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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

2,392 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,392
Reviews: 495
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 140
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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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy gold with a compact, clinging white head.

S: Aromas of lemongrass, coriander, and orange peel are strong on the nose. Already, this smells extremely assertive and flavorful compared to most witbiers.

T: Notes of cream, vanilla, coriander, lemongrass, orange peel, and wheat toast gently wash across the palate. The finish is sharp and grainy with wheat, spice, and cream notes.

M: Very light in body, dry, and quite smooth. Carbonation is relatively unobtrusive. On-tap, this feels a bit watery.

O: This is a pretty solid and unique Belgian-style witbier that is likely better from the bottle than the tap. Had this not been so watery, I would have had no trouble giving it a much higher review.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a hazy grey-apricot color with two fingers of off-white head.

Fruity aroma of orange peel, spice, honey, apricot and yeast.

The taste is citrusy with orange peel along with the coriander and white pepper adding a bit of spice. Finishes with lemongrass note and a hint of yeast.

Light-to-medium bodied and a touch dry with a moderate carbonation.

So delicious. One of my favorite witbiers.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.63/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not knowing anything about it other than it is yet another beer from Dogfish Head, I picked up a 750 ml bottle of Namaste to try from my local bottle shop. It sat untouched for quite some time, but now I regret not trying it sooner so that I can go and buy more (it is no longer available).

When I first poured it I was surprised not to see the all too typical dark-dark-dark, or at least very brown, beer I expect to see when I open something from DogFish Head, but this was a light and colorful pour that looked and smelled terrific.

All of the flavors they say are in there (orange slices, fresh cut lemongrass and coriander) are indeed there and in just the right amount for each. It was very good from first sip to last sip and overall loved the taste and want more!

Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,392 ratings.