Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Namaste White Belgian-Style WitbierNamaste White Belgian-Style Witbier
BA SCORE
3.77/5
3,234 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#18,043
Reviews:
640
Ratings:
3,234
pDev:
13.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
212
Gots:
1,131
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of Beefstroganoff
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MustangPauli
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dmecca
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RAFH
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

12oz bottle poured into a goblet glass. Medium carbination and body, very refreshing, smell of wheat and citrus, very light and herbal with a mildly sweet taste.

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Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjdevel
4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: 1-2 finger head. Pale and hazy. Head recedes to a decent 1/4" foam ring with nice lacing. Stays pretty active. Saison-like
Smell: Belgian-funk-yeast smell. Very grassy and spicy smelling. Some malt, biscuit, and cracker hints. Again: Saison-like
Taste: Slight hop bitterness at first. Then a dry blast of funk that is earthy and grass-like. After the funk fades, the spices come through (some coriander, pepper, oregano, parsley flavors). Slight citrus notes: Orange, lemon.
Feel: Medium bodied. A bit oily and slippery on the tongue.
Overall: Very good. I expected more of a Belgian Wit, but it is closer to a Saison to me. Very flavorful though - enjoyable.

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Photo of Redscot
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewh995
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Smells of wheat and orange. Tastes of wheat, citrus, and spice. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Overall this is a tasty and light witbier.

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

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4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of scratch69
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Belgian yeast with more depth of flavor and less sweetness by way of more wheat, lemongrass, and peppery notes. Love how this is not sweet and way more complex compared to other wits.

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Photo of bgillespie
4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy straw-like gold with a nice thick white head and lacing.

Smell: Mostly yeast and wheat. A hint of lemon and orange.

Taste: Wheat, orange, lemon, peper.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp, refreshing.

Overall: I am not a huge fan or wheat beers, but this one is great. Easy to drink and tasty.

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

Photo of DaveCash
3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

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

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3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

As the eradication of the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody continues, the next brewery's horizontal to be conducted is that of DFH.

From the bottle: "Our Belgian-style White ale brewed with dried organic orange flesh & peel, fresh-cut lemongrass, a bit of coriander, peppercorns & a healthy dose of good karma."

I wanted to make sure that the yeast and the adjuncts were in suspension, so before I Pop!ped the cap, I agitated the bottle's contents. I then allowed it a brief respite before Pop!ping the cap and letting fly with the beer. As you can probably guess, I got a good bit of foaming action, resulting in two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with good retention that slowly fell to wisps, leaving decent lacing in its wake. Color was a hazy, slightly cloudy Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). Nose was intensely spicy, especially peppery & I actually sneezed as a result! This seemed like it might be fun to drink. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was quite spicy with the coriander & peppercorns really standing out with the orange and lemongrass underlying them as a buffer. It only partially worked as the spiciness was really intense. Finish was dry, in accordance with the utilization of spices, but I felt unfulfilled in that I would have liked the citrusiness to be a bit brighter. Oh, well. Can't have everything, eh? Where would you put it?

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Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 3,234 ratings
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