Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4/5 rDev +5.8%
Poured from a 750ml into a pint glass at Bradford's tasting.
A: Pours a murky orangish yellow. A bone-white head forms.
S: Nice herbal aroma. Apricot hoppiness, lemongrass, a bit of orange peel, big yeastiness.
T: Very hoppy witbier. Big apricot, dry grassy hops, chalky yeast, coriander, wheat, vanilla, pale malt.
M: More than light-bodied with nice carbonation.
O: Very tasty. Almost no hop bitterness to ruin the lightness of the wit profile, but the hops add some nice fruitiness to the profile.
04-13-2012 01:55:22 | More by Etan
3.65/5 rDev -3.4%
A: a hazy pale gold. some of the haze is actually caused by the sea of carbonation bubbles. head is pretty dense, but i expected a little better retention.
S: spicy coriander. the hops and coriander actually work well together, playing off each other as fruity and bitter. definitely getting some lemon juice in there as well to add a bit of tartness.
T: lemon and pepper. a hint of sour behind the coriander. that hint hangs on through the finish, which is otherwise dry. the fruits are relatively complex and refreshing.
M: light body on medium carbonation. just wish the body was a little fuller/creamier and the carbonation was just a hair harder.
D: overall, refreshing, but almost too easy to drink. like i said above, if there was more of a bread character/richness i think it would be much more enjoyable.
03-17-2011 00:50:40 | More by Jimmys
3.5/5 rDev -7.4%
Pours hazy, almost turbid, pale yellow with a scant white head and no lacing.
The aroma is very subtle and would be undistinguishable unless in a neutral environment. There is light clove and coriander, even some honey, but all is just barely detectable.
The flavor is grainy with light coriander and a little muddy. Again, the flavors are all quite muted. The finish is rather messy.
Namaste has a medium to light body and is a bit chalky with no alcohol.
Easily consumable and thirst quenching. This is a fine beer for a muggy day.
02-18-2012 11:52:30 | More by SLeffler27
4.45/5 rDev +17.7%
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a pint glass. Bottled in 2010 2A lasered onto the neck. Was a summer release but should still be good. Was a hazy pale gold color with lots of carb streams. Had a good sized head that settled into a collar. Good amount of slow sliding lace. Good all around for a wit.
The aroma was heavy on the orange and lemongrass with a good dose of coriander as well. Good solid aroma that I'm was even better when fresh. Taste followed the aroma with the citric leading the way but cut with good spice and wheat. Goes down very smooth. Mouthfeel was light to medium with good crisp carbonation. Slightly watery aftertaste though.
Overall, a solid wit that ranks near the top for me. Nice strong aroma and bite in the taste to keep it interesting. Wish this one was available more often and near me. Not avail here in TX so shipped back from my Dayton trip. Rotation - if here and in 12oz bottles would be a heavy player in my wit/wheat rotation. Even in large format, I'd still get plenty. [R;Y]
12-02-2010 02:48:45 | More by TexIndy
3.95/5 rDev +4.5%
Pours a yellow with white head that fades pretty quickly.
The smell is freakin awesome. This is one of the most earthy beers I've ever smelt. I pick up some lemon and an almost wet dirt note to it.
The taste is very dry but once you let the back come in the flavor starts to open up a bit. A very herby earthy beer overall.
I enjoyed this beer and would like to try it on tap sometime. As for judging it to a Witbier it is different but shares a lot of the same qualities. A nice change of pace for the style.
09-27-2011 22:03:58 | More by Eriktheipaman
3.93/5 rDev +4%
Picked this up in Totowa last week, having never had this before. I love this style of beer and even though this was a bit different from what I was accustomed to and expected, I really enjoyed this and how easily it went down. Although this is new, I hope that Dogfish Head will brew this for the season in upcoming years!
Love the pour to this, as the goldenrod hue, sea-form head, and relatively opaque hue gave this a great appearance from the get-go. Not as cloudy as other examples of this style, the aroma wasn't terribly strong either. Great lactng as well, given that each sip I took left a nice ring on the back side of my pint glass. Lots of lemongrass and grass in the taste, while the citrus and coriander were more recessed. Couldn't really taste the peppercorn here and there wasn't much wheat to be seen or felt either. The carbonation was perfect and this was quite light without being watered-down or overly filling. A hint of the grassy sourness came out in the back, but that didn't linger for very long.
Although I only bought one bottle of this, I could have easily had 3 or 4 in a sitting since the alcohol was both undetectable and low in terms of percentage. While not as good as its European counterparts, there's a lot to like here and for a beer this unassuming, there was enough flavor to satisfy even the biggest beer geek. A hint of wheat or more spice would have been appreciated but as it was, this was something that I'd reach for again now that the warmer months are here. Another subtly solid offering from Dogfish Head!
05-02-2014 21:34:23 | More by JerzDevl2000
Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
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