Vedett Extra White
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #484
ABV:
5%
Score:
82
Ranked #44,989
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 13.37%
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
207
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Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  83
SCORE
82
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JuanS from South Africa

2.84/5  rDev -20.9%
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
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
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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Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.11/5  rDev +14.5%
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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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%
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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Sigmund from Norway

3.14/5  rDev -12.5%
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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JonnoWillsteed from England

2.77/5  rDev -22.8%
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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janubio from Spain

3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
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
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TerryW from Canada (ON)

3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks good. Pale lemony yellow, big white head, lots of handsome lace. Quiet nose, quiet taste. Gently spicy, subdued wheat. Just a common wit. Thin bodied. Drinkable, unremarkable.

Aug 17, 2019
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elnachooo from Spain

3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cerveza de cuerpo medio y carbonatación ligera con una pequeña cabeza blanca espumosa. Aroma cítrico (cáscara de naranja y limón) además de cilantro. En boca destaca el cilantro y un poco de malta.

Mar 23, 2019
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Martin194 from Iowa

3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: Pale, somewhat cloudy light gold, fluffy white head.

Smell: Some hops and citrus, bread, hints of sweetness.

Taste: Sort of a bready, grassy taste in the mouth, followed by a bittersweet aftertaste, sort of like sourdough. Just a little acidic. Tastes kind of spicy, like basil maybe?

Feel: Medium body, normal carbonation.

Overall: Nothing too crazy, but a solid beer.

Nov 18, 2018
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drmeto from Germany

3.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L:
-pours a slightly hazy straw golden with a small to medium,foamy,white head
-light to medium carbonation visible
S:
-soapy,orange,lemon,wheaty,coriander
T:
-follows the nose + cereals
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
A decent, refreshing Witbier.

Jul 18, 2018
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The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a nice witbier that lacks the complexity and character that one may expect but offers a nice and easy-drinking option when craving a wheat beer with some acidity.

Jul 14, 2018
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marcbosch from Netherlands

2.96/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Look: nothing out of the ordinary. Cloudy ale banana yellow. Head was rather decent.
Smell: Rather faint. Bready and citrusy. Faintly floral.
Taste: plenty of things going on! Yeast and bread with citrusy and floral (Orange blossom perhaps?) notes. The end is on the sweet side.
Feel: as corresponding, on the light side. Good.
Overall: nice wit, with a bit more complexity than usual. Will repeat!

May 02, 2018
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PlinyMeNow from California

2.73/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 330 mL shorty into a wine glass in Sao Paulo, BR. It says 4.7% ABV, not 5%. Pours light golden, pretty clear but with a slight haze, foamy head. Very strong aromas of banana and coriander, other spices, wheat, typical witbier. Its light body somehow allows the fermented cereal malts and milled corn to feature prominently in the taste, which is not a plus. I could pass on this one.

Aug 27, 2017
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PlutonowyManiek from Belgium

3.32/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Straw color with a delicate shade of lemonade, beer is only slightly cloudy. Foam white, high and lasting. It is stiff, creamy in consistency, very nicely adorned with glass.
The aroma of fruit, oranges and lemons, the coriander, wheat, earthiness and damp basement.
Taste again, fruit, oranges and lemons, plus coriander, light hint of banana. Rounding out the taste is "cellar" wheat.
Saturation high, perfectly matching.

Jun 27, 2016
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Zet from Netherlands

3.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Very pale colour, interesting, and a archetypical witbier smell of corainder, orange and lemon. The taste and feel explain the extremely pale appearance though: they are both way too watery for my liking. There is also a quite dominating lemon flavour in the taste. There are far better (more balanced and complex) witbiers out there.

May 29, 2016
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headlessparrot from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brown bottle; says ABV is 4.7%, rather than the 5.0% listed--but this could simply be a product of import/export laws and such nonsense.

Anyway. This stout lil' bottle pours into my plastic cup (in a cheap hotel--my bad) a hazy yellow, maybe with a hint of orange. Think dehydration. Not much head, not much lacing.

