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.
JPDIPSO (5587) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale straw color with a moderate, white head. The lemon and citric peel hold the most attention in the nose. Hints of dough, pale wheat and malt. With a little more effort I do catch a bit of coriander and lavender. Light sweet malt in the front that lead to mild citrus. A touch sharp in the middle with bitter orange peel. A decent wit, but the sharpness distracts. A good effort on a delicate, difficult style. 8/10
crajun (1166) - , Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle to glass. light; refreshing; easy going down. some light citrus, lemongrass, light yeast; bubbles.
MBlessing (821) - Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Helles trübes gelb schaum ok, Geruch fruchtig würzig, der Geschmack hält absolut was es verspricht jede einzelne zutat ist im laufe des trinken deutlich zu schmecken, wobei sich der koriander besonders im Mittelteil der Pfeffer im Abgang zeigen, die fruchtigkeit begleitet durchgehend, diese bier is schon was feines aber hat auch kante!
drjoeng (816) - SINGAPORE - AUG 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured out light gold. slightly cloudy. 4ºSRM.
Nose has sweet creamed corn aroma. Slight phenol in the nose. Light lemon juice aroma.
Mouthfeel is watery. Palate is wheat malt and Hefeweizen in character. There is bread crumb, raw crouton, raw flour and dough. No hops. Very brief citrus peel in the finish.
PanMarek (209) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Complex nose, floral wheat with touches of coriander and pepper and a malty finish. Pours cloudy golden with thick white foam. Medium body with moderate active fizz. The wheat and spice dominate the taste with the malt in the background in a good balance. The orange flavor is subtle and comes out after several sips The finish is dry and crisp.
Sampled at Pittsburgh Big Pour 2015.
BeerInHeaven (365) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear straw gold with a light snow white head. Spicy aroma of coriander. lively mouth, good carbonation. Sweetish taste with some coriander spice coming through. hint of lemon as well. sweetish follow through. Easy drinking.
CraftBeerNick (1880) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Wildhorse Saloon, Nashville, 11th July 2016. Clear. Aroma is fresh, spice, citrus. Taste is refreshing, some citrus, spice. Not bad
BlindGuardianco (77) - - JUL 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasty and interesting beer, nice white head and golden color taste like citrus and spices and seems to be well balanced
Jrwhitney6 (449) - - JUL 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Congress Hall in Cape May. Pours a straw color. Nose of yeast. Taste is coriander, some banana, yeast. Very simple, easy to drink.
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markextrae (3702) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample, poured a cloudy light yellow colour with a white head. nose of light grains, coriander, sweet orange, citrus, yeast, and slight soft wheat. taste has more wheat coming forward with a nice orange refreshment. ok white.