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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,013 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,013
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 117
Gots: 267 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +4%

Picked this up in Totowa last week, having never had this before. I love this style of beer and even though this was a bit different from what I was accustomed to and expected, I really enjoyed this and how easily it went down. Although this is new, I hope that Dogfish Head will brew this for the season in upcoming years!

Love the pour to this, as the goldenrod hue, sea-form head, and relatively opaque hue gave this a great appearance from the get-go. Not as cloudy as other examples of this style, the aroma wasn't terribly strong either. Great lactng as well, given that each sip I took left a nice ring on the back side of my pint glass. Lots of lemongrass and grass in the taste, while the citrus and coriander were more recessed. Couldn't really taste the peppercorn here and there wasn't much wheat to be seen or felt either. The carbonation was perfect and this was quite light without being watered-down or overly filling. A hint of the grassy sourness came out in the back, but that didn't linger for very long.

Although I only bought one bottle of this, I could have easily had 3 or 4 in a sitting since the alcohol was both undetectable and low in terms of percentage. While not as good as its European counterparts, there's a lot to like here and for a beer this unassuming, there was enough flavor to satisfy even the biggest beer geek. A hint of wheat or more spice would have been appreciated but as it was, this was something that I'd reach for again now that the warmer months are here. Another subtly solid offering from Dogfish Head!

05-02-2014 21:34:23 | More by JerzDevl2000
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ArrogantDeadGuy

Virginia

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
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

06-14-2014 18:47:38 | More by Loudell
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +6.9%

08-18-2014 18:10:21 | More by GameOfBeers
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poibag808

Hawaii

5/5  rDev +32.3%

11-26-2011 11:04:13 | More by poibag808
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Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

06-14-2014 20:57:29 | More by woodchipper
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Shakerman

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-28-2012 22:15:37 | More by Shakerman
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SkiBum22

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-04-2014 18:46:37 | More by SkiBum22
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

02-06-2013 14:54:58 | More by Firefox13
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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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rwinzing

New Jersey

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
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Kjanisch7

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-15-2013 19:21:23 | More by Kjanisch7
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lordofthewiens

Maine

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.
Definite coriander.

This beer was light-bodied and refreshing. Perfect for a warm summer day.

07-31-2011 19:34:28 | More by lordofthewiens
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pengs68

New York

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

03-07-2014 22:33:43 | More by pengs68
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BlitzShadow

Pennsylvania

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
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-15-2012 22:53:18 | More by heddar33
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warnerry

Michigan

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
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-18-2013 03:00:45 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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jonphilipp


4.5/5  rDev +19%

07-08-2012 16:46:18 | More by jonphilipp
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-25-2011 22:14:29 | More by TimoP
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-01-2014 21:40:50 | More by Doomcifer
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Florida

3/5  rDev -20.6%

01-08-2013 00:30:34 | More by iemailjack
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ThisLadyLovesBeer

New Hampshire

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
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-17-2013 04:25:18 | More by Jason
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merlin48

Kentucky

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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Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
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