Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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3.77/5
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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
Ranking:
#22,046
Reviews:
658
Ratings:
3,297
pDev:
13%
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0
 
 
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Ratings: 3,297 |  Reviews: 658
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow and a bit hazy with a very good head that lasted, leaving a nice foamy cap and sticky lace.

Aroma and flavor are spot-on for what I'd expect for a witbier. Actually I didn't even check to see what style it was when I bought it to try, but when I popped the first one it cried out witbier.

Spicy and yeast are obvious, but none of the spices or yeasty flavors dominate too much, giving the beer an excellent balance, especially between citrus and pepper (it would be easy IMO to over-do it on the pepper). Coriander accents perfectly.

Drinkability is both light and easy drinking, and thick-and-chewy, like a good witbier should be. This is another fine brew from DFH.

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks like a wit. Smells like a wit. Tastes like a wit. Real nice citrus tones showing through with those peppercorns ending up on the backside. Easy to drink. There are some thicker yeast tones with a bready edge on the backside that probably interfere with those characteristics, but the beer overall is pretty nice. This is a very true to style brew. I think it's a very wise idea that they put this in 12 ouncers.

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Photo of tkdchampxi
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Segelstrom
2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of riversider76
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Is light golden/straw in color with a thin white head. Good retention, and a nice lace. Aroma is of tart fruit, and candy. Body is crisp, and carbonated. Taste is of spicy lemon, and sweet tart candy. Fresh, and tart at the finish. Very nice example of this style. Will be a regular this Summer! If Summer ever gets here!

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Photo of weltywm
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Duvel snifter.

Appearance: Pale straw yellow with about one finger's worth of head. Quickly dissipates. Not much lacing on the glass.

Smell: Grass, lemon peel, coriander, yeast.

Taste: Lemon peel and coriander up front. Yeast and some biscuity malt in the middle. A faint whiff of hops, and more citrus at the end. Some other spices round everything out: maybe white pepper and a bit of sea salt?

Mouthfeel: Very crisp with a medium to light body. Nicely carbonated, with a snappy finish.

Overall: A pretty nice brew. Not overly complex, but it paired well with dinner, and also seems decently sessionable. It's very well balanced. Would have again. Another nice beer from DFH.

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Photo of stvanderwoude
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of plaid75
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a hazy straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured coriander, sweet orange and a bit of lemon zest.

The taste was likewise citrusy with spicy esters and and a grassy hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style with a lively carbonation.

Overall a tasty and refreshing complex witbier.

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Photo of target88
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MVG666
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of pengs68
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of mikeforr
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of JIMTRK16
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of threedaggers
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of dpgoblejr
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jofat
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Snodman
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of BH712
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of bshiban
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Ruger
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Fr0stb1te
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of TheBullsHorn
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A light, dry, and slightly tart beer that packs in a good deal of character. Off the nose it's this beer shows its colors as a Belgium Witt with coriander, peppercorn, a mellow but all too apparent spiciness, and some grassier. These flavors carry into the palate where the more vegetal flavors of the bunch stand out. Thats not to say it's not followed by hints of orange, lemongrass, and dried flowers. Overall this beer manages to present itself in such a pleasant manner the entire way through to the finish.

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Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 3,297 ratings