Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Namaste White Belgian-Style WitbierNamaste White Belgian-Style Witbier
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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 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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Photo of Johnroby
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of earljones199
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of qazeqaz
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pouring into my tulip I get a golden straw colored beer with a frothy or billowy head. The head itself is small and lingers not. Small bits of lacing are left behind. Long threads of carbonation cascade to the top but not many.
In the aroma I'm getting your basic wit beer. Loads of spicy coriander and some mild wheat malts. I don't detect any lemongrass or peppercorns.
It drinks smooth and soft on the palate with some grainy malts being most of the flavor.
The nose was big and spicy and yeasty though one dimensional and doesn't carry well into the taste.
Smooth on the palate but not very flavorful.
Witbers are hit or miss mostly I think, it must be hard to balance those big flavors.
Give me a good wit and let me dump a lemon slice in my self. Personally I like this beer but like most wits/ tripels to much coriander spices.

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Photo of rudedude985
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of far333
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear straw colored, with an orangey white thin head that settles out quickly. Aroma of yeast and clove. Flavor initially fairly matches the nose, but slight lemony notes emerge, and a peppery bite works its way into the finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, but a bit talcy as well.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of rcjennings
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of JohnBender
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Jeffry-Mazerolle
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of onlymurderers
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of NinjaPenguin
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of cgrunin
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of meanmutt
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Tarps68
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jmw4437
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a light golden color with a minimal, stark white, head that dissipates to a ring around the glass very quickly. True to a Witbier, when poured into a pint glass the beer is slightly hazy and not perfectly clear.

S: The beer has scents of grains, but its yeasty/natural scent is most dominant.

T: At first the taste comes on as fresh and finishes clean with hints of the yeast used and remaining from fermentation. Overall very fresh and clean tasting.

M: Starts and leaves the palate feeling fresh and clean. The carbonation has just enough of a nip on the tongue to be enjoyable without being too much.

O: Overall this is not a beer that really made me say wow, but there was nothing to dislike about it at all. Definitely something which can be drunk in multiples with hanging with friends.

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Photo of DIM
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

a: Straw colored but only slightly hazy; poured with a small bright white cap.

s: Prety much classic wit. Earthy wheat with notes of citrus, spice, and hint of lemongrass which does set this one apart.

t: A bit drier than most wits, the lemongrass I guess. Some bitter citrus rind and pepper round things out. Short lived, not much lingering flavor.

m: Soft and a tad watery.

o: A bit of a different take, this works pretty well.

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Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 3,298 ratings