Fort George Brewery + Public House — Astoria, OR
The tasting: Golden orange in color with a white head that dissipates very quickly. This beer is not filtered and it's very hazy in appearance. Strong aroma of coriander, clove, white pepper, and lemongrass. I don't know what elderflower tastes like, so I'm not sure if I can detect it. Flavor of coriander, bread, orange zest, and lemongrass. Overall, it's complex with many layers of flavor. Hop bitterness is very low and a touch of alcohol is noticeable in the middle. Quick Wit is light bodied, has a effervescent mouth feel, and finishes dry with a spicy clove and lemongrass.
Rating: 4 star. Really good! I want this again! Although summer has unofficially ended, we're still likely to have great summer-like weather that will pair perfectly with this beer. Among the wits I have tasted, the lemongrass gives Quick Wit a unique twist. If you haven't tasted a wit or other Belgian-style beers, this will provide a good introduction to the spicy flavors that result from Belgian yeast. It's also an excellent example of how herbs (other than hops) can provide flavor to beer!Have you tasted Fort George's Quick Wit? What are your favorite Fort George beers?