Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery
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2.75/5 rDev -27.2%
Pale, hazy straw color. White head, a persistent lacing, looks nicely carbonated.
Light, lemon citrus zest aroma.
Taste is very dry, herbal, slightly of lemongrass but with an astringent finish.
Bright and heavily carbonated mouthfeel. Pleasing enough.
Overall really a miss for me.
08-15-2014 21:01:22 | More by gabrielsyme
2.75/5 rDev -27.2%
Arrives a cloudy straw yellow with a nicely sized white head. Great retention but no real lace.
Smell is malt, coriander and lemongrass. Well balanced.
Taste is malt, spices, lemongrass and an overarching artificial lemon cleaner note. The artificial note fades relatively quickly and almost completely to a good aftertaste.
Medium bodied with the carbonation sharp up front but it settles quickly. If you can get past the artificial lemon presence it's a pretty good beer. But it's not easy.
01-10-2013 04:13:21 | More by PorterLambic
2.78/5 rDev -26.5%
750ml into a tulip. Pours a fully hazed pale milky yellow, minor head lasted briefly, little lacing.
Aroma is sharp, citrus although not obvious orange and a hint of something from the medicine cabinet.
The flavor is muted. Dominant taste spike is of potpourri. Zero bitter. The aftertaste of what there is flees the mouth leaving a nondescript sensation rather than a flavor. Thin watery mouthfeel.
my grandmother's house was large, many closets across many bedrooms, none were sliders. Hiding in some, in the dark, I could taste a smell. When I encounter this now, in a wit, it doesn't appeal although the memory is pleasant.
09-03-2012 06:32:57 | More by impending
2.79/5 rDev -26.2%
I had this out of a bottle I was given for my birthday, and for the most part I am glad I got it as a gift (you will hear why in a minute.) This is the Namaste "white ale", a product of the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware. Using MY HOLY CRYSTAL MUG +5, I submit my reivew.
It's an average beer in general--easy to drink, not the most flavorful in the world, but good enough that you won't be disappointed.
Color: Very pretty honey-gold with enough haze to let you know there's some wheat in it. It pours a nice head. Doesn't leave a lattice on the glass.
Nose: I got mostly the lemongrass and a slight hint of the orange peel, which is nice for a springtime brew. It is a bit hard to pick up anything else.
Taste: A lot like the nose, you get the lemongrass and a little bit of orange peel behind it, but the coriander is barely there UNLESS you roll it around the tongue, and it doesn't have the texture that wheat beers usually have aka it is a little too watery for my taste. Very drinkable, I think this would have been better on a very hot day. At 5% ABV there is not real kick to it. Sometimes I felt like I was drinking a lager rather than an ale. There is a enough carbonation for it not to be flat.
Finish: It goes down well, but there's nothing special about the aftertaste beyond the lemongrass. If I could sum this beer up in one word, that would be it: LEMONGRASS.
I am pretty happy I got this for my birthday, as I did like it. It came nowhere close to wowing me, but sometimes that is okay. At the price point I am pretty sure I won't purchase another, but I am glad I got to try it. Gorgeous packaging, but that is Dogfish Head for you.
04-06-2013 22:07:44 | More by JayReq
2.8/5 rDev -25.9%
A - Cloudy white with a little bit of white head. Some thin lacing lingers on the side of the glass.
S - Virtually no smell, at least not of the aromatic ingredients (i.e. lemongrass, orange peel, coriander). The damp grain smell is certainly there but very faint.
T - Taste is very mild wheatiness. I looked really hard for the brew-with ingredients in the taste but I wasn't able to discern anything except for a very mild citrus taste.
M - I like the balance of the gravity and carbonation. High drinkability and refreshing.
O - I can describe this best as a disappointment. It's presented in the special 22 oz bottle and with decent packaging. The perceived concept ('something special') was certainly underwhelmed by utter absence of flavor.
03-04-2012 03:22:04 | More by sayyad
Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,057 ratings.