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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,541 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,541
Reviews: 524
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 157
Gots: 574 | 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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Ratings: 2,541 | Reviews: 524
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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.

Photo of chrispoint
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of neckbracesub
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Danobold
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of mntlover
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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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of gillagorilla
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.15/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of yesyouam
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.

Photo of dertyd
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of 57md
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a cloudy light straw with a finger of head that quickly dissipated down to a thin film. The nose had the essence of wheat and a pinch of Belgian funk. The flavor is light and mild with the wheat upfront and a finish that is dry and slightly peppery.

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my DFH signature glass. Bright cloudy yellow with some particulates floating around in there.Fizzy but thick white heading that stays around for a bit.Decent lacing throughout.

Mostly getting lemongrass in the nose at first,followed with a quick hit of corriander,and a bigger orange aroma fills the nostrils.Subtle spicey hops thrown in for good measure.

Taste is all the same. Very heavy taste and linger of lemongrass. With the other aspects of orange peels,corriander and earthiness make a quick push through. Amazing how much lemongrass is in this beer by far the heaviest I have ever had in any beer and it is a score.

Mouth is tremendous,very alive with carbonation and a seltzer like finish that sticks around for a while.Nice medium body and great balance.

Another score from DFH. A perfect spring beverage for everyone...well over 21.

Photo of farrago
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Close to a finger of bone white head, sort of dilute foam, no density with many larger bubbles, as a result, very little retention, lacing fares better, not many streaks but the ones there stick around. Pale golden orange color, however, has a nice luminescence to it which fills the glass, on the whole transparent but with a serious gauziness. Fresh and open nose, full but not close to heavy, the orange peel matches up with the coriander, nutmeg, cinnamon spice, maybe even a touch salty at times, the lemongrass stays in the background, nothing herbaceous going on here, by the same token the cocoa nibs about all you get for malts, as advertised citrus and spices 99% of what you find in your nostrils. Medium-bodied, foams up a good deal to increase palate coverage, little room for lift. More all of this heft, mouth feel is smooth and there's no roughness nor bitterness to be found. Orange, lemon, traces of white grapefruit citrus abound. Coriander, cumin, clove and ginger spice more sweet than zesty, hence the smoothness. You get more yeasty, leesy accents here, suggestion of banana too. The peach, apricot, yellow apple fruit simply stated. Easy to drink, if there's any nuisance it's the carbonation.

Photo of grittybrews
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy orange-gold with a finger of bright white head. Light aroma of lemon, wheat, orange peel, and maybe a hint of lemongrass.

Highish carbonation and a creamy, light mouthfeel. Wheat and gentle lemon up front followed by a hint of pepper and a burst of slightly sweet orange on the tail end.

Balanced, dry, and refreshing and still packs a good deal of flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,541 ratings.