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RATINGS: 660   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1351) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle; Pour is cloudy light golden with a fairly nice white head - it retains well , and lacing is modest and spotty. Coriander on the nose - I wouldnít call it a "bit" - Lemon peel, orange zest, and coriander round out the brew - the yeast note is quite mild when comparing to a proper Witbier - It has a slight bitterness on the finish - this is nicer than I was expecting, but I was expecting anything on an epic scale...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kuzo (115) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Pours a very cloudy mimosa looking yellow with thick fluffy white head. Smell is sweet of orange peel, lemongrass, coriander, and lemon. Very refreshing smell. Taste follows the nose with a hint of bitterness. You can really taste the orange peel. The spices are not overpowering. The taste is light, crisp, and very refreshing. Good carbonation. Saw this on Brewmasters (Discovery Channel) and never thought Iíd have a chance to try it. Itís good but I probably wouldnít get it again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTStiles (745) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2011
pours hazy hay color with thick white head, foamy lacing and lots of suspended yeast. aroma is rich with orange peel, some sugar and coriander. thereís a nice yeast presence as well. taste is citric (lemon stands out) and lightly bitter. finish is light but substantial relative to the style. this is a bold witbier especially considering the low abv.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4370) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2011
750ml bottle - $7.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia. Bottled in 2011. Appearance: Pours a cloudy, light gold body with a white, mousse-like head. Thin lace formations at every sip level, looking a bit like fine cirrus clouds. Smell: Pale and wheat malt smelling of loaf bread soaked in a bit of cream and rounded by fragrant notes of citrus oils, herbaceous lemongrass, and spicy, vaguely nutty coriander. Taste: Light malted barley, somewhat hay-like, along with tangy, bready wheat malt and an icing sugar sweetness. Tastes of spicy coriander and citrusy, juicy bittersweet orange are quick to follow. A little sharpness from the lemongrass, though, once you really get into it, all the flavors come together quite nicely. Straw sporadic drops of heavy cream. A low level of hop bitterness at best. A little last sip of spice and orange juice for the finish. A peppery component lingers on the tongue in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation provides some effervescence, though thereís some soft creaminess to the mouthfeel. Overall: Rather refreshing and thirst quenching, a fine beer suitable for drinking in the drearily warmer months ahead of us.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2011
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours hazy yellow. Citrus and spices. Lighter than I expected, and pretty standard for a light Belgian style Wit. Not my favorite style, but this could be a decent session summer brew. Give it a try, but donít expect it to be over-the-top like some Dogfish Head offerings.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4169) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2011
750mL bottle. Bottled 2011. Hazy golden color, creamy white head. Aroma is all coriander and citrus zest. Dry flavor of wheat malt, grass, and zest. Nice fruit essence. grassy bitterness. A very nice summer brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Hazy yellow with a good head. Nice Orange aroma. Good wheat. Solid witter. Surprisingly normal for Dogfish Head.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2011
On tap at Trappeze in Athens, GA, this poured a hazy pale yellow with an effervescent quality evocative of naturally carbonated water. Aromas and flavors proved unsurprisingly citrusy with layers of banana and a tiny note of candy sugar thrown alongside. Overall a very pleasant wheat beer, although this is anything but a favorite style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9032) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2011
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Bottle in KC. Quite cloudy/hazy yellow orange appearance with a nice white head. Spicy (coriander, orange peel, lemongrass) aroma on a light wheat smell. Incredibly refreshing Belgian Witbier with great supplemental flavors- coriander and orange peel, especially. The lemongrass is apparent and is a nice addition.This is an excellent summer beer. I wish this was more widely available for a hot, muggy summer day. Super refreshing. Previous rating: 4.4. Update: more cilantro and spice than I remember. A bit heavy on the spices. Updating my rating to 4.1.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (1998) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bright, hazy yellow with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of lemons, oranges, corander and wheat. The taste is citrus and wheaty sweet, and slightly buttery. Mouthfeel is also slightly buttery, dry and fizzy. Itís light bodied and refreshing without feeling thin. Very nice, and not heavy; just the way a Belgian white should be.


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