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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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85
very good

2,546 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,546
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 157
Gots: 577 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jgasparine on 10-17-2009

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
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Ratings: 2,546 | Reviews: 525
Photo of ThisLadyLovesBeer
3.31/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A = A thin yellow with a chartreuse tinge. It has a short-lived head and not much lacing.

S = Most intriguing part of this wheat beer. The coriander and orange slices are noticed, and I suspect the lemongrass is what makes it intriguing.

T = Weiss bier and then the prevalent coriander, then the orange slices which I think lends a bitterness which is someone unpleasant.

M = Light weiss bier and crisp, fresh.

O = If it wasn't for that bitterness, which I'm attributing to the dried orange slices, I would really like this wheat beer. I think it's worth revisiting on a hot summer day with a barbecue meal. it would probably be very refreshing. Not a favorite for drinking on its own, though.

Photo of SteveB24
3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

serving type. glass

appearance; light yellow/straw, thick head quickly lowers but still leaves a reasonable amount that lasts.

aroma; bit of lemon, yeast, pleasant but not memorable.

taste. okay, wheat flavor is a little weak, nice bit of lemon in the aftertaste, a little dry for a wittier.

mouthfeel. nicely carbonated, subtle and not creamy. that doesn't make it good or bad but leaves an impression.

overall. not sure if i would buy again, and not dogfish head's best, but makes a good summer drink and still drinks nicely and satisfies.

Photo of Ppuech
3.32/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of jessealmlie
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bluHatter
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Consuela_Bananahammock
3.36/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Jho3325
3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. A pale yellow with a nice white foam that lasted a good while and left some lacing behind.

The smell was a bit earthy and muted. I could really pick out much.

This beer had a pleasant Wheatstone. I was a bit disappointed because the citrus and pepper did not stand out to me. There was definitely a hint of grassy taste and some banana bread as well

Overall this was a nice witbier, but I was disappointed that I didn't get much citrus/orange. I love the idea of this beer, but the flavored weren't very pronounced. Even still, a refreshing wheat.

Photo of Moose90
3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Jackp_43
3.37/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bambam2517
3.37/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Built like a Franziskaner or Paulaner Weissbeer but many times the price! A letdown in terms of value for sure.

The cloudy creamy color, frothy lasting head and fresh citrus cues are there. Its soothing and easy to drink on a warm spring day. However, this one does not stand out from the style in any way for me.

Photo of wattersmike90
3.37/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Owl-Head
3.39/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Very pleasant. The look in a glass reminds me a lot of a lighter American hefeweizen. Pale yellow in color and not much head, not that I was expecting much for a white beer. You can pick up on the orange scent better from the bottle and out of a glass it smell more like a traditional white beer, but the taste comes out nicely for this particular type of beer. It was unique for what i have had in white beers but it wasn't astounding. Light taste, easy to drink almost fruity with a crisp after taste that lasts long enough to enjoy but doesn't stick around too long. I think this beer is really a nice refreshing sweet drink and like it's name, is meant to be satisfying and harmonious

Photo of FLima
3.39/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellow color with a thin head.
Light citrusy aroma with notes of wheat
Refreshing taste with a very mild sourness. As expected, notes of coriander, wheat and orange peel. Low on condiments, but a hint of lemongrass. Dry and mildly acid aftertaste.
Light body with perfect carbonation.
Well executed witbier, not that flavorful but with high drinkability and nice on a hot day such this one. I believe it would be more interesting if the lemongrass note could be tune up just a bit.

Photo of BrownNut
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

S - Has the usual kind of spicy wet wood smell, but faint.

T - Tastes... pretty normal. Decent tang. A little more bitter than expected but in a not unpleasant way. The bottle says it's brewed with coriander, orange, and lemongrass, but it's pretty subtle. Just a hint of citrusy sweetness that bleeds into what I would call more like cardamom.

M - Starts soft and finishes crisp. Fresh and nice.

O - Well it's a refreshing wheat beer, perfect for a warm day. It's the basic characteristic taste you're looking for, so it makes the cut, but it isn't particularly notable. It was slightly more bitter than I'm used to. I can't tell if that was a welcome twist or a distraction, but I'm OK with it. Bombers are often ripoffs and this one is no exception. It's definitely not good enough to justify the $10 I paid. On a cost-per-ounce basis, a sixpack of this stuff would be over $28, which is triple what it's worth. FFFUUU bombers!

Photo of jazzer
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of ricp215
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jmitchell3
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of StoverB
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Buttstallion
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Act25
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Canary yellow body. Creamy white dense foam w sketchy persist and lace. Witbier light.

S: Extremely perfumey, vibrant, yeasty, spicy and fruity, orange citrusy. Wakeful beer.
Bright orange zest, spicy corriander, peppery, tangerine marmalade.

T: Follows smell, complex, a lot going on - too much? Powdered sugar and bready. Layers of orange zest and spice alternate with lemon, pepper, cumin, grass, coriander, with a spicy finish.

A little too sweet and fancy for my palate. Also has that delaware (it's the water that's not great - mineral aspect).

Doesnt leave my palate in a great place. I'd pass.

Photo of jayray
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of DragonzBreath
3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The Packaging was better than the beer, web site is pretty cool too. We will be trying other beers from this brewery. Pleasant enough nothing bold here. a seemingly average ale. We paired it with dinner, Thai chicken peanut salad, a good compliment... flavors then melded nicely. 5.0 abv

Photo of damndirtyape
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Gaithersburg Alehouse. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Cloudy hazy golden yellow. No head on top but plenty of lacing noted on the glass as I drank it down.

Smell: Surprisingly not any smell at all. With a good swirl I could just barely make out something, but it was so faint I really couldn’t say what it was.

Taste: Lemony, hint of spices (I’m guessing the coriander) and a good wheat/wit twang. Some piney hops in there towards the end as it warmed up, but not overpowering. Tasty.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, cleanses the palate and typical for a wit.

Overall/Drinkability: Okay. Nicely spiced for a Wit but not the most drinkable wit I’ve ever had. Went well with crab cakes and I would have loved a larger glass, but I would have stopped at one. Lack of aroma disappointing though.

Photo of harrymel
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Transcribed from notes on 12/12/10
$10 for 22oz at Pilgrim's in Coeur D'Alene, ID.

Poured to tulip.

A: Straw colored ale with low clarity - light shines thru, but as a glow, not a obvious light. Nice, white, loosely packed head dissipates early on. Nothing fancy here.

S: The scent, although strong, is sweet with grain and florals. Lemongrass, rose and gardenias make this a beautiful note to the beer.

T: Medium strength sweetness accented with corianderesque belgian yeast and lemongrass.

M: While carb seems excessive up front, foams out in mouth and leaves a nice, smooth, slick finish.

D: This is a good beer. Fits a niche desire. Although subtle, offer a complex variety of experience. Don't pass up, but don't expect a big beer. This is a slow, grows on you kind of beer.

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