Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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
Ratings:
3,179
Reviews:
620
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.02%
 
 
Wants:
209
Gots:
1,109
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 3,179 |  Reviews: 620
Photo of bnes09
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
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 motothrillz
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of G-Hawk
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Edv0cate
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Went to the store planning to get an IPA and ended up with this stuff, Namaste by Dogfishhead. Only bought it because of the title and the brewing company. Dogfishhead is one of my favorite so i expected a lot from this beer. Looking into the bottle, there were a lot of floaties, I'm not sure what this means, but from what ive read, its either fine or a really bad thing. But whatever i still drank it. Poured it right when i got home into a glass. Got about a two finger head, this beer looks great when its poured. Fizzed from the bottom of the glass upwards. Its a light yellow in color, the lightest color beer ive ever had actually.
I tasted it, and this is where i start to get dissappointed. Dogfishhead has a lot of original tasting beers, whereas this one tastes like heineken, and a lot of other beers of the sort. The only distinction is the heavy after taste of lemongrass, which is why i give taste a 3.75. Heineken is about a 2.25 for me, but this aftertaste in Namaste is incredible. I'm not going to get more any time soon, the alcohol content is only 5% and it was I think $12 for a pint. Worth to buy it if you want to know what "good" heineken tastes like, but its nothing special.

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Photo of MacStinson
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of rawfish
3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ElGallo
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of jhartley
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of JJStout83
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of TBoneJones
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours a straw yellow and appears highly carbonated with a thin white saliva head.
Smells very nice, like a farmhouse bouquet of herbs, peppercorn, lemon rind. Corn comes through in this.
This tastes refreshing and creamy with a light zesty tang of lemon and coriander. Flavorful, again because of the corn (the lemon and peppercorn, for me, imparts a tangy corn aspect that defines this beer). It drinks well and for how light it is, quite rich in flavor. Light peppery and well balanced with a perfectly refreshing, lemon/ lighter orange-flavored finish. Although highly drinkable, it feels less carbonated after a fairly short while. I tried this one a couple years back from a 750 ml bottle and loved it even though I thought it was overpriced. Glad to see the 6 packs. Could be a summer session choice.

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Photo of RummyRedbeard
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of bkeller04
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of WynnO
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of andysc83
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mfl620ks
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of chet4
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Danny1217
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of calcutron
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of jwps214
2.9/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1

Poured in to a Hefe glass...beer was slightly hazy with a huge thick white head.
Smelled of lemon with a hint of Belgian Spiciness.
Taste was watery and light. Extremely faint orange reminded me of bighting into an under-ripe Clementine ( is there anything more disappointing?)
Did have the pleasant body and spritzy carbonation of a Hefe
Over all, I'm super disappointed! The beer looked amazing in the glass but failed to live up to those expectations! Would recommend as a small step up for
a light beer

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Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a whiteish/golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is musty, wheat, a bit of spice. Taste is spices, some citrus and wheat, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall would probably be more enjoyable on a hot summer day, but a solid beer.

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Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.84 out of 5 based on 3,179 ratings.
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