Quick Wit | Fort George Brewery + Public House

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Brewed by:
Fort George Brewery + Public House
Oregon, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RedDiamond on 07-14-2007

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great Wit that really is full flavoured and full of complexity especially on the fruity finished tempered with coriander.I liked the fact this is as complex as the IPA . The beer is pale opaque gold with a fair head. A summer star from a very good brewpub

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Photo of woodychandler
4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
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?

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4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A slice of deliciousness. From a month old can and drinking super smooth belgian yeast and orange dominate. Not much spice or banana or whatever else one would expect from a Belgian wheat. The mouthfeel is outstanding. This is one smooth drinking beer.

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4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Frankly, most Belgian-brewed table beers don’t survive the journey to the Pacific American states with as much retained integrity as a fresh pint of this charismatic replica from Astoria, Oregon. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but it’s worth repeating: all other things being equal, local beers are better.

With that in mind, Quick wit is easily one of the best “Belgian” wheat beers you’ll find in the great Northwest. It is boldly unfiltered in a distinctly attractive shaded pineapple color. It’s a wild color; more like something your kid might do with a crayon than any standard you’d associate with beer. It has a pleasantly sour aroma and a sharp finish of tart Belgian esters enhanced with coriander and lemongrass. The beer makes no apologies for it’s edgy bite, yet it’s never overpowering and would satisfactorily contrast with a variety of food styles. Very refreshing. And you can tell from across the room who’s drinking one.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can into a tulip. Hazy yellow. The yeast on the nose. Lemon, pepper alongside of the yeast taste wise. Somewhat tart, smooth yet really effervescent. Exceptionally good wit beer,!

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JerryG
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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4.16/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
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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4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Quick Wit from Fort George Brewery + Public House
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