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

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#22,014
Reviews:
658
Ratings:
3,297
pDev:
13%
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Photo of crudalerealtygro
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Very light yellow in color with a quickly evaporated head and obvious carbonation.

S- You get a slight hint of belgian scent

T- Very light with the sensation of the effervescence of a champagne. You get the lsight taste of an unfiltered belgian but much much lighter.

M- Highly carbonated

O- For the summertime, a brew worth looking into. Light enough for the season and perfect for a wide range of beer enthusiasts.

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

Photo of mblack62
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kynologist
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Great alone or with shrimp kabobs. Unusual taste but not off putting. Worth buying for the peppery flavor experience.

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

Photo of Segnem5
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Namaste pours a clear straw yellow with a small creamy white head on top. The foam dissolves quickly to a thick ring around the surface leaving behind a few spots of lace. Some sediment is held in suspension in the glass when the bottom of the bottle is poured.

The aroma has notes of lemon citrus, pale malt, coriander and yeast.

Each sip of this light to medium bodied beer is smooth, slightly creamy with a mild carbonated fizz. The flavor is spice blended with citrus and toast malt. It begins with lemon citrus and coriander. The spice is followed by toast, wheat and yeast. It finishes dry with lingering lemon citrus when gone.

This is a very tasty, well balanced easy drinking beer. It reminds me of a pilsner with spices added.

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

Found in a build-your-own-sixer at my local grocer. No best by date that I can see. Poured from the fridge into my tulip glass.

L: Pours a bright honey color with about a three-inch white billowy head that sticks around for a bit and leaves good lacing on the glass. Profuse visible carbonation. Cloudy, with quite a bit of sediment in the glass.

S: Fresh bouquet on this one, with plenty of lemon citrus and a bit of musty yeast lingering underneath. Light, soda cracker malt notes coming through, as well.

T: This one is interesting in that almost all of the flavors are perceived at the tip of the tongue. There's sourdough bread at the very front, along with some of the sour/tart from the lemon. This transitions into a more sweet taste in the middle--wheat and corn seems to be in there, along with just a touch of the coriander. The back end has a tartness to it, with lemon and some more herbal notes. I couldn't really distinguish the peppercorns in this one.

F: Effervescent/creamy, tart, and quite light overall on the palate. No bitterness to speak of. Finishes very clean.

O: This one was a nice change of pace for me--I've been drinking an awful lot of IPAs of late. I like the fact that this beer doesn't try to overwhelm with any of its additives--they all blend extremely well and make for a very enjoyable, drinkable brew. I would seek this one out again.

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Photo of Tone
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and decent lacing. Smells of yeast, sweet malt, pale malt, honey, grapes, hops, and slight spice. Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, slight honey, hint of alcohol, hint of grape, and a hint of wheat. Overall, weak appearance, good aroma, body, and blend.

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

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

Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, golden-yellow color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left sporadic sheets of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of lemon, orange rind, yeastiness, wheat and some caramel.

T - Strong lemon flavor with some spicy coriander. Good cracked wheat flavor with a touch of orange.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a pretty tasty witbier. However, I'd rather see it in a 12oz format.

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Photo of jhlosito75
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFields
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA.

Pours a slightly murky light yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and some slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with a very mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is light, refreshing, and easy to drink.

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Photo of delta490
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

Pours a light almost clear gold with a mostly short-lasting white head. Very slight lacing. The aroma is also mild, but has nice fruit and grain notes. The taste is very similar with additional notes from the spices and herbs. The body is nicely weighted and holds the flavor well. A really good white ale.

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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

Namaste

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.

Namaste

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 3,297 ratings