Lost Meridian Wit | Base Camp Brewing Company

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Lost Meridian WitLost Meridian Wit

Brewed by:
Base Camp Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DbbC on 04-21-2014

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 45
Photo of DBosco
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy dark honey with a fluffy head. Smells clean with some citrus hops. Tastes like the watered down smell. Mouthfeel is watery with tang of the hops. Overall, an OK beer that has a clean flavor.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours hazy straw under a 3” white to cream colored foam cap that takes 3 minutes to recede to 1/3 its original size.

S: Wheat, citrus, faint herb and spice aromas.

T: A wheat and citrus palate that lingers with tartness and light hop spice. Faint banana.

F: Very creamy, medium body and medium high carbonation. The carbonation is very soft.

O: A drinkable, refreshing Wit.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous appearance with a light hazy pineapple juice color. The head is IPA-like and retains 2 fingers throughout the tasting. The lace is webby and creamy. The body is 90% opaque.

The smell is actually somewhat like an IPA, with fruity orange peels (and JUST the peel), pine, grapefruit, and malts. It smells more like a malty IPA. I really think this is unique, but it smells nothing like a tradtional Witbier.

The flavor is lemon, orange peel, slight pine, and a big malty presence with wheat and barley. I do enjoy it, it's comforting and warm and delicious, but this is a far-fetched flavor for a Witbier.

The beer feels nice on the palate, with a dense body, light creaminess, and exciting appropriate carbonation.

My overall personal thoughts... if they were to put "Hoppy Wit" or "Witty IPA" or something similar on the label, this would be a homerun and a great fusion. I have a high tolerance for style, so this one didn't bother me much and it really IS delicious...but DO NOT expect a fruity, wheaty Wit. This leans more towards a warm IPA with wit accents.

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Photo of josephandbrown
3.34/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12-oz can poured into an American pint glass.

This wit is a thin looking and slightly cloudy pale yellow color. It poured a decent head, appropriate for the style. It has a strong citrus smell.

It terms of general flavor, wit biers are one of my least favorite styles. This one is not bad. There is a strong lemon flavor, but nothing else is distinct. There is a mild hop aftertaste.

The beer is strongly carbonated. This with the lemon flavor and smell would make it a very good hot day beer.

Overall, this is a fine enough. I could see it as a good camping beer, which is of course one of the selling points of Base Camp's beers.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a very pale straw color with a fluffy but short lived head. The aroma is striking - I get orange oil, and a sweet candy scent. Almost like one of these orange and cream hard candies had been crushed up and burned in an aromatizer. It is an awesome and promising aroma. The taste however is quite light. A little orange comes through, and a vague wheat taste, but mostly the flavor is faint. American wheats tend to disappoint, and this is no exception. Great aroma, but the taste does not quite deliver for my palate.

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Photo of collk22
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look: Cloudy, golden with bright white head.

Smell: Lemon, orange, fresh grass/wheat

Feel: Effervescent, crisp mouthfeel

Taste: lemon, hop bitterness, kind of dry like a champagne

Overall: Solid beer; liked it quite a bit.

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Photo of outdoor7or24
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into snifter.
A: pours a cloudy golden wheat, frothy one finger white foam head, stringy lacing, some carbonation
S: creamy wheat malt, sweet lemon, orange
M: light yet creamy, carbonation
T: lemon, sour malt, orange peel, hop bitterness, some earthiness, barn yard taste
O: good brew, slightly funky, sessionable, great summer brew

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Packaged 3/10/15.

Pours a murky light whitish-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, grain, citrus fruit, and dried citrus peel aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus juice, dried citrus peel, and slight spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with light and refreshing citrus flavors.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Lost Meridian Wit pours a hazy golden color with a huge lacing head. There is a lemon rich aroma. The taste has a noticeable hop bite, big lemon and citrus flavors. A bit watery but still nice flavors. Overall, its not a spicy as it should, hoppeir and big lemon flavors.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz aluminum bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: cloudy and silvery-white body with a massive head of loose white foam. Dissipation leaves big chunks on the glass and supported on top of the head. Great.

Smell: grainy with a hint of funk and a light, citrusy spicing. The funk and citrus may all be due to the hops; whatever it is, though, it has a bit of a farmhouse character to it that strongly appeals to me.

Taste: there's just a lightly funky and sour character here that makes me think of this as half-and-half saison and witbier. It's mild but very tasty. Perhaps intentional, perhaps not, but I really like this beer.

Mouthfeel: light body with a huge carbonation and a mouth-filling but evanescent creaminess. I think it's great.

Overall: what a crazy beer. It's hugely refreshing and it really appeals to me. At first blush it almost seems like it's gone off, but it's gone off in a way that really freakin' works for me.

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Photo of mactrail
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%

Really attractive cloudy light yellow brew with a long-lasting foam in the narrow Ureich tulip. Pleasant sudsy mouthfeel. Quite dry taste without a lot of malt flavor. Thinner and sharper than a lot of Witbiers.

This is well made and quite nice in the foam department, but it is more austere than I like in a Wit. Restrained spice is a plus, but it's very mineral tasting. From the 22 oz can purchased at New Seasons Market in Portland.
4.25 3.75 3.25 4.0 3.25

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a perfect hazy light straw with a finger of white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma mild, but dominated by lemon citrus with only hints of wheat; a surprising citrus hop aroma from the bottle upon opening, but was not that evident in the glass. Flavor is subdued lemon citrus, mild wheat, hints of clove and lemon rind with a light hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A lemon citrus variation on a witbier with less wheat flavor, but the wheat does seem to provide a pleasant balanced body. Understated, but refreshing and well balanced. A nontraditional, but nice citrusy take on the style. Standard Base Camp crown capped aluminum bottle. This would be a good choice for a backpack; cooled in a stream this would taste good and lemony refreshing after a day of hiking.

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Lost Meridian Wit from Base Camp Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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