can into a dimpled mug. Best by 10/21/22. My can says 4.7% ABV.

Appearance: medium silvery-golden hue with a light haze and a finger of frothy eggshell foam atop. I think it looks pretty good!

Smell: there's a nice banana-and-clove estery component here, along with a nice wheatiness and just a dash of fruitiness that I'm attributing to the coriander. I like it!

Taste: light and slightly sweet, with a good wheat beer flavor and just a dash of spicing from the orange and coriander. I think the spicing is spot-on for the style. A good witbier indeed.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and a good creaminess.

Overall: this beer's ratings are all over the place, but I don't know why. It's a rock-solid witbier IMHO.
Jul 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.04 by travelguy from Ohio

Jul 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From the bottle in a snifter. This solid white pours a chill hazed
straw color with a nice head of white that settles to a thick ring, thin
dusty layer, and shows light lacing. Nose of light pear, coriander, clove,
and soft wheat. Flavors surpass the nose with soft wheat, coriander, clove,
honey sweet malts, light pear, and faint banana. Nice mouth feel; medium
light body, soft carbonation that is lightly prickly, and a medium dry finish.

Overall, a solid white
Jul 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.38 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Jun 24, 2022
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a weizen glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a three finger white head with great retention and solid lacing. Aroma of lightly grainy wheat malt, coriander and lemon. Flavor follows, with lightly grainy wheat, coriander, lemon and green tea. Coriander and wheat finish with mild lemon tartness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. I'm overdue to try this one from Duvel, one of my favorite breweries. Although this is quite traditional and covers all the flavor bases for the style, it seems a little dialed back in flavor, especially wheat malt. Good, but not great, alas. I had no problem finishing the can.
Jun 12, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
a really nice little bottle of witbier here, spicy and yeast forward, light, and clean in the finish, really a heck of a session type if you like this style. i was impressed with both the yeast profile and the overall texture, some may call it thin, but to me it still feels slightly creamy from the wheat, just not as full as some, and i think the lightness lends to drinkability. real pale straw colored with some modest haze and a high and airy white head indicative of the style. it smells like white pepper, citrus peel, deeply toasted coriander seed, fresh lemon, and even a sprig of dill, at once iconic and a little new, maybe some pils malt in the mix along with the wheat too, a little grainy. the flavor is all of this, spicy and herbaceous, lots going on with this yeast strain, definitely done warm to encourage this, and with some light acidity at the end to help dry it out, almost like a lemon wedge was added to the glass. high carbonation is critical in these and its here for sure, so this is expressive and fun on the palate. maybe not quite as complex and dreamy feeling as the very best of these, but the quality here cannot be denied. its better than its ratings here and i enjoyed it a lot. not sure i knew this vedett label was under duvel...
May 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.54 by KT3418 from Colorado

May 16, 2022
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Rated by Fedorable

4.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Like a better blue moon. Very orangery and very enjoyable
Apr 20, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV "Vedett Extra White"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle "BEST BY063022" and sampled on 032522.

Notes via stream of consciousness: I've had this beer in Europe and I remembered liking it because of its delicate and refreshing character so I picked up a 4-pack of bottles to enjoy while grilling - unfortunately the beautiful spring weather's now turned cold again, so here we go... it's poured a lightly hazy straw gold body beneath a full head of bright white foam. The aroma expresses sweetish and doughy malt, some dry woodiness, orange and lemon, and spiciness. It's not bright but it's clear. The taste is fuller all around, and each of the components is clear with the exception of the lemon which is just a background, passing note. There's also a light touch of herbal and earthy character to it. It's lightly acidic, moderately bitter, and lightly spicy which balances the sweetish malt. It finishes mainly dry with a drop of orange marmalade and honey passing quickly to leave behind some soft earthiness and spice. It's light-medium in body and zesty with a fine-bubbled, somewhat elevated carbonation. Equally satiating and refreshing, this is a beer that you can drink again and again.
Review #7,843
Mar 25, 2022
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked this up at the local grocery store. Poured from a bottle into a tall tulip glass. Light, slightly hazy yellow color with good white head and curtain lacing. Decent smell and taste of coriander and orange peel. Smell better than taste. Decent feel. Better than Bluemoon.
Mar 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.35 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.09/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass
Appearance – The beer pours a straw like color with a large head of puffy white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is big of a wheat and grainy smell mixed with lots of coriander and clove. Along with these smells comes a good deal of banana and orange as well as some notes of grass and hay. Other smells of a toasted cracker aroma and some yeast cake are there as well, producing a rather nice aroma overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a crisp cracker malt flavor mixed with flavors of yeast cake, banana, and the spice of coriander and clove there were detected in the nose. Right from the start there is a bit of orange and lemon citrus as well as some wheatiness. The spice, grain and citrus all get stronger as the taste advances all while the banana that was present upfront fades a bit. With a little bit of hay and a touch of herb coming at the very end, one is left with a crisp, nice wheaty, and spiced wit taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is light and crisp with a carbonation level that is high. For the style, flavors, and light abv. the feel is fantastic making this a very easy drinking brew.
Overall – A very nice flavorful, easy drinking, and refreshing wit that is quite well crafted. One I will certainly be going back to again and again!
Feb 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3.81 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jan 28, 2022
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Cloudy yellow gold appearance.
Just below average carbonation with a slightly watery body.
Aroma is spice,wheat, a little malt and yeast.
Taste is far from overpowering, very watery but otherwise similar to aroma.
Overall its ok,I enjoyed it but can't see looking for this again.
Jan 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.8 by morebeergood from Massachusetts

