Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,412 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,412
Reviews: 500
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 141
Gots: 444 | 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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Pours a frothy, white head that has nice persistence and laces well. Yeasty, malty aroma with citric notes and a touch of pepper; the lemongrass, orange slices, and coriander are all present and it's fun to smell this and the different aromas. This smells really, really nice. Starts with a subtle citrus flavor on top of yeastiness and wheat malt. Builds into a more floral hoppiness that blends with the citrus flavors. Finish is malt with the slight bitterness of black peppercorns and their spiciness.

This isn't too bad. I like the complexity and the layers of flavors, but I think they're all a touch too subtle.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Appearance: pale straw gold; small off-white head; very effervescent

Smell: bready with strong notes of coriander; some hints of lemon

Taste: like a Wit! Light wheat notes with good coriander and citrus bite

Mouthfeel: slightly thin mouthfeel with fair amount of carbonation

Remarks: refreshing and tasty, but not as good as some of their other beers

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12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Pale straw with a 1/2 finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Good clarity with the tiniest yeast particles floating about. Light carbonation.

Nose
Wheat, doughy bread, and lemongrass.

Taste
Big wheat, doughy bread notes, and Belgian yeasties. Lemongrass, drops of lemon juice, and a touch of strawberry-banana. Slight hints of coriander, peppercorn, and orange zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, crisp, clean, and semi-dry.

Overall
Light, refreshing, and ultra-wheaty brew. As far as Witbiers go, it's very good.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

I didn't care for this as much as most wheat beers. It had a thin pour, a light taste and seemed to lack a bit of depth. The lemongrass was a bit strong to me, and I didn't get as much orange as some other reviewers. There also seemed to be a bit of coriander taste present.

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Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,412 ratings.