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RATINGS: 635   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A Belgian-style White made with dried organic orange slices, fresh cut lemongrass and a bit of coriander. This beer will be a great summer quencher. Namaste was brewed with Leo from Birra del Borgo in Italy as a tribute to our friends at 3 Fonteinen brewery in Belgium, who recently had devastating production loss (1/3 of their annual production!) at their brewery


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1273) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2011
The aroma is lemongrass, mint leaf, spicy cloves. Grassy with light citrus (lemon). Spearmint, lemon zest, citron. The appearance is straw yellow, tons of carbonation and lots of floaty sediment. Big fluffy head. Itís light but Bud Light it ainít. An orgy of activity in the glass. The flavor is estery perfume, flowery. More mint and lemongrass. A tart finish at the end, like Smarties. The colors are bright and clean and delicious. The palate is thick and bubbly. Slightly alkaline. Dry white wine finish. Light and summery. Citrus and flowers. Belgian white. Sweet, tart and perfect for hot weather.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Another beer from DFH that surpassed my expectations. I mean, Dammit... the flavor is what I hoped it would be yet not what I expected it to really be. Very refreshing, light, and easy to drink.. but remains flavorful with lots of lemon, orange, and spices. An excellent summer beer. Iím starting to feel like an asshole for my assumptions about DFH recently. In reality, theyíve had very few misses with me. Another good beer. I blame their awkwardly sadistic treehouse...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2011
750 mL bottle. Pours pale straw yellow with intense carbonation... 90% of the glass is frothy white head. The aroma is fresh lemongrass and coriander, maybe some slight yeasty esters. The flavor is the same; lemongrass dominates, with some citrus and coriander notes following. As it is, itís refreshing and very herbal. Pretty good, but I would prefer some more prominent bready and yeasty qualities. Good summer beer, regardless.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
The overall quality of this beer is substantial. Without going into detail I find this beer in perfect condition and of stellar representation of the style. This is the best witbier I have ever consumed. Color, head, aroma, flavor, finish, itís all there. Personally I donít drink this style. I am not a fan of this style. But constitutionally this beer is all about top notch.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2011
750ml bottle. Cloudy dull orange pour with a bubbly white head. Aromas of wheat, orange peel, spices, and fresh cut grass. Very crisp and creamy with some bitterness at the end. Great citrus flavor - this was refreshing and tasty on a 100+ degree TX summer day.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Purchased at a corner liquor store in the Andersonville neighborhood in Chicago, IL; enjoyed with some friends on their back deck on a nice Saturday night. When I picked up this bottle, I asked the guy behind the counter if it was $6.86 or $9.89. He said, "whatever you wanna pay". So...I went with the cheaper option. Anyways, appearance very cloudy bright gold with very frothy white head. Aroma of huge lemongrass, coriander, spice and floral notes. Also orange peel and hay, smells like warm weather. Taste very light and delicious, incorporates the majority of the aroma elements. Carbonation is pretty good, its solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Appearance: mildly cloudy with fresh bready esters. White bubbly collar, small yet firm film. Swirls minimal.
Nose: spicy and bready. Lemon bread crusts with wispy powdered sugar. Vanilla. Lavender and rose water. Pollen. Spring dewdrops.
Palate: sweet, floral, and citrusy. Bees pollinating spring flowers. Lavender and rose water. Dry along the sides with water cracker and bread crusts. Mandarin oranges surround the lemon. Lots of spice Ė cumin, ginger, paprika, star anise, grains of paradise. Lots of earthen floral herbal cooking spices. Bespeaks of Italy and the best of Eastern delights.
Final Thoughts: I wasnít quite sure what to expect but much like her namesake, harmony reigned. Dogfish may have stretched the bounds of the Belgian wit style, but did so with finesse, class, and inspiration from Leo of Birra del Borgo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Sample a few times at Tylerís in Durham because itís too damn expensive to buy a bottle. Though now that Iíve had it, I can see it might actually be worth it. Although most of the typical witbier notes are there (coriander, orange), the lemongrass adds a nice tart note. This is certainly better than average.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (1590) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Pours slightly cloudy gold with some loosened yeast falling in late and a fluffy, nearly white head. Aroma is grassy and yeasty. Taste has more citrus and spice but still quite subdued.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8419) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
Belgian style, yet so pleasing to regular summer consumers by being both zesty and hoppy. Cloudy light grapefruit coloured body with tons of foam. Orange citrus is thee main taste, comes across as 45-55 ibu, lemongrass cushions the mouthfeel and leads to a nice aftertaste. Good flavour for such a basic abv. Smooth mouthfeel, creamy.


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