Smell is typical--but mild--wit. Clove, coriander, wheaty, some citrus peel. Peppercorns. But all quite muted. Comparing this to the Unibroue Blanche de Chambly I consumed earlier tonight, it's almost weak. Also some decent pale malt, maybe a bit of biscuit or cracker, and a touch of herbal. It's light, but there's something likeable here, almost combining a wit with a pilsner or pale lager. That state of affairs comes through on the taste, too, good body, fairly effervescent--but an interesting pale lager-meets-witbier flavour of biscuit/cracker/herbal with coriander/clove citrus.

A nice beer. Nothing earthshaking, but certainly I'm happy to have tried it, and would drink it again.

May 10, 2016
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Trosevear from Canada (AB)

4.16/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy yellow with almost a clear or pale colour to it.

S: Crazy amount of citrus on the nose with a little bit of a spicy coriander smell to it as well.

T: Lime Lemon Orange And other citrus flavors I can't put my finger on has a very very mild coriander taste to it which makes it a little spicy.

F: Nicly carbinated which keeps the flavors on your young for a while.

O: A pretty good beer, probably wouldn't pick up another one just because of how simple it is.

Mar 15, 2016
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JaimeLondon from Brazil

3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice witbier, but kind of traditional. Not special at all.
Good for those who like spicy beers of course, taste and smell are made basically of coriander, citrus, wheat and soursop notes.

Feb 08, 2016
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Wasu from Thailand

3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L cloudy, thin head, quickly disappear lacing Smell of citrusy, sweet, light, not much of alcohol T very refreshing, good for summer, remind me of lime, sweet after taste but not last for long
M less carbonation, crisp, very light
Overall: quite like it. Good for hot weather and drink during day time. Very refreshing

Nov 14, 2015
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josanguapo from Spain

3.04/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

From Hipercor, last units. In Weiss Damm glass. Watching Breaking Bad 1x07. Average wit. A bit more citric than I would like. Avg 3.59.

24 Jun 2017. In Teku glass. At lunch, with rice soup + turkey steaks. Carbonation hides its wateryness except at the end of the sip. The usual spicyness of the style is a bit high than desiderable.

Aug 20, 2015
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J30wang from New York

3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very light beer, but not boring like your typical adjunct lager.

This beer is very good for the summer, though it is disappointing when depth is sought out. I had this beer in some underground bar in Shanghai, where the beer culture is nowhere as vibrant as in the United States, so in the given situation, I was satisfied.

For a white beer, I prefer something with more clove/banana such as in the UFO White (to go basic). Allagash has a fantastic White beer. This one is drinkable. Very crisp to taste, but aroma was not memorable.

Fizzy & spicy. Color pours a pale yellow with a disappointing head.

Jun 10, 2015
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CalgaryFMC from Canada (AB)

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint on tap at a Calgary pub (World Bier Haus 1600). Very pale straw color with a decent amount of fizzy white head, two fingers or so. Extra white indeed. Aroma is understated yet rather unique; I am getting citrus rind (lemon, orange), peppery spice, pineapple, and a faint but distinct funk (cheese? Burlap?). Palate belies the pallid appearance, flavorsome with lemon-lime citrus front and center and a backdrop that recalls orange spice tea. The tropical pineapple note from the nose translates onto the tongue as well, along with some bubble gum and clove yeast effects (but do not think hefeweizen ... This is Belgian through and through). Extremely smooth and drinkable, light bodied and fizzy but still classy and subtle. Finishes crisp and dry. For some reason I am inclined to compare this to Shock Top (?!), like the latter in terms of flavor profile but stripped of any macro-brewed banality. I appreciate the lurking Belgian funk note.

Nov 30, 2014
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constantine_272 from Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Extra light yellow straw and wheat color. Thin white foam ring. Thin mellow yeast and wheat smell with a touch of Brie. Has a candy like sweetness at the beginning of the taste. Limoncello notes. Mild yeasty esters finish. Really refreshing wheat beer after a hot summer day outside.

Sep 19, 2014
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EmperorBevis from England

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottled
Golden bodied with decent enough white head that retreats but pretty much covers the surface
Some cereal aroma
Some Wheaty flavour
Okay bodied

Aug 29, 2014
Vedett Extra White from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 207 ratings