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:
3,179
Reviews:
620
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.02%
 
 
Wants:
208
Gots:
1,111
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 3,179 |  Reviews: 620
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Johnhaley1989
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of Fat_Guy_Likes_Beer
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of oN3xM
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of SonOfKyuss
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of bookerandy
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of andybaran
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of MSDaub
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of duvel1979
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of HannahMarieGrey
2.52/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Rifugium
2.53/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

First had: bottle from Pinocchio's Beer Garden, Media, PA

Sorry Dogfish Head, but I found another brew of yours I don't care for. Pours a hazy yellow with a nice white head, with a light aroma of crisp, floral hops. It gets points for being very refreshing and easily drinkable. However...where was the taste? I can't believe I'd say such a thing about a DFH brew, but there was almost no flavor in this at all, which was disappointing after reading the ingredients. Bear in mind: refreshing? yes; quaffable? yes; flavorful? no.

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Photo of largadeer
2.56/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks, Andrew. A cloudy straw body is topped by a small white head that drops to a thin collar. Smells like herbal tea and wheat bread. Lemongrass and coriander both come through very very strongly. The adjuncts are overpowering, as usual with DFH. Tastes of watery herbal tea, white bread, white pepper and strong coriander. Spices linger on the tongue in the finish. Not necessarily awful, but not good - it's over spiced yet somewhat watery.

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Photo of Sabtos
2.56/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

There are some refreshing witbier's out there, but this wasn't one of them for me.

I didn't get much of what was advertised on this beer at all. The orange does not come through, and neither do the wheat nor the yeast.

It all gets drowned out by some kind of pungent herbal twang that's just odd.

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Photo of BeerFan95
2.56/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

750ml bottle

A- Started off with a nice slightly hazy but mostly clear golden color. It gradually got hazier as I disturbed the yeast at the bottom. Ultimately it finished with a mostly cloudy body. It had a white head but it faded away quickly.

S- Mostly a lemongrass note. There was some nice wheat notes and a slight corriander presence at the end. Nice, but soft aromas

T- Somewhat two-dimensional I could get a good sense of the lemongrass and a decent pop from the coriander, but not much else. Wheat notes were very mild and the orange seemed almost non-existent.

M-Smooth and easy to drink. Liked the level of carbonation in it. Overall though it was very light.

O. Nice it had some interesting flavors to it. All of them were a little too mild and not much really stuck with me.

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Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
2.59/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

God awful....herby aftertaste. Simply bad, bad beer

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Photo of rcmooney
2.59/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Hazy yellow in color. Pours a very large head that disappeared almost immediately.

Smell- Scents of Lemmon citrus and slight herbal notes.

Taste- taste was Just a weaker version of the smell, very crisp, highly carbonated, bits of Lemmon. Refreshing and very drinkable beer, but tastes like a light lager with Lemmon and herbal notes.

Overall- Refreshing and drinkable, perhaps a nice warmer seasonal, but there are far better and more enjoyable wit biers out there at a far better price. Disappointed.

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Photo of Drudy8
2.68/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75

Good beer. Hops and citrus just didn't punch me as I wished. The beer had a smooth sip unfortunately I had to drink it from a bottle so I missed on half my usual experience. I will give this another shot just wished for more.

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Photo of JudoJeff
2.71/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - Light, transparent yellow gold color. Pours with a light, foamy white head.
Smell - Very little smell, slight sent of coriander/peppercorns
Taste - Light and thin taste. It is slightly bitter, not very sweet at all, not very complex.
Mouthfeel - Light and thin, refreshing feel. The carbonation is perky but not sharp.
Overall - I might be a little harsh on this beer because it's far outside of the kind I normally like to drink. The taste is not very complex and there isn't a really any hops or malt taste. It doesn't feel very balanced to me; just a bit spicy.

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Photo of kranker23
2.72/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured cellar temperature in a chalice.

A - Yellow orange with a pure white head.

S - This beer shines here. Orange, lemon, coriander, and a slight barnyardy / earthiness at the end. Really nice smelling beer.

T - Orange and coriander again, but the wheat is really lacking.

M - Light, even for a white beer. A whole bottle (750 mL) is no problem to drink.

O - I am surprised at how little, if at all, this beer pushed the limits. There is really nothing "off-centered" about it. It is a good, not great, representation of the style. I feel it lacks the character of wheatiness that should be present in a wit. I will not be seeking this out again.

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Photo of Amalak
2.73/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A. It's completely opaque with a straw gold color. There's a big, foamy white head and a fair amount of lacing.

S. Minimal wheat scent.

T/M. Very mild wheat that has a poor kick. Smooth, but nondescript. There's a sour aftertaste.

O. Just kind of lacks character. Flat, nothing special.

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Photo of woodchipper
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of pengs68
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Namaste White Belgian-Style Witbier from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.84 out of 5 based on 3,179 ratings.
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