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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

2,259 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,259
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 128
Gots: 370 | 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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4.6/5  rDev +22%

zherriott, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Paymygasbill77
4.58/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Weizen Glass.

A:Namaste pours a cloudy golden color with a brilliant white head that lasts. This truley looks like a proper wheat beer.

S: It smells of citrus, corriander and wheat.

T: This beer tastes amazing! It is the beer that Blue Moon try's so hard to be. Sam you've done it again!

M: Silky smooth, almost creamy. Delicious.

O: If you haven't tried this beer you need to. This is everything I want in a wheat beer and more.

Paymygasbill77, Oct 11, 2011
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4.58/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a dfh 12 oz fluted bass glass. Golden straw color with plenty of carbonation and cloudyness. Lovely lemongrass and coriander aroma with a smooth frothy head. Medium head retention with minimal lacing. Taste backed the nose as a lemony wheat malt cascaded with floral hops balance this one nicely. Wonderful velvety mouthfeel and drinkability was a bit nicer as the beer warmed a bit.

jmfc8237, Feb 17, 2011
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4.56/5  rDev +21%

DragonMomma, Sep 07, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +21%

wupika23, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of kels
4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours beautifully. It is a great shade of toasted straw, quite cloudy, with a decently visible amount of carbonation. The initial white foamy head fades from 3 lofty fingers to a well-retained 1 1/2-finger skim. Loads of lace pillows against the sides of the glass.

Smell has great cracked, toasted grain presence and a hint of tart citrus. Not much more, but not much more needed.

Very tasty and refreshing witbier. The grains, spices and hops are blended together in the nicest balance. The grain is deliciously toasty with the slightest heartiness to it. The orange provides both sweetness and bitterness and the lemongrass adds a bit of delicate earthiness. The feel is both bright and refreshing while at the same time being creamy and mouthfilling. Finish is clean and dry with just a bit of sediment laying on the tongue.

Absolutely delicious and highly drinkable beer. Great for any season, but especially perfect now.

kels, Aug 22, 2010
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4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a nice two finger head which gives way to some lacing on the glass. The aroma is of citrus and lemongrass with a hint of honey as well. The taste has a nice citrus flavor along with a big lemongrass taste. There are hints of honey as well along with a wheat backbone. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. The drinkability is high a nice mellow flavor that is well blended on top of being an easy drink. You could easily have multiple servings of these.

goblue3509, Feb 07, 2011
Photo of Retail1LO
4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another EXCEPTIONAL offering from DFH. Had this in a pint glass served out of one of DFH's large format bottles. This poured a very very light color, with a voluminous head, remniscent of pilsner. This was light in color and body, crisp, and an absolutely refreshing beer for a 104 degree day. This is the kinda beer you can slug. No need to nurse this one. I have another bottle I can't wait to lay into. I'll definitely be getting more.

Retail1LO, Jul 23, 2011
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4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy dark straw color, thin head. This beer is without a doubt the most hated beer by my nose! The most intense, complex, aromatically changing beer I've ever smalles. I smelled everything from the barn, to cat litter, to orange, it was awesome to say te least and things only got crazier as the beer warmed. Definetely usuall spice aroma was present for the style. Spice
was also present in the taste, however for the smell, the spice flavor was not nearly as intense as expected. Flavor left quickly after swallowing. Light, very drinkable, but the aroma and flavor will keep you wanting more. A great and aweful beer to practice trying to pick out smells and flavors. And glad I can say I finally had something that Kevin Patterson hadn't had before. Harumph!

despainmakesbeer, Nov 14, 2010
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4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Enjoyed at the DFH Brewpub in Rehoboth.

This beer was a nice cloudy and hazy golden color with an equally nice white head with good retention.

Taste was wonderful. Best wit I've had. Very true to style with light coriander and orange going on. Nice crisp beer which is another addition to the great list of session beers I have tried as of late. Looking forward to having it again tonight, especially now that I know proceeds re for a good cause.

pwoody11, Mar 13, 2010
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4.52/5  rDev +19.9%

PatricioBelford, Oct 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

jonphilipp, Jul 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

kionasativa, Dec 20, 2011
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squezey, May 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Oops, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Thomas0790, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

ConradKenney, Feb 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

ghowehattrick, Jun 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Monkey007, Jun 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

tln13, Apr 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

RJBGooner, Jun 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

SineWaveFL, Sep 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

mmm mmm delicious

rbachra, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Tumble, Mar 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

jmodus, Jul 16, 2012
Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,259 ratings.