DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 On tap. Mostly hazy yellow color. Good thin white head, leaving good lace. Very nice soft carbonation and dry texture. Nice coriander spice nose. Nice light spice taste. Nice belgian white type yeast aromas. Good zesty sweet taste. Very well done belgian wit, worthy of a large-format bottle (the price would put me off of a repeat tasting, though) 7/5/7/4/15
Re-rate, 1/12/14: 12oz bottle. I like that they switched this to 6 packs. Never had this from the 750ml bottle, so I can’t really comment on how that compares, but I remember it being amazing on tap... 12oz bottle is labeled 4.8%. Has the recipe changed at all? Pours with a golden yellow color, almost entirely hazy with fine particles suspended in the body. Thin white head. Leaves loose bits of lace. Medium body. Kind of a lightly soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick in taste, then more dry in the finish. Good bright zesty citrus peel aroma, nice lemongrass, light spice. Nice, bright big flavor, exactly what I like in a witbier. Mild belgian yeast character. Moderate sweet taste, lightly spicy, some good zest. Pretty bright, refreshing, and tasty. A good belgian witbier, and above average. Good wit yeast, orange, and lemongrass in the lingering aftertaste. Flavorful, for how light it is.
Thechasm442 (636) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle to an English pint glass. Hazy blonde with a thick frothy white head that recedes with nice lacing. Aroma is orange peel, lemon, coriander. Flavor is the same. There’s also pepper in the finish. Thin mouthfeel. Nice summer beer.
BeerGolem (769) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy blonde with no head. Aroma: spices (coriander), malts, yeasts. Taste is sweet with some acidity on the finish. No aftertaste. On the palate, it feels like mineral water or Canada dry; good carbonation. Refrshing beer. Not being very fond on Witbier, I must say that this one is really good.
Robe blonde trouble. Pas de collet. Arôme: épices (coriandre), malts, levures. Goût sucré, avec une finale acide. Pas d’arrière-goût. En bouche, cette bière fait l’effet d’eau minérale ou de Canada Dry. Bonne carbonatation. Rafraîchissante. N’étant pas pas un fan de Witbier, je dois dire que celle-ci a ben de l’allure.
tom10101 (4898) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750 ml. Pours hazy golden with medium white head and fair lacing. Aroma is grassy with strong notes of coriander and slight notes of citrus (orange peel and lemongrass). Taste if citrus and coriander. Mouthfeel is moderately dry with no aftertaste at all (everything stop after coriander). A really good refreshing belgian white. Commercial description of the beer is accurate.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a clear golden-yellow with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some good lace.
S - Aroma is full of citrus, orange, and lemon, with some lemongrass, wheat, coriander and other spices, and some wheat.
T - Starts off with some light tart lemon zest, alongside some orange and other citrus flavors and some lemongrass. Through the middle, some wheat comes through alongside some Belgian yeast, coriander, and other spices. The finish is a mix of orange, lemongrass, coriander, and wheat.
M - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, lightly tart and spicy finish.
D - Very drinkable. Very crisp and refreshing as well. Good mix of being light but full of flavor. Really like the lemongrass and orange flavor.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dogfish Head Namaste is a cloudy, pale yellow beer with small particles in it. It’s topped with a fluffy, bubbly head that has great retention and lacing. It has an overpowering lemongrass aroma. There’s a little trace of orange peel and a hint of something beer-like-- maybe wheat. It’s light bodied and velvety smooth with a clean, dry finish. It’s lightly flavored. It’s sort of like lemongrass tea meets a Wit. There’s not really any bitterness to speak of. It’s perhaps a touch sweet. There isn’t much aftertaste. I feel like I would enjoy this much more if I was sipping it outside in some hot weather. It’s really mellow and incredibly inoffensive.
Hokeman07 (15) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
All the levels of what I think should be in a Belgian wheat comes through and is delicious
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sonnycheeba (4815) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours cloudy yellow with average, creamy white head; short retention and some lacing. Aroma is citrus fruit, straw malt, yeast, grassy hops, and lemon. Flavor is balanced sweet malt and citrus fruit esters wig faint hops; sweet finish. Light body, medium carbonation, and low warmth.
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Liked it, didn’t love it. Big fan of everything Calagione does, but this one was fairly non-descript. There are better wits out there, but this one will do the job if it is available.
Leafs93 (2041) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma of citrus coriander and wheat. Taste is sweet with a tart finish. Light and airy mouth feel. Solid and thanks to Chalsk for this one.