Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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
Ratings:
3,199
Reviews:
628
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.02%
 
 
Wants:
210
Gots:
1,118
For Trade:
1
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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a wheat beer glass - color is straw gold, fairly transparent for the style but the color and head color/density are on point; head is off white, fine bubbles.

Smell is wheat, toast, light lemongrass, very subtle coriander.

Taste is crisp, thin wheat, light toast, hints of lemongrass and citrus, not much coriander.

Mouthfeel is crisp on the tongue, lighter/softer lingering wheat presence throughout the mouth.

Overall a good wit beer, a little crisp, less spice than some, but still very very drinkable.

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Photo of Paoloboston
3.12/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rjkasper88
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpmsu2003
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of muchos
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 06/06/17. Enjoyed 07/12/17 after a hot one at work.
L. Slightly hazy straw-orange, white head which hangs out for a few.
S. Clove, sweet bread, slightly tropical, citrus fruit salad, banana, some pepper if you get your nose right in there, smells good.
T. Peppery up front, clove and banana yeasty flavors, slightly sweet grains joined by some citrus, spicy zesty bitterness toward the end, aftertaste is peppery.
F. Full side of a medium body, good carbonation, not drying, pretty refreshing.
O. Uniquely spicy/peppery beer, but not overly so. There are a lot of good flavors while not overshadowing the nice base beer flavor.Not bad at all. Cheers!

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Photo of Walleybeer
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
2.88/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a hazy pale straw color with a one-finger foamy white head that has good retention

S- this beer smells like vomit, there's no other way to describe it. I'm not sure how that's even possible, but wow. No wheat, citrus or coriander to be found

T- tangy orange notes up front, followed by some peppery coriander notes. Mid-palate gives some toasted wheat, the finish has some lemongrass notes and more citrus

M- a good tasting wit, but the aroma makes it almost impossible to drink, ended up being only my 3rd ever drain pour

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at brewpub in Rehoboth Beach. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance had a hazy burnt orange color with a bar pour’s kind of slim white head that left no lacing. The smell started off with a nice citrus to light breadiness. As it warmed, a light black pepper came about. The taste was mildly sweet with a nice underscore of the black pepper and brought in the breadiness to balance. A quick pepper/citrus aftertaste rolls into a balanced bready finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a super nice sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed good for the style and for me. Overall, I say this was a pretty good witbier that I would have again.

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Photo of MizzouBrew
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schematix
1/5  rDev -74%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I am not a fan of this style but i recognize that this beer is well brewed relative to its peers.

However, it is not worth the price premium DFH commands as so many other similar beers are available for about half the price.

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Photo of Honeyham7
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice beer, in every way reflects its unique ingredients (lemongrass, coriander, oranges, peppercorn. Well done, Sam & co!

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Photo of Mysterybeer
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of keith40
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Our 2nd Witbier. An improvement over Blue Moon. My wife liked it! Flavorful and easy drinking. Not quite as good for our tastes as the Allagash White. Purchased at Windmill Liquors.

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Photo of MinerBob
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Damn good witbier! Pours a beautiful golden color with a white head and some lacing. Coriander is the predominate smell. The taste is citrus, coriander but a deeper taste than Blue Moon maybe it's the peppercorns. Will definitely have again.

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Photo of Beefstroganoff
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MustangPauli
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dmecca
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RAFH
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emeyer
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of maltznhopz
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a goblet glass. Medium carbination and body, very refreshing, smell of wheat and citrus, very light and herbal with a mildly sweet taste.

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Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjdevel
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: 1-2 finger head. Pale and hazy. Head recedes to a decent 1/4" foam ring with nice lacing. Stays pretty active. Saison-like
Smell: Belgian-funk-yeast smell. Very grassy and spicy smelling. Some malt, biscuit, and cracker hints. Again: Saison-like
Taste: Slight hop bitterness at first. Then a dry blast of funk that is earthy and grass-like. After the funk fades, the spices come through (some coriander, pepper, oregano, parsley flavors). Slight citrus notes: Orange, lemon.
Feel: Medium bodied. A bit oily and slippery on the tongue.
Overall: Very good. I expected more of a Belgian Wit, but it is closer to a Saison to me. Very flavorful though - enjoyable.

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Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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