Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Namaste White Belgian-Style WitbierNamaste White Belgian-Style Witbier
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3.77/5
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3,300 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:
#22,075
Reviews:
660
Ratings:
3,300
pDev:
13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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214
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Ratings: 3,300 |  Reviews: 660
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

Photo of Kerrie
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Volsdawg10
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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 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 jaswilson2
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of needMIbeer
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NJBeer265
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DIPAFAN
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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 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 Buck89
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Pilsener glass. Cloudy lemony yellow with thin white head that disappeared. Nose was complex: lemony tart, spicy pepper and orange citrus. Tasted the pepper first, followed by the orange, coriander and lemon. Nice crackery malt. Spiciness lingered on the finish. A very different Wit for sure.

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

Photo of CJNAPS
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Danny1217
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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 SFC21
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of zimm421
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle (dated 6/17/14) into a SA Perfect Pint glass. Appears a very light, clear yellow. There is a decent white head, that doesn't stick around forever, and leaves little lacing.

The nose is full of spices, wheat and touches of lemon. Not overpowering, but pleasant. The taste is very light and refreshing. Loads of pepper and coriander, along with lemon and other citrus. The finish is dry, and makes you go back for more.

Mouthfeel is light, full of carbonation, and dry. The carbonation is very high, as expected, and this is right where it should be. Overall, this is a very refreshing beer that works great on a hot day. Nothing blows me away, and it is fairly conservative.

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Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 3,300 ratings