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Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 896   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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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3.8
   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. Its about 75 degrees and sunny outside, so to celebrate that spring has sprung Im 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 thats 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. Im 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 its 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2611) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2017
its a pretty good white.heavier wheat tasting with light citrus. cloudy with some good body. good flavor of coriander.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9423) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Pour on tap, hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of white fruit, biscuit, yeasty notes into a bit of pepper, orange peel. Taste was nice bread, dough, biscuit into some yeast, slight pepper, hints of white fruit, finishing slightly sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hub66 (426) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 17, 2016
Couleur jaune; mousse blanche; armes et got fruits, de levure et un peu pics; un poil trop sucre

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ffbot (376) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Pour is a nice unfiltered dull yellow with a big white head that does back a bit. Smell is lemon, zest, breads and spices, very detailed. Taste is initial lemon with spice and a nice balanced quality. Short lived though and sort of falls flat on the palate

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1518) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Poured from the tap into a pint glass in Savannah, GA. The appearance is a murky yellow color with a very small white head. The aroma is full of grains and bread. The taste is grains, bananas with some pepper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1919) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Sample at brewery. Hazy bright yellow with white head. Smells dry floral, fresh, and lightly spiced. Flavor follows. Light bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beergaard (327) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2016
Smells pretty bad - wit bier notes mixed up with something undeffinable and vomit like. Tastewise it is a little better, but not perfect - spicey, herby, prickly and some rotten corn.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2770) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Hazy straw/gold color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, lemon zest, grass, & coriander; Flavor of slight sweet malt, wheat, yeast, citrus (notably orange & lemon), and some coriander; Nicely balanced; Good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Awktoberfest (394) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Hazy, almost green. Light carb. Could use more. Love the toned down coriander and the lemon/citrus punch. Refreshing but carb issue is not ideal. Good. Could be better ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ffaoe (576) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2016
faint citrus aroma. golden and hazy in color with zero head. taste is citrusy, faint peppery, smooth and clean finish.


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