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:
#18,038
Reviews:
640
Ratings:
3,234
pDev:
13.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
212
Gots:
1,131
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,234 |  Reviews: 640
Reviews by MikeB20:
Photo of MikeB20
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P: 750ml bottle into a DFH signature glass.

A: A really nice hazy gold color with a huge white head that you have to let settle before pouring the remainder of the glass. The head is really impressive, this is a fun one to pour as it gets reactions from those watching. The lacing is also nice and it sticks around.

S: Lots of wheat with a bit of a citrus finish. The Belgian yeast is also easy to pick up but not as pronounced as most true Belgian styles. A bit of spice as well, in the realm of clove.

T: Some spiciness up front, finishes bitter. Lots of citrus in this one, the lemon taste from the lemongrass adds a really nice refreshing quality to the oveall taste.

M: Light with lots of carbonation.

D: Very drinkable, very refreshing and a fun take on the traditional Witbier. I could easily keep drinking this beer on a nice summer afternoon. A little more citrus to this one than you'd be used to if you were into Wit's. I like it quite a bit but it won't dethrone some of the more faithful styles for me.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CitizenGenet
1.7/5  rDev -54.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled in June 2015.

Pours a cloudy yellow like one might see produced by someone with a urinary tract infection. Robust head, about two fingers' width.

Smell - After the unsavory visual, the first effect is its sickly smell. I actually checked around the kitchen to see if there were dirty dishes or another source to account for the odor. Frankly, it had me recoiling as I got whiffs. Asked another person to smell, which resulted in a the face one makes when changing a baby's diaper.

Taste - Dominant notes of ass mellowing out to body odor after a long workout. Then overwhelming citrus characterized mainly by lemon and orange, flowing to the final and lingering note of coriander, a brief and sadly transient hit of clove, and then a rather disagreeable peppercorn.

Feel - No different than a Bud or Coors. Nothing remarkable.

Frail imitation of a wit.

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Photo of dacrza1
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

DATE TASTED: May 8, 2015... GLASSWARE: Weihenstephan weizen... OCCASION: Will’s First Holy Communion eve... APPEARANCE: clear, slightly hazy sallow golden body; soapy, substantial head that laces in inches (!); sparse effervescence; finishes cleanly... AROMA: banana, spice, pepper, yes--some vanilla and coriander; hay wafts in late--a warm spring evening in a bottle ...PALATE: a lively, fresh, creamy swirls inundate the mouthfeel; light and smooth, yet recognizably present... TASTE: a strong, surprising malt base allows for a full-flavored summer sip--orange slice, light banana, a bit of pepper as well... OVERALL: The beer’s name may be indicative of the relaxation the beer provides--the better aspects of the wheat genre are on display; refreshing, flavorful, and smooth; a surprisingly classical approach to a style by a brewery that tends to bend or break conventions...

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Namaste brewed by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, with an ABV 4.80% This brew pours out a nice cloudy amber color with a thick white head. There is a ton of carbonation in this brew. I feel this brew has a bit to much carbonation in it. Namaste, is an unfiltered brew , you can not see though this brew. The smell of Namaste, bold with flavors. You first pick up on a rich sweetness of grains and malts. Then a slight bitterness of hops and spice. There is also a lot of citrus in the smell of this brew. Now for the taste it is rich with flavors. You first pick up on the rich sweetness of citrus. Then you pick up on the grins and malts. You also pick up a hit of spice at the end of this brew. There is a lot going on in this brew. Namaste has a super nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. The mouth feel of Namaste , is rich, bold , citrus , and smooth. Overall I'm giving Namaste a 4 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, did a real nice job with this one. If you like a good citrus unfiltered brew you should look this one up.

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Photo of Stellartaste
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nice smells but virtually tasteless :(

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Photo of sjdevel
4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: 1-2 finger head. Pale and hazy. Head recedes to a decent 1/4" foam ring with nice lacing. Stays pretty active. Saison-like
Smell: Belgian-funk-yeast smell. Very grassy and spicy smelling. Some malt, biscuit, and cracker hints. Again: Saison-like
Taste: Slight hop bitterness at first. Then a dry blast of funk that is earthy and grass-like. After the funk fades, the spices come through (some coriander, pepper, oregano, parsley flavors). Slight citrus notes: Orange, lemon.
Feel: Medium bodied. A bit oily and slippery on the tongue.
Overall: Very good. I expected more of a Belgian Wit, but it is closer to a Saison to me. Very flavorful though - enjoyable.

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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 BethanyB
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Clear as day, with a sunny yellow body and a thick, fluffy cumulus cloud of a head.

Smell: Lemony, but with an earthy husk. It makes me think of mustard seed. Notes of apple blossom and honey. Not as spicy as expected. Interesting, but hardly mind blowing.

Taste: Pale malt is the canvas, and yellow fruit (pears, lemons, and a hint of pineapple) is the main theme. But as expected, the spicy undertones are what make Namaste unique. The peppercorns are, as one might imagine, the most noteworthy of the special ingredients listed on the label. They bring a slightly earthy and bitter snap to the finish, a welcome departure from other Witbiers, which are typically more demure. The lemongrass is worth remarking on as well--it introduces a fresh, organic, and lightly sour combination which makes this Witte even more grown up.

Mouthfeel: A medium-light mouthfeel with strong carbonation makes this creation appropriately refreshing. Dry from start to finish, it feels akin to champagne.

Overall: Another well done creative conviction by Dogfish Head. What else is new, right?It doesn't quite call for a standing ovation, but that may be because by having something for everyone, Namaste keeps the peace rather than rocking one's world. Sweet and spritzy, hoppy and complex, this beer is proof that a level of thinking can be achieved by the masses.

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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 aszatk01
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DanGeo
3.14/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ArrogantDeadGuy
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy yellow with a brief but sudsy head that leaves little evidence that it had ever been there. Great flavors of the advertised orange, coriander, and lemon grass. Distinct notes of each throughout. Low alcohol and medium body makes this a very drinkable beer though the lemony after-taste can get a bit tiresome.

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Photo of Loudell
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of poibag808
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of woodchipper
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of Shakerman
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of SkiBum22
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Firefox13
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of rwinzing
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a 750 ml bomber. Poured into tulip style glass

A - Nice straw color, Bright white head held onto the glass nice lacing

S - Smelled of citrus very pleasant aroma

T - very mild hint of the lemongrass but not overpowering, no after taste. Citrus not as strong as in the smell

M - Very nice light mouthfeel what I would expect from the style

D - Very drinkable, summer brew while sitting on the deck with friends

Overall a beer I would drink again. Not what I expect from DFH who are known for their big brews. Nice summer brew to be enjoyed.

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Photo of Kjanisch7
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

This beer was a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Very pretty carbonation.

It had a very fresh, outdoorsy aroma. Some citrus, mainly lemon. A bit of spice.

Sweet taste, bready. Lemon and a bit of orange.
Definite coriander.

This beer was light-bodied and refreshing. Perfect for a warm summer day.

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

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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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