Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 12/16/13. 4.8% ABV on label. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy golden yellow; small white head that fades quickly and leaves nice retention and okay lacing. Smells nice. The aromas are full of lemon zest and orange peel. Some bready malts. Some white grape in the mix as well. The flavors are subtle but very sharp and crisp. Very clean and refreshing. There's an earthy bitterness to this one. It's slightly spicy as well. Black pepper is there. The lemongrass is there. More orange peel. Very refreshing. I just wish the flavors were more pronounced. The mouthfeel is light with active carbonation. There's a nice fluffy creaminess going. Very smooth and drinkable. It becomes even better the more you drink it.

This is a very solid witbier. I just wish the flavors popped just a bit more, but it's all good. I really like this for what it is. I really appreciated the subtle flavors the more I drank it. It's enjoyable and would hit the spot in the summer.

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2.73/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A. It's completely opaque with a straw gold color. There's a big, foamy white head and a fair amount of lacing.

S. Minimal wheat scent.

T/M. Very mild wheat that has a poor kick. Smooth, but nondescript. There's a sour aftertaste.

O. Just kind of lacks character. Flat, nothing special.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Faintly hazed bright orange yellow glow. Creamy and craggy bright white head about 2 fingers high. Smells heavily of orange zest, lots of spicy yeast, a bit of clove, faint touch of banana.

Wow. Superb, cant wait to guzzle down sixers of these come summer. Creamy and birstly mouthfeel, Dry grainy husk flavor throughout, sharp wheat, some tart citrus flavors with a bit of grassyness and a super dry grainy finish with hearty wheat bread flavors lingering in the mouth. A touch of pucker, a lot of flavor, and intensely refreshing.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottled on 12/16/2013. Served in a standard pint glass

Appearance: Pours a golden straw yellow color with 2 fingers of a white head. Body is hazy with some fine suspended sediment.

Smell: Lemongrass, spicy yeast, coriander, wheat, grass.

Taste: Wheat, yeast, lemon and orange, white pepper.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and crisp. Soft mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Incredibly easy to drink and refreshing.

Overall: Another good one from Dogfish Head. Nothing mind blowing, but a nice flavorful refreshing witbier, that you can sit back and drink a few of without giving it much thought. The transition from 750s to 12oz 4 packs is a nice change too.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy yellow color. The head is one finger high, with a creamy white shade. Retention isn't much, but man does this leave behind a lot of lacing behind.

S: This is extremely doughy to me. The yeast is quite prevalent on the nose, and frankly a bit stinky. Still, I do pick up much of the advertised ingredients (coriander, lemongrass, orange, and peppercorns), if only subtly. There's just something about a lot of wits that make me think 'manure' (sadly, so does this), but it's a subjective thing not worth giving a low score to.

T: Follows the nose to an extent...except the manure, thankfully. The opening flavors are extremely yeasty: this is kind of like chewing on bread straight-up. Its finish is slightly citrusy, with only soft herbal hints. I'm really on the fence whether I like its doughy character or not.

M: Feels heavier than it should. The carbonation is solid and it finishes dryly, so at least it's not undrinkable. Still, it should have been effortless.

O: I usually never have a strong opinion on most of the DFH regulars, good or bad, and guess what? This is another DFH regular that's only okay to me. I would have felt royally gypped paying +$10 for a 750 of this, so thanks to its 6-pack availability, I can merely give it a nonchalant shrug.

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Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.84 out of 5 based on 3,200 ratings.
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