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
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,234 |  Reviews: 640
Photo of ronricorossi
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Midwestbrew18
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale, slightly cloudy straw color with a pure white head that sticks around as medium cap and leaves some decent lacing. Nice spicy and lemony aromas, with a particularly nice floral hit of lemongrass. The taste is a bit more subtle, with a gentleness overall, some very light spice notes, some decent lemongrass, and a soft finish. The beer could use a little more crispness, and a little more depth of flavor, but overall it's fairly intriguing and quite refreshing.

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Photo of lennerja
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a cloudy yellow color with a large white head that leaves good lacing.

S- Smell is of citrus with some grassy hints as well as a slight spiciness from the coriander.

T- I get a lot of citrus in this one with some nice grassy notes and it finishes with a nice spice from the coriander that lingers in the mouth.

M- It is light bodied with a lot of carbonation.

O- This is a good witbier that is very refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TroyE219
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LandRoverErik
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Jbalintjr
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Riff
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, pale yellow color with minimal white head that fades quickly. Smells tart and of coriander. Taste is solid, a little coriander, orange, wheat, and a little lemongrass. Crisp and clean. Solid, delivers on the promised flavors.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Pours cloudy golden hue with a foamy, lasting white head. Aroma is of musty yeast, citrus fruit with hints of grass and spices. Full, creamy, slightly crisp body. Citrus fruit, spices, Belgium yeast and candy sugar combine on the palate. Medium, semi-sweet finish. I’m not a fan of wits, but this one I like.

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Photo of TomMorris
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nowlansavage11
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of tbrown4
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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 +2.9%
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 +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BretSikkink
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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 +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of theboozecruise
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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 ScottP
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of army01
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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 +2.9%
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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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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