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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,328 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,328
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 133
Gots: 401 | 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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Ratings: 2,328 | Reviews: 491 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of skaboom420
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

skaboom420, May 20, 2013
Photo of Bouleboubier
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good wit. Wouldn't expect a poor product from DFH. But it's pretty straight-forward for the style, which I found odd.

Is this bottle-conditioned? The first pour yielded only a moderate haze that I could see through - not the wheat-proteiny murk I'd anticipate. Remainder pour - ultra-murk. The color is right-on, noticeably more orange. Attempted a semi-vigorous pour but the head didn't impress - standard white, mid-density, yet not so voluminous.

Fragrant coriander and orange peel jets out of the glass as early as mid-stream of the pour. They didn't hold back. Some honeyish malt rounds it out. A delightful scent.

Coriander and orange peel play prominently in the taste. Not as tart as I hoped - malts weigh in a little beefier as well as a notch or two more hop presence and bitterness than standard.

Leans more toward silky than creamy despite it appearing to have a fairly full body. Quite drinkable though not as crisp or light as I like. Couldn't drink more than two (16 oz) pints of these in one sitting. Etc, etc.

Great flavor, above average drinkability. Pretty straight-forward. Definitely worth it if you dig wits.

Bouleboubier, Apr 01, 2011
Photo of brother_kenneth
3/5  rDev -20.4%

brother_kenneth, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of memphischas
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

memphischas, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of eduardolinhalis
4/5  rDev +6.1%

eduardolinhalis, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of captainbearcat
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

captainbearcat, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of JTomczak
4.75/5  rDev +26%

JTomczak, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Belittle
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Belittle, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of rawfish
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

rawfish, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of JamieDuncan
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

JamieDuncan, Jan 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

SFC21, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Jamison85, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

pin, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of _morandi_
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

_morandi_, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of JayS2629
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A straw yellow hazy beer with creamy head that faded slow and left creamy walls of lace. The smell was of belgian yeast with banana and clove nicely balanced in the middle and citrus tones of orange and lemon grass on the back end. Nice honey, caramel and biscut notes with a good grainy wheat backbone. Nice citrus notes of orange and lemon subtly perk things up. Creamy body. It goes light on the banana in the yeast flavors and the spice is subtle too. Just a pinch of clove and pepper. Smooth, creamy, and very drinkable.

JayS2629, Apr 29, 2011
Photo of gillagorilla
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

gillagorilla, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of rydev24
4/5  rDev +6.1%

rydev24, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of Etan
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Etan, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of MaseFace
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

MaseFace, May 23, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-very pale yellow, good amount of creamy colored head, though you must be careful to pour slowly. very bubbly. lots of floating pieces in there.

S-lots of spices and wheat and fairly citrusy. very strong scent! i'm excited to taste it!

T-mmm a good, interesting, and different witbier. i feel the taste is focused more on the spices than the fruits. it leaves with a good white wheat flavor and the after-taste is focused on the orange and lemongrass. fairly complex and very fun!

M-medium to heavy carbonation...though its a soft feel to the mouth. has a good creamy finish!

D-at 5%, i'd say this is the most drinkable of the dogfish head 750mL bottles. the taste stays great, it goes down easily...what more could you ask for?

AdamBear, Nov 26, 2010
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

fossage78, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of deadliest
4/5  rDev +6.1%

deadliest, May 14, 2013
Photo of beer2day
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lemon gold color, very light. 1-finger white head with little retention. Nice thin lace all around the glass.

Coriander, lemon peel, wheat grass dominate the nose. Faint citrus bite from the lemons.

Spice hit right up front. Mead like, without the body. Honey, lemon, a little pepper, and then a moderately fizzy finish. Slightly cloying at the back end.

Thinner than what I would expect from the style, even with the sticky finish.

One and done here. Granted, this probably would taste better if it wasn't so dang cold outside.

beer2day, Dec 28, 2010
Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Eriktheipaman, Sep 27, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

kew, Apr 07, 2012
Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,328 ratings.