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:
3,189
Reviews:
622
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.02%
 
 
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210
Gots:
1,113
For Trade:
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Photo of Murdock
2/5  rDev -47.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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2.04/5  rDev -46.9%

Photo of exposd
2.07/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'm a big fan of Dogfish Head beers and I guess I was just expecting more out of this brew... It was a bit on the boring and plain side. The white wheat beer has a bit of a floral nose and very light citrusy flavor. I'm not a huge fan and it just doesn't seem to fit the mold of normal dogfish head brews.

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Photo of dannykay79
2.1/5  rDev -45.3%

Photo of KeithPatton
2.18/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Brought a 750 ML bottle to a monthly brew club tasting.

A - Pours a cloudy yellow with a hint of orange, pretty typical appearance for a wit. Head seemed to fade pretty fast.

S - The aroma left a lot to be desired, and prestaged the beer itself.

T - I may have had high expectations for a DFH brew, but I was really disappointed. I was expecting a bit more for the money.

M - moderatly carbonated with a crisp finish that left me wanting more of something...anything.

O - I'm kicking myself for buying this beer. I was not alone, everyone who sampled it were not impressed. If it had been one of my homebrews, I would have been embarassed to serve it, much less charge $10 a bottle for it, charity contribution or no. The beer was thin, with the characteristics of a wit, but nothing to make it memorable or recommendable.

If you are a big, big trendy brewery fan, and wear logo jeans and drink with your pinkie finger extended, you might like this anemic brew.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of John213
2.2/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of PprBurke
2.25/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

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Photo of foogerd
2.34/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Props to the really cool artwork on the bottle.

A- Pale hazy yellow colored body, nice sized cushy head with some nice lacing.

S- Kinda like a watery Witbier, I keep getting this empty airy watery smell besides for the orange yeast and wheat smell.

T- Again tastes like diluted Witbier, I just cant seem to shake this from the brew no matter how many sips I take.

M- Lots of carbonation, watery.

O- A real disappointment from what I'm used to with this brewery. I would say this is the first time that Dogfish really totally flopped for me, I drain poured the last 10 ounces. Unless I've had a bad bottle which I dont think thats the case I would say to avoid this brew and try the many other fine Witbiers on the market.

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Photo of corywalston
2.36/5  rDev -38.5%

Photo of ferrouswolf
2.4/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Very very pale; no yeasty cloudiness, just a light haze. Almost green in color. Not much head retention, and little to no lacing.

Aroma: Not much to see here; a little lemon, a little funk, but not much else.

Taste: A shadow of a witbier. It has a light witbier nose and finish, but not much in between. A little tartness, a fair amount of bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: light, not much here. A little bit more carbonation than I would have expected, but that didn't translate into head retention.

Overall: I guess this a "thirst quencher". I don't get much of a flavor from it; maybe the keg this growler was poured from was old. I definitely wouldn't want to pay the normal DFH price for this in a bomber. This is, to put it diplomatically, a lot more "delicately flavored" than most of the DFH offerings. I feel like I was let down; I expect DFH to push the envelope, to go into bold new directions. Instead, they've gone bland.

Again, it's possible I got a bad sample; but I live in Delaware and bought this at a decent store. I'm glad I didn't buy it in (more expensive) bomber format, or I would have been really disappointed.

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2.41/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a dogfish head IPA glass

A: Light yellow; reminiscent of bud light...

S: Smells like honey, urea, and cold chili / dare I say dog food in a can?? - tomatoes, legumes, and cumin- with the slightest bit of red chillies. Even the slightest hint of aluminum

T: Incredibly bland compared to the smell. Initial hops tongue-side burn quickly melts away to a quite sweet overall intake, with a mild spice that fades in as it sits on the tongue.

M: The beginning of the mouthfeel is adequately stimulating. Bitterness hits the center of the tongue and the roof of the mouth for a brief moment. Feels pretty light overall, with generous carbonation that adds to the rapidly passing simulation. Though if the liquid sits for more than 8 seconds in the mouth, it becomes a dull overly sweet Budweiser simulator.

O: All smell and no taste. Not high on the priority list to try again. A beer that seems mildly interesting with first gulp, but as you pay attention to the smell and continue to feel it in your mouth, it becomes less appealing.

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2.46/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of fscottkey
2.48/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: [2.50] The beer forms almost no head. Just a thin ring around the edge of the glass. Even that is gone instantly. The beer itself is a cloudy apricot color. Overall it is not that appealing to the eye. The bottle does list the ABV (4.8%) and there is a date code that says it was born (07/09/15)

S: [2.00] Smells like a Belgian yeast bomb. Belgian yeast is a scent/flavor that I avoid at all costs. This may not go well... I get nothing else on the nose.

T: [2.50] Belgian yeast up front. Trying to act like an adult and keep going to find other flavors. There is a hint of lemon rind. After a few sips the Belgian yeast flavor is subduing.

M: [3.00] This is really carbonated. I actually like the high carbonation it gives the beer a refreshing feeling to it.

O: [2.75] Belgian yeast is basically my kryptonite. I know "why get a Wit if you hate the yeast it is made from?" Well sometimes I buy a beer without knowing the style just to try it out and see what I can figure out without pre-reading reviews and descriptions. That being said. The mouthfeel is the highlight on this guy. Crisp and refreshing. That's it. I won't drink this again voluntarily.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.84 out of 5 based on 3,189 ratings.
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