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RATINGS: 861   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2012
22 ounce bomber. It’s about 75 degrees and sunny outside, so to celebrate that spring has sprung I’m digging a rarity from Dogfish out of the back of the fridge. Namaste pours a hazy light gold, with a nice pillowy head that dissipates pretty quickly. Lots of little floaties remain in my glass. Not sure if that’s yeast, spice, or something else. Rustic is probably the best – and kindest - way to describe the appearance. Has the hallmark smell of a classic witbier, with notes of coriander and light citrusy orange peel the first things I pick up in the nose. I’m also getting a lemon character which I can only assume is the lemongrass. First taste is quite nice, as the beer has a certain thirst quenching impact, in that it hits the tongue and quickly washes to the sides of the mouth and down the throat almost too fast. Musky wheat malt holds up the structure of the beer from the onset, before it’s washed away by a cavalcade of spice and citrus. Yeast lends a slightly tart, almost sour note in a supporting role. The after finish is pleasant lemon pith. The beer finishes dry, with a hint of spicy carbonation, which leaves you wanting to go back to it and drink some more. Wits can often be heavy handed in the spice department, though that is not the case with Namaste, which arrives at a nearly perfect balance between the signature spices and the wheat and hops behind them. Kudos to the brewer, though the lengthy cellaring time may have had something to do with it as well. Despite the somewhat awkward appearance at the beginning, the beer is actually quite good, and certainly hits the spot on a warm spring day.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5354) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Sampled on 6/19/2016. This witbier pours a golden yellow color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fruity and sweet, yeasty and grassy. A medium bodied witbier. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and earthy. Nice carbonation. Nice lemongrass and citrusy flavors. Nice and dry as well. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leghorn99 (205) - Livorno, ITALY - JUN 16, 2016
Il colore è giallo oro, con una notevole quantità di sedimenti, che la rendendo piuttosto torbida; la schiuma è abbondante, di un bianco luminoso, fine, cremosa e dall’elevata persistenza. L’aroma è sorprendente, ed offre una buonissima intensità: crosta di pane, banana e profumi tipici del lievito belga. In generale, si percepisce discretamente l’aroma fruttato di agrumi, limone e di coriandolo. Il primo impatto è di limone, scorza d’arancia, leggera sensazione pepata ed una finitura di citronella. Come al naso, i sapori si confermano delicati, semplici e sono ben bilanciati; finale leggermente asciutto, per un’ottima bevibilità. La Namaste è una birra brassata appositamente per i periodi più caldi: ha corpo medio-leggero, una decisa carbonazione, un alcool non percepibile, un finale rinfrescante e dissetante. Un sorso tira l’altro, decisamente sessionabile.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
borre_m (1199) - NORWAY - JUN 10, 2016
Pours cloudy light yellow. Aroma of oranges and lemons. Taste is refreshing, light. Oranges, lemon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jflopsu (1081) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Pours a clear gold with light white head and carbonation. A faint grain and lemon aroma. A sweet citrus taste heavy with grains, wheat, yeast and spices. A lingering dry grain aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Xenon (120) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Pleasant tasting. It’s been awhile since I actually rated a beer, so my pallette is kinda rusty. Very light even for the ABV. Tastes loosely belgian, but can tell it’s not truly from there. Looks like a bud light

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3886) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Pour is a hazy blonde with a large white head. Aroma is wheat malt, an orange bitterness and yeast phenols. Flavor is a little less stellar than I thought it would be. Starts with you typical wit creamy wheat malt but none of the additions really stand out. Is this an ok wit? Sure but I was hoping for more of a wow moment with the orange and coriander.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (5848) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 28, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Hazy light brown color. Sour, acidic, lemon, funky in aroma. Sweet, citrus, coriander, sweet oranges in taste. Sweet oranges and coriander in aftertaste. Nice balance in taste. Soft fizz on tongue. Bit watery. Drinkable brew.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (13032) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2016
355ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut!
Nice wheaty look, pale, but does have a good haze and a persistence to the head. Aroma’s pretty messed up, it’s sour, harsh, berlinner weisse, a hint of vinegar. Anna gets a hint of vomit in the aroma. Simple sweet wheaty body. Fullish and smooth. Kinda OK as a wheaty ale, more hefe than wit, once you overlook the horrible mess of the aroma.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (2701) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle (from beergium). Pours pale yellow with white head. Aroma is sour, citrus, wheat. Flavor is sweet, sour, wheat, citrus, spices, some sourness. Body is watery. Overall: okish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (2717) - ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle shared by Mart. Hazy yellow beer, white head. Acidic nose, coriander, lemons, musty notes. Flavor is sweet, wheat, fruit, orange notes, spice, acidity; coriander and lemons in the finish. Tastes way sweeter than it’s smells.


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