Jan 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.69 by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Nov 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by altrio

Oct 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by cabsandking from Ohio

Oct 03, 2021
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25
Hazy pale yellow with a thick white head settling to a persistent creamy film with a doily collar.

Classic but watery, flavors of white wheat pair with spice--not clove, but coriander, I suppose--as well as hints of orange and anise.

But yeah, the really light body has a fine, faint carbonation, and is super watery and weak, yet somehow finishes just bone dry.
Sep 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by mmilyko from Nevada

Sep 22, 2021
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Reviewed by JuanS from South Africa

2.84/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
L: Typical Witbier, how it should look.
S: A little funky for me, little bit of banana.
T: Club soda, slightly sour, pretty dry.
F: Really smooth.
O: Not bad, but nothing spectacular. Had it in the same month it expired (September 2021) so it might be better when fresh?
Sep 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.61 by Danzifer from Ohio

Sep 04, 2021
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a goblet: color is cloudy straw, bright white head presents 1 finger thick, then dissipates to solid top with good lingering quality.

Smell is light wheat, biscuit, bubble gum, tea berry, belgian yeast spice.

Taste is a little thinner than aroma - biscuit, wheat, lighter tea berry and bubble gum, lighter belgian yeast spice.

Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation, moderate sweetness, low bitterness, sharper lingering presence on the tongue.

Overall a light, lightly spiced and slightly thinner Belgian witbier.
Jul 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.11/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Perfect example of a Belgian white beer .... Hell, it's made in Belgium it MUST be good .... No extra bells and whistles, just a refreshing and quality brew
Jun 17, 2021
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Best by 3/23/22.

L---Bright golden color. Fluffy white head had good retention and left good lacing.

S---Citrusy, lemon & orange. Coriander & yeast.

T---Lemon & orange. Coriander. Wheat & breadiness. Yeast.

F---Fairly light bodied. Well carbonated.

O---A nice Belgian wit.
Jun 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.14/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
330 ml green stubby bottle, Strag stand at Smak 09. ABV in Norway is 4.7%. Pale golden colour, slightly hazy, low head. Citrussy / lemony aroma, notes of coriander too. Lemony flavour, notes of coriander, but lacks the rounded character of some other witbiers. Still a nice summer refreshment.
May 02, 2021
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

2.77/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Blind-tasted except for the beer's name and brewery/country and ABV%, zero reviews below read (yet!)...
L- Very pale straw, slightly hazy - I see there is also some sediment left in the bottle. Poured with 2mm white head that has fast gone; and it's not my trusty glass that killed it. Not hugely promising so far...
S- Very typical Belgian spicy yeast notes. Against a background of a sense of dryness.
T- 1st sip of beer today. Ooh heavens, very dry/sharp, soda-watery, thin, washed-out yet quite prominent coriander.
F- Thin, soda-water, dry, highly carbonated in the mouth (if not the glass). Any malts seem invisible for me.
O- An unexpected profile and not one that works for me. I don't favour it's 'thin dry austerity' where the relatively loud coriander is the most notable thing to me found. Might suit a mid-summers steamy hot day better, and for those who favour dry austerity, but not one I'd drink again... surprisingly disappointing.
Review/scoring all done, now the reveal, I get to read the bottle lables to see what I missed! ==> Ingreds include 'Sugar, orange peel, coriander'. Most unusual to see a Belgian beer with lables where the majority of the text is in English. Oh BTW my bottle is labelled as 4.7% ABV.
330ml bottle BB: 10-2021 £2.35 Bought from BeerMerchants, Kent/UK as part of a large pick-your own consignment to London.
Mar 27, 2021
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Reviewed by janubio from Spain

3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle bought at Echarle Huevos, served at home in a tumbler glass.
Huge head that fades to a thin a layer and leaving a compact lacing. Pale yellow colour.
Aroma has the usual nuances of the style: orange, coriander, clove and hints of banana.
Mediium to light body, thin texture, very good carbonation. Light citric finish.
Taste again has the classics of the style, cloves, oranges, coriander and banana. Good refreshing wit, though there are better ones.
Sep 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.93 by j0hnc2468 from New York

Mar 10, 2020
Vedett Extra White from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 237 ratings