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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,331 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,331
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 133
Gots: 406 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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4.75/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- cloudy lemon yellow with an exceptional sticky and puffy white head that becomes rocky and cratered as it settles. poured into a gold rimmed witbier pint glass, it's a sight to behold. lace is moderate and wispy. i'd have to say this is better than any i've ever seen considering they all kinda follow a standard of features and i don't expect much lace.

S- lemony-orange and freshly crushed coriander with a twist of floral citrus hops. some faint white bread and a vanilla cookie sweetness. it has a stronger aroma than more common beers of the style.

T- hoppier than most as well with not much bitterness, just a piney grapefruit and becoming herbal and almost resinous as it collides with some toasty malt flavors in the finish. lemon grass is the definite main flavor enhancer here, with its lemony but not quite lemon... dish soapy but not nearly as much as lemon balm... mildly tart citrus flavor that i think is accentuated by the hops. orange peel and coriander kinda melt in, the latter steadily tapering its citroeucalyptus menthol orangey sinus vibes that pretty much blend with brother orange. raw and toasted grain flavors push through the overall bright refreshness of tart and bitter in the finish glued to tasty mild hops. very well balanced and masterfully spiced. other lemongrass brews haven't sat this well with me. if normal eating oranges were used instead of curacao, maybe that could be why the lemongrass all the other citrus flavors compliment each other so nicely.

MF- there's very orange juicy quality to the feel after it's warmed a few degrees but when chilly cold it's thirst quenching and clean, and the carbonation maintains a tight only mildly prickly creaminess the whole way through.

D- while not completely traditional, the careful craftsmanship and great balance of spices make this one of the best witbiers i've ever had. this one is entirely drinkable, chuggable, whatever, and on par with its belgian peers in that aspect, but a shot above in terms of aroma and flavor, and in the balance and quality of the ingredients used.

hustlesworth, Jun 07, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pale hazy yellow; almost a straw or honey color. The head is thick and foamy white, but diminishes to a thin layer of foam across the top of the beer.

S:The smell is slightly sweet with notes of citrus zest, coriander and....pepper...general spiciness (if that makes any sense).

T/M: Mildly sweet with a little tartness at the edges. The herbal notes follow the nose. The carbonation is high but pleasant. Medium body...balanced, refreshing and crisp.

O: A very tasty refreshing beverage.

aeminter, Apr 08, 2011
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4.72/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The wife and I are not much into light wheat beers but found this to be exceptionally tasty and refreshing. This is a great beer for a hot day. It has a nice yellowish color and goes down very smooth. Dogfish Head makes some amazing beers and most being 8-10% alcohol, this is only 5% but does not disappoint. All in all a another great beer from Dogfish Head.

celtics2010, Apr 04, 2011
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4.72/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note to the Dogfish Marketing folks... Been drinking craft brew for at least 5 years now and never realized that Namaste was a Witbier. One of my favorite styles by one of my favorite breweries. A match made in heaven??

A - Pours a nice cloudy white yellow. Starts out with a really good head. Leaves behind a nice lacing and trace amounts of spice on the glass.

S - Great scent. Lemongrass, Coriander, spices, it's all here. Can the tasted live up to the scent?

T - Great beer. One of the better that I've had in quite some time. Spices are not overpowering, they have just the right balance on this beer. A little bit of sweetness from the orange peel. I haven't enjoyed a good Wit like this one in quite some time.

D - On the border of being a sessionable beer. I could drink this one all night long. I'll be seeking out more of this on my next visit to the beer store.

M - Perfect body, perfect carb. I can't say anything wrong about this beer. Only wished I had found it earlier.

Wish I would have known about this one a few years ago. Really enjoyed this one and I'm looking forward to more.

tdawgydog, Mar 21, 2011
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4.72/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

25oz poued into pint glass (2.5 times haha)

A-poures a pale yellow color with active head that stays with ya and laces down the glass. some yeast on the bottom, aw yea

S-smells like liquid bread. strong yeast smell and along with the lemongrass and orange vest in it. smells pretty damn good to me

T/M-mmm. tastes very good. fruit-esque with spices up front with yeast in the back. perfect harmony in the flavors, no one flavor is dominant in this guy.

O-reall great beer by Dogfish head. my girlfriend even likes it and shes not a beer person

Innocentexile, Dec 14, 2011
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4.7/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle purchased at McKinnon's in Portsmouth. Pours a hazy light yellow body with a good half inch or so of white head. Smells very fruity and floral with a decent amount of spice. Oranges, coriander, lemon, pepper, and hints of caramel malt hit the palate. Light bodied with ample carbonation. Super-drinkable. Complex and unique but while flavorful, this beer is not in your face and everything blends very well complimenting each other. A great witbier. I'm quite impressed. Though at $10 per bottle, this will have to be an occasional treat.

MrHurmateeowish, Oct 27, 2011
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4.68/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Color: sits a gorgeous hazy, golden yellow with plenty of floating sediment.

Smell: very elegant aromas of spicy yeast, coriander and wheat malt with more subtle yet obvious notes of orange and lemongrass.

Taste: soft flavors all around reflecting obvious citrus notes (orange and lemon) with coriander, wheat and yeast character. very very subtle hop flavor with very light bitterness in the finish, which is somewhat dry

Mouthfeel: light-medium body with moderate carbonation

Notes: very refreshing, perfectly done wit.

Frosty80, Nov 13, 2010
Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,331 ratings.