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
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#22,182
Reviews:
660
Ratings:
3,303
pDev:
13%
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Ratings: 3,303 |  Reviews: 660
Photo of Bear1964
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tiffpanman
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twax
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anselm
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap. Straw and apple on the nose, kind of like a pilsner in that sense. Less yeasty or sweet than a Hoegaarden with heavier coriander and pepper than most witbiers. Wouldn't mind having this in winter as well to be honest.

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Photo of Billybrewer
4.31/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really like this beer. Allagsh is currently my favorite Witbeer, but Namaste is very unique and just a hair behind if at all. You should definitely not hesitate to buy and enjoy it.

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Photo of Jpb123
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GratefulFC
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Refreshing and crisp. Citrus front and malty after taste. Perfect for a hot summer day.

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Photo of maxbarto
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gshak
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a wheat beer glass

Pours an excellent and proper hazy straw-gold with a foamy/rocky four finger (!) head. A nice-looking brew.

The aromas as straight and expected--esters and clove. The citrus aroma is very faint--the clove/coriander is more forward.

Like the nose, the flavor is more spice-forward, with limited esters and more emphasis on the spice.

The mouthfeel is a little flat, considering the carbonation. The spice carries through to the finish, so much so that there is a faint bite in the back of the throat from the spices.

I am tough on this style because it is one of my favorites. This brew checks all of the boxes, but is a little "heavy" on the spice, but a little "light" on the flavor and nuance. Still--a very respectable take that I would recommend, especially for those looking for a less fruity and more spicy take.

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Photo of djembeist
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured hazy orange with foamy head. Slight orange mouth feel with peppercorns creeping through. Finish is slight sweet with hint of coriander. Smooth beer. Will definitely drink again!

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Photo of mblack62
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edc20
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reminds me of a less spiced allagash white. Good carbonation and body, although maybe slight less body than a typical wheat beer. Can barely taste the orange but the other spices come through stronger.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden glow with a thin ring of white head in my mini snifter. Effervescent bubbles spiral upwards to help build the head.

Lots of agitation yields peppery aromas with some slight orange peel and cigarette butts. Very faint clove.

Taste is hard to acquire, but is of lemon, gooseberry, peppery yeast, with a hill of orange zest, slight lavender, and white breads. Faint clove on the finish. Yeast is the loudest contributor.

Feel is crisp and clean, not much else to it.

Overall, unless you're actively searching for the flavors, you're not going to get much. I had to put my thinking cap on about what was coming forward in this beer. If you don't like to taste your beer, this might be a good choice for you. Very flavorless. A Belgian Coors Light might be a better descriptor.

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

i thought this was a pretty good Wit . by dogfish head .

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Photo of stewartea
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dpotter1991
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skillet
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rangerred
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Try-em-all
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the light yellow straw color, little more head with good lacing than I would have expected but I like it, a little happiness and the Orange is perfect not too overpowering some lemongrass notes to it as well drink this one nice and slow and enjoy it all the way down

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Photo of HoppyBastard
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "bottled on" date 01/2318.

APPEARANCE: pours a hazy, straw color with less than one-finger white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, there is heavy lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

TASTE: sweet sugar, bread and coriander and orange citrus.

PALATE: light body and medium carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a good beer, I enjoyed and would have again no problem, would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style, the orange is more assertive in this beer than most.

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Photo of ShaunSolo
4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

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Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 3,303 ratings