Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Namaste White Belgian-Style WitbierNamaste White Belgian-Style Witbier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,179
Reviews:
620
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.02%
 
 
Wants:
208
Gots:
1,110
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 3,179 |  Reviews: 620
Photo of Barracudas
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good beer.

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Photo of empowell8394
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spinrsx
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JJTrex
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bursting with flavor this lightly golden is a delicious compliment to Dogfish's current selection of beers. Must pick up a case soon.

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Photo of addiwilliams
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tvljr
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of breardon1776
4.46/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

You love it or hate it. Me, I love it. Great white beer pours cloudy mellow yellow hue. Fantastic head which disipates nicely and leave great lacing. Flavor is UNIQUE. Citrus mixed with a peppery bite...who'd a thunk. I lie the combo myself. A regular go to in my mix of brews. Average heaviness for similar whites and fells like drinking something stronger than what you are but ABV only 4.8%.
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Photo of CharlesK
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CitizenGenet
1.7/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled in June 2015.

Pours a cloudy yellow like one might see produced by someone with a urinary tract infection. Robust head, about two fingers' width.

Smell - After the unsavory visual, the first effect is its sickly smell. I actually checked around the kitchen to see if there were dirty dishes or another source to account for the odor. Frankly, it had me recoiling as I got whiffs. Asked another person to smell, which resulted in a the face one makes when changing a baby's diaper.

Taste - Dominant notes of ass mellowing out to body odor after a long workout. Then overwhelming citrus characterized mainly by lemon and orange, flowing to the final and lingering note of coriander, a brief and sadly transient hit of clove, and then a rather disagreeable peppercorn.

Feel - No different than a Bud or Coors. Nothing remarkable.

Frail imitation of a wit.

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Photo of adamjthompson00
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VariableStar
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNPIII127
4.69/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beermanmiles
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Beers like this tend to make me upset. When dogfish head gathers ingredients like orange peel and coriander, you'd think they could make a beer even slightly better than shiner's white wing. Well they didn't, in fact, they taste exactly the same. There are a lot of witbier with these exact ingredients and I happen to think Dogfish managed to make it worse. I had so much faith in this beer. I thought to myself: finally a witbier made with coriander and orange peel that will taste better than the others. What I found after tasting it was that it was overly carbonated and lacked alcohol content. It smells fantastic though. Not worth the price by any means however. Dogfish Head is a great brewery though, don't get me wrong.

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Photo of Buck89
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Pilsener glass. Cloudy lemony yellow with thin white head that disappeared. Nose was complex: lemony tart, spicy pepper and orange citrus. Tasted the pepper first, followed by the orange, coriander and lemon. Nice crackery malt. Spiciness lingered on the finish. A very different Wit for sure.

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Photo of Mnteti
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Utica_Brew_Review
3.07/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pale semi-translucent yellow color with mild head and mild carbonation. Lemongrass, wheat, citrus aroma. Fruity apricot, citrus, hop and wheat notes. It is predictable and is what the label says. Great for the summer.

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Photo of therealJAYZ
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vipera
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gouettn
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Taste is lemon, orange, and hay. Very well balanced. Tastes exceptionally fresh. Nothing horribly out of the box but a very good beer. I will pick this one up again.

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Photo of Raime
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 4oz. Sample thanks to my brother.

Look - Poured a very clear yellow with minimal head that didn't stick around long enough and didn't leave any lacing. Carbonation appears low.

Smell - Peppercorn and lemon zest are really dominant on this guy. Wheaty, peppery, some banana and clove hold their hands.

Taste - Vritually follows the nose. Peppercorn and lemon zest are the big time players here. Very smooth amd refreshing. Cloves and banana come through and meet at the half way point to finish things out.

Feel - Light bodied with light carbonation. Sits like water.

Overall - Pretty tasty and quite flavorful. Not a huge fan of the style but this is a fine new guy brew, or even for an experiences craft drinker looking to expand their palate.

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Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.84 out of 5 based on 3,179 ratings.
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