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:
3,211
Reviews:
631
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.02%
 
 
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210
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1,128
For Trade:
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Photo of TomMorris
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nowlansavage11
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Photo of tbrown4
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finished my afternoon at the Rehoboth brew pub with a pint of this.

A - Cloudy light orange/yellow, big fluffy white head, sticky thin lacing

S - Mild citrus and spice notes, creamy hint

T - Sharp and crisp lemony citrus, coriander spice with a creamy chewyness. Finishes very clean.

M - medium to light

O - Excellent representation of the style. Does not push the envelope at all but completely nails the style. This is a very good and easy to drink beer. I will keep this one on hand for my friends that always order those mass produced and artificial tasting witbiers

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Photo of utopiajane
3.88/5  rDev +1%
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 LukeB
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BretSikkink
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Papago. Well hazed body with a meringue head. Patchy lace. Nose is quite spicy, with notes of white pepper and coriander. Flavor is zesty with orange peel and spicy with coriander. Herbal, tea-like notes come through, especially in the finish. Body is medium for style, pretty light overall. Carbonation leaves the mouthfeel slick and the finish dry. Very drinkable and nice for those warm days. Good for style.

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Photo of That_Turtle
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
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Photo of theboozecruise
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a goblet, it's a gold color with a finger or so of white head.

The aroma is a typical wheat beer with hints of wheat and coriander.

The taste is a lot more spiced than the aroma, with strong notes of citrus and coriander. Very light and refreshing.

A good beer, but it's nothing amazing.

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Photo of army01
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy golden-orange color. A thick white head rapidly dissipates to very light lacing around the top of the glass.

S: The strong aromas from the lemongrass and coriander are present as soon as you open the bottle, as you pour and lift the glass to your mouth, the strong smell of yeast is met.

T: I get a nice "zesty citrus" flavor followed by a slight wheat aftertaste....not bitter at all.

M: Smooth, fairly dry with a very slight hint of sweetness.

O: a very nice summer brew. Would be great after a day of working in the yard are while enjoying a barbecue with friends....Not necessarily the best for a mid-winter beverage, but that is on me, not DFH. Overall, a nice offering

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle,

A: Pours yellow with a medium white head, good lace and head retention.

S: Orange, pastry bread, some herbal character.

T: Good flavour, more spice-oriented than a lot of wits out there. The lemongrass is hard to find.

M: Light-bodied, with a soft creamy carbonation, refreshing.

O: Definitely over-priced for a witbier, but it's good stuff, another good one from Dogfish Head.

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Photo of aerozeppl
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The first thing I will say is that the label art is simply awesome.

A: The color was very vibrant. It was super cloudy and white with some orange thrown in. Almost looked like some examples of gose I have seen but I have not seen many. A little less than half a finger of white head.

S: Super spicy. Tons of citrus and some lemongrass. Smelled like a thai dish in a lot of ways. A touch estery but it really was in check.

T: The taste was much like the nose. Lots of citrus and the lemongrass came across nicely. You get the corriander nicely that combines with the yeast to round it out.

M: Weird in a good way. heavier than I thought it would be. Sharp carbonation.

D: The only downside to this beer is the price. We got this in PA and split it with some friends down there. Good beer but unless it was a lot cheaper I would not go for it again. Refreshing summer drinker.

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Photo of MustangPauli
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JizackFH
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - This beer pours a clear pale straw color. it has a big fluffy 4-finger white head. The head has good retention and leaves scattered lacing on the glass. There are a tone of rising carbonation bubbles visible here.

S - It smells of lemon, coriander, and orange zest. It is also peppery and bready.

T - It tastes of orange and coriander up front. There are nice bready malts and lemon in the middle. There are notes of coriander, pepper, honey, yeast, and some wheat. Clean finish with come lingering citrus and pepper notes.

M - Medium body and high crisp carbonation. It goes down easy, and I find it to be very refreshing. It is a bit dry and citrusy. Good mouthfeel for the style.

D - This has good drinkability. It goes down easy and I really like the flavor. It is refreshing, and I could definitely drink a few of these in a sitting. Overall, I think this is a good beer, and I'd try it again.

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Photo of Auraan
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clear golden body with a thin cap of bubbly white foam. Overall impression of appearance is not to form for a witbier, it's too clear and head formation is terrible, however given the bar it was served at I am more inclined to blame the bartender on this one. Scents of floral, spicy coriander, white pepper, yeasty bread and softly sweet malt, light grainy wheat and light citrus. Overall impression of aroma is of a witbier, true to style, light and bright. Flavoe begins light and malty sweet with medium-light phenolics of white pepper blending with notes of coriander and orange peel with some zesty citrus notes. Middle gains floral flavors and further notes of orange zest mingling with doughy malt. Finish is lightly sweet with notes of softly sweet malt, doughy malt and balanced by floral notes, white pepper and coriander and citrus peel. Aftertaste is grainy malt and white pepper. Overall impression of flavor is of a good witbier, light, with the typical flavors. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation and a lightly slick feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a good witbier, nothing wrong. Overall this is a good witbier. It has the typical aromas and flavor. Mouthfeel is light and compliments flavor. It is an excellent witbier, but like all witbiers it is very simple and refreshing.

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Photo of Beausox
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thydarkprevails
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle to an English pint glass. Hazy blonde with a thick frothy white head that recedes with nice lacing. Aroma is orange peel, lemon, coriander. Flavor is the same. There’s also pepper in the finish. Thin mouthfeel. Nice summer beer..

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Photo of MizzouBrew
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trooper92292
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CTbrew32
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hootie159
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jackalope1977
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bjm94
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DerekP
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beerthulhu
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dull lemon brass with some orange hues for coloring that was filled with a moderately rising effervesce filling the glass. A softy frothy, cream like head, leaves various clumping for lace behind.

S: Bright lemon and coriander along with oranges are evident upfront. Lightly dry wheat along with lemongrass fills the nose while finishing out with a slight dry citrus sourness. Reminds me a bit of a hoegaarden.

T: Bright and sassy on the open with a zing of citrusy hops, lemon, and a strong dry wheat backing. Fresh oranges is mingles with evident lemongrass notes that is slightly dry and sour with an acidic bite thrown in for good measure. Solid by example flavorwise.

M: Zippy on the carbonation factor brings the mouthful to life with a sharp as a tack feeling. Creamy wheat and oat like texture with a medium body and dry lemon grind coating on the tongue.

D: Nice drinkability, though towards the end of the bottle you will start feeling the slowdown a bit. A bright zing brings a good start to the drink, while a bomber should suffice and be a good example per style.

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Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.84 out of 5 based on 3,211 ratings.
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