Dogfish Head Namaste Review

Dogfish Head NamasteToday I decided to take my 50 beer challenge to the state of Delaware, where I cracked open a big bottle of Dogfish Head Namaste. Namaste is a Belgian style white beer made with dried organic orange slices, lemongrass, and coriander.

I’m always intrigued when I walk into a bottle shop and there is a sign on a certain beer that says “limit 1 per household”. Maybe it’s just because I’m in the west coast, but I had to give Namaste a try, especially since it was the last one on the shelf.

This beer poured a very cloudy golden yellow color with quite a bid of sediment floating around the glass. There was some visible carbonation and a thick layer of white head that lingered around for quite some time before leaving just a little bit of lacing.

It smelled like I was sticking my nose straight into a bowl of fresh cut lemons and oranges. There was some slight spiciness from the coriander with just a touch of malt. Overall a pretty good smelling beer.

I really enjoyed the character of the flavor in this beer.  Upfront it is very much lemongrass with a touch of orange, followed by some spiciness and grains.  It then goes back to a light orange flavor which left my mouth in a good mood.

This is a very light and smooth beer with quite a bit of carbonation, but packed with character. It is definitely a very refreshing beer that I would recommend you try if you haven’t had it yet. The only reason I might not buy it again is that it was around $13 a bottle, which is a bit steep, but it also is a pretty dang good witbier.

My Dogfish Head Namaste Review: A-

Here are the details:

ABV: 5%
IBUs: 20
Style: Witbier

What’s your thoughts on Dogfish Head Namaste?

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About Logan Thompson

Logan is the owner of Blog About Beer. Along with blogging, he is also the author of two books, Beer Lover's Oregon and Beer Lover's Washington, an avid homebrewer, husband, dad of 2 girls, business owner and lover of ridiculously spicy foods.

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6 comments

  1. I enjoyed this beer fairly recently. Your challenge is pretty, um, challenging. I hope you prepared ahead of time getting most of the states before beginning. Can’t wait to see how it ends.

    • Yeah, it is a challenge. A few states I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet. Still working on it. North Dakota will probably be impossible since there isn’t any breweries there. Looking at maybe trying to score some homebrew.

  2. Loving this challenge too, and all the reviews. I would’ve gladly joined you had there been any possible way for me to get a beer from each state… maybe with some planning I can attempt this in the future. There’s only one brewery in SD that I know of- hopefully you can score some of their IPA, I’ve heard it’s good. And there’s a Granite City in Fargo, ND– does that count!??! 😉 Can’t wait to see your Wisconsin pick and review!

    • Thanks Christine. I’ve heard there is a Granite City in fargo but I’m not sure if the bottle any of their beers. We will see what I can come up with.

  3. I thought this beer was pretty good. Dogfish makes a lot of great beers to try.

    Good luck with the 50 beer challenge!

    I see you haven’t done California yet you should try Russian River Supplication or Sanctification. Both are American wild ales and provide a very interesting flavor.

    Best regards,

    Dave

  4. Good beer, but its super carbonated…. i accidentally set it down hard, this beer was like a mentos in a soda (i barely had any beer left lol)

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