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:
0
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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by DbbC:
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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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 Fuzzycuffs
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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 jason_nwx
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of jennybeer
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
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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Photo of ninaturner
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grnmtnman
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BMESSER88
3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 Rick778
3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | 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 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 mklisz
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Julie_B
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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 Rothobinide
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of mactrail
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%

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 hopheaddeluxe
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flagmantho
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
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 Mebuzzard
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Lost Meridian Wit from Base Camp Brewing Company
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