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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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MyTBeerDrinker

Illinois

1/5  rDev -73.5%

02-19-2012 21:12:02 | More by MyTBeerDrinker
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JerryOzog

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73.5%

07-29-2012 00:47:13 | More by JerryOzog
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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73.5%

05-21-2012 18:11:03 | More by SickNukes
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Beerboi1123

Georgia

1/5  rDev -73.5%

03-01-2012 04:12:19 | More by Beerboi1123
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whittw

Maryland

1/5  rDev -73.5%

01-06-2012 02:03:06 | More by whittw
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songoose

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

05-08-2012 00:55:40 | More by songoose
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Nickfellow007

Rhode Island

1.75/5  rDev -53.7%

08-14-2012 20:49:44 | More by Nickfellow007
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JimO732

New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -53.7%

07-07-2014 20:28:39 | More by JimO732
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shoky01

Texas

2/5  rDev -47.1%

11-18-2011 01:52:04 | More by shoky01
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BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -47.1%

03-23-2013 18:23:22 | More by BGsWo22
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weakness33

Illinois

2/5  rDev -47.1%

12-23-2011 17:25:59 | More by weakness33
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TBRich

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -47.1%

05-24-2014 20:39:46 | More by TBRich
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Raynae


2/5  rDev -47.1%

12-31-2012 22:08:28 | More by Raynae
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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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rusty3335

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -47.1%

02-08-2012 00:10:44 | More by rusty3335
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Larry_C

Florida

2/5  rDev -47.1%

08-15-2012 20:22:19 | More by Larry_C
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KeithPatton

Texas

2.15/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Brought a 750 ML bottle to a monthly brew club tasting.

A - Pours a cloudy yellow with a hint of orange, pretty typical appearance for a wit. Head seemed to fade pretty fast.

S - The aroma left a lot to be desired, and prestaged the beer itself.

T - I may have had high expectations for a DFH brew, but I was really disappointed. I was expecting a bit more for the money.

M - moderatly carbonated with a crisp finish that left me wanting more of something...anything.

O - I'm kicking myself for buying this beer. I was not alone, everyone who sampled it were not impressed. If it had been one of my homebrews, I would have been embarassed to serve it, much less charge $10 a bottle for it, charity contribution or no. The beer was thin, with the characteristics of a wit, but nothing to make it memorable or recommendable.

If you are a big, big trendy brewery fan, and wear logo jeans and drink with your pinkie finger extended, you might like this anemic brew.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 12:08:24 | More by KeithPatton
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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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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

05-16-2013 12:19:06 | More by Carpentiere
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phishbone23

New York

2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

01-23-2013 16:16:23 | More by phishbone23
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beernads

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

05-18-2013 07:04:01 | More by beernads
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foogerd

New York

2.3/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Props to the really cool artwork on the bottle.

A- Pale hazy yellow colored body, nice sized cushy head with some nice lacing.

S- Kinda like a watery Witbier, I keep getting this empty airy watery smell besides for the orange yeast and wheat smell.

T- Again tastes like diluted Witbier, I just cant seem to shake this from the brew no matter how many sips I take.

M- Lots of carbonation, watery.

O- A real disappointment from what I'm used to with this brewery. I would say this is the first time that Dogfish really totally flopped for me, I drain poured the last 10 ounces. Unless I've had a bad bottle which I dont think thats the case I would say to avoid this brew and try the many other fine Witbiers on the market.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2011 03:00:44 | More by foogerd
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ferrouswolf

Delaware

2.35/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Very very pale; no yeasty cloudiness, just a light haze. Almost green in color. Not much head retention, and little to no lacing.

Aroma: Not much to see here; a little lemon, a little funk, but not much else.

Taste: A shadow of a witbier. It has a light witbier nose and finish, but not much in between. A little tartness, a fair amount of bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: light, not much here. A little bit more carbonation than I would have expected, but that didn't translate into head retention.

Overall: I guess this a "thirst quencher". I don't get much of a flavor from it; maybe the keg this growler was poured from was old. I definitely wouldn't want to pay the normal DFH price for this in a bomber. This is, to put it diplomatically, a lot more "delicately flavored" than most of the DFH offerings. I feel like I was let down; I expect DFH to push the envelope, to go into bold new directions. Instead, they've gone bland.

Again, it's possible I got a bad sample; but I live in Delaware and bought this at a decent store. I'm glad I didn't buy it in (more expensive) bomber format, or I would have been really disappointed.

Serving type: growler

08-18-2013 03:44:16 | More by ferrouswolf
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.48/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

First had: bottle from Pinocchio's Beer Garden, Media, PA

Sorry Dogfish Head, but I found another brew of yours I don't care for. Pours a hazy yellow with a nice white head, with a light aroma of crisp, floral hops. It gets points for being very refreshing and easily drinkable. However...where was the taste? I can't believe I'd say such a thing about a DFH brew, but there was almost no flavor in this at all, which was disappointing after reading the ingredients. Bear in mind: refreshing? yes; quaffable? yes; flavorful? no.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2011 15:54:05 | More by Rifugium
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Birdmarg741

Maryland

2.48/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a dogfish head IPA glass

A: Light yellow; reminiscent of bud light...

S: Smells like honey, urea, and cold chili / dare I say dog food in a can?? - tomatoes, legumes, and cumin- with the slightest bit of red chillies. Even the slightest hint of aluminum

T: Incredibly bland compared to the smell. Initial hops tongue-side burn quickly melts away to a quite sweet overall intake, with a mild spice that fades in as it sits on the tongue.

M: The beginning of the mouthfeel is adequately stimulating. Bitterness hits the center of the tongue and the roof of the mouth for a brief moment. Feels pretty light overall, with generous carbonation that adds to the rapidly passing simulation. Though if the liquid sits for more than 8 seconds in the mouth, it becomes a dull overly sweet Budweiser simulator.

O: All smell and no taste. Not high on the priority list to try again. A beer that seems mildly interesting with first gulp, but as you pay attention to the smell and continue to feel it in your mouth, it becomes less appealing.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 00:15:02 | More by Birdmarg741
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Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
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