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Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Namaste White Belgian-Style WitbierNamaste White Belgian-Style Witbier
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3.77/5
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3,249 Ratings
Namaste White Belgian-Style WitbierNamaste White Belgian-Style Witbier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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

Added by jgasparine on 10-17-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,031
Reviews:
645
Ratings:
3,249
pDev:
13.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
212
Gots:
1,140
Trade:
1
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Photo of Holderness
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L — Pours a slightly hazed straw body with a solid white head that retains and laces beautifully. Good amount of visible effervescence
S — Pilsner malts, tomato, coriander, lemon, wheat, garden herbs
T — Pilsner malts, honey, clove, coriander, wheaty tartness, and a hint of coriander
F — Fluffy and easy drinking. Medium- mouthfeel, medium carb.
O — The mouthfeel is a lot nicer on tap than from the bottle. Definitely one of my favorite wits.

81/100

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Photo of ShawnTMoore
4.94/5  rDev +31%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bajdog
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gardner254
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent gold with a sliver of cream colored head that rapidly falls away. Stays effervescent, minimal head retention & lacing

S: Green banana peel & juicy fruit

T: Follows the nose, also a little rubber band & white pepper up front, a hint of orange peel as well. Slight dryness & more green banana peel as this warms. Finishes with juicy fruit & a little bit of wheatyness

MF: Light body, pretty firm carbonation

Drinkable, a pretty good take on the style

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Photo of Jstarr2517
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jjmj51
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Corijon
4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good citrus beer. Great smell and clean crisp taste.

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Photo of Oysterhaven
4.64/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vetbidder
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Straw colored and somewhat hazy with a quickly thinning white head from an aggressive pour. Standard Belgian yeasty scent with some sweetness to the nose. Tastes like a wit some twang and some sweetness and a bready and biscuit malt finish. Pretty well carbonated and almost a bit creamy on the feel. This beer is well put together and pretty tasty but I was hoping for a little more of something from the flavor.

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Photo of Cmarshb
4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Frankgabriel2383
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lampro
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kind of like a lower alcohol version of the Golden Monkey. Pleasant and drinkable, with spice notes.

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Photo of GreenBayBA
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Czequershuus
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a clear yellow with a large head. The aroma features a hint of clove, bubblegum, orange peel, and black pepper. The flavor starts semi sweet and citrus heavy, with notes of orange and lemon peel and sweet orange flesh, followed by bubblegum and a hint of clove and mint. Not really strong coriander, but that is no issue for me. Mouthfeel is very light with broad, foamy carbonation. Overall a very nice Witbier, with a lighter body but a sweeter taste.

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.54/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a bright white frothy head, when poured aggressively. The smell is definately overwhelmingly citrusy. The initial taste is light, citrusy, crisp, then the slight banana-clove brings up the rear. Aftertaste is only slightly dry as well, which makes u want more. Overall, this is a very well balanced style that would be great outside on a hot day, or any other day, for that matter

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light hold color,medium carbonation that added to a neat perfect feel. Aroma was spice and peel with the taste being the same with a slight bite in the end with a bit of yeast also. This was like witbier -light- in the sense that all the elements were there but just not overpowering. It was a really refreshing but still flavorful beer that I would try again

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Photo of Determined419
4.44/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of csnyder83
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Deano_53
4.62/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awsome

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

For me, it's strangely hit-or-miss with Dogfish Head offerings...

...this one was a bit of a miss. Though solid enough for the style, it didn't overly impress. The beer had a nice look with it's yellow-orange mixture in coloration, but the smell was lacking. Too much of the floral presentation for my liking, it was also very grassy to my nose, very much earthy. Mouthfeel was light-bodied and crisp, but the taste followed that floral presentation that met my nose, I guess the grass taste doesn't suit me too well. A decent brew, I'm sure there are those that will gravitate to this, but this will be a pass for me moving forward.

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Photo of MFS_71
4.36/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KennyDerenbecker
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cindicameron
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Too light on the taste for me. I couldn't taste the citrus or spice. It was okay though, definitely drinkable.

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Photo of MaximalC
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a transparent straw color with a negligible cap of white foam. Quintessentially wit aroma smells of citrus and coriander, with a touch of barnyard funk.

The taste follows the nose closely, with lemon, coriander, pepper and an even more substantive dose of funk that gives it a more rustic character than your garden variety witbier. Medium body and carbonation make for a perky mouthfeel with a dry finish.

Overall, this a slightly more complex take on the style that will get it done in the refreshment department, as you'd expect.

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Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 3,249 ratings
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