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Brewed by Duvel Moortgat
Style: Pale Lager
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium

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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Vedett, a blond, light, well hopped premium beer with 5.2% alcohol content, is the cult Duvel Moortgat beer today: following its birth in 1945, it quickly acquired fame and recognition within an intimate circle of insiders in the Antwerp-Brussels region. But do not think for a moment that this oldtimer is thinking about retirement, quite the contrary. For the past years, Vedett has been going through a second childhood in a number of trendy cafés located mainly in big cities. The secret of its charm? A retro-look, a capricious taste, Vedett-allure and the "golden touch" of the brewery. These past years, the brewery armed Vedett with an innovative, hip, young and slightly absurd image. A successful strategy, especially with the youth: Right now, you'll find Vedett in Belgian Delhaize supermarkets and most Flemish cities as well as in Brussels. And the follow-up to the story? You can read it at www.vedett.com.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Bottle. Piss-yellow but nice head. I ordered without having any idea of what it was...silly me. Kinda skunky typical lager aroma, somehow redeeming straw/malt/light hops. Inoffensive but uninteresting.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Wim (3015) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2007 yellow blond sprankling body with a full lasting white head a little hoppy aroma a acidic taste with average bitter finich

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2007
A nice lager. better as there Bell pils. I had the opertunity to taste most Moortgat brews on 1 evening. 5.2 %

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
larsga (6498) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2007
Big coarse white lasting head. Pale yellow body with lots of carbonation. Light fruity aroma, very faint, with spicy, soft metallic hop notes. Taste is light, thin acidic metallic papery malts. Bitter soft metal aftertaste. Hardly any taste, just thin and acidic. Not very exciting. (0.33l bottle.)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2007
Never seen it before so I ordered a bottle at a bar in Brussels.
Funny thing is that the bartender told me this was a brune style… I bet he was surprised as me when the beer poured a clear straw yellow. The head was tall and white, lasted the entire beer. The flavor was weak, very effervescent palate, candy sugars, notes of corn, mild but upfront yeasty, doughy flavor. A rather boring beer, and the same cost as a bottle of Orval… so guess what I drank next!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jerre (2782) - Waregem, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. At this moment this is a hype @ belgium with this beer, the young people love it. It’s just a good pilsbeer, nothing more. Golden color, big head. Aroma light hops. A light sweet taste.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - APR 13, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2008 Pale Lager típica, com um razoável aroma. Sabor fraco. Destaque para a volumosa espuma.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2007
Clear pale pale gold with a large white bubbly head. Aroma is faintly hoppy but has that underlying lager rank, taste is slightly a cut above the rest BUT nothing to shout home about.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marko (4168) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 10, 2007
0.33l bottle as on the picture. Yellow colour, fizzy, but saved by a big fluffy white head that stays there for a long time. Hmmm. Nice and pleasant malty and hoppy nose. Bad, somewhat odd maltiness covered by some nice, light herbal hopiness. Weak corny (?) fruitiness and cardboard and saltiness show up. One dimensional harsh but extremely short hoppy aftertaste. Not bad, but for almost 3 Euros, this should’ve sung and done tricks.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bhensonb (11997) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Grassy hop aroma. Pale golden color with huge white head that laced. Starts a bit sweet. Odd flavor in the middle, but the hop comes forth to cover that error, if error it was. Verges on Pilsener, but the sweetness won’t permit the appellation.


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