Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,632 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,632
Reviews: 545
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 164
Gots: 661 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jgasparine on 10-17-2009

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
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Ratings: 2,632 | Reviews: 545
Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Found in a build-your-own-sixer at my local grocer. No best by date that I can see. Poured from the fridge into my tulip glass.

L: Pours a bright honey color with about a three-inch white billowy head that sticks around for a bit and leaves good lacing on the glass. Profuse visible carbonation. Cloudy, with quite a bit of sediment in the glass.

S: Fresh bouquet on this one, with plenty of lemon citrus and a bit of musty yeast lingering underneath. Light, soda cracker malt notes coming through, as well.

T: This one is interesting in that almost all of the flavors are perceived at the tip of the tongue. There's sourdough bread at the very front, along with some of the sour/tart from the lemon. This transitions into a more sweet taste in the middle--wheat and corn seems to be in there, along with just a touch of the coriander. The back end has a tartness to it, with lemon and some more herbal notes. I couldn't really distinguish the peppercorns in this one.

F: Effervescent/creamy, tart, and quite light overall on the palate. No bitterness to speak of. Finishes very clean.

O: This one was a nice change of pace for me--I've been drinking an awful lot of IPAs of late. I like the fact that this beer doesn't try to overwhelm with any of its additives--they all blend extremely well and make for a very enjoyable, drinkable brew. I would seek this one out again.

Photo of g_lincoln
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wonderful, bright flavors. Lots of citrus and not bitter

Photo of hoagzzz
3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Generally don't like wit and don't like dfh, so I am barking up the wrong tree. But overall not bad. Drinkable at a summer BBQ.

Photo of Moneypenny
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale lemony yellow, slightly cloudy. Yeastyon the nose with mild spices and some citrus. Pleasing effervescence. Breathe in deeply. Exhale completely. Om shanti shanti shanti.

Photo of Alextricity
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at World Expo of Beer in Frankenmuth, Michigan.

Honestly a bit forgettable, for me -- it's just a slightly better than average Witbier and nothing else. The description makes it sound very interesting and unique, but nothing really stands out all that much. Of course, there's a lot of coriander, being that it's a Witbier, but there's some definite orange peel bitterness and flavor, with a lemony freshness from the lemongrass. Witbier's are one of the least interesting styles, in my opinion, but Dogfish Head does a decent job of sprucing up a normally mediocre style and making it taste good.

Photo of ZBowden
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden lemony yellow with small head, smells of yeasty biscuity malts, tastes of sharp bitter orange lemongrass peppery bitterness that is accented by the biscuity malts, smooth mouthfeel sharp clean finish.

Photo of mark5692
1.77/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Wouldn't buy this beer again. Dogfish has some really good beers so I figured this would be great but it is very dull and light tasting. If I want a similar style I'll grab a Blue Moon or Allagash. I thought it would be much hoppier and stronger but it was dull, wouldn't get it again.

Photo of dacrza1
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

DATE TASTED: May 8, 2015... GLASSWARE: Weihenstephan weizen... OCCASION: Will’s First Holy Communion eve... APPEARANCE: clear, slightly hazy sallow golden body; soapy, substantial head that laces in inches (!); sparse effervescence; finishes cleanly... AROMA: banana, spice, pepper, yes--some vanilla and coriander; hay wafts in late--a warm spring evening in a bottle ...PALATE: a lively, fresh, creamy swirls inundate the mouthfeel; light and smooth, yet recognizably present... TASTE: a strong, surprising malt base allows for a full-flavored summer sip--orange slice, light banana, a bit of pepper as well... OVERALL: The beer’s name may be indicative of the relaxation the beer provides--the better aspects of the wheat genre are on display; refreshing, flavorful, and smooth; a surprisingly classical approach to a style by a brewery that tends to bend or break conventions...

