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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

2,330 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,330
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 133
Gots: 402 | 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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Photo of KYBrewgrass
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- 4 What's lacking in color (almost clear but slightly hazy straw) is made up for in bubbly activity and a big white fluffy head. Very large bubbles, fairly smooth and slightly sticky lacing.

S- 3.5 The aroma of Namaste is of lemon and a bit of coriander spice. It's kind of earthy. It is sour primarily, though, and leaves much more desired from my sniffer.

T- 3.5 Unfortunately I wasn't treated to a pleasant surprise in the taste from what its aroma left me hoping for. It is predominantly lemon and thus sour. I get less spice here than from the aroma. It does have a hint of wheat, and as it warms I find it to sweeten up a little which slightly calms the sourness.

M- 3 This is over-carbonated for my liking. It would be light in body but the high carbonation makes it feel more like medium.

D- 3.5 Not well-enough balanced for me to enjoy much of this. I could split the 750mL but wouldn't want much more. It is a bit sour and over-carbonated. I can get some of the ingredients that were used and I appreciate that, but they just didn't work as well together as I had hoped they would. Worth a shot I suppose.

KYBrewgrass, Apr 11, 2011
Photo of alcohline_trip
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

alcohline_trip, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of wvsabbath
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Light straw yellow/ grapefruit juice white. 1/4 inch white foamy head, some lacing.

Smell - Funky lemon-grass, orange, peppercorn, wheat and a little citric note.

Taste - First sip has the Belgian flavored yeasty kick mixed with peppercorn. Orange, coriander and wheat come in after the lemon and pepper kick dies down. The wheat mixed with the lemon-grass really adds a funky, barnyard like flavor.

Mouthfeel - Peppercorn along with lemon grass nails the tongue. Palate gets some orange and coriander but is mostly coated with the peppercorn and lemon. Aftertaste is funky, wheat and Belgian flavored.

Overall - Not bad but would be much better if the fruits were more upfront, with less peppercorn. The more I drink it, the less im enjoying it. Decent enough for a hot summer day for some, low alcohol, but I look for crisp, fruity wits that feature orange, melons or berries. Worth a drink for fans of wit that want a little twist on the style. This could be a special beer imo with a kick of fruits though.

wvsabbath, Feb 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Kjanisch7, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Doomcifer, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

ImFlyerThanYou, Feb 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Runofthemiller, Jul 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Mantooth, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of far333
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear straw colored, with an orangey white thin head that settles out quickly. Aroma of yeast and clove. Flavor initially fairly matches the nose, but slight lemony notes emerge, and a peppery bite works its way into the finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, but a bit talcy as well.

far333, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of kwkdmk
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

kwkdmk, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of JonSC
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

I didn't care for this as much as most wheat beers. It had a thin pour, a light taste and seemed to lack a bit of depth. The lemongrass was a bit strong to me, and I didn't get as much orange as some other reviewers. There also seemed to be a bit of coriander taste present.

JonSC, Nov 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Beer21, Jan 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

OBIrish24, Dec 22, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

ste5venla, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Mtooman, Jan 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

ONovoMexicano, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

AlexChillton, Nov 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

marmstrong1212, Apr 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Sep 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

dertyd, May 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

HuntDaddy540, May 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

jwg782, Dec 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

tdoug870, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Bdel34, Jan 18, 2014
Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,330 ratings.