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 Mdez
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of WyethBednar
3.09/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The ingredients in this beer are pretty much identical to Harpoon's UFO, another white beer with orange and coriander. The citrusy notes are much less pronounced in Namaste, causing it to come across as a little overly-bitter.

Appearance: Beautiful orange with a small white head that sticks around well throughout. Good lacing, especially for a lighter beer.

Smell: Decent, very inviting. The peppercorns are very pronounced in the nose, with the lemongrass also standing out. They give it a really interesting, complex aroma.

Taste: As I mentioned before, a little on the bitter side. The orange isn't as pronounced as I'd like it to be (but it's really nice when you add an orange slice yourself).

Mouthfeel: Really nice carbonation, goes down super easy.

Overall, its a decent, sessionable beer. But as far as the exact style, I much prefer UFO.

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Photo of barczar
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant straw with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates, leaving sticky lacing.

Wheat, lemongrass, and coriander form the initial aroma, with hints of earthy hops and fresh cut grass adding complexity.

Orange and lemongrass underlie a crackery malt body, with savory coriander hitting mid palate, finishing slightly peppery, earthy, and dry.

Body is moderate to a touch light, with moderate carbonation and a hint of grainy astringency.

More citrus character than I recall. Refreshing, clean beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of utopiajane
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light straw color with a hint of sunshine in it. Hazed and with a white head of loose bubbles that fell quickly to a ring and film on top. Just lovely. Nose is breaddy and cracker. There is a light grain sweetness that seems to be deep in the beer but not too strong or heavy. The fruit is subtle. A bit of lemon citrus, a very faint whisper of fresh orange. Some coriander adds earth to the nose. Taste is friendly and very drinkable. Dry, crisp and the flavor of lemongrass. The juicy orange lightly underneath and a crisp wheat dryness. Creamy body with active carbonation. A bit of earth finishes this one dry.

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Photo of Zdrummer15
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 fl oz bottle into a goblet since I didn't have a weizen glass

Appearance: transparent, straw yellow. Nice thick bubbly white head. Good retention and lacing

Smell: I notice some pepper and other spice right up front. There is also some earthy smells mixed in with a hint of lemon zest

Taste: same spiciness I got in the nose, some lemon and faint orange, wheat malts come through and a little bit of yeast

Mouth feel: pretty light with a crisp bite. Goes down easy

Overall: Wheat beers are far from my go-to style, but I was pleasantly surprised by this considering that. It's a very refreshing, sessionable beer that I would imagine would be great in the summertime (instead of the blizzard-like conditions I'm actually drinking it in).

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Photo of StArnoldFan
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of bnes09
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Edv0cate
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
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 -0.5%

Photo of rawfish
3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 3,269 ratings