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Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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3.77/5
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3,250 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:
#19,073
Reviews:
645
Ratings:
3,250
pDev:
13.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
212
Gots:
1,141
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 3,250 |  Reviews: 645
Photo of srandycarter
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear straw, stark white head, lots of cling lace.

S - Light spices and malt.

T - The spices become much more apparent in taste. Coriander and lemongrass are very noticeable. Malt in middle, and spicy finish.

M - Light bodied, good carb, good balance.

D - Not my favorite, but an interesting beer!

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Photo of Kerrie
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of nrbw23
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Volsdawg10
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of jaswilson2
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of NJBeer265
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of koopa
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at DeCicco's in Ardsley NY.

Appearance: Pours a dull semi-pale wheat with a 1 finger white crown of fine bubbles that display good retention and moderate lace.

Smell: Nice amounts of lemongrass, some coriander, and a bit of orange peel.

Taste: Same as nose

Mouthfeel: Light body that is fairly spritzy but a bit uninspired.

Drinkability: Quite sessionable with light flavors and a 5% abv

Not bad but I'd rather have a six pack of Hoegaarden for the money...

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Photo of yemenmocha
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of brotherloco
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle. Bottled in 2012. Served in a tulip.

Pours a hazy pale honey-gold with a finger of bright white foam. Settles to a thin pillowy covering. Some nice lacing left in the glass.

Aroma of slightly-sour fruit, lemony citrus, peppery spices. Seems right for a wit style.

Flavor begins with the slight sourness that was picked up in the nose. Followed by some citrus acidity. Finishes with some lemon citrus and bitterness. Overall a very light flavor.

Fairly light bodied with medium, slightly-spritzy carbonation. Very drinkable.

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Photo of DIPAFAN
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of thecheapies
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours Meyer lemon yellow with murky yeast fog. Two fingers of bright head has the consistency of beaten egg whites. Excellent retention.

Picking up orange, coriander, lemongrass, lemon, wheat malts, and a pear-like ester from the yeast. No peppery character, really.

Lemongrass and orange with hints of grainy spice. Coriander, hint of cedary spice, starfruit, and celery. Definitely herbal. Light piquant flair in the mouth, sparked by a few coarse bubbles. The weight is light-medium and the feel is a bit oily. Certainly on the summer slamworthy list.

A great witbier. Hadn't had in many years. Still satisfies. Have to revisit another of my old favorites again soon.

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Photo of WeisGuy
3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottles shared by Ari - thanks!

Pours a slightly hazy, bright golden color with a one-finger white head. Head retention is light and lacing is minimal. The aroma is dominated by lemongrass and coriander. You also can pick out some yeastiness and a little orange peel if you search for it. As with the aroma, the taste is almost entirely lemongrass and coriander with ligher hints of orange and yeast and virtually no alcohol noticeable. It's a fairly clean taste, but I'd really like to taste the base beer more and the adjuncts less. The body is a bit light on this one with moderate carbonation and no alcohol warming. Not overly drinkable because of the dominance of the lemongrass and coriander and the relative lack of complexity. It doesn't help either that I'm not a huge fan of witbiers. This one is probably not worth the pricetag unless you really love lemongrass and coriander.

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Photo of DIM
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

a: Straw colored but only slightly hazy; poured with a small bright white cap.

s: Prety much classic wit. Earthy wheat with notes of citrus, spice, and hint of lemongrass which does set this one apart.

t: A bit drier than most wits, the lemongrass I guess. Some bitter citrus rind and pepper round things out. Short lived, not much lingering flavor.

m: Soft and a tad watery.

o: A bit of a different take, this works pretty well.

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Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of animal69
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wvsabbath
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Light straw yellow/ grapefruit juice white. 1/4 inch white foamy head, some lacing.

Smell - Funky lemon-grass, orange, peppercorn, wheat and a little citric note.

Taste - First sip has the Belgian flavored yeasty kick mixed with peppercorn. Orange, coriander and wheat come in after the lemon and pepper kick dies down. The wheat mixed with the lemon-grass really adds a funky, barnyard like flavor.

Mouthfeel - Peppercorn along with lemon grass nails the tongue. Palate gets some orange and coriander but is mostly coated with the peppercorn and lemon. Aftertaste is funky, wheat and Belgian flavored.

Overall - Not bad but would be much better if the fruits were more upfront, with less peppercorn. The more I drink it, the less im enjoying it. Decent enough for a hot summer day for some, low alcohol, but I look for crisp, fruity wits that feature orange, melons or berries. Worth a drink for fans of wit that want a little twist on the style. This could be a special beer imo with a kick of fruits though.

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Photo of bnes09
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light lemon, straw color. Mostly transparent. Finger and a half, frothy head on the pour. Solid retention and lots of lacing.

Spicy, peppery aroma with citrus fruit, grass and herbs.

Pepper flavor right up front. Then the coriander and orange comes in. Malty flavor of mild wheat bread with apricot jam. Clove spice. Lemon grass. Yeast lies in the background. Spicy character overall.

Medium bodied. Yeasty, grainy texture. Snappy carbonation. Sharp, peppery finish.

Interesting twist on a witbier. Very sessionable. I'd buy it again if I'm in the mood for something different.

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

Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of harrymel
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Transcribed from notes on 12/12/10
$10 for 22oz at Pilgrim's in Coeur D'Alene, ID.

Poured to tulip.

A: Straw colored ale with low clarity - light shines thru, but as a glow, not a obvious light. Nice, white, loosely packed head dissipates early on. Nothing fancy here.

S: The scent, although strong, is sweet with grain and florals. Lemongrass, rose and gardenias make this a beautiful note to the beer.

T: Medium strength sweetness accented with corianderesque belgian yeast and lemongrass.

M: While carb seems excessive up front, foams out in mouth and leaves a nice, smooth, slick finish.

D: This is a good beer. Fits a niche desire. Although subtle, offer a complex variety of experience. Don't pass up, but don't expect a big beer. This is a slow, grows on you kind of beer.

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Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Danny1217
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of donkeyrunner
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 3,250 ratings
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