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Milwaukee Brewing O-Gii Imperial Wit

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (9640) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Flavoeful beer - very floral and fruity and spicy aroma, especially. Drinks big for a wit, both due to the intense but enjoyable flavor and higher than normal abv. 16 oz can.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
tompete (293) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2016
On tap at Parkeast Hotel bar. Almost clear gold with s fast disappearing white head. Aroma is alcohol and malt with a subtle fruityness. Flavour is very rich, but refreshingly thin and alcoholic. A little like bourbon. Finish is smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
commonshawn (1011) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Tap at aster cafe during stone arch festival. Really nice color, hazy yellow light orange. Fruity nose. Thick and boozy for this style. Sticky. Taste is funky citrus and maybe a little off. Unusual for a wit bier. I’m on the fence on this.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierstein82 (13) - - MAR 2, 2016
Out of a can. Light green tea like aroma, chill haze golden yellow. Kinda has a rock candy like taste. It tastes off a little but in a pleasant way. Lingers a little bit with a light coating on the tongue.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AidenMoore (11) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Be careful with this one. It drinks a lot lighter than it is. I can easily crush a few of these and then stumble away from the bar. Great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (4477) - Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2015
16 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of huge lemon, pear, apple, mango, melon, orange peel, coriander, ginger, chamomile, lavender, hibiscus, light pepper, wheat, biscuit, honey, floral, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, tea/spices, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge lemon, pear, apple, mango, melon, orange peel, coriander, ginger, chamomile, lavender, hibiscus, light pepper, wheat, biscuit, honey, floral, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal bitterness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, mango, melon, orange peel, coriander, ginger, chamomile, wheat, biscuit, honey, and floral/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, tea/spices, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/bready, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely amazing Imperial tea witbier. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, tea/spices, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. There was a crazy amount of different tea complexity present in this beer, but it worked seamlessly with the base witbier style. An incredibly delicious offering.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3568) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2015
16 oz. can poured to a sampler glass at the 2015 Lakeshore Beverage Trade Show in Chicago, displaying a clear, golden hue, with a presentable layer of white head foam that reduced to a persistent ring & light film, and clingy spots of lacing. The nose was rather subtle, but was fairly successful in presenting some soft wheat, earthiness, a balanced array of spices as coriander, chamomile, & ginger, and a touch of orange peel-like fruitiness. Light to medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste was similar notes, sweet, some noticeable alcohol presence, and a clean finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Hazy amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of wheat, tea, citrus, & some spice; Flavor of sweet malt/wheat, citrus, coriander, and some tea; Interesting & pretty decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (750) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2015
From a tallboy poured in a shaker at Geek Bar Beta. Great full-bodied fairly herbal wit. Very lightly hopped appropriate for the style. Instead the herbal tea flavors provide the backbone for this wit. Hides ABV very well. Impressive beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jh773 (247) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2015
Interesting wit with lots of citrus and tea flavor. Body is light with a long finish.


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