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RATINGS: 897   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
A hazed blonde ale with a thin white head. In aroma, powdery malt with herbaceous notes, and sweet talcum. In mouth, a nice smooth powdery malt with smooth fruity esters, ginger, not bad. On tap at Belgian Beer Fest, Sept. 10 2011.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bricediggidy (7) - tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2011 does not count
bread, citrus, peppery aroma, definately belgian yeast characteristics. hazy, bright yellow in color. frothy, white foam at pour, mellows to a nice thin pad that sticks around. medium peppered sweetness, light salty, citrus flavors. yum light, creamy body, a little fizz from the carbonation overall great belgian white with nice spice and citrus flavors throughout. a great summertime or outside drink!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (2428) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle. Lightly hazy pure yellow gold hue, thats almost lager-like; pure white head as well. Sage and spice in the aroma, with some lemon-zest and coriander. Taste is very much sage for the spice at first, then some witbier spice...coriander and pepper at points. Lighter body that comes across a bit watery at points. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2011
750 ml bottle. Pours a great looking cloudy, bright yellow with pillowy head. Aroma is terrific, loaded with lemongrass, citrus blended in with faint banana and subtle wheaty malt, very bright and entertaining aromas. Flavor is the same but not as forth coming which was a slight disapointment, similar to getting a Asian message with no happy ending. Mouthfeel is light but yet very soft body with spritzy carbonation. Overall, I would have enjoyed more if it hadnt have come out after the 70+ days off 100 degree heat we had in Texas....its a pretty refreshing brew....bastards...:[

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Macegan75 (827) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Pours cloudy pale off white with some head and little lacing,nose is yeasty with orange and wheat notes, first sip is ok, kind of weak, not bad finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Aroma of spice, yeast, light fruit and honey. Flavor is the same. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3527) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2011
750 ml. bottle. Pours a fluffy, white, lasting white head, over a hazy yellow (SRM 3) body....nose is floral coriander, lemon, light cereal....taste is heavy lemon, coriander, finishing with a light, dry, bitter, lingering citrus....mouth feel light, carbonation (after the initial pour) medium high. This meets the style quite well, but the coriander dominates a bit too much. This is a light refreshing beer and certainly goes well with a hot summery day. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fmccormi (21) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Straight pour from 750ml pry-off bottle to an Ommegang Witte tumbler, bottling date of November 2010 (I believe) printed on the neck of the bottle (201011C). Appearance (4/5): Thick, cushiony white head that fades from two big fingers to a thin film on top over the course of a few minutes, with just a bit of foamy lacing on the sides. The body is relatively clear, and a bright light, yellow-gold. Very pretty, not as hazy as Id expect for a wit, though the second pour after disturbing the sediments adds quite a bit of chalky haze. Smell (8/10): Lemon, coriander, some sweetness, a mild yeasty note thats just very subtly spicy, which fits for the wit. The nose is light, but whats there is very nice. Second pour (with disturbed sediments) brings more coriander, but still not a ton. Taste (8/10): The coriander in this beer steps up more in the taste, but its not overpowering in any sense. It retains the lemony, slightly sweet character thats in the nose, and the yeast note stays in the background just like in the scent. Second pour yields more coriander and yeast in the flavor of it, and a little chalkiness. Still, well-balanced. Mouthfeel (4/5): Very nice and light, refreshing. Wet feeling (I knowsurprise, surprise) and light, fine carbonation over the tongue with a mildly dry finishvery nice. Overall (16/20): Its light, bright, and maybe could be more vibrant but its refreshing, really. To be fair, this bottle has sat probably too long for the optimal flavor point, or whatever you want to call it, but its still quite tasty. Its also downright quenching. This is a beer that I want to drink multiple glasses of, and feel like I could easily do so. Will definitely get this again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pacond (188) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Orange, spices coriander. A little fruit flavors but crisp and refreshing as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6947) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. I bought this in Harrisonburg, Va. There is a slight haze and a small white head. The aroma is oranges with lemongrass. Tastes include some yeast and coriander. Dry hops with a bit of honey. This was interesting and would be great lawnmowing beer.

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