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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
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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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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer has a really weak color with a pale yellow and greatly filtered appearance. The head was thick, congealed and bright white and made up some of the difference in the weak color.

The aromas are doughy, bready and modestly yeasty with some clove, perfume and a bit of flower.

I find the taste to be far more interesting as the yeast flavors are distinct but lend to an easy smooth feel. Ever so slight clove mixes with a Pilsner breadiness and closes with a fruity banana and lemon. There is some hints of piney hops but it is subtle.

I found this exceptionally easy to drink and being that it was very hot on the porch this made for a good summer cooler.

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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%

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3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

serving type. glass

appearance; light yellow/straw, thick head quickly lowers but still leaves a reasonable amount that lasts.

aroma; bit of lemon, yeast, pleasant but not memorable.

taste. okay, wheat flavor is a little weak, nice bit of lemon in the aftertaste, a little dry for a wittier.

mouthfeel. nicely carbonated, subtle and not creamy. that doesn't make it good or bad but leaves an impression.

overall. not sure if i would buy again, and not dogfish head's best, but makes a good summer drink and still drinks nicely and satisfies.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Very very pale; no yeasty cloudiness, just a light haze. Almost green in color. Not much head retention, and little to no lacing.

Aroma: Not much to see here; a little lemon, a little funk, but not much else.

Taste: A shadow of a witbier. It has a light witbier nose and finish, but not much in between. A little tartness, a fair amount of bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: light, not much here. A little bit more carbonation than I would have expected, but that didn't translate into head retention.

Overall: I guess this a "thirst quencher". I don't get much of a flavor from it; maybe the keg this growler was poured from was old. I definitely wouldn't want to pay the normal DFH price for this in a bomber. This is, to put it diplomatically, a lot more "delicately flavored" than most of the DFH offerings. I feel like I was let down; I expect DFH to push the envelope, to go into bold new directions. Instead, they've gone bland.

Again, it's possible I got a bad sample; but I live in Delaware and bought this at a decent store. I'm glad I didn't buy it in (more expensive) bomber format, or I would have been really disappointed.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 3,250 ratings
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