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RATINGS: 625   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2203) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2011
(750ml bottle). Pours hazy yellow with massive white head. Aroma of orange peel, coriander, and wheat. Taste is sweet, but not overly, with a little bitterness. Medium bodied with bitter finish. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nikiel (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2011
Bottle with Nathan and Carla. Pours a clear piss yellow with white foam. Smells coriander and orange. Tastes of coriander and orange with hints of golden raisins.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Sampled on tap @ 1702, Tucson
This beer arrives from the tap with a one finger thick, pale, white head (that even leaves some nice lacing on the sides of my glass) that sits on top of a lightly hazed, pale straw-gold colored beer. The aroma smells of watered down orange juice, musty malt, bright slightly earthy coriander (that largely escapes the more herbaceous / earthy notes that coriander can sometimes have). There is quite a bit of pale malt character that contributes an earthy grain and clean cracker like malt character. As my nose gets used to it, I am noticing a fair amount of clove-like phenolics in the finish.

Dry tasting up front, though there is a hint of malt sweetness in the middle and the finish is very dry with some accentuating notes from a carbonic bite, dry citrus zest, pale grain cracker notes and a touch of hop bitterness. Also lingering in the finish is a supporting, slightly grassy, earthy coriander spiciness as well as a touch of fermentation phenolics that provides touches of clove. The coriander all of a sudden got quite distinct with a lemon like character that it can often have; this plays a huge role in the flavor profile in the end, as it warms up even more it becomes even more like coriander taking on that sort of grassy note that coriander has. This is nicely light bodied and refreshing, and it has just enough body to not be watery or overly light.

A pretty nice example of a Wit, the coriander character is actually pretty aggressive, but somehow I am enjoying its presence in this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Pours a hazy yellow with that pleasant, whitish glow of witbiers with a bubbly white head that fades to a small ring. Aroma is lovely with described ingredients shining through as well as grass, cloves, pepper, and hay. Maybe tarragon or something herbal. Flavor starts lemony followed by grass, hay, and earth, intermingling with herbs and spice. Finishes herbal and dry with a slight citrus effervescence and a mellow earthy aftertaste. Light bodied, prickly texture, the carbonation almost stings a bit. But the flavor is there and the extra ingredients work well with nothing overpowering the others (IMO). Keep in mind, I love witbiers and enjoy the spices they employ.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3930) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Cloudy and hazy yellow golden with a soapy egg shell white head. Nose shows lemongrass, citrus, a pleasant enough yeastiness. Refreshing spicy and lemony flavor, slightly akin to tea with a bit more carbonation. A bit watery at times, but this lends to this beers easy drinkability. I don’t love it, but could easily finish the bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1142) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2011
750 mL bottle. Pours light gold with a small but persistent white head. The aroma is oranges, lemons, wheat and coriander. The flavor is sweet, a little tart and light spiciness. The palate is crisp and astringent. Overall, a light and flavorful example.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slipstream (1976) - USA - MAR 28, 2011
Namaste - am I in a yoga class or sitting at home rating a beer? Cloudy gold pour. Mellow wheat flavor, pleasant, a dash of lemongrass. This seemed like a pretty good hefeweizen, but nothing great. I was surprised to see that it is the #4 rated wit. Maybe I had an older bottle, because this didn’t have a lot of spice or fruit - in fact I added lemon to perk it up. I’ll give it another try someday.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Pours hazy golden with a nice note of fruit and citrus on the nose. The light bodied brew shows the citrus and spice along with the lemomgrass on the mouthfeel rigth through the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2011
750 ml bottle poured a hazy golden yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, coriander, lemon grass and light orange. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, yeast, lemongrass, coriander and a hint of orange with a crisp dry lingering lemongrass finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (1871) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle with Dad. Pours a hazy yellow with a thick pillowy head. Smells of lemon, orange and bread. Taste is yeasty and wheaty with earthy accents of grass. A very refreshing and drinkable beer from DFH.


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