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Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Namaste White Belgian-Style WitbierNamaste White Belgian-Style Witbier
BA SCORE
3.77/5
Very Good
3,249 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:
#19,031
Reviews:
645
Ratings:
3,249
pDev:
13.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
212
Gots:
1,140
Trade:
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.31/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A = A thin yellow with a chartreuse tinge. It has a short-lived head and not much lacing.

S = Most intriguing part of this wheat beer. The coriander and orange slices are noticed, and I suspect the lemongrass is what makes it intriguing.

T = Weiss bier and then the prevalent coriander, then the orange slices which I think lends a bitterness which is someone unpleasant.

M = Light weiss bier and crisp, fresh.

O = If it wasn't for that bitterness, which I'm attributing to the dried orange slices, I would really like this wheat beer. I think it's worth revisiting on a hot summer day with a barbecue meal. it would probably be very refreshing. Not a favorite for drinking on its own, though.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a snifter

Hazy golden yellow, translucent with streams of bubbles leading to a thin white layer of foam. Few lacings.

Aroma of grass, coriander, citrus, smells good.

Taste of orange and coriander, lots of carbonation in the first sip. Smooth finish.

Good beer, solid throughout, orange and coriander from first sip through to the end.

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3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Wasn't able to find a single of this so I grabbed a six pack for 10 dollars. Into a pint glass.
A - Basic hazy yellow colored brew but a very solid full inch of rocky mountain head. It seems to fizz out slowly revealing some lace.
S - What stands out most is the lemongrass and coriander but it does seem to have a bit of sharp orange peel in the mix.
T - Eh its OK I really thought it would have more wheat in the mix but labeled as a white ale it must not have much. This makes the taste have less body to support it. Other than that I do get the coriander and mild bittering lemon grass. Thankfully the peppercorns and yeast are mild making this very session able.
M - Light to medium not watery which is nice. Very decent.

Overall I agree with most its a very well crafted white ale with mild spices and some interesting lemongrass tones but compared to most Witbier beers its really mild and somewhat lacking flavor. I can't believe they finally put it in six packs making this worth 10 dollars a six pack. It was no way worth 8-9 dollars a bomber.

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Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 3,249 ratings
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