Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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

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#21,167
Reviews:
654
Ratings:
3,286
pDev:
13%
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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 curlybird
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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 SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of CTHomer
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: slight haze; pale straw in color; 1+ finger moussy white head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: coriander, lemon, and orange; somewhat spicy;

T: soft grains up front; coriander and orange from the middle through the finish; a little spicy in the back of the throat; mild bitterness at the end;

M: light to medium bodied; highly carbonated; very dry finish;

O: refreshing;

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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 Exiled
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Danny1217
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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

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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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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

Photo of CoryR
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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 Bilco
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of TomMorris
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of einman
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden-yellow with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some good lace.

S - Aroma is full of citrus, orange, and lemon, with some lemongrass, wheat, coriander and other spices, and some wheat.

T - Starts off with some light tart lemon zest, alongside some orange and other citrus flavors and some lemongrass. Through the middle, some wheat comes through alongside some Belgian yeast, coriander, and other spices. The finish is a mix of orange, lemongrass, coriander, and wheat.

M - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, lightly tart and spicy finish.

D - Very drinkable. Very crisp and refreshing as well. Good mix of being light but full of flavor. Really like the lemongrass and orange flavor.

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Photo of Metalmonk
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'll buy and try anything Dogfish Head brews. Anything.

Pours a slightly hazed pale yellow...very washed out looking, which does, admittedly, get us as close to white (wit) as beer gets. The head is quite small, pouring thin, even when poured hard, but certainly maintaining itself for a good couple minutes before dying.

Wow, immensely fragrant, this Namaste, with a healthy wheat vs. yeast battle taking place, both ultimately joining to offer a tart, earthy, grassy, lemony explosion of aroma...of course, the lemongrass, coriander and dried orange slices are contributing too.

The flavor is good, certainly offering equal spotlight to the spice/fruit additions, while the wheat is clean and bright, the yeast offering a bitty taste of soil...the hops? Pretty mellow, if even detectable...it's really the lemongrass that does what hops might normally do here. Overall a bright, grassy, slightly tart, and bready taste. With just a little warming, it all coalesces into a nice, bold herbal flavor. Ample carbonation, lots of spritz, light bodied, all fitting for a witbier.

Tasty. A more than worthy witbier if you love this style, but I get sort of bored with the wit these days, so I can just admire from a distance really. It's not like I need Dogfish Head to throw tar and pickle juice into a beer to make me take notice...not at all. Although, hmm, I wonder what a Pickled Pils might taste like? I'll have to get Sam's #...

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Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 3,286 ratings