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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,454 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,454
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 143
Gots: 489 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jgasparine on 10-17-2009

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
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber. It’s about 75 degrees and sunny outside, so to celebrate that spring has sprung I’m digging a rarity from Dogfish out of the back of the fridge. Namaste pours a hazy light gold, with a nice pillowy head that dissipates pretty quickly. Lots of little floaties remain in my glass. Not sure if that’s yeast, spice, or something else. Rustic is probably the best – and kindest - way to describe the appearance. Has the hallmark smell of a classic witbier, with notes of coriander and light citrusy orange peel the first things I pick up in the nose. I’m also getting a lemon character which I can only assume is the lemongrass. First taste is quite nice, as the beer has a certain thirst quenching impact, in that it hits the tongue and quickly washes to the sides of the mouth and down the throat almost too fast. Musky wheat malt holds up the structure of the beer from the onset, before it’s washed away by a cavalcade of spice and citrus. Yeast lends a slightly tart, almost sour note in a supporting role. The after finish is pleasant lemon pith. The beer finishes dry, with a hint of spicy carbonation, which leaves you wanting to go back to it and drink some more. Wits can often be heavy handed in the spice department, though that is not the case with Namaste, which arrives at a nearly perfect balance between the signature spices and the wheat and hops behind them. Kudos to the brewer, though the lengthy cellaring time may have had something to do with it as well. Despite the somewhat awkward appearance at the beginning, the beer is actually quite good, and certainly hits the spot on a warm spring day.

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4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy yellow with nice 1-2 fingers white head that dissipates but leaves a thin layer at the top with decent lacing. There is quite a bit of unwanted particulates floating around in there.

S- The orange comes through and the coriander really comes through. It's a good scent; can't find much of the lemon at first but caught hints of it as it warms.

T- Like the nose it is dominated by coriander and some orange with a hint of lemon. Pretty straight forward and delicious.

M- Light body with mid to high carbonation. It's what you'd want in a wheat beer.

O- A very tasty sessionable beer with a good scent. Nothing much to complain about other than the particles that caught me off guard. At $8/22oz bottle I probably couldn't afford to drink this as a session beer but it's definitely good.

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2.81/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Cloudy white with a little bit of white head. Some thin lacing lingers on the side of the glass.

S - Virtually no smell, at least not of the aromatic ingredients (i.e. lemongrass, orange peel, coriander). The damp grain smell is certainly there but very faint.

T - Taste is very mild wheatiness. I looked really hard for the brew-with ingredients in the taste but I wasn't able to discern anything except for a very mild citrus taste.

M - I like the balance of the gravity and carbonation. High drinkability and refreshing.

O - I can describe this best as a disappointment. It's presented in the special 22 oz bottle and with decent packaging. The perceived concept ('something special') was certainly underwhelmed by utter absence of flavor.

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Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,454 ratings.