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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

2,328 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,328
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 133
Gots: 401 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

scott2269, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

morehpperliter, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

davey101, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

WMEugene, Nov 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of alexkeil
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've never been disappointed with a DFH beer, and I'm not here, but I don't have much to talk up about this beer either. It is a witbier, its made to style, its refreshing; however, I've come to expect a lot from DFH. I guess I was a little let down that it was just a witbier, there wasn't that layered complexity or interesting ingredient that shined through. Maybe I'm being too hard, it is beer and its very drinkable.

Poured a nice sunny hazy gold with a fizzy white head. There was fair head retention with lasting lacing around the glass. The aroma had lemongrass, citrus and yeast. The flavor was similar to aroma with lemon and yeast, some malt sweetness that complimented the creamy mouthfeel and slight alcohol presence.

alexkeil, Nov 13, 2011
Photo of PorterLover83
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured lemony yellow with not much head. Looks delicious. Grains with soft citrus and floral in the nose. Almost peppery taste with nice carbonation. Hoppy background with a great mouthfeel. Very nice refreshing beer. Never been disappointed by a dfh except for black and blue.

PorterLover83, Nov 13, 2011
Photo of jrenihan
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled in 2011. Doesn't appear to be more specific than that.

Beer pours cloudy gold, with a moderately sized white head. Fair bit of lacing. Moderate retention.

Nose contains coriander, lemon and other citrus (orange), lemongrass, a bit of a soapy scent and characteristic wheat scents. The lemongrass is a nice touch to what is otherwise a typical wit smell.

Taste has orange, lemon, coriander, white pepper, lemongrass, and the taste of wheat malt that I cannot describe any other way but is well known. The soapy scent from the nose is in the flavour as well - this is not unpleasant, just the closest description I have for what I am tasting.

High carbonation level, in keeping with the style. A little bit irritating. Very crisp. Medium bodied. Creamy.

Overall, quite an enjoyable witbier. Lemongrass adds but does not overshadow the standard wit flavours. Nice beer.

jrenihan, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of assmandugle
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 10 dollar bottle of beer better impress me but most Dogfish Heads do. Poured this sucker into the glass it was a light almost hay color and had a little bit of sediments. The aroma the label says it best you smell the floral and citrus aromas. You can taste a slight carameliness to it and it goes down super smooth. It is very easy to drink and is very light which is non typical for Dogfish Head. Another inspirational brew nevertheless. Try it its worth it to spend more when it counts.

assmandugle, Nov 07, 2011
Photo of July2Nov
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden, taxi yellow/orangish in color with a bubbling lacing on top.

Smell: Slightly funky, pineapple, lemon peels, wet grass.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Slightly bitter at first taste, with a slight pine flavor that sweetens up with a lemon taste, but at the same time makes for a dry bite. Very light in body and smooth. The flavors meld well together with only a bump of sourness near the end of the beer. Getting a dry cotton-mouth feeling in the aftertaste.

Overall: Easily drinkable if you like the sourness of lemons...which I do. This would be ideal with a fresh salad. Guess, I'll get on that for next go round.

July2Nov, Nov 06, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a nice light hay color typical of witbiers. nice pillowy head. dissipates quickly. some sediments on the bottom

aromas are faint even at near room temperature. nice spices.

feeling is light. nice malty sweetness, not overwhelming. citrusy, fruity, lots of spices (coriander? anise? definitely feel the orange peel). light carbonation. low alcohol.

this is great. a nice session-able beer for the summer time.

indesertum, Nov 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I split a 750 ml bottle of this with my wife on a snowy, windy October day. The beer pours a milky, cloudy, pale yellow color with a puffy white head. It's aroma is a nice mix of pepper, zesty orange peel, and herbal scents. Lemon, orange, coriander, and white pepper are the most notable scents. These, along with some soft pale malt underneath, give the beer a solidly enjoyable aroma. The taste is a bit more peppery than expected, with a sharp spice flavor, but it also has a soft sweetness. Somewhat abrupt finish. Well balanced, and the orange character seems to give the beer a zesty, alive quality. Good beer.

Suds, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.7/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle purchased at McKinnon's in Portsmouth. Pours a hazy light yellow body with a good half inch or so of white head. Smells very fruity and floral with a decent amount of spice. Oranges, coriander, lemon, pepper, and hints of caramel malt hit the palate. Light bodied with ample carbonation. Super-drinkable. Complex and unique but while flavorful, this beer is not in your face and everything blends very well complimenting each other. A great witbier. I'm quite impressed. Though at $10 per bottle, this will have to be an occasional treat.

MrHurmateeowish, Oct 27, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice light golden ale, pours so-so without much head. Love the crisp airy citrus aromas (best part of the ale). Spicy notes especially on the back end lend to the refreshing quality of the beer. Perfect end of summer beer. Though technically summer has been over for a while now I think I had it on the best last day we will have in October. Overall the beer is a winner and above average but Dogfish Head definitely does better on some of there other brews. Cool name and idea though.

Progenitor, Oct 23, 2011
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4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Nice hazy yellow, foamy white head is very nice and remains, also some lacing.

S: Citrus smell which is ok, some coriander.

T: Great spiced citrus, and coriander is present, very enjoyable,

M: Very easy drinking, smooth and leaves a tingle.

O: Not your typical Wit and thats kind of what I expected from Dogfish. I liked the complexity of it, and would def enjoy a few more.

JMWEB2, Oct 21, 2011
Photo of FosterJM
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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App- A bit of a hazy golden yellow with a large two finger slow receding head. A bit of dots of cling. A nice looking wit.

Smell- Wheat, lemon, spice, grass, coriander, peel. What else could sam put in this one? Smells very clean and to style.

Taste- Of all the wits I have had. This one takes the cake. Retains the essence of what the style is all about. It has a nice wheat base with a bit of coriander and lemon/orange peel. A little thin spice with a balanced profile. Not too thin or watery but just good.

Mouth- A light bodied beer with a good wheat residual flavor with some lemon/orange zest and a little bit of coriander. A medium high carbonation to make it all blend together.

Drink- It's a very good wit. I have had some shitty ones and this is very good. One of the few I would come back too.

FosterJM, Oct 19, 2011
Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,328 ratings.