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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,491 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,491
Reviews: 514
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 150
Gots: 526 | 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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Photo of mjord23
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 2011 bottle into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A: Pours light amber with a very light head. Not much in terms of lacing. Lots of sediment floating around, giving a very cloudy appearance.

S: Light on smell, but matches well with the taste. Sweet, light orange hints with nice spice to accompany.

T: Classic witbier taste up front, followed by lemon and spices that work really well with this beer. Highly drinkable, great strong flavors for such a "light" beer. Perfect spring or summer flavor, but unique notes, in typical DFH fashion.

M: Drinks very light, with moderate carbonation that really brings out the lemon notes. Very good.

O: This is a really good witbier. I love the spice and lemon/orange balance - definitely a beer that I'll be getting again.

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Photo of eclaycamp
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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Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,491 ratings.