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Quick Wit - Fort George Brewery + Public House

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BA SCORE
87
very good

57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fort George Brewery + Public House visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 07-14-2007)
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JerryG
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

To me this is a summer beer, meant for drinking several in a sitting.

Color: Golden orange and cloudy with a slightly champagne effervescence.

Nose: Lightly fruity and yeasty

Taste: Bretta fruity influences. I believe this is spiced as well, which I normally frown upon, but it is not overbearing. A little yeasty/bready, and a some citrus

This has some characteristics of a fairly light Saison. It's not overly complex, but it has enough going on the titillate without interference with what you are eating.

Photo of LXIXME
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small to maybe medium sized white head with very small and concentrated bubbles that recede into a thin layering of lacing above a washed out straw golden colored beer that is quite think in appearance.

Big nose of bananas and cloves with some added peppery spices.

The taste is similar to the aroma with bananas, cloves, and a light peppery taste, except it is a lot lighter in the taste than in the aroma.

This lighter bodied beer has a light dryish aftertaste with a bit of the cloves and banana taste hanging around.

If you like wit and wheat beers you will probably really like this stuff, I'm a IPA and darker beers lover and this is still a pretty decent tasting beer. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of dirtylou
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can - consumed on the coast of Washington (Kalaloch)

appearance: cloudy off-yellow body, notable white foam

smell: lemongrass is heavy, sour yeast, spice

taste: a fairly messy beer - overuse of lemongrass, soapy notes, sour wheat, yeast, floral spice. Definitely coloring outside the lines here - not a repeat purchase for me

mouthfeel: creamy, soapy, light

overall: a more traditional wit would have been more pleasing

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another in a long line of beers from woodychandler, who is the man. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a cloudy dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of spices, some grains. Taste is wheat, slightly tart, spice, a pinch of lemon and grains. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and pretty good beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.36/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy gold with one finger of white head. Head vanishes in no time and no lacing to be found.
Smell some malts, belgian yeast strain.
Taste is clove banana wheat some fruitiness.
Mouthfeel is fine for the style a bit low on carbonation. Slightly dry bitterness in the finish.
Overall an easy drinking Witbier. Quite a bit lower on the taste sensation than the classic Witbiers from Europe but a fine summer quaff.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

RB

12oz can picked up a little while back at Bier Thirty... Just found it tonight... I have also spotted this one at Brewer's Haven and a couple other places.

Poured into my FunkFest goblet... surprisingly short lived white head atop a hazed golden brew.. no lacing, no retention.

Nose shows wheat malt that sorta pummels the orange zest, but a resilient coriander keeps Wit character in the game.

Flavor is pretty good... the zest and spice come out okay.. perhaps a bit sweet and malty on the finish... seems a bit muddy and yeasty.

Meh... Nothing wrong.. Could be dialed in a bit more IMO.

3.25/3.75/3.5/3.5/3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber with a two finger fine white head with lacing. Aroma of sweet and caramel malt, coriander, citrus, light fruit; an pleasantly aromatic wit. Flavor of wheat and lemon, a hint of orange and coriander. Light bitter finish from hops and spicing. A somewhat subdued wit, but a pleasant comination of flavors with a rather abrupt finish. Light bodied as appropriate for the style with a decent mouth feel from carbonation. A bit dry on the finish, but a nice enjoyable light wit overall.

Photo of Immortale25
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Muchos gracias SatlyMalty for this bonus beer. Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. Bottom of can says 02/18.

A- Pours a very hazy (nearly opaque) dark amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains a bit before soon becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and minimal surface foam. Slippery, non-resilient lacing.

S- Full blast of wheat and Belgian yeast with some coriander and lemon zest lingering beneath as well as the ever-present orange peel. Has a soapy quality to it.

T- Rich, mostly full witbier flavor that packs a yeasty punch and is rounded out by the spices. Goes down smooth with little alcohol flavor and minimal bitterness.

M- Pretty standard for the style with some substantial slickness and an almost chalky body. Could use some more carbonation however as it is medium-low.

O- Aside from the lacking carbonation and the somewhat lame look as a result, this is a tasty witbier that's easily drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can from "Lifesource" Salem ,Oregon. $2.49 Pours a hazy golden in colour with a large thick and bubbly white head. Aroma is strange..cross between Belgian style yeast and typical American Wheat..its OK though Taste is mainly wheat like.., bubble gum, gooseberry, slight coriander,slightly tart,lemon rind..actually growing on me not too bad. Nice palate they kept the carbonation under control, that works for me. I actually started off disliking this..then i changed my mind a very nice summer quencher.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Hazy, orangish gold. Looks like OJ. Medium carbonation. Almost no head retention.

