Lost Meridian Wit – Base Camp Brewing (Portland, OR, USA)

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Lost Meridian Wit – Base Camp Brewing, 5.0% ABV, 1 pt. 6 fl.oz., (Portland, OR, USA)

on the back label:

“To triumph over mountain, wave, wind, or boulder, you need a good Base Camp. Your Base Camp helps you rally your adventurous spirit to conquer the next challenge. If that adventure causes you to ‘temporarily mislocated,’ experts agree: stay put! Then kick back with the Lost Meridian Wit. Our twist on a wheaty Belgian witbier, it starts with the traditional wit color and silky mouthfeel, but then boldly turns from convention. Meridian hops deliver bright citrus and refreshing mimosa-like character, creating flavors of orange and dry champagne. Equally good either on a sunny day or as a substitute for one. Go get lost!”

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  • Style: Witbier
  • Taste: Peach wheat malt yeasty wit
  • Where I got it : Liquor Barn (Hastings St.)
  • How much: $7 (after 10% off) – 1 pt. 6 fl.oz., February 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: not super impressive

Visual: Pours pale amber with a HUGE creamy head, decent layer of 2mm retention, a bit of lacing, clusters upon clusters of fast activity.

Nose: pineapple, yeasty dank wheat malt. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: crisp fizzy bite

Mid-palate: light acidic, light sour, cuts dry, (lvl-3)-sweetness, (MAIN) peach, wheat malt, yeasty,

Finish: light burpy, soft bitter hopped finish.

Summary: Unique for a wit having some peach in the wheat malt + banana/pineapple profile. Very drinkable and enjoyable, went down fast.