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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,019 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,019
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 117
Gots: 268 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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57md

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev 0%

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.

05-15-2014 01:16:57 | More by 57md
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lovindahops

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-12-2013 23:55:36 | More by lovindahops
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-08-2013 20:46:34 | More by crbnfbr
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-23-2013 13:01:18 | More by touchmeimsac
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doughanson78

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

03-12-2012 05:27:52 | More by doughanson78
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bluntedboywonder

New York

5/5  rDev +32.3%

11-23-2011 21:09:05 | More by bluntedboywonder
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

750 ml bottle. Pours cloudy golden hue with a foamy, lasting white head. Aroma is of musty yeast, citrus fruit with hints of grass and spices. Full, creamy, slightly crisp body. Citrus fruit, spices, Belgium yeast and candy sugar combine on the palate. Medium, semi-sweet finish. I’m not a fan of wits, but this one I like.

09-06-2011 14:49:04 | More by mikeg67
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-26-2014 00:11:22 | More by MNBeerGeek
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-24-2013 18:30:29 | More by scottbrew4u
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-19-2013 01:21:53 | More by TXhomebrewer
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +13.8%

Faintly hazed bright orange yellow glow. Creamy and craggy bright white head about 2 fingers high. Smells heavily of orange zest, lots of spicy yeast, a bit of clove, faint touch of banana.

Wow. Superb, cant wait to guzzle down sixers of these come summer. Creamy and birstly mouthfeel, Dry grainy husk flavor throughout, sharp wheat, some tart citrus flavors with a bit of grassyness and a super dry grainy finish with hearty wheat bread flavors lingering in the mouth. A touch of pucker, a lot of flavor, and intensely refreshing.

01-10-2014 02:25:47 | More by jtierney89
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

05-18-2013 00:26:38 | More by BlueMoon10
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leinie13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-06-2012 22:37:41 | More by leinie13
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colts9016

Idaho

3.95/5  rDev +4.5%

Poured into a pint glass at 40 degrees.

Appearance: A one finger head that is billowy, fluffy, and creamy. The head is white in color with fair retention. The color of beer a pale yellow with some really light yellow hues. The clarity of the beer is cloudy, probably from yeast.

Nose: The grain notes are pushing past the lemon, orange, and grass notes. Other aromas in the beer is honey, vanilla, coriander, herbal, pepper, and floral esters.

Taste: The beer grain note is lightly toasted, and grassy. The flavors in the beer is lemon, orange, honey, vanilla, coriander, herbal, peppers and floral esters. The lemon grass pops out at the very end, letting you know it is in the beer.

Mouth feel of the beer is carbonated, slightly astringent, and crisp.

Overall: The body of the beer is medium light and the finish is medium. This beer has lots of flavor, but to me, seems as if the beer is discombobulated in taste. Flavors are here and there, lacking uniformity. Solid beer nonetheless.

12-03-2012 03:32:53 | More by colts9016
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zoso1967

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +11.6%

Namaste pours a beautiful, slightly cloudy straw yellow with ample carbonation that produces a soft white head full of tiny bubbles. The head stays around forever and leaves some goopy lace on the sides of the glass. The aroma is sweet with notes of honey, lemon zest, orange, wheat, bready yeast and a touch of white pepper. The flavor is very refined and very tasty with a very sweet, yet also slightly tart wheat malt background. It is lemony and spicy with hints of white pepper and coriander and is very refreshing. It is well balanced and all of the flavors play off of each other very well. For being a fairly sweet beer, it is impressive how thirst quenching it is. It has a fairly light and creamy mouthfeel that has a tart and refreshing finish. Very drinkable and a beer that I am glad came in a large bottle.

07-16-2010 22:04:47 | More by zoso1967
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-22-2013 18:52:01 | More by BlissJunkie
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Magery

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-24-2011 03:27:00 | More by Magery
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Lob

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +19%

04-23-2012 12:54:34 | More by Lob
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19%

01-21-2013 20:36:57 | More by PHBoiler
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axeman9182

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +11.1%

750 mL bottle, served straight from the fridge in my Duvel tulip.

Namaste pours a hazy tangerine, it seems a shade or two darker than most wits that I've had. The pristine white head rises up to about three fingers in height, and shows tremendous resilience. Lacing is a bit sparse though. The nose is very lemony, with coriander as the primary supporting aroma rather than orange. The flavor is quite crisp, yet dominated entirely by yeast/spice notes. Lemongrass's influence is still the star here, though the flavor seems a bit more citrusy than the nose. Coriander is still present as a background note again. The body is nice and light and the carbonation starts out incredibly lively but dies down by the back end of each sip and avoids being too fizzy. Lemongrass is a wonderful addition to the standard witbier flavors, and helps make this one of my absolute favorite warm weather beers. As much as I do like Festina Peche, I find myself wishing this was available in 12oz bottles all summer.

05-29-2011 23:39:26 | More by axeman9182
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ortie

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -14%

08-01-2013 01:28:31 | More by ortie
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thampel09

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-23-2013 19:09:02 | More by thampel09
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-24-2011 16:21:15 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-15-2011 03:32:51 | More by victory4me
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Gatch

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-05-2014 18:06:52 | More by Gatch
Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,019 ratings.