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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,051 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,051
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 119
Gots: 283 | 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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TDwyer223

Massachusetts

2.8/5  rDev -25.9%

08-18-2014 02:33:56 | More by TDwyer223
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jwps214

Massachusetts

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
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BlitzShadow

Pennsylvania

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
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jpolet


2.92/5  rDev -22.8%

08-14-2014 01:57:23 | More by jpolet
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mattday25

West Virginia

2.92/5  rDev -22.8%

08-25-2014 15:16:46 | More by mattday25
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Samuel906

California

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
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

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
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

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
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iemailjack

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.6%

01-08-2013 00:30:34 | More by iemailjack
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Meyers1023

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.6%

08-28-2014 02:10:42 | More by Meyers1023
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tugg407

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.6%

01-10-2012 09:20:26 | More by tugg407
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johnyb

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-10-2014 11:22:06 | More by johnyb
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.6%

01-19-2012 23:19:38 | More by acurtis
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FlopTheNuts

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

02-17-2014 18:00:12 | More by FlopTheNuts
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tclipse

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.6%

03-26-2014 00:24:38 | More by tclipse
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.6%

11-11-2013 00:54:27 | More by beergorrilla
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JT99125

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.6%

11-03-2013 13:12:05 | More by JT99125
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Rborre321

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.6%

06-06-2014 21:08:38 | More by Rborre321
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rajreddy

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-17-2014 02:02:21 | More by rajreddy
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-19-2014 03:21:41 | More by Kevincredible
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CUbeerfan

Georgia

3/5  rDev -20.6%

06-23-2014 15:43:14 | More by CUbeerfan
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g_jenkins

California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

06-30-2013 06:32:00 | More by g_jenkins
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dgfishhead36

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.6%

03-23-2012 15:19:54 | More by dgfishhead36
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metalblack


3/5  rDev -20.6%

11-10-2012 23:09:53 | More by metalblack
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-17-2014 19:49:36 | More by WhitmansNiece
Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,051 ratings.