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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

2,454 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,454
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 143
Gots: 490 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.58/5  rDev +21.5%
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!

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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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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4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very cloudy at first but settles nicely. Cloudy and bright yellow.

Smell: The aroma is bread like with citrus riding shotgun and herbal spice taking a backseat.

Taste: The citrus tones are there but balanced with sweetness and spice. The spice is more present in the aftertaste. Wheat is definitely present in the taste as well.

Mouthfeel: Light but a little heavier than other wits.

Overall: It is definitely not a traditional wit but this is what you would expect with Dogfish. It is a good beer just remember that you need to clear all preconceived notions out of you head before trying it.

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,454 ratings.