Photo of Chrissythebeerlover
4.58/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Smells very tart with hints of wheat and grass. I could taste some floral hops and a bit of spicy pepper. Really good beer and I love the packaging. Went out on a whim trying this but bought it because the name and packaging intruiged me but ended up finding out it was an amazing beer. Would highly recommend!!

Photo of rickzim1
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A- Slightly hazy, Straw color with a thin fizzy head
S- Earthy smell, peppery
T- Coriander and pepper with a hint of orange
M- Light to medium body with medium carbonation. Crisp, smooth feel.
Overall- A enjoyable beer with good taste and an appealing mouthfeel. The head was lacking, but all in all, a beer that I would definitely try again. A good beer for Bar-B-Q's since it paired well with my burgers, dogs and sunshine.

Photo of Jon_Hendricks
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden color.

Overall: Light beer with a crisp taste. Light hints of wheat, coriander and citrus. A really good light beer very tasty.

Photo of RyanK252
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours light golden straw with a frothy off white head that settles and laces well.

S: Slightly tart wheat, grassy, a little spice, and faint citrus.

T: Wheat, coriander spice and a little pepper, light citrus, floral notes, a little tart on the finish.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O:

Photo of dabone
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served from a bottle. Cloudy yellow/orange. Fruity and spicy aroma that is echoed in taste. Well balanced. Decent mouthfeel. Enjoyable beer.

Photo of bradwalrus
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not a bad brew
Yum

Photo of do_ob
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle into a pilsner. Pours a very clear pale yellow with a thin, fizzy white head. It quickly dissolved down into a light lacing. Lots of bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Smell grassy with strong notes of lemon, wheat, and a sour/tart funk. Light weight, watery, nice and easy going down. Decent carbonation on the mouthfeel, and quite dry. Kinda reminds me of a champaign of sorts. Slight sour notes with a definite lemon and wheat presence. Not very strong in terms of the taste, but it has enough going on to keep you interested. Bread-like aftertaste with a dry, clean finish.

Overall, not bad at all. Not my favorite style of beer, but this one was pretty good.

Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Slightly hazy golden straw, small white head that hangs around, good lacing

S: Earthiness, spices, coriander, pepper

T: Sweet malts, spices, earthiness at the end

M: Medium, I think mostly because of the pillowy head that is left kinda gives a sense of volume.

O: I really like this one. Probably the best witbier Ive had. Spices and earthiness really add a complexity that I really enjoy.

Photo of NolanFrey
4.8/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best whites I have ever had the pleasure of trying

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy gold with a fluffy white foam cap that produces prodigious lace.
S: Coriander, pepper, orange and lemongrass
T: Big wheat flavors support orange and spice with a little pepper on the finish.
M: medium to full body with excellent mouthfeel produced by fine bubbled carbonation
O: A well balanced wit that really captures the Belgian wit texture and flavor.

Photo of milwaukee512
4.58/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really nice easy to drink witbier.

Photo of tomtom63
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Didn't know what to expect. Was pleasantly surprised.

Photo of Sheepdog6
2.94/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Love this beer for an every night drink with dinner. Great with burgers!

Photo of lrbarch
2.8/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clean, crisp, dry, refreshing. Tasty.

Photo of mchegash
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 4.25/5
Brilliant golden yellow. Fairly claerTons of carbonation can be seen rising rapidly up the beer. About 2/3 finger head upon initial pour, dissipates down to small amount of head rather quickly.

Smell - 3.75/5
Orange, lemon, spices, grapes.

Taste - 3.75/5
Bready, orange, spices, lemon, alcohol, pepper.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Medium bodied, medium amount of light to medium carbonation. Smooth. In between creamy and crisp.

Overall - 3.75/5
This was a decent and interesting beer. I feel like it would make a good summer beer. Not something I am likely to get again, at least until next summer perhaps.

Photo of Brushkanna
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks great but light on overall taste, it is a quality daytime summer beer, I do not need another one

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
2.59/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

God awful....herby aftertaste. Simply bad, bad beer

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Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,632 ratings.