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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,454 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,454
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 143
Gots: 490 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jgasparine on 10-17-2009

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
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold color with two fingers of fluffy white foam. Big swaths of lace left on the glass. Smell: yeasty with some punchy sweet citrus, floral, with wheat and coriander notes. Taste: sugary pale, wheat cracker, tangy, coriander, a little clove-like spiciness, a fleshier orange like navel, lemon peel note. Medium bodied, creamy, dry spiciness midsip but juicy finish. Really nice. July 2011 release.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy white-gold look, chunky bits float about, a tall-pure white, light and fluffy foam cap.

A lemmon-zesty yeastie aroma, tangy, dry wheat with herbs and spices. Sweet citrus and crispy malt.

A really nice complexity of yeast, tangy earth, sour and dry wheat, citric notes, lemmon zest, but very clean and refreshing, light herbal feel.

not huge complexity with a bunch of strange and unique flavor's that I didn't really harmonize all that well, but interesting for sure.

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3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a hazy yellow with a little head that did last. Overall this beer kinds stinks, smells strongly of wheat and lemon. Has a nice complex taste alot of wheat flavors, strong orange and lemon flavors. A light flavor, but very easy to drink. Overall a complex and very good wheat beer.

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3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

tap

Pours light, slightly hazy lemon gold with a thin white head with good retention.

Smells of lemon zest and coriander.

Tastes light and lemony with some coriander and other spiced notes.

Thinner mouth with slight tingle of carbonation throughout.

Good tasty wit with lots of good characteristics and some uniqueness in the flavor profile. Would have again. Very refreshing.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours a Nice pale white Cole with a small thin white head. Nose is light and wheaty, Belgian yeast and spices.

Taste is very light and crisp. Easy drinking and smooth. Mouthfeel is sharp and light. It's a mellow beer and not crazy... Almost peaceful.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wow. I just had a different wit and followed it with this one (it was strategic - I expected this one to be superior) and this one is WAY better.

It's nearly, but not entirely clear, more so that I would expect. The head is thin. The aroma is subtle but a perfect clean yeast aroma. Beautiful smell. Clean.

The taste is a perfect balance and extremely refreshing. Just slightly crisp, and only the least bit tart, this is a great drink.

The aftertaste is similarly clean. I am not sure what the food pairings would be for this but it would go great with food. But if I keep eating there won't be room for beer.

Nice one, Dogfish Head,

A Fan

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dogfish Head Namaste is a cloudy, pale yellow beer with small particles in it. It's topped with a fluffy, bubbly head that has great retention and lacing. It has an overpowering lemongrass aroma. There's a little trace of orange peel and a hint of something beer-like-- maybe wheat. It's light bodied and velvety smooth with a clean, dry finish. It's lightly flavored. It's sort of like lemongrass tea meets a Wit. There's not really any bitterness to speak of. It's perhaps a touch sweet. There isn't much aftertaste. I feel like I would enjoy this much more if I was sipping it outside in some hot weather. It's really mellow and incredibly inoffensive.

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4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale yellow color hints toward golden lightly cloudy, decent size white head falls to ring and laces well.

Aroma is nice yeasty wheat notes dominating, nice orange notes with light coriander spice. Some grassy notes hops or lemon grass I guess, spot on for the style, very pleasant and inviting.

Taste is like the aroma and just like you would expect. Nice yeasty notes on wheat malts some orange notes pop up but more lemony then orange. Nice coriander spice in the finish with grassy notes and nice dose of earthy yeast. Not sure if I am enjoying this because its been while since I have had this style or its just plain good.

Mouthfeel is nice lightly peppy carbonation that goes well with this brew. Mouthfeel is light side like it should be.

Drinkability is very good, only draw back would be price. DFH and me have love hate relationship some things they do are great some are wtf were they thinking. This is defiantly very well done and I'm loving it.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,454 ratings.