Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Namaste White Belgian-Style WitbierNamaste White Belgian-Style Witbier
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Style:
Belgian Witbier
Ranked #60
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
85
Ranked #25,669
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 12.89%
Reviews:
697
Ratings:
3,437
From:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
 
Delaware, United States
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Year-round
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SCORE
85
Very Good
Namaste White Belgian-Style WitbierNamaste White Belgian-Style Witbier
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
Reviews: 697 | Ratings: 3,437 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of milkshakebeersucks
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of kookajamo
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
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,

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Photo of Grounder
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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Photo of KRug
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
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

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Photo of MartyCraigMiller
4.74/5  rDev +24.7%
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.

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Photo of Mrbob558
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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Photo of Amendm
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An easy pour from a 12-oz. bottle yields a fat finger of white creamy and rocky foam with long retention and rings of lace. Pale and clear, a little cloudy when adding the dregs.

Coriander and toasted wheat greet the nose with orange and wheat bread dough.

As in the smell, the taste is all about the wheat and the coriander. Neutral on sweetness with low bitterness, typical Witbier taste as the orange is very subtle and I'm not getting any lemongrass. The finish is very clean with raised bitterness as coriander and peppery spice linger during the aftertaste.

Medium light body with above average carbonation, smooth and session-able. Alcohol is well hidden by the spice. True to style, nice balance of spice and malty wheat.

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Photo of Jolivio
4.39/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a nice, hazy golden straw color. There was a decent amount of head that formed and lacing throughout the beer. As soon as you smell it, it turns notes of coriander and pepper. The taste does the same, with a nicely layered flavor profile throughout the beer. Scent notes are prominent in the flavor. It feels very smooth as a drink. Well worth the pickup and hopefully will keep it on hand for easy drinking.

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Photo of SB2017
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Spiced, crisp, and malty. One of the most festive belgians I've had. This one will be good with Christmas cookies. Lots of clove and allspice on the nose.

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Photo of IronLover
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bright yellow in color with a hazy appearance. Poured with a tall, bright white foam with medium low retention. Aromas of wheat malt, coriander, and light orange zest. Medium light bodied with soft, medium high carbonation that provides a creamy feel through the middle. Peppery coriander flavor from onset that slowly tapers throughout. Orange flavors through the middle that overcome come by the tapering spiciness. Finished semi-dryly with light lingering peppery notes. Light, flavorful and easy drinking. I generally not a fan of the peppery esters or coriander forward wit beers or Belgians, but this one is mellow and nicely balanced by the malt and fruit flavors.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can, it pours a hazy yellowy amber with a nice white head that slowly dissipates and leaves lacing as you enjoy it. Coriander and wheat in the nose, possibly lemon as well. Flavor is lemony and nice. Yum!

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Photo of Nephilium
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden with a full white head. Mild spice and wheat aroma. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Flavor is mild with s touch of biscuit notes, and spice notes in the finish. An easy drinking summer beer.

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Photo of good_to_sea
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Cloudy golden yellow with a thick, creamy head.
Smell: Coriander, wheat, orange peel, banana, rubber.
Taste: Orange citrus, wheat. Hints of pepper and bitterness at the end. Very clean and crisp with little aftertaste.
Feel: Thin and crisp.
Overall: Extremely drinkable. Simple and well-balanced. The orange is really well-integrated in this beer.

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Photo of WYeates
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours to a pear color with a light head. Aroma is a gentle grassy wheat and fruit combination, with citrus being the strongest scent.

It tastes of oranges with an array of mild spices. It finishes wet and clean. Highly drinkable.

I'm a big fan of Witbier and this offering is definitely Smooth Approved.

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Photo of biointen
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not usually a big witbier fan but liked this one. Pale yellow with a 2 inch fluffy head. Very little aroma but a very smooth and interesting flavor- mildly sweet wth just hints of the various additives. This would be perfect for a session on a hot summer I’d offer this one to friends who claim not to like beer.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 12/3/14; drank 2/15/25 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy pale yellow appearance.

Fluffy off-white head; frothy lace.

Banana & spiced pumpkin pie nose.

Thin mouthfeel.

Banana, apple cider & mil pumpkin pie flavors up front; a cinnamon bite on the finish.

Big flavors on this excellent session brew.

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Photo of jkrich
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a freshness dated 12 oz. can: clear, golden hue with a foamy, sustained white head.

Aromas of husk and...well, peppercorn.

The very unique flavor of sharp orange and citrus with that peppercorn coming into play again, though not in a bad way. In fact, the peppercorn even overwhelms the coriander peel. Overall, it is refreshing, though not necessarily quaffable because of the odd flavor combination.

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Photo of rapayn01
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on a flight on my birthday in 2017 when we were at the Delaware beach and visited the pub in Rehobeth. It tasted like Blue Moon, which is not really my thing. "Wheat prominent" I wrote at the time.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Neck of bottle is stamped ' BOTTLED ON 09/20/18'. This beer includes the ingredients of dried orange flesh and peel.
Cloudy, pale gold colored body. Slight white head sticks around as a scattered island and ring.
Aroma of wheat, lemon grass, coriander, and slight orange.
Taste of wheat bread, coriander, lemon grass, a slight bit of pepper, and a bit of citrus.
Medium mouth feel, with a bit of sting on the tongue. Very good carbonation.
This drinks as a fully fleshed out wheat ale with added spices and citrus. The wheat carries through into the aftertaste.

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Photo of spectru
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy pale amber with a nice white head, lacey; The smell is soft and rich, with perhaps some sweetness; it's smooth and nicely carbonated; The flavor is mild and pleasant. The blurb calls it a thirst quencher. I'll go along with that.

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Photo of Mugman8
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours lemony-yellow hue with big pillowy head and thick lacing all the way to the bottom of the glass. Good smooth summer beer and one of the best in the witbier style.

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Photo of Zorro
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy yellow colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells of malt and straw. Mild coriander. Scents of clove but not real strong.

Starts out neutral in sweetness and tasting of straw and cloves. Sensation of salt on the tongue. No real bitterness to talk about. Hard Water Taste.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Hate to give a DFH beer a low rating but this is just OK.

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Photo of mushroomcloud
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz pint at Whole Foods bar in Highland Village.
Pale, hazy yellow with a 1/8" white micro head. No retention and no lace.
Muted aroma of wheat and the faintest citrus.
Flavor is muted and mild as well...it's like cooking - if you want the food to taste like something you can;t be afraid to season liberally. Needs some coriander and orange peel and lots of it in here to give this thing a flavor to style. Mainly a wheat beer and that's it.
Nothing remarkable here, and overall fairly disappointing.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For a wit this is a middle of the road but just above the competition. Not really anything to buy a six pack over, but if you want to change it up for a lawn mower brew, this is a good one to go for.

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Photo of mjurney
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Pale, hazy. Fast rising bubbles. Thick spongy like head. Good head retention. Leaves a nice lacing behind.

Aroma:
Bright yeast character, fruity, some pepper, orange peel, coriander, sweet bread.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Bright yeast, light fruit, banana like. Orange peel, lemony, coriander, peppery. Sweet grain, grassy, cracker, just a slight honey. Hop bitterness is super low. Finish mostly tart and dry, lingers medium-long. Body is light, dry, crisp, soft carbonation. smooth.

Overall:
It's an excellent Witbier style.

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Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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