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Quick Wit - Fort George Brewery + Public House

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 3
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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Reviews by devlishdamsel:
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

06-26-2013 04:05:20 | More by devlishdamsel
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-21-2012 21:01:35 | More by EROCK83
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4.18/5  rDev +8.9%

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.

05-06-2013 22:58:21 | More by JerryG
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New Mexico

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%

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.

05-15-2013 19:41:54 | More by LXIXME
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3.53/5  rDev -8.1%

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

07-04-2012 22:14:08 | More by dirtylou
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-02-2013 01:19:21 | More by Hobbit
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-08-2013 15:51:16 | More by jason_nwx
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3.58/5  rDev -6.8%

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.

09-18-2012 18:01:30 | More by tone77
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-03-2014 17:38:39 | More by GrizDave
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-20-2014 16:48:41 | More by Dylanjf
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3.36/5  rDev -12.5%

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.

07-27-2013 04:07:21 | More by Spikester
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3.93/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

09-07-2012 02:56:49 | More by LiquidAmber
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North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

04-03-2013 00:38:49 | More by Immortale25
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-20-2012 05:03:29 | More by kylemckinnis
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-08-2014 18:32:30 | More by AddySW
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3.88/5  rDev +1%

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.

09-03-2012 22:23:02 | More by Reidrover


3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-29-2013 06:25:48 | More by BESTIALEX
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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

07-05-2013 00:06:48 | More by constantine_272
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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?

10-29-2012 21:28:06 | More by woodychandler
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4.05/5  rDev +5.5%

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.

08-26-2012 05:23:33 | More by vkv822
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-25-2014 02:18:18 | More by Kurmaraja
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

06-17-2014 01:01:55 | More by RHVC59
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3.93/5  rDev +2.3%

Cloudy but an attractive shade of light amber in the Westons cider glass. Lovely foam. Quite dry with a fragrant flowery aroma. A spritzy mouthfeel that adds to the refreshing quality.

Some malty richness with a thinner kind of body, along with a tart, dry fruitiness. There is a pear skins taste and that unusual elderflower flavor that seems to have a little pollen flavor, some honey, and a cidery tang. Some bitterness at the finish with tart blackberry notes.

The last pour with more yeast swirled up is more on the sweet side. Delicious stuff, and an exemplary Wit with a tangy flavor and restrained spices. From the 16 oz can bought at the Co-op in Mount Vernon, Washington.

09-05-2013 04:09:05 | More by mactrail
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4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

Served from a 16 oz. tallboy can into a nonic pint glass

A- Poured a hazy golden orange color with a small soapy head that dissipated instantly

S- Big lemongrass, coriander sweet biscuit malt, a citrus pop, some light pear, and phenolic qualities

T- Lots of lemon grass, big orange (almost orange soda and candy like), some coriander, underlying tartness throughout the sip, some phenolic notes, some white wine notes, and actually pretty tart on the finish

M- Prickly carbonation, medium body, finishes dry

O- A really nice witbier, but also different flavor profile for the stye. The lemongrass flavor is a nice addition to this style.

08-14-2012 03:05:03 | More by Hoptometrist
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

12-16-2012 22:09:57 | More by Kopfschuss
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Quick Wit from Fort George Brewery + Public House
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