VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
beerguy101 (5354) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
leghorn99 (205) - Livorno, ITALY - JUN 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
borre_m (1199) - NORWAY - JUN 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy light yellow. Aroma of oranges and lemons. Taste is refreshing, light. Oranges, lemon.
jflopsu (1081) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Xenon (120) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
thegreenrooster (3886) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Marduk (5848) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 28, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
FatPhil (13032) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2016
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
martjoobolut (2701) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
suurjuust (2717) - ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.