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Milwaukee Brewing O-Gii Imperial Wit

Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Created by our brewer Kurt Mayes, O-Gii is a collaboration with Milwaukee’s own Rishi Tea, infusing Asian character to this monster wheat beer. The name is our nod to the brewing abbreviation OG, which defines the potential for alcohol level prior to fermentation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (273) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Poured from can....pours golden with big head....nose is banana and Belgian yeast with a odd sweetness...mouth is yeast malt maybe straw banana and that sweetness again....actually very tasty yet weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trev (1955) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2014
GOld pour with a tight white head. aroma is wit, corriander, wheat. light banana flavour is all wit on the front of the palate. wheat and spice, banana transitioning into a more complex spiciness, nutmeg, light ginger even through the middle of the mouth and finishing with an over steeped bitter tea lingering in the finish. No trace of the 9%

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JK (4586) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Can shared by Brad. Odd fruit aroma. A little malt, but very little wheat character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonmac (383) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2014 Tap at Ginger Hop. A light head sporting wit that doesn’t actually taste like a wit. Heavy on alcohol both at the onset and finish. Why does a wit taste this way??? Almost seems dependent on its alcohol presence. No focus on flavor. Nearly a harsh finish. I suppose if you need a strong beer, it’s an OK option.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (2280) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Not bad they seem to have chosen the spice route and leave the fruit out of the equation. I think for this style of beer at least a hint of fruit is crucial. Everything else about this beer is pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lemke10 (810) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2014
This pours a hazy, copper amber color with a slight head. Slight citrus taste with a bit of wheat. The flavor is a little boozy and sweet and puts off more of a grapefruit than expected. Interesting and different but not what I expected for its style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (2784) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2014
Can - Pours golden amber with tiny floaties and a ring of off-white head. Nose is herbal tea, lightly spicy with cinnamon and maybe nutmeg. Some bready sweetness. Taste is honey sweet with yeasty dough, more tea, and the same spice combo. Finishes a little bitter and warm, with lots of tea flavor. Slick and medium-bodied, with amped-up carbonation. Tons of tea in this one and not much wit character. Too much for my tastes, and just too sweet and slick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (678) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
The wheat beer beneath fades into the background, making this essentially a decent green tea with an absolutely hidden 9+ ABV in there somewhere. Interesting, and always fun to try new takes on beer. Overall, much more of a tea or light energy drink vibe than beer... but how do they hide the alcohol so well?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3403) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2014
16 oz. can thanks to Skyview. Massively over carbonated can. Had to pour slowly and often over the course of minutes to let the head die down, to fill a 12 oz. glass. Aroma has Belgian yeast and indeed an herbal ice tea note.

This flavor is insane! Green tea and honey mixed with light, fresh Wit beer base. It has spice in the finish that reminds me of something oriental. Floral hops. The tea that is infused in this beer is off the chart, really interesting. Lighter body with a grainy mouthfeel. I was stunned to read this is over 9%, never would have guessed.

Overall I really enjoy the craftsmanship and it truly is a different interpretation of the style, creative. Worth a try if you are looking for something different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (1558) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Tap at Dublin’s. Palest of amber pour. Nose is syrupy wheat malt andlight yeast with spicy, floral tea/cinnamon. Flavor is thick, sweet wheat and more of the corriander/cinnamon/floral tea flavors. Thick, syrupy body. Slick. Interesting.

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