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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,895 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,895
Reviews: 465
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 104
Gots: 207 | FT: 1
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A witbier bursting with good karma. Made with dried organic orange slices, fresh-cut lemongrass and a bit of coriander, this Belgian-style white beer is a great thirst quencher.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: jgasparine on 10-17-2009)
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-22-2014 13:40:57 | More by williamjbauer
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WI-Beer-Man

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-22-2014 12:39:16 | More by WI-Beer-Man
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Jpollock077

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-22-2014 00:23:33 | More by Jpollock077
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David_S

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-21-2014 21:05:34 | More by David_S
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light lemon gold color with a small white head, which has good retention, and leaves nice lacing. The aroma has oranges, lemongrass, coriander, and wheat.

Tastes lightly sweet and easy to drink with oranges, lemongrass, coriander and wheat. Light and refreshing. Tastes great on a hot summer day like today.

Light bodied with soft carbonation. Finishes dry, and has a light orange and lemongrass aftertaste.Very nice taste for a 4.80 % abv beer. Worth trying if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 02:50:26 | More by hardy008
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-20-2014 16:18:59 | More by Howlader
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pjvie

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14%

07-20-2014 13:58:08 | More by pjvie
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Icemann383

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-20-2014 02:16:37 | More by Icemann383
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stevebrown

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-20-2014 01:08:30 | More by stevebrown
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Thomas0790


4.5/5  rDev +19%

07-19-2014 22:22:27 | More by Thomas0790
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Sellen

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-19-2014 18:02:38 | More by Sellen
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ThePaintedGrey

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into tulip glass.

A: Pours a hazy straw yellow that's vibrant and lively when held up to the afternoon sunlight. A small cloud of yeast sediment can be seen floating towards the center of the glass. The head is thick and frothy, bleach white in color, but eventually fades down to a dense, creamy cap. Abundant white lacing down the glass is gorgeous.

S: Mostly spice up front. Allspice and light peppercorn. Some soft citrus as well, namely lemon zest. Slight hints of malt give a very weak, but present bready sweetness. Nothing outstanding in the nose, but a well-executed textbook example of the style.

T: The flavors are nearly the same as the nose foreshadowed, however the order of dominance has been rearranged. Lemongrass is the frontrunner, with less of an allspice flavor and more of a clove and coriander mix. The lemongrass weaves in and out and really adds a nice herbal touch to the zestiness of the cloves. Malts make a shy appearance bringing a soft offering of banana bread-like sweetness. Finish is mostly coriander.

M: I don't love the body, but I don't hate it either. It falls into the "just good" pool. A light medium body offers superb drinkability, but the hints of creaminess that I look for in wits falls to the wayside a bit and the carbonation that was effervescent airy upon pouring has settled down and become almost lackluster. Like I said, it's not bad. It's just... there.

O: I've sadly forgotten how much I love witbiers lately and Dogfish Head has done a wonderful job of providing a liquid reminder of why I was so attracted to them in the first place. Delicate summer-like flavors infused with the wonderful touch of lemongrass makes this a perfect mid-afternoon beverage. I was, however, fairly disappointed with the mouthfeel, which is rare for me to say about a Dogfish Head offering. I'm hoping it was just a fluke, but it's not enough for me to shy away from recommending this Wit to others. A fine example of a fine style.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 17:59:32 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-19-2014 06:06:04 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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Histic

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-19-2014 03:40:54 | More by Histic
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nbeardsley

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-19-2014 03:25:10 | More by nbeardsley
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Meb3

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-19-2014 00:16:36 | More by Meb3
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terrysjag

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-18-2014 23:28:08 | More by terrysjag
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majorbase2

Wisconsin

3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light straw color. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Small white head with decent retention. Leaves a surprising amount of lacing around the edge.

Has a strong scent of wheat and spices. A little bit of yeast. Burst of citrus, led by orange and lemon. Overall, a fantastically pleasant aroma.

Wheat and grassiness up front. Lemon and orange from the aroma don't seem as present initially, but there is some lemon zest in the aftertaste. Spices come through nicely.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery. Not overly carbonated.

Overall, not one of DFH's best attempts, but a solid witbier nonetheless. Not the most complex, but it accomplishes what it strives to do.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 01:57:58 | More by majorbase2
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burnstar

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very pale clear gold. Smallish white head with some persistent lacing. Smell is lemony orangey citrus. Also some of that great wheat banana smell. Taste has a light malt sweetness up front going into a tangy citrus with a bit of a bite. A little spice but the wheat remains the dominant flavor. Rather full bodied for a wit but not heavy. Easily drinkable. Wow what a great wit from an american brewer. Great example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 23:53:30 | More by burnstar
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a really awesome warm weather drinker right here, not too much coriander, and showing much more of the lemongrass and orange (the features that make this beer unique from the increasingly crowded belgian white category) show up. just a slight fog to this otherwise radiant lustrous pale golden brew. an inch of fading white froth rests on top as copious bubbles rise up from the bottom of my wine glass. the nose here is a little perfumy, overly fragrant maybe, but i definitely pick up on refreshing lemongrass and citrus. clean tasting, not much grain character to it, which i guess is my only reasonable criticism of this slammable brew. a faint biscuit property, but thats all. a hint of tartness in with the very mild belgian yeast as it finishes, and again with a slight citrus acidity. body could not be lighter, and the carbonation is as expressive as any. a really pleasant take on the style, affordable, and in widely available sic packs. this is one i will buy again. cant think of a better hot afternoon beer. the peppercorns are invisible, but its irrelevant.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 23:39:17 | More by StonedTrippin
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OsoRojo

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-17-2014 21:45:26 | More by OsoRojo
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quickstopwine

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +19%

07-17-2014 15:50:28 | More by quickstopwine
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AnthonyD12

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-17-2014 15:33:38 | More by AnthonyD12
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Fargrow

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-17-2014 12:55:56 | More by Fargrow
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HanniGunz

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-17-2014 02:32:59 | More by HanniGunz
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Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
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