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Quick Wit - Fort George Brewery + Public House

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Quick WitQuick Wit

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very good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: RedDiamond on 07-14-2007

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Photo of barleywinefiend
2.88/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a big, cloudy yellowish color with good carbonation leaving a nice white cap, bubbles and lacing

S: Big fruit esters on the nose: orange peel, lemon with some muddled wheat and even a bit funky

T: Big orange peel and lemon, to big. Acidic, bitter, messy and off-putting taste wirh some light spice and grassiness. The profile and finish i far from a clean, refreshing wit.

M: Light to medium bodied. Sticky, bitter and acidic

O: This beer was a no go for me. Not exactly the refreshing wit I was looking for.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Spikester
3.36/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%


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.


3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of dirtylou
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
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

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Photo of beertunes
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a very cloudy yellow, not the almost white I expect in the style, with about a half-inch of white head that had low retention and lacing.

The yeast dominated the aroma aspects, the scent was almost Saison-like, and there were some noticeable grains showing through, along with a dose of spiciness. The spices weren't as strong on the tongue as the aroma had led me to expect. The wheat was a bit more noticeable, and the yeast tang was definite. One odd thing though, the beer had plenty of flavor on the front and middle of the tongue, but almost none at the back. A subtle bit of orange flavor did linger in the mouth however.

The body was very good, light and dry. Drinkability was very good, this could easily be an all-day drinking brew. Overall, a pretty good, although somewhat atypical, take on the style. A must try if you see it, and almost certainly worth trading for.

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3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Quick Wit from Fort George Brewery + Public House
86 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.