Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Namaste White Belgian-Style WitbierNamaste White Belgian-Style Witbier
3,234 Ratings
Namaste White Belgian-Style WitbierNamaste White Belgian-Style Witbier

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Totowa last week, having never had this before. I love this style of beer and even though this was a bit different from what I was accustomed to and expected, I really enjoyed this and how easily it went down. Although this is new, I hope that Dogfish Head will brew this for the season in upcoming years!

Love the pour to this, as the goldenrod hue, sea-form head, and relatively opaque hue gave this a great appearance from the get-go. Not as cloudy as other examples of this style, the aroma wasn't terribly strong either. Great lactng as well, given that each sip I took left a nice ring on the back side of my pint glass. Lots of lemongrass and grass in the taste, while the citrus and coriander were more recessed. Couldn't really taste the peppercorn here and there wasn't much wheat to be seen or felt either. The carbonation was perfect and this was quite light without being watered-down or overly filling. A hint of the grassy sourness came out in the back, but that didn't linger for very long.

Although I only bought one bottle of this, I could have easily had 3 or 4 in a sitting since the alcohol was both undetectable and low in terms of percentage. While not as good as its European counterparts, there's a lot to like here and for a beer this unassuming, there was enough flavor to satisfy even the biggest beer geek. A hint of wheat or more spice would have been appreciated but as it was, this was something that I'd reach for again now that the warmer months are here. Another subtly solid offering from Dogfish Head!

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lemon yellow in color, this Dogfish Head beer sports a white- colored head of foam and a nose of fruit, spice, coriander, lemongrass, and yeast. The body of the beer is cloudy and one can visibly see suspended particulates. Belgian characteristics are evident from the beginning and they are very enticing.

With the taste, this beer follows the nose. It features flavors of lightly breaded malt, wheat, citrus, banana, coriander, yeast, and light spice. The flavors seem to be married together quite nicely and the balance is good for a witbier style.

This beer is crisp and nicely carbonated with a good flavor overall for its style. The spice is good, but not overdone, and the fruits, yeast, and wheat each contributes to the enjoyment of the beer in their own way. I liked it more as I sipped more and ended by bottle wishing I had another. I’m not always in the mood for witbier, but when I am, I will keep this Dogfish brew in mind.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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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