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:
3,214
Reviews:
632
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.02%
 
 
Wants:
210
Gots:
1,128
For Trade:
1
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Photo of lic217
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks, smells, and tastes like a Belgian wit. Typical orange, spice, and wheat, but it ends with a bitter lemongrass flavor. Very drinkable and it's enjoyable beer.

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Photo of ScottP
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of faatcase
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of animal69
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LT630
4.89/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.32/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChristineHeubusch
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nucleosynthesis
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of _nickg_
3.37/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Riff
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, pale yellow color with minimal white head that fades quickly. Smells tart and of coriander. Taste is solid, a little coriander, orange, wheat, and a little lemongrass. Crisp and clean. Solid, delivers on the promised flavors.

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Photo of briandschorr
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - This beer presents with a clear yellow-copper body with a slight bit of haziness of a traditional witbier. Head is off-white and does not leave lacing as it recedes.
S - Lemongrass and orange peel come through in a strong yet balanced way.
T - Wonderful. A well-balanced blend of the orange, lemongrass, and coriander. I like sweet but for this style, I felt it went a bit overboard. Raise the wheat malt and reduce the pale malts.
F - Nothing great but nothing off-putting. Crisp and refreshing come to mind.
O - This actually reminds me of a Saison but still, DFH did not disappoint here. Well worth a try.

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Photo of Cruzgator
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andyjeigh
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 panhandlepints
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

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