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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,163 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,163
Reviews: 479
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 122
Gots: 325 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,163 | Reviews: 479 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MattNidiffer:
Photo of MattNidiffer
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard pint glass with a half finger of light, quickly dissipating head.

Appearance - Hazy light-golden color, as is familiar with many unfiltered and white beers.

Smell - Very piney, some very minor notes of herbs and a very small hint of spice. Minor notes of citrus as well.

Taste - Very citrusy nose, with a strong herbal ester throughout. Sort of a bit of toastiness in the background, but very light. The lemongrass definitely plays a huge part in the taste. Very different than most white beers I've sampled; most white beers focus more on the citrus, whereas this specific white seems to focus more on the herb/spice esters. Nice citrusy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Surprisingly refreshing considering the amount of focus on the herbal aspect of this beer. High level of carbonation with a very smooth, clean finish. Leaves the tongue with a slight tingling feeling.

Overall - Overall, this beer was very surprising. Definitely not a session drinking beer, despite its moderately low ABV (4.8%), its a great beer to sip on. It's not too overbearing, but compared to most white beers, it's just different; however, different isn't always bad. As a pleasant surprise, the herbal esters of this beer definitely sneak up on you. They are barely detectable in the aromas, but this adds to the overall experience of this beer. This beer is a welcome (if not unusual) surprise from Dogfish Head. Not necessarily a brew that I'd keep stock of, I would definitely pick up a bottle or two again to have some variety.

MattNidiffer, Apr 06, 2014
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

aszatk01, Saturday at 01:48 AM
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4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

ArrogantDeadGuy, Dec 01, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Loudell, Jun 14, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +7.2%

GameOfBeers, Aug 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

poibag808, Nov 26, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

woodchipper, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Shakerman, Jul 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

SkiBum22, Aug 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Firefox13, Feb 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

BubalooBrewMaster, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of rwinzing
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

rwinzing, Jul 31, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Kjanisch7, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

lordofthewiens, Jul 31, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

pengs68, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of BlitzShadow
2.9/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

BlitzShadow, Mar 23, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

heddar33, Sep 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

warnerry, Aug 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

SmellsofMahagony, May 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

jonphilipp, Jul 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Doomcifer, Aug 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
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3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

ThisLadyLovesBeer, Feb 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Jason, Jan 17, 2013
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Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
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