Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by JayReq:
2.79/5 rDev -26.2%
I had this out of a bottle I was given for my birthday, and for the most part I am glad I got it as a gift (you will hear why in a minute.) This is the Namaste "white ale", a product of the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware. Using MY HOLY CRYSTAL MUG +5, I submit my reivew.
It's an average beer in general--easy to drink, not the most flavorful in the world, but good enough that you won't be disappointed.
Color: Very pretty honey-gold with enough haze to let you know there's some wheat in it. It pours a nice head. Doesn't leave a lattice on the glass.
Nose: I got mostly the lemongrass and a slight hint of the orange peel, which is nice for a springtime brew. It is a bit hard to pick up anything else.
Taste: A lot like the nose, you get the lemongrass and a little bit of orange peel behind it, but the coriander is barely there UNLESS you roll it around the tongue, and it doesn't have the texture that wheat beers usually have aka it is a little too watery for my taste. Very drinkable, I think this would have been better on a very hot day. At 5% ABV there is not real kick to it. Sometimes I felt like I was drinking a lager rather than an ale. There is a enough carbonation for it not to be flat.
Finish: It goes down well, but there's nothing special about the aftertaste beyond the lemongrass. If I could sum this beer up in one word, that would be it: LEMONGRASS.
I am pretty happy I got this for my birthday, as I did like it. It came nowhere close to wowing me, but sometimes that is okay. At the price point I am pretty sure I won't purchase another, but I am glad I got to try it. Gorgeous packaging, but that is Dogfish Head for you.
04-06-2013 22:07:44 | More by JayReq
More User Reviews:
4.45/5 rDev +17.7%
Pours a hazy yellow with a brief but sudsy head that leaves little evidence that it had ever been there. Great flavors of the advertised orange, coriander, and lemon grass. Distinct notes of each throughout. Low alcohol and medium body makes this a very drinkable beer though the lemony after-taste can get a bit tiresome.
12-01-2010 02:19:01 | More by ArrogantDeadGuy
4.1/5 rDev +8.5%
Enjoyed from a 750 ml bomber. Poured into tulip style glass
A - Nice straw color, Bright white head held onto the glass nice lacing
S - Smelled of citrus very pleasant aroma
T - very mild hint of the lemongrass but not overpowering, no after taste. Citrus not as strong as in the smell
M - Very nice light mouthfeel what I would expect from the style
D - Very drinkable, summer brew while sitting on the deck with friends
Overall a beer I would drink again. Not what I expect from DFH who are known for their big brews. Nice summer brew to be enjoyed.
07-30-2010 23:54:38 | More by rwinzing
4/5 rDev +5.8%
This beer was a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Very pretty carbonation.
It had a very fresh, outdoorsy aroma. Some citrus, mainly lemon. A bit of spice.
Sweet taste, bready. Lemon and a bit of orange.
This beer was light-bodied and refreshing. Perfect for a warm summer day.
07-31-2011 19:34:28 | More by lordofthewiens
2.9/5 rDev -23.3%
A: Pale, golden, with a slight opacity. Nicely carbonated - almost perfect. Good head retention in my Witbier glass.
S: You can easily smell the spicy notes, coriander, and lemon - A reviving scent.
T: Lemon and spicy/peppery at the start, but the lemon dominates the aftertaste.
M: Dry finish and decent carbonation. The mouthfeel is very light and would be refreshing if not for the dominant lemons.
D: This *should* be refreshing but the lemon notes just overpower. Sadly, it reminds me too much of furniture polish right now.
Note: I've been a HUGE fan of DFH since 2000 when I lived in DE - back in the "old" brewery where 120 min was offered in bottles of this size. They make supurb beers!
This is just one beer that doesn't quite suit my tastes right now. I would certainly recommend a bottle to try, though. I think I'll give this one another go after a round of golf in hot/humid July afternoon.
03-23-2011 00:42:03 | More by BlitzShadow
4/5 rDev +5.8%
A - Pours a slightly hazy pale golden with three fingers of white head. Head dissipates rather quickly and leaves a bit of lacing behind.
S - Coriander is very prevalent in the nose, along with grain and yeast. Also some pepper and gain amounts of citrus. Very aromatic. Definitely draws you in.
T - Pepper and coriander up front with quick a bit of yeast. More grain taste in the middle with citrus and lemongrass. Finishes dry wit citrus zest and pepper.
M - Light crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.
O - Overall a good witbier. Not something I would want everyday. A little thin in mouthfeel. I did enjoy the dry, spicy character.
08-19-2011 00:35:20 | More by warnerry
3.3/5 rDev -12.7%
A = A thin yellow with a chartreuse tinge. It has a short-lived head and not much lacing.
S = Most intriguing part of this wheat beer. The coriander and orange slices are noticed, and I suspect the lemongrass is what makes it intriguing.
T = Weiss bier and then the prevalent coriander, then the orange slices which I think lends a bitterness which is someone unpleasant.
M = Light weiss bier and crisp, fresh.
O = If it wasn't for that bitterness, which I'm attributing to the dried orange slices, I would really like this wheat beer. I think it's worth revisiting on a hot summer day with a barbecue meal. it would probably be very refreshing. Not a favorite for drinking on its own, though.
02-19-2014 20:28:53 | More by ThisLadyLovesBeer
4.15/5 rDev +9.8%
750 pours a hazy pale golden body with a small white head that leaves some pretty island chain lacing.
Aroma is coriander, orange rind, and lemon.
Airy mouthfeel is light bodied and has an ideal carbonation.
Taste has lots of coriander and lemongrass. Wheaty and yeasty elements are complimented by lemon and orange notes. Finishes a bit dry with a lemony aftertaste.
Possibly the most drinkable of the entire Dogfish line. Very quenching and an ideal warm weather beer.
11-21-2010 14:54:19 | More by merlin48
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