Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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
Ratings:
3,179
Reviews:
620
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.02%
 
 
Wants:
209
Gots:
1,109
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 3,179 |  Reviews: 620
Photo of Gregf51
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a straw yellow with average foam and decent lacing. Smells very nice, full on floral, lemon, orange, and wheat. The taste is very very good, this is a very similar beer to Chimay, yes I know its not same but it is close in taste to me anyway. Full on citrus wheat bursting with floral and light notes make this a easy drinking but full flavored beer. I am excited about this one because the cost is right and it compares to some that cost a lot more.
Great job.......

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Photo of BigSmooth12
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cheefdaddy1
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benl7217
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of samanthaw1192
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It tastes like eating a sandwich you'd make to take to the beach on a hot day.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

**
08/26/14
Aroma, yeast wheat, some lemon. Appearance,..clear pale yellow. White head. Taste...crisp. very light and refreshing. Blueberry, lemon..a touch of paste. Feel...medium carbonation. Nice beer. Good easy drinker.

**

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Photo of jaketaz
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerTest
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of newdamage1
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of generallee
4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

not only not my favorite by dogfish, pretty low on the recent listing of beer trials. Pours an red/Amber/Yellowish hue. Coriander is the largest nose I get upon first smelling. zesty orange/lemon on the back end of the MALT upfront tasty. The adjunct is almost overpowering. save it for a cold winter night around a fire will be a nice Christmas addition.

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Photo of teromous
3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the neck: "BOTTLED ON 08/02/16"

Appearance: The body is a light lemon yellow with a hazy and well carbonated appearance. The head is short, white, and lightly fluffy. It retains a short head and leaves some spotty lacing but the head is much shorter than the average Witbier. The color is very nice.

Aroma: There is this souring aroma which is odd. It is a bit like an old wet blanket. There is also a cereal grain aroma. After drinking the beer for a while I started to pick up on a bit of sulfur aroma.

Taste: There is this strong lemon zest flavor. It reminds me a bit of a lemon custard pie. This alone is excellent. Then there is this cream flavor with a bit of coriander. The flavor is outstanding.

Mouthfeel: It starts out smooth and thick across the palate but the high carbonation and citrus tang give it a bit of a kick at the end to cut back on the smooth thickness. Drinkability is hampered a bit by the aroma which is further amplified through retronasal.

Overall: The culmination of flavors works very well but it just delivers this odd and unpleasant aroma. After getting over the aroma the flavor of the beer is just great. It has this great lemon custard flavor with a coriander finish that gives it this slightly spicy and vanilla-like flavor at the end. Overall the beer gives a heavier and more flavor-forward approach on the Witbier style with a strong dose of citrus. If a thicker and more robustly flavored beer sounds appealing then I would recommend at least trying the beer. I am not sure if I would drink it again. I might try it again if I could have it fresh and on tap.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of DFH's more approachable beers, this is the sort of thing that will never be a smash hit w/ the beer nerd crowd but is infinitely tasty. Perhaps a touch thin for the style, but they highlight the adjuncts so well, veins of orange peel and spicy coriander, with a definitive lemongrass undercurrent as well. This is a great example of an American brewer putting their own spin on a classic style. That's what pretty much every American brewer says anytime they try a European style, and often it's BS - it's just a haphazardly brewed POS. In this case, Dogfish really did do it well. Hat tip.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryan4120
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - pale yellow with a white head - pretty decent head retention
S - Citrus - lemon, orange, corriander - not really strong though
T - Citrus and wheat - lots of lemon, orange, and corriander. Slight hop taste with some pepper on the back end. Maybe even a little banana somwhere in between.
F - medium body with moderate amounts of carbonation - smooth - good mouth feel
O - a good witbier - light and refreshing with nice citrus notes and a slight peppery finish

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Photo of BLZR
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmorris15
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fishguyac
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tap into a pint glass in Savannah, GA. The appearance is a murky yellow color with a very small white head. The aroma is full of grains and bread. The taste is grains, bananas with some pepper.

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Photo of BeerDreadz
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of parkwood
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Larryqian
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coopdog1000
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.84 out of 5 based on 3,179 ratings.
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