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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,497 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,497
Reviews: 516
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 150
Gots: 532 | 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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Photo of rawfish
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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 DeutschesBier
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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

750 mL brown bottle, bottled on "2011 1C" stamped on neck of bottle

A - Straw, towering white head that has excellent retention and spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Yeasty nose with lemongrass on the back with a touch of grassy hops.

T - Sweet lemon candy, then grassy flavors, some Belgian yeast with a slightly spicy finish.

M - Light body, high carbonation, very light and creamy across the palate. Finishes crisp and clean with little bitterness.

O - Very good tastes, nicely balanced. I didn't find the yeast to be as prominent as in other Witbiers, but that didn't take anything away from the beer at all. I'd definitely get it again.

Photo of LambicKing
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.

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 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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Lantern
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.

Photo of WynnO
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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

Photo of kingcrowing
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  rDev +6.1%

Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,497 ratings.