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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

2,234 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,234
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: 2,234 | Reviews: 483 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

skatterbrainz, Apr 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

mmmmbeer, Apr 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Bike2work, Apr 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

jkane, Apr 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

FrankK, Apr 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

cashmier, Apr 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

PhillyBrownEyes, Apr 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

tln13, Apr 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

DKase21, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of bambam2517
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Built like a Franziskaner or Paulaner Weissbeer but many times the price! A letdown in terms of value for sure.

The cloudy creamy color, frothy lasting head and fresh citrus cues are there. Its soothing and easy to drink on a warm spring day. However, this one does not stand out from the style in any way for me.

bambam2517, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

whatname, Apr 13, 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
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

lnanthony, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of cpetrone84
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pour is hazy straw yellow with a tight white head. The nose is bright and balanced. An assertive yeast not with a well balanced peppery spice. The coriander adds an Interesting earthy note behind. The taste is also bright, lemony zest, lightly earthy, assertive yeast notes with a solid balance of spice and coriander. The body is light and airy, strong carbonation and a semi dry finish.

cpetrone84, Apr 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Jamesg440, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of ChrisPratz
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Excellent golden orange/yellow with the typical cloudiness that goes with a witbier. Less then 1 finger head dissipates quickly, very minimal lacing thereafter.

S: I'm picking up all corriander and orange here. Lemongrass comes thru later on as the beer warms.

T: Interesting mix here. Corriander right up front, leads to the mild orange and hints of the lemongrass. I'm a big fan of Starbucks Iced Green Tea and they compliment theirs with Lemongrass so it seems to stand out on my palette. Not much sweetness here, and all the flavoring seems to lead to a wall of dry alcohol flavoring. Ends on a sour note that isn't unenjoyable.

M: Average carbonation here, mouthful seems to put the corriander on the back burner for a good second or two and lets the citrus and some sweetness come in. Wheat flavors are also more prominent here.

O: I enjoyed this. I'm a big fan of witbier and this doesn't disappoint. If your used to the more mainstream witbier, this is a nice change of pace for a spring or summer night on the deck with friends.

ChrisPratz, Apr 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

brwnchrstpher, Apr 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

DeezJutz, Apr 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

hannaho, Apr 09, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, golden-yellow color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left sporadic sheets of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of lemon, orange rind, yeastiness, wheat and some caramel.

T - Strong lemon flavor with some spicy coriander. Good cracked wheat flavor with a touch of orange.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a pretty tasty witbier. However, I'd rather see it in a 12oz format.

zeff80, Apr 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

biercycle, Apr 08, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sampled on April 7, 2012 at the Keene, NH Beerfest. The pour was pale yellow to olive in tone with a fizzy white head and a generally cloudy appearance. The aroma features an array of sensations including citrus, grainy malts, yeast, and something not unlike wheat. The body is about medium and fairly typical for the style. The taste had a slightly more bready flavor along with malts, pepper, and a dry finish. This one costs a few bucks so I am glad I got to try it at a brewfest.

puboflyons, Apr 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

kew, Apr 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

cisteve, Apr 07, 2012
Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,234 ratings.