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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,238 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,238
Reviews: 483
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 123
Gots: 356 | 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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Ratings: 2,238 | Reviews: 483 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of pknyc
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%

pknyc, Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

JamieDuncan, Jan 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

CGMLS3, Mar 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

dertyd, May 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

DustinSWB, Apr 04, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

smutty33, Jun 07, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +10.1%

kell50, Aug 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

memphischas, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of WastingFreetime
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served to me on tap.
A. Milky-opaque straw yellow. Tons of foamy head that refused to die back.
S. Heavily raunchy - The first impression is wet funky and musty barnyard hay that some farmer has thrown handfuls of lemongrass into as an odor-eater. The second impression reveals the coriander power chord over citrus base and bizarre ammonia-family smells as from a good limburger cheese or leaking out of the corners of your closed diaper disposal basket. Overall, smells like a properly disgusting runny-gooey fancy cheese on top of a pale wheat malt and lemon foundation. Luckily, I enjoy that sort of thing.
T. The coriander makes me think of middle eastern food, the lemongrass brings to mind Thai cold dishes. Just like most of the fancy runny cheeses I have tried, what smells terrible on the nose is muted or completely absent on the palate. The raunchy odors don't have a taste equivalent at all. In fact the taste is remarkably light and floral. Lemony fresh. Although, if one lets it sit in the mouth for too long, there becomes a faint aftertaste of boiled carrots. How odd.
M. It is really super effervescent for me. Almost too bubbly, distractingly so. Not a "chewy" beer but rather sessionable.

The closest thing I have smelled to the strange funk of this beer has only been present in some Saisons and that one time I tried Lindemans Faro. As the type of person who seeks out the strange and unusual freak beers, I heartily endorse this oddity. :)

WastingFreetime, May 21, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

kbrown, May 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

redfox405, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.7/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle purchased at McKinnon's in Portsmouth. Pours a hazy light yellow body with a good half inch or so of white head. Smells very fruity and floral with a decent amount of spice. Oranges, coriander, lemon, pepper, and hints of caramel malt hit the palate. Light bodied with ample carbonation. Super-drinkable. Complex and unique but while flavorful, this beer is not in your face and everything blends very well complimenting each other. A great witbier. I'm quite impressed. Though at $10 per bottle, this will have to be an occasional treat.

MrHurmateeowish, Oct 27, 2011
Photo of chugalug06
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice light yellow color. Foamy white head pours very slowly. Brew is cloudy with minimal bubbles. Very little lacing.

S - Lots of lemon and basil. Some other nice scents stand out, mostly other spices. Some elegant orange too.

T - Some very easy pepper flavors, nothing abrasive. Also, nice light citrus.

M - Very dry and bitter for the style... Perfect bubbles.

O - A good brew, but not overwhelming. Not worth the price tag, but still a nice brew to split with your lady.

chugalug06, Sep 10, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

erialbill, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

BlueMoon10, May 18, 2013
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.

57md, May 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

avaldivia, Apr 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Nichols33, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of jwps214
2.86/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1

Poured in to a Hefe glass...beer was slightly hazy with a huge thick white head.
Smelled of lemon with a hint of Belgian Spiciness.
Taste was watery and light. Extremely faint orange reminded me of bighting into an under-ripe Clementine ( is there anything more disappointing?)
Did have the pleasant body and spritzy carbonation of a Hefe
Over all, I'm super disappointed! The beer looked amazing in the glass but failed to live up to those expectations! Would recommend as a small step up for
a light beer

jwps214, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

LakerLeith, Jun 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

VonZipper, Mar 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

crbnfbr, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

RichH55, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

BeerThursdays, Nov 15, 2011
Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,238 ratings.