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


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RATINGS: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MennoO (148) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2009
bottle, very clear golden beer. reminds me of ice-cold san miquel on a sunny terrace, nice high carbonated bitter beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (5887) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2009
33cl bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. Pale straw with a thick, dense, white head and light carbonation; aroma of Bavarian hops; creamy body with a clean dry herbal flavour. A typical Czech lager - from Belgium.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
[2191-20090522] 330mL bottle. Mild yeast aroma. Clear, pale yellow brown body with a big medium-lasting foamy white head. Mild yeast and herbal flavour with a very mild bitter finish. Light-medium body. Bit of a tang in the finish, average.
(from off-license Wine Centre; Kilkenny, Ireland; w/ jerc)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nordcore (1275) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Apperance; Light golden, clear with a nice white foamy head. Aroma; Nice fruity and some sence of sweet malt. Flavor; The malt takes over and now some sence of fruits. Some bitter ending. Light body. Nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
sebletitje (9033) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2009
draft. pours golden, thick lasting white head. aroma of pale malts, some hops. Taste, pilsener like hops, with a light bitter finish and light malty finish. Made by Duvel, and it definitely has some of the Duvel background.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2009
Bottle, Rehills, Newcastle. Very pale yellow beer, clean tasting, with a fresh aroma. Reminds me of those European holidaylagers that you really quite enjoy in the Mediterranean heat! Has the beginnings of a sweetness that I associate with the stronger Belgian ales, but nothing further.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2009
2009-05-22. Crisp pale yellow body foamy white head. (3+) Hints of skunk to the aroma at first, aroma is muted, light grassy hops and grainy pale malts. Flavour is likewise mild, light grainy malts are a bit rough, light bitterness fights to bring more than a sparse floral/grassy touch of the hops with it. Touches of alcohol feel out of place. A year plus before the best before dates one would hope it would be in better shape, but alas the green bottle has taken a bite out of it. Average palate. Okay. Bottle from Wine Centre, Kilkenny

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4389) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 27, 2009
Bottle, Morissons. Pale blond colour, white head. Aroma is a bit malty. Flavour has lager malts, a bit metallic, with some floral hops. Not too bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (13289) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 18, 2009
330ml bottle (Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam)
Pleasant, but capricious, aroma for a pale lager - sweet and capriciously hoppy. Lively and capricious carbonation, crisp capricious palate, light and capriciously fruity retronasals. Papery hops, capricious too, and a thin malty body which is even more capricious. Finish is some bitingly capricious hops, and not much else. All in all, possibly the most capricious tasting beer I’ve ever tasted - those marketeers weren’t bullshitting after all!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2009
33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, not complex brew, yet refreshing, balanced, clear, rocky head, nothing special

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