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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

2,546 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,546
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 159
Gots: 577 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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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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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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S - Has the usual kind of spicy wet wood smell, but faint.

T - Tastes... pretty normal. Decent tang. A little more bitter than expected but in a not unpleasant way. The bottle says it's brewed with coriander, orange, and lemongrass, but it's pretty subtle. Just a hint of citrusy sweetness that bleeds into what I would call more like cardamom.

M - Starts soft and finishes crisp. Fresh and nice.

O - Well it's a refreshing wheat beer, perfect for a warm day. It's the basic characteristic taste you're looking for, so it makes the cut, but it isn't particularly notable. It was slightly more bitter than I'm used to. I can't tell if that was a welcome twist or a distraction, but I'm OK with it. Bombers are often ripoffs and this one is no exception. It's definitely not good enough to justify the $10 I paid. On a cost-per-ounce basis, a sixpack of this stuff would be over $28, which is triple what it's worth. FFFUUU bombers!

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Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
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