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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,023 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,023
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 117
Gots: 268 | 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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Birdmarg741

Maryland

2.48/5  rDev -34.4%

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.

07-26-2013 00:15:02 | More by Birdmarg741
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cde1218

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

09-13-2012 00:20:42 | More by cde1218
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CWhite

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

01-10-2012 17:19:46 | More by CWhite
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SenatorSpaceman

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

07-06-2014 02:59:28 | More by SenatorSpaceman
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

08-12-2013 13:29:19 | More by ygtbsm94
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Johnhaley1989

North Dakota

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

10-05-2012 20:55:54 | More by Johnhaley1989
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Rollzroyce21

California

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

07-09-2012 04:43:34 | More by Rollzroyce21
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Fat_Guy_Likes_Beer

California

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

09-20-2013 05:55:37 | More by Fat_Guy_Likes_Beer
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oN3xM

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

07-15-2013 00:34:59 | More by oN3xM
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

03-14-2014 23:13:20 | More by SonOfKyuss
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bookerandy

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

07-02-2012 06:00:46 | More by bookerandy
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

01-09-2013 21:33:06 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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andybaran

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

02-18-2012 23:22:15 | More by andybaran
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MSDaub


2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

08-11-2012 04:20:21 | More by MSDaub
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tykechandler

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

07-24-2014 03:50:49 | More by tykechandler
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rcmooney

Arkansas

2.54/5  rDev -32.8%

Hazy yellow in color. Pours a very large head that disappeared almost immediately.

Smell- Scents of Lemmon citrus and slight herbal notes.

Taste- taste was Just a weaker version of the smell, very crisp, highly carbonated, bits of Lemmon. Refreshing and very drinkable beer, but tastes like a light lager with Lemmon and herbal notes.

Overall- Refreshing and drinkable, perhaps a nice warmer seasonal, but there are far better and more enjoyable wit biers out there at a far better price. Disappointed.

03-03-2013 23:41:33 | More by rcmooney
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largadeer

California

2.55/5  rDev -32.5%

Thanks, Andrew. A cloudy straw body is topped by a small white head that drops to a thin collar. Smells like herbal tea and wheat bread. Lemongrass and coriander both come through very very strongly. The adjuncts are overpowering, as usual with DFH. Tastes of watery herbal tea, white bread, white pepper and strong coriander. Spices linger on the tongue in the finish. Not necessarily awful, but not good - it's over spiced yet somewhat watery.

10-26-2010 09:04:39 | More by largadeer
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BeerFan95

New York

2.55/5  rDev -32.5%

750ml bottle

A- Started off with a nice slightly hazy but mostly clear golden color. It gradually got hazier as I disturbed the yeast at the bottom. Ultimately it finished with a mostly cloudy body. It had a white head but it faded away quickly.

S- Mostly a lemongrass note. There was some nice wheat notes and a slight corriander presence at the end. Nice, but soft aromas

T- Somewhat two-dimensional I could get a good sense of the lemongrass and a decent pop from the coriander, but not much else. Wheat notes were very mild and the orange seemed almost non-existent.

M-Smooth and easy to drink. Liked the level of carbonation in it. Overall though it was very light.

O. Nice it had some interesting flavors to it. All of them were a little too mild and not much really stuck with me.

08-01-2012 01:05:18 | More by BeerFan95
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kranker23

New Jersey

2.63/5  rDev -30.4%

Poured cellar temperature in a chalice.

A - Yellow orange with a pure white head.

S - This beer shines here. Orange, lemon, coriander, and a slight barnyardy / earthiness at the end. Really nice smelling beer.

T - Orange and coriander again, but the wheat is really lacking.

M - Light, even for a white beer. A whole bottle (750 mL) is no problem to drink.

O - I am surprised at how little, if at all, this beer pushed the limits. There is really nothing "off-centered" about it. It is a good, not great, representation of the style. I feel it lacks the character of wheatiness that should be present in a wit. I will not be seeking this out again.

04-21-2011 00:09:42 | More by kranker23
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JudoJeff

New York

2.71/5  rDev -28.3%

Appearance - Light, transparent yellow gold color. Pours with a light, foamy white head.
Smell - Very little smell, slight sent of coriander/peppercorns
Taste - Light and thin taste. It is slightly bitter, not very sweet at all, not very complex.
Mouthfeel - Light and thin, refreshing feel. The carbonation is perky but not sharp.
Overall - I might be a little harsh on this beer because it's far outside of the kind I normally like to drink. The taste is not very complex and there isn't a really any hops or malt taste. It doesn't feel very balanced to me; just a bit spicy.

06-13-2014 00:47:43 | More by JudoJeff
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Amalak

New York

2.73/5  rDev -27.8%

A. It's completely opaque with a straw gold color. There's a big, foamy white head and a fair amount of lacing.

S. Minimal wheat scent.

T/M. Very mild wheat that has a poor kick. Smooth, but nondescript. There's a sour aftertaste.

O. Just kind of lacks character. Flat, nothing special.

01-11-2014 22:55:15 | More by Amalak
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woodchipper

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

06-14-2014 20:57:29 | More by woodchipper
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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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cmwilliq

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

08-07-2014 04:33:05 | More by cmwilliq
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

09-14-2012 01:56:30 | More by RichardMNixon
Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,023 ratings.