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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,045 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,045
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 119
Gots: 279 | FT: 1
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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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JTomczak

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

08-06-2013 17:29:43 | More by JTomczak
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hustlesworth

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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.

06-07-2011 03:21:05 | More by hustlesworth
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StretchZep

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

04-14-2014 22:39:02 | More by StretchZep
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pinkysup

New York

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

11-07-2013 01:55:26 | More by pinkysup
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wanderlust389

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

07-13-2014 21:11:40 | More by wanderlust389
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demosixt

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

05-16-2014 23:54:26 | More by demosixt
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zoidbergjesus


4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

08-04-2014 01:20:32 | More by zoidbergjesus
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mmmmbeer

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

04-20-2012 01:49:01 | More by mmmmbeer
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1p5v

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

05-05-2012 00:27:26 | More by 1p5v
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Filthyfloor

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

01-23-2014 16:28:00 | More by Filthyfloor
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Cooker_stp

New York

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

08-19-2013 17:45:16 | More by Cooker_stp
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aeminter

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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.

04-08-2011 04:39:41 | More by aeminter
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celtics2010

Texas

4.72/5  rDev +24.9%

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.

04-03-2011 23:45:35 | More by celtics2010
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tdawgydog

New York

4.72/5  rDev +24.9%

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.

03-21-2011 00:10:16 | More by tdawgydog
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Innocentexile

Ohio

4.72/5  rDev +24.9%

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

12-14-2011 08:04:11 | More by Innocentexile
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MrHurmateeowish

Maine

4.7/5  rDev +24.3%

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.

10-26-2011 23:23:40 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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Frosty80

Michigan

4.68/5  rDev +23.8%

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.

11-13-2010 03:25:25 | More by Frosty80
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Schwarzbart

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +23%

From a 25.4oz bottle with a 2011 freshness date. Cloudy apricot pear color with a generous two plus finger white head that was persitent. Nice clingy lace. Smells of wheat, orange, lemon, flowery yeast and citrus notes.
The taste is of wheat and lemongrass. The lemongrass really shines in this brew. Also, coriander, orange, floral notes, flowery yeast, white tea and some light spices that I can't nail down. A light dry mouthfeel and nicely balanced between sweet and tart. Very well done DFH.

04-16-2011 04:02:44 | More by Schwarzbart
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MarcGetty

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +22.5%

Not knowing anything about it other than it is yet another beer from Dogfish Head, I picked up a 750 ml bottle of Namaste to try from my local bottle shop. It sat untouched for quite some time, but now I regret not trying it sooner so that I can go and buy more (it is no longer available).

When I first poured it I was surprised not to see the all too typical dark-dark-dark, or at least very brown, beer I expect to see when I open something from DogFish Head, but this was a light and colorful pour that looked and smelled terrific.

All of the flavors they say are in there (orange slices, fresh cut lemongrass and coriander) are indeed there and in just the right amount for each. It was very good from first sip to last sip and overall loved the taste and want more!

12-26-2011 16:20:16 | More by MarcGetty
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Paymygasbill77

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +21.2%

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Weizen Glass.

A:Namaste pours a cloudy golden color with a brilliant white head that lasts. This truley looks like a proper wheat beer.

S: It smells of citrus, corriander and wheat.

T: This beer tastes amazing! It is the beer that Blue Moon try's so hard to be. Sam you've done it again!

M: Silky smooth, almost creamy. Delicious.

O: If you haven't tried this beer you need to. This is everything I want in a wheat beer and more.

10-11-2011 22:45:01 | More by Paymygasbill77
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jmfc8237

Delaware

4.58/5  rDev +21.2%

Poured into a dfh 12 oz fluted bass glass. Golden straw color with plenty of carbonation and cloudyness. Lovely lemongrass and coriander aroma with a smooth frothy head. Medium head retention with minimal lacing. Taste backed the nose as a lemony wheat malt cascaded with floral hops balance this one nicely. Wonderful velvety mouthfeel and drinkability was a bit nicer as the beer warmed a bit.

02-17-2011 21:02:24 | More by jmfc8237
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kels

Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +19.8%

Pours beautifully. It is a great shade of toasted straw, quite cloudy, with a decently visible amount of carbonation. The initial white foamy head fades from 3 lofty fingers to a well-retained 1 1/2-finger skim. Loads of lace pillows against the sides of the glass.

Smell has great cracked, toasted grain presence and a hint of tart citrus. Not much more, but not much more needed.

Very tasty and refreshing witbier. The grains, spices and hops are blended together in the nicest balance. The grain is deliciously toasty with the slightest heartiness to it. The orange provides both sweetness and bitterness and the lemongrass adds a bit of delicate earthiness. The feel is both bright and refreshing while at the same time being creamy and mouthfilling. Finish is clean and dry with just a bit of sediment laying on the tongue.

Absolutely delicious and highly drinkable beer. Great for any season, but especially perfect now.

08-21-2010 23:39:30 | More by kels
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +19.8%

Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a nice two finger head which gives way to some lacing on the glass. The aroma is of citrus and lemongrass with a hint of honey as well. The taste has a nice citrus flavor along with a big lemongrass taste. There are hints of honey as well along with a wheat backbone. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. The drinkability is high a nice mellow flavor that is well blended on top of being an easy drink. You could easily have multiple servings of these.

02-07-2011 15:09:48 | More by goblue3509
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +19.8%

Another EXCEPTIONAL offering from DFH. Had this in a pint glass served out of one of DFH's large format bottles. This poured a very very light color, with a voluminous head, remniscent of pilsner. This was light in color and body, crisp, and an absolutely refreshing beer for a 104 degree day. This is the kinda beer you can slug. No need to nurse this one. I have another bottle I can't wait to lay into. I'll definitely be getting more.

07-23-2011 21:10:07 | More by Retail1LO
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despainmakesbeer

Kentucky

4.53/5  rDev +19.8%

Hazy dark straw color, thin head. This beer is without a doubt the most hated beer by my nose! The most intense, complex, aromatically changing beer I've ever smalles. I smelled everything from the barn, to cat litter, to orange, it was awesome to say te least and things only got crazier as the beer warmed. Definetely usuall spice aroma was present for the style. Spice
was also present in the taste, however for the smell, the spice flavor was not nearly as intense as expected. Flavor left quickly after swallowing. Light, very drinkable, but the aroma and flavor will keep you wanting more. A great and aweful beer to practice trying to pick out smells and flavors. And glad I can say I finally had something that Kevin Patterson hadn't had before. Harumph!

11-14-2010 05:01:43 | More by despainmakesbeer
Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
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