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06-05-2011, 13:51
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http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YiHJcTdiNok/TcP7x1krCxI/AAAAAAAAC1w/fskha0YUIM8/s200/vedett.jpg (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YiHJcTdiNok/TcP7x1krCxI/AAAAAAAAC1w/fskha0YUIM8/s1600/vedett.jpg)I rarely get sent free beer despite my extremely educated palate and my record of beer tasting going back donkey's years, as well as my leading blog status. I think I protest too much about not drinking at home. However the nice people that do the UK PR for Duvel-Moortgat kindly sent me a couple of bottles of Vedett and I've gone and drunked them.

I remember visiting Duvel many years ago and the hospitality was mighty. They brewed a pilsner then too I recall, so whether this is the same one or not, I have no idea. I do though remember, distinctly, the feeling of impending doom when they let us loose in the hospitality suite and our concerns amid a sea of Duvel, Duvel Green Label (it goes back years folks) and Maredsous, that by the time we got to De Koninck later that day we'd be pissed. I needn't have fretted. By the time we got to De Koninck we were indeed completely pissed, but happily, no longer worrying about it.

Back to Vedett then. Not the most complex beer ever, but I doubt if it is meant to be. Crisp, a bit of hop, very highly carbonated and would be great in the sunshine, or just as I did as a thirst quencher. It feels far cleaner than a lot of pils type beers and I like clean in a beer. You don't need to know any more really.

So there you are. Send me beer and you'll get history, provenance and usually an anecdote. Oh and possibly a nice mention too. Get sending then.https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/8629758183547510158-3509935862691327862?l=tandlemanbeerblog.blogspot.c om

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