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

Photo of Urbancaver
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky golden yellow with a good amount of white head. Lots of carbonation on this one. Smells wheaty and citrusy. Lots of coriander on the nose. On the tongue there is tons of orange and coriander. Not a lot more on the tongue honestly but it's very good. High carbonation and a good mouthfeel.

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Photo of Jake-northrup
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Overall, a nice brew that quenches the thirst. It pours a very light, straw yellow with a tinge of orange and a pale, lasting head. On the nose, you'll find a light aroma of orange peel, nutmeg, cinnamon, and coriander. It comes in very sweet on the palate from the bready malts, and then melts away into a collaboration of zesty, bitter orange peel, rich coriander, and spicy cinnamon. The coriander really shines in this brew. The malt does seem a bit sweet on this one, but overall, great brew and an awesome showcasing of the ever-so-popular coriander and orange peel combination. Cheers to you, Dogfish Head.

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Photo of tekn0ph1sh
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml poured into a Pilsner


A: Hazy light straw colored. Pillowy white head. Good lacing. Stayed around for the duration.

S: Spice, floral and citrus floral notes with a biscuit element towards the end.

T: Biscuity, spicy, citrus, lemon.

M: Well carbonated very crisp and refreshing.

O: I was kind of hesitant on this one. I have heard some bad things but I should have said its Dogfish Head so how bad can it be. Although it is not may favorite DFH beer it is still excellent. It is very refreshing and a nice wit bier. It was a nice treat beer. I don't really see myself drinking it all the time and since its only produced 3 times a year I don't really see how I could. I will definitely buy a couple of bottles the next time I see it.


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Photo of Yancey82
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Flounder57
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint glass at Estelle's in Boston.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a pale yellow with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Wheat, lemon grass, vanilla, citrus, spice, and powdery yeast notes.

Taste: Same as above. Light flavors of each aroma.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, refreshing, a little dry, a little chewy, and medium to high carbonation.

Overall: Very nice witbier. It's as delicious as I remembered it to be.

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Photo of pmlondrigan
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml shared with my buddy, poured into stemless wine glass. Opaque straw yellow, very yellow, white three finger head that leaves some belgian lacing around the glass. The aroma is heavy on the spices, with coriander and lemongrass dominating and orange peal playing second fiddle. Orange, coriander and citrus on the front of the palate and than all lemongrass to the finish. The lemongrass is a huge flavor, it does however play well with the rest of the beer. Nice wheaty flavor pairs well with the spices and some fruity yeast twang can be found too. Well bodied for a smaller ale. Overall Dogfish succeeded on this one, albeit with a bit too much lemongrass flavor.

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

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yeasty aroma has fruity, spicy and malty hints. It pours a slightly hazy solar yellow with a minimal white head that still leaves some good lacing. Malty and wheaty flavor has a firm yeasty undertone and floral and fruity hints, and is very refreshing. Smooth texture has fairly firm body and a rather strong fizz, leaving behind a persistent tingle.

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Photo of tvljr
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 30helens
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of weltywm
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Duvel snifter.

Appearance: Pale straw yellow with about one finger's worth of head. Quickly dissipates. Not much lacing on the glass.

Smell: Grass, lemon peel, coriander, yeast.

Taste: Lemon peel and coriander up front. Yeast and some biscuity malt in the middle. A faint whiff of hops, and more citrus at the end. Some other spices round everything out: maybe white pepper and a bit of sea salt?

Mouthfeel: Very crisp with a medium to light body. Nicely carbonated, with a snappy finish.

Overall: A pretty nice brew. Not overly complex, but it paired well with dinner, and also seems decently sessionable. It's very well balanced. Would have again. Another nice beer from DFH.

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Photo of cts309
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonada
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottled on 12/16/2013. Served in a standard pint glass

Appearance: Pours a golden straw yellow color with 2 fingers of a white head. Body is hazy with some fine suspended sediment.

Smell: Lemongrass, spicy yeast, coriander, wheat, grass.

Taste: Wheat, yeast, lemon and orange, white pepper.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and crisp. Soft mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Incredibly easy to drink and refreshing.

Overall: Another good one from Dogfish Head. Nothing mind blowing, but a nice flavorful refreshing witbier, that you can sit back and drink a few of without giving it much thought. The transition from 750s to 12oz 4 packs is a nice change too.

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Photo of thecheapies
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours Meyer lemon yellow with murky yeast fog. Two fingers of bright head has the consistency of beaten egg whites. Excellent retention.

Picking up orange, coriander, lemongrass, lemon, wheat malts, and a pear-like ester from the yeast. No peppery character, really.

Lemongrass and orange with hints of grainy spice. Coriander, hint of cedary spice, starfruit, and celery. Definitely herbal. Light piquant flair in the mouth, sparked by a few coarse bubbles. The weight is light-medium and the feel is a bit oily. Certainly on the summer slamworthy list.

A great witbier. Hadn't had in many years. Still satisfies. Have to revisit another of my old favorites again soon.

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Photo of mzrebiec
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a super murky yellowish/light orange. Head was about a half inch and disipates into a thin layer ontop of the beer. The nose is minimal with hints of earthy hay and some lemony scents as well. The beers flavor is well balanced with a good bit of citrus, coriander, and a light belgian yeast spicyness. Medium body that is quite drinkable. not what I expected from DFH, but not a bad beer. Might get another bottle to enjoy some other summer day.

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

Photo of puboflyons
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sampled on April 7, 2012 at the Keene, NH Beerfest. The pour was pale yellow to olive in tone with a fizzy white head and a generally cloudy appearance. The aroma features an array of sensations including citrus, grainy malts, yeast, and something not unlike wheat. The body is about medium and fairly typical for the style. The taste had a slightly more bready flavor along with malts, pepper, and a dry finish. This one costs a few bucks so I am glad I got to try it at a brewfest.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Wasn't able to find a single of this so I grabbed a six pack for 10 dollars. Into a pint glass.
A - Basic hazy yellow colored brew but a very solid full inch of rocky mountain head. It seems to fizz out slowly revealing some lace.
S - What stands out most is the lemongrass and coriander but it does seem to have a bit of sharp orange peel in the mix.
T - Eh its OK I really thought it would have more wheat in the mix but labeled as a white ale it must not have much. This makes the taste have less body to support it. Other than that I do get the coriander and mild bittering lemon grass. Thankfully the peppercorns and yeast are mild making this very session able.
M - Light to medium not watery which is nice. Very decent.

Overall I agree with most its a very well crafted white ale with mild spices and some interesting lemongrass tones but compared to most Witbier beers its really mild and somewhat lacking flavor. I can't believe they finally put it in six packs making this worth 10 dollars a six pack. It was no way worth 8-9 dollars a bomber.

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

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

Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 3,268 ratings