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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

2,328 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,328
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 133
Gots: 401 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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5/5  rDev +32.6%

larybrew, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Texasfan549, Jan 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

mcann2pu, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Immortale25
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. Bottle says Bottled in 2011.

A- Pours a golden color with a 1/2 inch head that doesn't retain long before dropping to an 1/8 inch ring around the glass's edge. Super thin surface foam and nice streaks of lacing.

S- You can definitely smell the coriander along with a fume of alcohol and faint Belgian yeast.

T- Clean and light with notes of orange and mild spice. Especially easy to drink. Not much going on.

M- Snappy and bright as well as thin and borderline watery. Medium carbonation.

O- Not a bad tasting beer, just nothing special. Dogfish should stick to the extreme brews IMO.

Immortale25, Jan 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

DMc8ride, Jan 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

acurtis, Jan 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

gafferjohn, Jan 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

beastlyz, Jan 16, 2012
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rocklibster, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

hockeybarbie, Jan 15, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Did they use champagne yeast for this one? Even though the bottle was cold and unshaken, the bubbles exploded into action as soon as the top was popped, just like a bottle of bubble, and I had to rush the bottle to the glass to catch the overflow.
In the glass, the beer is golden, but too cloudy to see anything through. Large bubbles rise upward rapidly, so fast that they do a little dance in their own turbulence. The head is a mountain of off-white meringue that lingers so long that I start to get impatient about drinking it. Some relatively large particles of sediment came out at the end of the pour.

S: Very bready at first whiff. Orange and spice meet my nose with the second sniff, and after that lemongrass and white pepper.

T: Very little sweet malts. Wheat bread flavor is heavy at first, but the coriander really dominates, especially in the middle. The finish is a mix of citrus and mild hops bitterness.

M: Initially feels moist, but the finish is astringent dryness that forces you back for another wet sip. Carbonation is above average.

O: Very typical of a Belgian white beer, really. It's a good beer, but I think you can do as well without spending $10 a bottle.

TappaKeggaBrew, Jan 14, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dogfish Head Namaste, like all their other brews, comes to us with a little hype and a little catch. Dogfish has had some trouble supplying all the markets lately, so quantities are again pretty limited. Described on the website as a Belgian-style White, made with orange slices, lemongrass, and coriander, the Namaste is sure to be interesting.

The Namaste pours into my Duvel glass a light yellow/golden color, and very hazy. It's not completely opaque, but about as opaque as I've seen an American made White. The head is nice and thick, lots of carbonation makes for a soft, fluffy, one-inch foam.

Aromas fill my nose with light citrus notes, the lemon and orange is fairly evident. It doesn't smell nearly as full or spicy as I expected though. I'm not really getting any coriander, but there is a distinct yeasty layer to it. Overall the aromas are very soft, but definitely a bit interesting.

Once I take a sip, wow is that tasty! Very smooth and refreshing, yet complex and interesting at the same time. Just a tiny bit of hops shows through the light citrus wheat beer. Very creamy mouth feel, very subtle nuance of the yeasty citrus beer.

I think many of the American imitations in the Belgian White style fall short of greatness. Several brand names come to mind, eh-hem Blue Moon, that are just mediocre representations of really great styles. The Dogfish Head Namaste doesn't fall into that category. Refreshing and smooth, yet fairly full and complex. This is one of the best American imitations I've seen.

TheCorkStopsHere, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

SirRyanFsu, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

mjmadsen21, Jan 13, 2012
Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,328 ratings.