Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
Ranked #92
Ranked #22,260
3.77 | pDev: 13%
Mar 23, 2023
Oct 17, 2009
Very Good
Notes: 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
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Draft at LATEOTU. Hazy golden pour wih a white, creamy head. Aroma is bready with light spice. Coriander, savory notes, light malts. Velvety textures.
Jan 29, 2023
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a clear, medium-yellow color with a strong white head. SRM of 6. (4.00)

Aroma: Moderate aromas of Belgian spice, floral spice, bread spice with some cloves. Clove spice to finish. (4.00)

Flavor: Moderate flavors of Belgian spice and wheat. Bread malt with some cloves and spice underneath. (4.00)

Feel: Slightly heavier-bodied and finish is smooth wheat malt. Lightly bitterness lingers. (4.00)

A 4 way head-to-head blind ranking 10/2022:
#1 Allagash White: More floral, coriander, and spice. Really enjoyed the floral spices from this one.
#2 St. Bernardus Wit: Bright lemon and lime citrus. Some juicyfruit. Delicate and clean.
#3 Dogfish Head Namaste: More clove spice, bread malt, and bitterness. Surprisingly well-done and balanced.
#4 Blanche De Chambly: Strong lemon citrus and wheat. Heavier. Still drinks nicely but more citrusy than I expected. These were all great so ultimately it comes down to preference.

Overall: A very nice Belgian wit here. Drinks nicely and well-rounded for a wit. In the blind test this one leaned slightly heavier on the bread malt and clove spice. Balanced and well-rounded. First time at this one, but this one drinks along with the big guys. (Rating: 4.00)
Oct 29, 2022
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
10/2022 Wegman’s, Warrington, PA
Oct 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I like the can artwork, great use of color. The pour is copper colored with a small amount of sediment near the bottom of the shaker pint glass. On the taste, I'm definitely getting the orange and lemongrass. In addition to, I'm getting some of the coriander & peppercorns on the backend. This was quite a flavorful wheat beer. All in all, it was interesting to try a beer with lemongrass & peppercorns added to it. Who would have known that something I like to add to my salad would also go good when I add to my beer. Cheers! B
Sep 27, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured a slightly hazy orangeish/copper color with a small white head.
Smell is that of oranges, coriander, and yeast.
Taste is just like the smell.
This beer is not the kind that I usually drink a lot of, but this one came in a mixed box from the local beer store. Overall, it's a decent beer and it's a good thirst quencher.
Jul 21, 2022
Rated: 3.67 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Jul 02, 2022
Rated: 3.91 by zotzot from Vermont

Jun 06, 2022
Rated: 3.33 by alexvhrk from Wisconsin

May 10, 2022
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Reviewed by DarkSideOfTheMoon from Virginia

3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Salvaged from a bachelor party weekend mix-pack. This is one of my least favorite styles but this is a very good Belgian white. Not too heavy on the coriander, while the the lemongrass and some banana-orange peak through. Had to add an orange slice to make it more palatable for me.
Apr 29, 2022
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Reviewed by HardCider from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
This beer pours a cloudy pale yellow color with a significant white head. The aroma is spicy. I detect coriander, lemon, orange, and cinnamon. The taste is similar to the smell; primarily coriander and citrus.
Apr 19, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by Taenim from New Jersey

Jan 22, 2022
Rated: 3.25 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

Jan 07, 2022
Rated: 3.65 by FunkyPolak from New Jersey

Aug 01, 2021
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Look - Pale yellow with a really nice skimming
Smell - Vanilla lemon orange smell, smells sweet
Taste - Coriander Wheat with a splash of citrus
Feel - Light medium body with a slight carb
Overall - light and easy going beer
Jul 25, 2021
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Reviewed by PathofChaos from Maryland

3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
The ale, a glassy yellow gold. The head, a luxuriant bubble bath of the purest white suds.

100% Belgian wheat with traces of powdered orange zest and lemon grass.

Light and refreshing as cooled creek water. A secretive sizzle of carbonation keeps it crisp.

Like biting into an airy, ultra-soft loaf of malty, white bread. The loaf is sparingly seeded with coriander, green peppercorn, and bits sweetened orange rind. Mild spiciness from Belgian yeast compliments its grassy, lemon aftertaste.
Jul 22, 2021
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Reviewed by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a transparent gold with a two finger white head. Great retention for the style.
S: Fresh and bright. Orange, coriander, lemongrass, clove.
T: Tastes a bit spicier than the average wit with the coriander and peppercorns adding an bit of oomph to the sweet orange.
M: Light bodied and crisp.
O: One of my favorite beers to have year-round. A world-class wit.
May 08, 2021
Rated: 3.28 by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2020
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Reviewed by maddogruss from New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: pours golden body with a white head with nice retention and lacing.
S: strong, orange smell with some sweet lemongrass notes.
T: sweet, orange zest taste with a sweet, citrus finish that’s tastes clean.
M: light and crisp; pretty refreshing.
O: pretty nice drinking beer; crisp a refreshing, perfect for the summertime.
Sep 06, 2020
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Reviewed by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Drank this one straight from the can. Decent orange and coriander wit, but nothing that makes it stick out from the mass of orange and spice wits out in the market.
Aug 23, 2020
Rated: 4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 01, 2020
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Reviewed by mintzmeet from Washington

