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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,388 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,388
Reviews: 493
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 139
Gots: 430 | 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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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.

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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.

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the smell is of seasonal spices and undertones of citrus

Taste is slightly maltly and not very bitter. has undertones of sweet citrus

clean mouthfeel is refreshing

overall this is a pretty good beer but not my favorite. I would probably pass on this one if I had to pay for it again but if it was on someone else dime would like to try it again

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A: Pours a cloudy golden-orange color. A thick white head rapidly dissipates to very light lacing around the top of the glass.

S: The strong aromas from the lemongrass and coriander are present as soon as you open the bottle, as you pour and lift the glass to your mouth, the strong smell of yeast is met.

T: I get a nice "zesty citrus" flavor followed by a slight wheat aftertaste....not bitter at all.

M: Smooth, fairly dry with a very slight hint of sweetness.

O: a very nice summer brew. Would be great after a day of working in the yard are while enjoying a barbecue with friends....Not necessarily the best for a mid-winter beverage, but that is on me, not DFH. Overall, a nice offering

Serving type: bottle

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Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,388 ratings.