O-Gii - Milwaukee Brewing Company
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Reviews by tbdkev:
4.45/5 rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours clear golden yellow with excellent head retention. Lacing on the glass holds really well. It looks pretty delicious.
A: Sweet wheat on the nose here with some hints of clove or perhaps nutmeg. It's almost on the verge of breakfast cereal. No specifics are given about the type of tea used, so I'm a little lost on specifics. Nevertheless, very nice.
T: The ABV is listed at 9.2%, but the sweetness effectively covers up any "booze-y" qualities you might expect. There's a mild lime or orange peel bitterness with the finish, but it finishes cleanly and nicely. Very high drink-ability, so beware the ABV! I'm somewhat disappointed that the type of tea used in the brew isn't listed--I'm not really sure what's contributing to the flavor profile.
M: The body is remarkably creamy and suits the beer well overall. On the first pour, there was a lot of head, but that's not a complaint--it's delicious. Light CO2 helps to accent the aforementioned bitterness, and blends well with the creamy body.
O: A very nice late summer beer. I've been disappointed with many wit beers lately, but this takes the cake in regards to matching taste with body.
Serving type: can
08-16-2013 04:01:54 | More by tbdkev
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3.74/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
MKE Brewing is a great Milwaukee company. Their tour is fun, and really brings out the great side of Milwaukee that outsiders may not usually think exists. So, as for the name of this beer it really sticks true to what MKE Brewing is all about. They're not afraid to try something different, but stick to their Milwaukee roots. From all of that, I 'respect the beer'. PLUS, I play Goalie for their locally sponsored beer league hockey team.
A- Outstanding, drank it out a wine glass just for fun. It really brought out the carbonation bubbles, making the clear golden color even more distinct. It's just hazy enough with the carbonation texture, makes it a bit more enjoyable.
S- The teasing aroma give it charisma. I kept smelling it thinking I understood what it was getting at but would then lose it. A hint of boozyness but if I didn't already know, wouldn't have thought it to be a 9.2%
T- The initial burst of spices is very spontaneous. But it's all over the place. I don't know much about Wit beers, but after the first half I'm having fun with it. I can understand the tea and where it fits, goes well with the spice. It's chaotic like HS emo child, all over the place and a good laugh, but at the end you can easily walk away without caring, but again appreciate it for it's attempt at awkward uniqueness.
M- The feel isn't anything I crave. I wouldn't say it's refreshing, but pretty smooth for the high alcohol content.
Again, brand loyalty here for me. I would suggest this to a friend, but wouldn't push it on them either. I do appreciate how they brought in a local Milwaukee Tea Company, again shows loyalty to home town roots.
I agree with JWC215 (previous post) when he wrote, "I don't know that I particularly cared for it even as much as I scored it, but I think that it pretty much is what the brewery was going for, and I think they were successful overall."
Food to eat with: This is a stab, but maybe spicy Thai dishes? I'll have to re-visit this. Definitely not good with pizza, wings, fried food...
Serving type: can
06-16-2014 04:13:40 | More by Dan_McNeely
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
On-tap at Bernie's in Waukesha, WI. 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.
Serving type: on-tap
05-28-2014 01:36:43 | More by Lemke10
O-Gii from Milwaukee Brewing Company
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