S: Golden wheat. Mild alcohol and wild yeast notes. Sweet mango an passion fruit.

T: Light wheat notes are the first flavors. Quickly overtaken with a tangy belgium yeastiness. The tanginess has sweet tropical fruit characteristics mostly of passion fruit, but also a little pineapple and kiwi.

M: Nice tanginess that finishes clean and sharp. Full body from the unfiltered wheat.

O: The beer had great flavor, but I didn't really like the other qualities. However taste bears the most weight here. The alcohol smell wasn't great, but I'll happily drink a delicious ugly beer all day.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This came to me from long-time long-distance trader, msubulldog25, who knows that The CANQuest (TM) welcomes new beers in a CAN and helps to further the madness when he CAN.

From the CAN: "Wit isn't just the brilliance one displays whilst quaffing a fine Fort George concoction. It's a light-bodied wheat beer traditionally brewed with a gruit of coriander and orange zest, and after extensive experimentation, we arrived at our own special recipe. Organic lemongrass suffuses Quick Wot with an undercurrent of Southeast Asian citrus. Our wild-crafted elderflower lends a sunny, floral note and a bonus: Europeans believed the elder tree's harvest had the supernatural power to ward off evil."; "Quick Wit wards off bitterness, giving your palate room to explore the smooth wheat malt and exotic spices. Our wittiest customers pour it into a glass but stop before they reach the bottom of the [CAN]. After a quick swirl of the [CAN], you add the rest and admire how the yeast slurry and beer mix together, clouding up this unfiltered ale."; "Unfiltered - Expect sediment in the bottom of the CAN - Drink fresh - Do not age - Keep refrigerated".; "Belgianesque Ale"; "Brain Teasers - Solve the puzzles below and the rebus above! Answers at fortgeorgebrewery.com - Coins: In three moves, rearrange the coins so that the three quarters are together and the two pennies are together with no empty spaces in between each coin.; Kings - Spot four differences in these three kings.; Who is King of the Belgians? - Bonus Question: Which royal house have all Belgium's kings belonged to?"

Well, I a) either do not pay attention to directions or b) do not follow them very well as I agitated the CAN before the Crack as I like my Wits to be cloudy. Maybe I CAN get another sent to me, but I think that this will be sufficient for my purposes. Here was another brimful CAN of beer upon the Crack so I went with an inverted Glug and got a finger of quickly-fading bone-white head with low retention. Color was a cloudy (sorry 'bout dat!) orangish-amber. Nose was lemony with notes of pepper, but I am not sure I caught what they referred to as "floral". Mouthfeel was effervescent and man, did I get a melange of flavors, including lemon, pepper, orange (peel), a slight yeasty funk, on the tongue. I CANnot imagine that it would have been better if I had left the yeast settled at the bottom of the CAN. Phew! The finish added up to one heck of a dry beer. I am talking gaspingly-dry. Sahara Desert-dry. Arid Extra Dry. You get the idea. I am CANsidering a SEA/OR trip in Summer 2013 and this place may warrant a visit.

For the brewery: Where are the puzzle answers located on your website?

Photo of vkv822
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on-tap @ Pastini Pastaria.
from notes.

Arrives a cloudy golden with a foamy white cap.

Nose and palate are both very nice, with coriander, lemongrass and wheat upfront, as well as some phenolic fruit notes.

Medium-full body with prickly carbonation.

Quite enjoyable and well done wit in all aspects.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.16/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving style : 12 oz can poured into glass for appearance

Appearance : Nice foamy three finger head with a sparkling dense pineapple colored body. Lacing webs around the glass.

Smell : Some canned corn, cilantro, parsley, barley, wild rice, and a hint of banana. A little ginger. This is all surrounded by what smells like a urinal cake. A bit off putting and I'm not quite sure what that could be.

Taste : Very good. Nice and full, lots of banana and orange flavors swirl in together towards the finish. The beginning starts with some musty wheat, and then those fruit flavors come in to compliment the wheat and pretty soon you're in bliss. The end is crisp dried fruit. No complaints. This wit is good.

Mouthfeel : Zesty and carbonated but still relatively creamy. Finish is...minimal. Not much to finish with. It just drinks easy and tastes good.

Overall : Good interpretation of a Wit. If you find it, grab a six pack. It's pretty decent and won't let you down.

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Quick Wit from Fort George Brewery + Public House
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