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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,916 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,916
Reviews: 466
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 107
Gots: 218 | 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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xShoWTeKx

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +19%

04-14-2014 02:52:03 | More by xShoWTeKx
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Matthew607

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-14-2014 01:55:23 | More by Matthew607
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-14-2014 01:02:36 | More by Hopswagger
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-13-2014 23:55:52 | More by mpalestino
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-13-2014 19:18:25 | More by marmstrong1212
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DerrickW

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-13-2014 13:43:24 | More by DerrickW
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Samuel906

California

2.94/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Interesting beer with some unique qualities and a hefty price tag. Namaste has most notably a lot of Belgian flavors and influences. Banana, clove, spice, coriander, citrus, bread, yeast fill the nose and palate. Coriander is a bit overwhelming for me. Flavor dies off very quickly leaving only some yeasty funk for an after taste. Mild orange sweetness. Body is light and carbonated, helping some of the brighter flavors flourish. Overall, certainly not a bad beer, but it was a little heavy on some of the spices for me, especially for what i was expecting to be an easy drinker. I couldn't drink more than one in a row.

The only other thing I have to add is that the price was RIDICULOUS. I don't know if it was just the store that I go to but I paid almost $16 for a sixer. Pretty hefty for a low ABV beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 06:52:09 | More by Samuel906
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SportsBeer

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-11-2014 00:18:21 | More by SportsBeer
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bcgill

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-11-2014 00:03:59 | More by bcgill
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tp05lg

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +19%

04-10-2014 21:15:56 | More by tp05lg
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baconfromwalmart

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +32.3%

04-10-2014 01:04:18 | More by baconfromwalmart
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BeerandWhiskeyHQ

Illinois

3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance
Lightly hazy yellow/lemon color. Only a slight head
Smell
Smells like a Belgian White, the coriander and spices are very present
Taste
Herbs, coriander and lemon weave in and out of this.
Overall
Again, another great beer, but not one that I’m a particular fan of, I’m not going to knock it just because it isn’t my thing though. It’s of course another wonderful offering from Dogfish and if you’re a fan of Belgian beers, get yourself some.

-BeerandWhiskeyHQ.com

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 13:57:55 | More by BeerandWhiskeyHQ
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-09-2014 03:30:35 | More by jrohrbacher
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podes

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-09-2014 02:58:44 | More by podes
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MenardMa

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-09-2014 01:44:57 | More by MenardMa
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exposd

Ohio

2/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'm a big fan of Dogfish Head beers and I guess I was just expecting more out of this brew... It was a bit on the boring and plain side. The white wheat beer has a bit of a floral nose and very light citrusy flavor. I'm not a huge fan and it just doesn't seem to fit the mold of normal dogfish head brews.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 06:48:35 | More by exposd
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ACarp

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-07-2014 21:27:04 | More by ACarp
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bigjoe786

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-07-2014 05:43:40 | More by bigjoe786
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InfragilisBrew

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-07-2014 05:33:51 | More by InfragilisBrew
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Bobhoya

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-06-2014 19:29:57 | More by Bobhoya
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MattNidiffer

South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard pint glass with a half finger of light, quickly dissipating head.

Appearance - Hazy light-golden color, as is familiar with many unfiltered and white beers.

Smell - Very piney, some very minor notes of herbs and a very small hint of spice. Minor notes of citrus as well.

Taste - Very citrusy nose, with a strong herbal ester throughout. Sort of a bit of toastiness in the background, but very light. The lemongrass definitely plays a huge part in the taste. Very different than most white beers I've sampled; most white beers focus more on the citrus, whereas this specific white seems to focus more on the herb/spice esters. Nice citrusy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Surprisingly refreshing considering the amount of focus on the herbal aspect of this beer. High level of carbonation with a very smooth, clean finish. Leaves the tongue with a slight tingling feeling.

Overall - Overall, this beer was very surprising. Definitely not a session drinking beer, despite its moderately low ABV (4.8%), its a great beer to sip on. It's not too overbearing, but compared to most white beers, it's just different; however, different isn't always bad. As a pleasant surprise, the herbal esters of this beer definitely sneak up on you. They are barely detectable in the aromas, but this adds to the overall experience of this beer. This beer is a welcome (if not unusual) surprise from Dogfish Head. Not necessarily a brew that I'd keep stock of, I would definitely pick up a bottle or two again to have some variety.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 03:37:35 | More by MattNidiffer
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Limanti

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-06-2014 00:14:35 | More by Limanti
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Peter1977

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-05-2014 20:43:20 | More by Peter1977
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-05-2014 17:35:27 | More by VeganUndead
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AndrewBV

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-05-2014 01:03:33 | More by AndrewBV
Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,916 ratings.