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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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2,544 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,544
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 157
Gots: 576 | FT: 2
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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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look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Gaithersburg Alehouse. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Cloudy hazy golden yellow. No head on top but plenty of lacing noted on the glass as I drank it down.

Smell: Surprisingly not any smell at all. With a good swirl I could just barely make out something, but it was so faint I really couldn’t say what it was.

Taste: Lemony, hint of spices (I’m guessing the coriander) and a good wheat/wit twang. Some piney hops in there towards the end as it warmed up, but not overpowering. Tasty.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, cleanses the palate and typical for a wit.

Overall/Drinkability: Okay. Nicely spiced for a Wit but not the most drinkable wit I’ve ever had. Went well with crab cakes and I would have loved a larger glass, but I would have stopped at one. Lack of aroma disappointing though.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Using coriander in a witbier seems very risky seeing that witbier naturally have a skunky bite to them, adding a spice that has little subtly would make for a unique tasting but not a "good" drink. But the mellow undertones of all the flavors mold well. If this beer was any stronger or robust I do not think it would work. Great for food pairing..cheese, fruit, and vegetables.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Namaste pours a clear straw yellow with a small creamy white head on top. The foam dissolves quickly to a thick ring around the surface leaving behind a few spots of lace. Some sediment is held in suspension in the glass when the bottom of the bottle is poured.

The aroma has notes of lemon citrus, pale malt, coriander and yeast.

Each sip of this light to medium bodied beer is smooth, slightly creamy with a mild carbonated fizz. The flavor is spice blended with citrus and toast malt. It begins with lemon citrus and coriander. The spice is followed by toast, wheat and yeast. It finishes dry with lingering lemon citrus when gone.

This is a very tasty, well balanced easy drinking beer. It reminds me of a pilsner with spices added.

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Pours hazy, almost turbid, pale yellow with a scant white head and no lacing.

The aroma is very subtle and would be undistinguishable unless in a neutral environment. There is light clove and coriander, even some honey, but all is just barely detectable.

The flavor is grainy with light coriander and a little muddy. Again, the flavors are all quite muted. The finish is rather messy.

Namaste has a medium to light body and is a bit chalky with no alcohol.

Easily consumable and thirst quenching. This is a fine beer for a muggy day.

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Namaste - 2011 1083 from notes

A- Slight hazy golden straw pour, tiny chunks floating around in suspension. Three finger fluffy white head recedes to thin cap quickly. Lacing is awesome.

S- Lemon and oranges, yeast and typical wheat beers.

T- Lemon and oranges, earthy grass notes. Typical wit taste.

M- Medium to thin bodied, lively carbonation.

O- Nothing special, nothing wowing, just an alright beer, strange for dfh not adding their own flair to this.

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Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
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