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RATINGS: 915   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. 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.


4.1
harpo40 (35) - Eastham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2017
An improvement over Blue Moon. More flavorful and refreshing with an easy-drinking quality. A favorite of my wife but not as enjoyable as Allagash White.

3.5
beertaste018 (4) - - OCT 3, 2017 does not count
Pours hazzy, golden with thick white head. Aroma is citrus and a little bit grapefruit.Taste starts with a little bit orange and yeast comes after. Creamy and Light body. Finish with dryness and a very little sour.Not my style.

4.3
rosstay (3) - - SEP 28, 2017 does not count
A really nice stout. I did taste the coffee other reviews comment on. Chocolate... not so much. I will have this again ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
jbethea (67) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2017
This beer is dull. I do not get any of the stated components really. The flavor ingredients are also all very common in the craft beer world snd almost all ive tried display those characteristics much better.

3.2
ehaak26 (680) - - SEP 17, 2017
On tap at the Beer Trappe. Aroma of orange, lemongrass, and wheat. Taste is sweet.

3.6
raymow (1732) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2017
bottled - pale golden color. Spicy Belgian aroma and flavor with a hint of orange and a spicy finish.

2.6
bassbug66 (14) - - AUG 29, 2017
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
Jpmercer (76) - shakopee, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2017
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
jsmerig (1663) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of wet hay. The taste is filled with a bit of ginger. Finishes dry. Clean for a witbier. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
Jow (4035) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Bottle at friends house what would DE weekend be without DFH. Dirty gold. Light nose of coriander and citrus. Tastes the same, lemon, coriander, orange peel, earth thin palate.


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