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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,928 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,928
Reviews: 467
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 111
Gots: 221 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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Ratings: 1,928 | Reviews: 467 | Display Reviews Only:
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POTABLE83

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14%

03-12-2014 14:52:26 | More by POTABLE83
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow and a bit hazy with a very good head that lasted, leaving a nice foamy cap and sticky lace.

Aroma and flavor are spot-on for what I'd expect for a witbier. Actually I didn't even check to see what style it was when I bought it to try, but when I popped the first one it cried out witbier.

Spicy and yeast are obvious, but none of the spices or yeasty flavors dominate too much, giving the beer an excellent balance, especially between citrus and pepper (it would be easy IMO to over-do it on the pepper). Coriander accents perfectly.

Drinkability is both light and easy drinking, and thick-and-chewy, like a good witbier should be. This is another fine brew from DFH.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 02:38:31 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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GOBLIN

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-11-2014 12:18:47 | More by GOBLIN
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks like a wit. Smells like a wit. Tastes like a wit. Real nice citrus tones showing through with those peppercorns ending up on the backside. Easy to drink. There are some thicker yeast tones with a bready edge on the backside that probably interfere with those characteristics, but the beer overall is pretty nice. This is a very true to style brew. I think it's a very wise idea that they put this in 12 ouncers.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 02:11:30 | More by RblWthACoz
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14%

03-10-2014 02:57:25 | More by tkdchampxi
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

03-09-2014 22:26:47 | More by Segelstrom
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riversider76

New York

3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Is light golden/straw in color with a thin white head. Good retention, and a nice lace. Aroma is of tart fruit, and candy. Body is crisp, and carbonated. Taste is of spicy lemon, and sweet tart candy. Fresh, and tart at the finish. Very nice example of this style. Will be a regular this Summer! If Summer ever gets here!

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 21:35:02 | More by riversider76
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weltywm

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Duvel snifter.

Appearance: Pale straw yellow with about one finger's worth of head. Quickly dissipates. Not much lacing on the glass.

Smell: Grass, lemon peel, coriander, yeast.

Taste: Lemon peel and coriander up front. Yeast and some biscuity malt in the middle. A faint whiff of hops, and more citrus at the end. Some other spices round everything out: maybe white pepper and a bit of sea salt?

Mouthfeel: Very crisp with a medium to light body. Nicely carbonated, with a snappy finish.

Overall: A pretty nice brew. Not overly complex, but it paired well with dinner, and also seems decently sessionable. It's very well balanced. Would have again. Another nice beer from DFH.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 02:17:15 | More by weltywm
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stvanderwoude

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-09-2014 01:26:53 | More by stvanderwoude
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plaid75

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a hazy straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured coriander, sweet orange and a bit of lemon zest.

The taste was likewise citrusy with spicy esters and and a grassy hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style with a lively carbonation.

Overall a tasty and refreshing complex witbier.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2014 23:01:12 | More by plaid75
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target88

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-08-2014 22:00:11 | More by target88
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-08-2014 18:46:26 | More by KeyWestGator
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Patches826

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-08-2014 04:52:14 | More by Patches826
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MVG666

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-08-2014 02:02:41 | More by MVG666
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pengs68

New York

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

03-07-2014 22:33:43 | More by pengs68
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mikeforr

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

03-07-2014 21:49:31 | More by mikeforr
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-07-2014 02:48:03 | More by JIMTRK16
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-07-2014 02:29:42 | More by threedaggers
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-07-2014 01:56:28 | More by dpgoblejr
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jofat

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-07-2014 01:02:51 | More by jofat
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Snodman

West Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

03-06-2014 12:49:12 | More by Snodman
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BH712

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-05-2014 16:03:56 | More by BH712
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bshiban

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14%

03-04-2014 23:12:05 | More by bshiban
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Ruger

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +19%

03-04-2014 01:45:58 | More by Ruger
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Fr0stb1te

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-03-2014 13:26:46 | More by Fr0stb1te
Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 1,928 ratings.