Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Namaste White Belgian-Style WitbierNamaste White Belgian-Style Witbier
BA SCORE
3.77/5
3,234 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:
#18,178
Reviews:
640
Ratings:
3,234
pDev:
13.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
212
Gots:
1,131
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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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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Photo of GlennWB
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Doonzman
3.09/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of LJWalker
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZAP
4.49/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Hazy golden color...big frothy 1-1/1/2 inch head..a tich too frothy

S-Black pepper up front...coriander, lemons...cream of wheat...yeasty breads..

T-Nice black pepper spiciness again upfront and then more of a lemon rather than orange impression. Sugar lemons though like lemon drops....a hint of coriander as well. Malt is bready with hints of honey..

F-Spot on for the style...high side of light bodied or light side of medium bodied...ample carbonation....finishes clean..

O-Excellent wit. Lacks the orange flavors of most but that might be a good thing with the way the lemon like notes mesh so nice with the rest of malt and spicing.

F-

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Photo of puck1225
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I like Belgian whites and this is a good one. Poured from tap at a local tavern into a tall pilzner glass. Yellow body, nice fluffy head and great lacing. Peppery smell. Lemon taste with pleasant spiciness. Would definitely have it again.

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Photo of shelby415
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chadbeer7
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slarson7
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barnzy78
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle
Effervescent pale golden ale with mild haze is capped with a persistent white colored head. Wit yeast, lemongrass, orange zest, peppery coriander on the nose. Familiar witbier flavors with an added punch from the lemongrass; orange zest, coriander, yeast, and cracked wheat in there as well Medium bodied, finishes modestly bitter and dry. Overall, very good witbier with excellent use of the added ingredients m. Well done in my opinion.

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Photo of Jake-northrup
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Overall, a nice brew that quenches the thirst. It pours a very light, straw yellow with a tinge of orange and a pale, lasting head. On the nose, you'll find a light aroma of orange peel, nutmeg, cinnamon, and coriander. It comes in very sweet on the palate from the bready malts, and then melts away into a collaboration of zesty, bitter orange peel, rich coriander, and spicy cinnamon. The coriander really shines in this brew. The malt does seem a bit sweet on this one, but overall, great brew and an awesome showcasing of the ever-so-popular coriander and orange peel combination. Cheers to you, Dogfish Head.

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Photo of lic217
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
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 +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 3,234 ratings
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