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Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 890   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A witbier bursting with good karma. Made with dried organic orange slices, fresh-cut lemongrass and a bit of coriander, this Belgian-style white beer is a great thirst quencher. Namaste was originally brewed at our pub in Rehoboth Beach with our Italian friend Leo from Birra del Borgo. It was a tribute to our friends at 3 Fonteinen brewery in Belgium, who had devastating production loss (1/3 of their annual production) in 2009.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18735) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
SBWF 2012. Hazy pale golden with yeast, small white head. Malty floral aroma, wheat, esters, floral, banana notes, some spices, mash notes. Floral wheat flavor, caramel, spices, banana notes, coriander, bready, some hay.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2012
750ml Bottle. The pour was a cloudy medium yellow with a large (2-3 finger) white pillowy head that had great retention and excellent sheets of lacing. The aroma was of a light hay malt and a skunky yeast with notes of citrus (orange), lemon grass and a bit of coriander. The taste was light with a strong wheat presence and a touch of lemon grass throughout, with a light note of citrus and a mild spiciness towards the finish. The flavor lasted only a short while with a nice citrus yeasty taste left to linger on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a solid medium carbonation. Overall this brew was a pretty basic Witbier. Tasty, refreshing and easy to drink, most definitely worth having a few...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (5659) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle. Slightly chunky, hazy, pale yellow pour with frothy white head. Aroma of fresh orange zest, orange juice, lemon, white pepper, spice. Taste is slightly fruity, some wheaty flavors, fresh grain, oranges, citrus zest, lemon. Palate is light with medium and very sparkly carbonation. Truly unique and delicious, this one blows the witbier style out of the water as far as remaking a style goes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slubgob (313) - West Hartford, USA - SEP 22, 2012
750 into brandy glass.just not that interesting. Citrus and lemon on the nose, light in the mouth given the name hoping for something that would stand up to curry but too timid to do so.a middling wheat beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Poured from a 22 oz. into a pint glass. Paired with Spicy Shrimp roll from Central Market. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with little to no head. Lots of bubbles coming off the bottom of the glass. Aroma is slightly citrusy with a moderate smell of the yeast. Light flavor that finishes quickly. Can taste the citrus and grassy notes along with the typical wheat taste associated with Witbiers. Carbonation is a little sharp but has no lingering bite. Pairs very well with the sushi. Both have a lighter taste, so they dont overpower each other, but the spicy shrimp does have more of a lingering effect. The quick release of the beer allows you to still enjoy the spiciness of the sushi without interfereing.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarrettB (1500) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 11, 2012
6/7/2011 - I dont remember seeing the Namaste appear on the television series featuring Dogfish Head and its charismatic chief, Sam. However, I feel like I now understand some of the creative process and input that goes into producing a distinct and different beer - one with anthropological and cultural significance, and one that is foreign, made familiar by the brewing process. The Namaste is different, but it doesnt seem to stand as one of the crowning achievements of a process that produces either curiosities or well intentioned but poor tasting beers. The Namaste falls somewhere in the middle, suffering squarely from its very subtle, or maybe lack, of character. It features the regular white lacing and gurgling yellow body of a wheat beer, and smells much like a traditional Wit, or even a Hoegaarden, with some strong peppery notes. The taste feels thin on the palate, and unsatisfying, with more spice than a typical wit, but a coy aftertaste. The bottle touts coriander, orange or lemongrass, but I find little of these present anywhere in the sip. I looked forward to this medley of flavors, especially on a June day, but what I found was a typical wit, dressed in an exceptional bottle but underserved by the creative track through Dogfish Heads innovating laboratories.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1901) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2012
For a witbier I have definitely had better. However, this is unique and more complex than most within this style. Citrus aroma with Belgian yeast. The clear color reminded me of ginger ale with a white fizzy head. The mouthfeel was unexceptional with high carbonation. The taste was the best part. Lemon with a sharpness from orange peel. Some grassy and herbal notes as well. Ive heard a lot about this one and was not disappointed.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle from Dustin. Yellow pour with a big frothy head. Aroma is grassy, citrus, and bready. Taste is dry, lots of lemongrass, and tons of yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2863) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Draft at Monks. Golden yellow green pour with an elegant lacey white head. Yeasty wheat notes on the nose. Taste is of a citrus floral wheat beer. Lemongrass. Orange juice. Slight rubbery taste. Bit unusual but not exceptional.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (3336) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle 750ml. Pours blond with almost no head. Aroma is of coriander, oranges. Taste is of coriander, oranges, spices. Mouthfeel is thin. Overall: Fair, but not more than that. Easily drinkable.


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