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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,546 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,546
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 157
Gots: 578 | FT: 3
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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Ratings: 2,546 | Reviews: 525
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of goblue3509
4.52/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of vette2006c5r
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Cylinsier
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.

Photo of babaracas
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of shand
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 24oz bottle into a wheat beer glass.

This one pours an obviously unfiltered cloudy yellow color with some huge chunks of sediment in it. The head is as prodigious as I'd expect from the style, with great retention and lacing. The aroma is also great, it's heavy on coriander, citrus, lemongrass, and a bit of a hop presence I wasn't expecting. The taste is also very good, probably the best witbier I've had. The coriander really shines, working well with the citrus and lemongrass to make a super-cool and very refreshing brew. There's a bit of wheat and a nice herbal hop aspect here too.

The mouthfeel is very good, it goes down very smoothly and easily. The drinkability is off-the-charts. I'd drink this all day every day if it were released in six-packs. As it stands now, it's too pricey for anything but an occasional treat. But what a treat it is! I hesitated when I was bringing this one up to the counter. "Ten bucks for a style (at a low ABV) I don't usually love? What am I doing?" Turns out the gamble was worth it, this is a delicious brew absolutely worthy of attention.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a hazy straw yellow pour with a little too much head (looks over carbonated), lots of lacing due to head. smells of bread, pepper, zesty citrus (lemon mainly). a slight punch of initial bitterness of dirt followed by a sweet citrusy orange flavor, as well as some citrusy tang. not really all that much there. light bodied with way too much carbonation (comparable to a freshly opened bottle of seltzer, i actually got gas bubbles up my nose).

overall, this was really an average beer. a good session drink, and a good summer lawn mower/yard-work beer. i don't see a reason why they would put this in a bomber and not just sell it by the six pack. very average flavors and smells, but at least it LOOKED nice. i think maybe there was a problem with this bottle being over carbonated that took a bit away from everything.

Photo of schoolboy
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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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
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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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ckollias
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 22 oz bomber bottle of a large weiss beer glass.

A: Light golden ale with huge frothy white head that lasts forever.

S: Strong aroma of lemon, citrus, and wheat. Floral fruity scents fill the nostrils with each sip.

T: A spicy yet easily drinkable Witbier. Tastes of lemon, citrus, and coriander. Pretty mild on the alcohol and hops.

M: Light body and medium carbonation

O: Another interesting brew by dogfish head. It was a refreshing beer to have to have on a hot day,

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,546 ratings.