3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Like other reviewers have commented, this would be great on a sticky hot day. Smells like gym socks with bananadine, but nothing unusual for a wit bier. Tastes better, juicy citrus flavor with slight bitterness.
Jul 15, 2020
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Reviewed by GarrettB from Colorado

3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Summer and humidity falls on Connecticut. Stouts begin to abandon the taps and shelves and even the hazy IPAs feel too heavy for hot days. It's time for the Wit, and addition to the Hoegaarden, there is the new and herbal tone rich Namaste White. DFH makes it clear on the can that there's a whole sachet of odds and ends, and botanical bits that give this wit some character. And it's true - on the nose it has a coriander forward smell, and on the taste the carbonation and orange zest give some important lift and complexity to a beer that would otherwise be a cylinder of grain juice. I'm adding this to the summer rotation, and looking forward to a side-by-side comparison with Hoegaarden in the future.
Jun 06, 2020
Rated: 2.3 by starfighterltd from Oklahoma

May 21, 2020
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

May 19, 2020
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy, straw colored appearance with a large, white, fast fading head and light lacing. Lemongrass and coriander prevail in the funky aroma as the wheat lingers in the background. Tart flavor with herbal and spicy notes paired with a subdued graininess. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel and a lasting finish.
May 09, 2020
Rated: 4 by aatazebeats from Wisconsin

Apr 03, 2020
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Reviewed by kookajamo from Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This one doesn't get a massive review from me, but it's what you'd expect from a wit brewed by Dogfish. A bit hoppy which is nice, spicy and clean mouthfeel, good nose and very palatable. Better than most Wits I've tried but not the best,
Mar 24, 2020
Rated: 4.44 by Mac_Cheesin from Maryland

Mar 09, 2020
Rated: 3.81 by shreead from Michigan

Mar 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Grounder from Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours light-amber, clear, with little to no head. Extremely pleasing citrus aroma. The taste is ok but the hops fiend who brewed it could not contain himself, and hops dominate over more subtle notes like citrus and coriander you expect from a wit. I would not call it outright criminal, but it's not what I want and expect from my summer wit either. In the future - pass, there are better options.
Mar 04, 2020
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottled 11/13/19

Ok so I saw this on the shelf and grabbed it because it's a pretty nice day for February and this is always refreshing. I was shocked to realize I've never actually reviewed this one! This was one of my first craft beers ever so here we go

Pours a slightly hazy gold into my shaped pint with 2+ fingers of rocky white head that leaves nice lacing and fades slowly

The aroma would lead one to think that this is more coriander forward than it actually is. The spice and the yeast are definitely there, but it is backed up by sweet, full orange and subtle malt

The taste here is more fruit and malt forward, very bright citrus, with the subtle spice coming in the finish. Excellent balance in taste

My favorite part of this beer is the mouthfeel. It's super light without compromising flavor, and is just carbonated enough where it finishes dry

I remember there being more citrus in here last time I had it, but it is over 3 months old and some of those delicate flavors fade fast so maybe that was the issue. I still prefer this over Allagash White because it is perfectly balanced and not overly spicy, an absolute classic
Feb 23, 2020
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Reviewed by MartyCraigMiller

4.74/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I always keep at least a 6 pack of this beer in my beer fridge and it is the beer I usually offer to guests. No matter what their preference of beer is, Namaste can satisfy their thirst in a refreshing way. Nice smooth light beer with good flavor.
Feb 22, 2020
Rated: 3.49 by Fitzy01 from Maine

Jan 24, 2020
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Rated by ThreatLevel5 from New Jersey

1.59/5  rDev -57.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25
Looks good, but has an odd taste especially after it goes down. Blue Moon and UFO white are far better.
Jan 13, 2020
Rated: 4.91 by megamick from Iowa

Jan 05, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by Luckydog91 from Texas

Jan 04, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

Jan 03, 2020
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Reviewed by Mrbob558 from New York

4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I drank it in a restaurant. By the time the waiter had brought it to the head was gone so I can't speak about that.

This is an exceptionally smooth tasting beer; I had to force myself to drink it slowly or it would be finished before I had really tasted it. its a nice amber color.I smelt citrus but not overwhelmingly so. Alcohol content is modest .

All in all, a great beer, one of the best Witbiers I have had.
Dec 30, 2019
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