Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery
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2.86/5 rDev -24.3%
Poured in to a Hefe glass...beer was slightly hazy with a huge thick white head.
Smelled of lemon with a hint of Belgian Spiciness.
Taste was watery and light. Extremely faint orange reminded me of bighting into an under-ripe Clementine ( is there anything more disappointing?)
Did have the pleasant body and spritzy carbonation of a Hefe
Over all, I'm super disappointed! The beer looked amazing in the glass but failed to live up to those expectations! Would recommend as a small step up for
a light beer
01-25-2014 18:40:30 | More by jwps214
2.9/5 rDev -23.3%
A: Pale, golden, with a slight opacity. Nicely carbonated - almost perfect. Good head retention in my Witbier glass.
S: You can easily smell the spicy notes, coriander, and lemon - A reviving scent.
T: Lemon and spicy/peppery at the start, but the lemon dominates the aftertaste.
M: Dry finish and decent carbonation. The mouthfeel is very light and would be refreshing if not for the dominant lemons.
D: This *should* be refreshing but the lemon notes just overpower. Sadly, it reminds me too much of furniture polish right now.
Note: I've been a HUGE fan of DFH since 2000 when I lived in DE - back in the "old" brewery where 120 min was offered in bottles of this size. They make supurb beers!
This is just one beer that doesn't quite suit my tastes right now. I would certainly recommend a bottle to try, though. I think I'll give this one another go after a round of golf in hot/humid July afternoon.
03-23-2011 00:42:03 | More by BlitzShadow
2.94/5 rDev -22.2%
Interesting beer with some unique qualities and a hefty price tag. Namaste has most notably a lot of Belgian flavors and influences. Banana, clove, spice, coriander, citrus, bread, yeast fill the nose and palate. Coriander is a bit overwhelming for me. Flavor dies off very quickly leaving only some yeasty funk for an after taste. Mild orange sweetness. Body is light and carbonated, helping some of the brighter flavors flourish. Overall, certainly not a bad beer, but it was a little heavy on some of the spices for me, especially for what i was expecting to be an easy drinker. I couldn't drink more than one in a row.
The only other thing I have to add is that the price was RIDICULOUS. I don't know if it was just the store that I go to but I paid almost $16 for a sixer. Pretty hefty for a low ABV beer.
04-13-2014 06:52:09 | More by Samuel906
2.98/5 rDev -21.2%
750ml into pint. From notes
A: a light straw yellow hue, with thick white head and spotty lacing. There is a good amount of protien floating around in the glass and bottle, even with a careful pour.
S: The aroma shows dominate wheat notes, with a hint of lemon. Medium intensity.
T/M: the body is clean with a light spice, showing a good use of American wheat yeast. The hops are projecting a very grassy, earthy note. A bit of a lacking lingering taste and mouthfeel, as the brew does not have a great depth.
O: overall a good brew, but not impressed, as DFH has set the bar for many unique styles, this one falls a bit short.
07-20-2011 17:02:10 | More by GDBEERMAN
2.98/5 rDev -21.2%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy yellow color. The head is one finger high, with a creamy white shade. Retention isn't much, but man does this leave behind a lot of lacing behind.
S: This is extremely doughy to me. The yeast is quite prevalent on the nose, and frankly a bit stinky. Still, I do pick up much of the advertised ingredients (coriander, lemongrass, orange, and peppercorns), if only subtly. There's just something about a lot of wits that make me think 'manure' (sadly, so does this), but it's a subjective thing not worth giving a low score to.
T: Follows the nose to an extent...except the manure, thankfully. The opening flavors are extremely yeasty: this is kind of like chewing on bread straight-up. Its finish is slightly citrusy, with only soft herbal hints. I'm really on the fence whether I like its doughy character or not.
M: Feels heavier than it should. The carbonation is solid and it finishes dryly, so at least it's not undrinkable. Still, it should have been effortless.
O: I usually never have a strong opinion on most of the DFH regulars, good or bad, and guess what? This is another DFH regular that's only okay to me. I would have felt royally gypped paying +$10 for a 750 of this, so thanks to its 6-pack availability, I can merely give it a nonchalant shrug.
01-03-2014 21:34:49 | More by ThisWangsChung
Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,051 ratings.