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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Ratings: 3,318 |  Reviews: 663
Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a wheat beer glass

Pours an excellent and proper hazy straw-gold with a foamy/rocky four finger (!) head. A nice-looking brew.

The aromas as straight and expected--esters and clove. The citrus aroma is very faint--the clove/coriander is more forward.

Like the nose, the flavor is more spice-forward, with limited esters and more emphasis on the spice.

The mouthfeel is a little flat, considering the carbonation. The spice carries through to the finish, so much so that there is a faint bite in the back of the throat from the spices.

I am tough on this style because it is one of my favorites. This brew checks all of the boxes, but is a little "heavy" on the spice, but a little "light" on the flavor and nuance. Still--a very respectable take that I would recommend, especially for those looking for a less fruity and more spicy take.

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Photo of djembeist
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured hazy orange with foamy head. Slight orange mouth feel with peppercorns creeping through. Finish is slight sweet with hint of coriander. Smooth beer. Will definitely drink again!

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Photo of mblack62
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edc20
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reminds me of a less spiced allagash white. Good carbonation and body, although maybe slight less body than a typical wheat beer. Can barely taste the orange but the other spices come through stronger.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden glow with a thin ring of white head in my mini snifter. Effervescent bubbles spiral upwards to help build the head.

Lots of agitation yields peppery aromas with some slight orange peel and cigarette butts. Very faint clove.

Taste is hard to acquire, but is of lemon, gooseberry, peppery yeast, with a hill of orange zest, slight lavender, and white breads. Faint clove on the finish. Yeast is the loudest contributor.

Feel is crisp and clean, not much else to it.

Overall, unless you're actively searching for the flavors, you're not going to get much. I had to put my thinking cap on about what was coming forward in this beer. If you don't like to taste your beer, this might be a good choice for you. Very flavorless. A Belgian Coors Light might be a better descriptor.

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

i thought this was a pretty good Wit . by dogfish head .

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

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dpotter1991
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skillet
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rangerred
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Try-em-all
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the light yellow straw color, little more head with good lacing than I would have expected but I like it, a little happiness and the Orange is perfect not too overpowering some lemongrass notes to it as well drink this one nice and slow and enjoy it all the way down

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Photo of HoppyBastard
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "bottled on" date 01/2318.

APPEARANCE: pours a hazy, straw color with less than one-finger white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, there is heavy lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

TASTE: sweet sugar, bread and coriander and orange citrus.

PALATE: light body and medium carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a good beer, I enjoyed and would have again no problem, would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style, the orange is more assertive in this beer than most.

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Photo of ShaunSolo
4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DefenCorps
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Big Y.

A mostly clear light orange with a white head with minimal lacing, this looks solid. The nose is surprising for a Dogfish Head beer - it's shockingly true to style. There's a mild coriander note, the orange peel and lemongrass add a nice citrus brightness, the wheat is raw and grainy. A little sweet with some floral honey noticeable. Similar on the palate, but with the sweetness a little more noticeable, this beer is refreshing. Mildly floral with an orange blossom honey note to go with the lemongrass, this is bright. Nice grainy wheat note is present. Medium light in body, this beer has a mild spice note that lingers on in the finish. While sweeter than I like, this exceeded expectations.

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Photo of Apellonious
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, bottled on 2/21/18, poured into a pint glass. Bubbly pale gold with a one and half finger white head that recedes with the pace of the drink. The aroma is coriander, orange peel, and some other spice which I have to assume is the peppercorns. The taste is straight ahead white ale with some orange slice roundness to it, not as much spice as in the aroma, but its there slightly in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium light, with a medium level of carbonation. Eminently drinkable, especially for when it gets hotter outside.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pale gold pour with moderately thick white lacing, low carbonation. Has a very slight haze to it.

S - Yeasty, bready, Belgian spicy citrus aroma. Coriander, citrus, and a little "chewy" on the nose.

T - Yeasty and a little chewy throughout, coriander, zesty lemon peel, a hint of orange tang on the very back end, finishes with little to no bitterness with a lingering coriander zest coating the mouth.

M - Medium body.

O - This beer is actually pretty refreshing and better deserving of its current score of 3.77. Dogfish Head hits all the right notes with this beer.

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Photo of MonkeyLord
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Belgian-style wit brewed with orange flesh, orange peel, lemongrass, coriander, and peppercorns. Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. The pour is hazy and very light orange in color with very thin head that has poor retention. The nose is husky and herbal with notes of lemon, thyme, hay, and dry crackers.

Light body with a thin feel. Up front I get fresh bread, lemon candy, and herbal tea. Very low bitterness. Towards the back of the palate, the lemon continues to build along with the sweetness. Finishes sweet and fruity with a lingering lemon and honey flavor. I think a wit should be more tart and not as sweet as this one. Nevertheless, this would make a nice introductory beer for someone who is new to craft and not used to having so much flavor in their beer.

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Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BenMaalouf
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 3,318 ratings