Namaste
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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From:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
 
Delaware, United States
Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #93
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,961
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 13%
Ratings:
3,451
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 10, 2022
Added:
Oct 17, 2009
Wants:
  232
Gots:
  1,213
SCORE
85
Very Good
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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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3.33 by alexvhrk from Wisconsin on May 10, 2022
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3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by DarkSideOfTheMoon from Virginia

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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3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by HardCider from Pennsylvania

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
 
3.79 by Taenim from New Jersey on Jan 22, 2022
 
3.25 by Bigmoist from West Virginia on Jan 07, 2022
 
3.65 by FunkyPolak from New Jersey on Aug 01, 2021
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3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

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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3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by PathofChaos from Maryland

Appearance:
The ale, a glassy yellow gold. The head, a luxuriant bubble bath of the purest white suds.

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

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

Taste:
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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4.59/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

A: Pours a hazy golden with a two finger white head.
S: Fresh and bright. Orange, coriander, lemongrass, clove.
T: Tastes a bit spicier than the average wit with the coriander and peppercorns playing nicely with the orange.
M: Light bodied and crisp.
O: One of my favorite beers to have year-round.

May 08, 2021
 
3.28 by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania on Nov 15, 2020
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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by maddogruss from New Jersey

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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3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

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
 
4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 01, 2020
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3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by mintzmeet from Washington

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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3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by GarrettB from Colorado

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
 
2.3 by starfighterltd from Oklahoma on May 21, 2020
 
4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on May 19, 2020
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3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

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
 
4 by aatazebeats from Texas on Apr 03, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by kookajamo from Delaware

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
 
4.44 by Mac_Cheesin from Maryland on Mar 09, 2020
 
3.81 by shreead from Pennsylvania on Mar 08, 2020
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3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Grounder from Illinois

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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4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Rug from Massachusetts

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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4.74/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by MartyCraigMiller

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
 
3.49 by Fitzy01 from Maine on Jan 24, 2020
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1.59/5  rDev -57.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25
by ThreatLevel5 from New Jersey

Looks good, but has an odd taste especially after it goes down. Blue Moon and UFO white are far better.

Jan 13, 2020
 
4.91 by megamick from Iowa on Jan 05, 2020
 
4.02 by Luckydog91 from Texas on Jan 04, 2020
 
4.06 by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania on Jan 03, 2020
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4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Mrbob558 from New York

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
 
4.1 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Dec 16, 2019
 
3.5 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 02, 2019
 
4.04 by Rubicj from Massachusetts on Nov 23, 2019
 
3.75 by mrcraft from California on Nov 16, 2019
 
4.2 by BigBuzzKill from California on Nov 07, 2019
 
4.35 by taigor from New York on Oct 21, 2019
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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Amendm from Florida

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.

Oct 20, 2019
 
3.84 by EdFed from Illinois on Oct 19, 2019
 
3.73 by Mrseanworldwide from Ohio on Oct 14, 2019
Namaste from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 3451 ratings