When I first began to explore the craft beer world, I hit up Dogfish Head right away. I've tried a lot of their beer. I don't love it all, but I love a lot of it and I respect their creativity and boldness. Anyways, after seeing this little trailer with Mr. Calagione I had Dogfish Head in my head and went to search out something new. I went searching for an answer. I found namaste.
The label is very cute and informative/entertaining:
Namaste the word kinda sorta means the spirit in me recognizes and celebrates the spirit in you. Namaste the brew kinda sorta means white ale as in wheat and coriander but also means dried orange slices and lemongrass. A refreshing summer thing, Namaste.
(Check out the cute skeleton label!)Namaste poured a completely hazy bright orange-yellow. Lots of visible sediment floating around along with the carbonation. Nice 1.5 finger of solid white head, excellent retention, and just a bit of lacing. This is sunshine in a glass.
It smells...Juicy. "Drink me." Strongly orange and lemon. Wheat and just a bit of spice. It tastes great - very refreshing. A strong wheat flavor, plenty of fruity citrus, and a strong coriander spice. The spice is a little much at times, but really, this is a super tasty flavorful beverage. It's also just a little sour. Looks good, smells good, tastes good too.
The body is medium and creamy, and the drinkability is great. 5% alcohol is pretty low, making this a good "hot summer day beer."