Lost Meridian Wit | Base Camp Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Base Camp Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
basecampbrewingco.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DbbC on 04-21-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
For Trade:
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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a mug, the appearance was a semi-pale burnt yellow/cream white/almost orange sort of color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a mild pace. Some stringy lace. The aroma had some orange peel, white pepper, citrusy/lemon pulp sweetness, light grassy sweetness, some breadiness and ended with just a little bit of sweet wood. The flavor seemed to bring most of that together somewhat sweetly with a light touch of spice. Light earthiness presented itself here slightly. Aftertaste was the full on effect of the bready/yeasty Belgian sort of quality playing with the spice. Finish was exactly the same. The palate was between light and medium bodied with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt good too. Good amount of smoothness along my tongue. Overall, pretty good witbier by an American brewer. I could have this again.

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Photo of devilmakesthree
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DBosco
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
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 VictorsValiant
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rick778
3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ncherf
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chris-1911
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of einman
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
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 mklisz
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
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 -10.2%
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 hopheaddeluxe
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kylemif
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ohiovania
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rawfish
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Czequershuus
3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
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 Ozymandius
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrcraft
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of collk22
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
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 +5.4%
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 -0.8%
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 -1.3%
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 Alpha309
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Lost Meridian Wit from Base Camp Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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