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O-Gii - Milwaukee Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

48 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 17.53%


Brewed by:
Milwaukee Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheSSG on 02-09-2013)
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Reviews by tbdkev:
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tbdkev

Indiana

4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
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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feloniousmonk

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3.36/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

O-Gii, A monstrously tea-infused wit. Ale brewed with spices and flavored with tea. 9.2% Alc. by Vol.

O.G., as in Original Gangsta? Orginal Gravity? Or, as in Godzilla who seems to be appearing on the label with a giant pint in hand? Or is there some other reason for the odd spelling?

Poured into a big, Wittekerke glass. Hazy, pale yellow with a large white head.

Aroma: Orange and wheat discernible in the nose, not so much the spices. I'm picking up on the tea, though, rather than any kind of coriander, which is the typical witbier spicing.

It's even more evident in the taste. And, in exchange, I'm not getting a lot of else. Wheat texture, yes, some citric notes, light spices, and the premonition of booze to come. Juicy, slightly sweet, and altogether odd. I just don't know what to think of it.

I wonder if the gobbledygook on the can will tell me anything? "Herb-In Legend is our series of adventure brews. Created by our brewer Kurt Mayes, O-Gii is a collaboration with Milwaukee's own Rishi Tea, infusing organic tea character to this wit beer. The name is our nod to the brewing abbreviation OG which defines the potential for alcohol level prior to fermention. Enjoy this monster fusion of balance and aggression."

This was described to me, if I remember right, as unique, being a "double wit." Not true, there have been plenty of double wits, and I'm not especially fond of doubled-up versions of styles that shouldn't be anywhere near so strong. Their strength is in their delicacy, and moving up the booze factor robs them of their special qualities. I've only liked a few of them, and somewhat reluctantly.

I'm just as baffled by this as I was by their tea-infused double IPA. The tea doesn't deliver anything particularly rewarding, and the booze is way higher than it should be, for the body and the flavor. Is it malt liquor? Monster might be right, but more Frankstein's than Godzilla. This doesn't taste like a wit, the tea-infusion just mucks it up and dilutes it, and the high alcohol content does nothing but make me want to knock over some buildings.

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03-29-2014 23:13:19 | More by feloniousmonk
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazed golden with a sizable creamy white head. Thin rings of lacing stick.

The smell is of orange and lemon peel with floral, tea-like herbs, wheat malt and a hint of honey.

The taste is of spiced tea - tangy fruit is slightly towards artificial powder. Alcohol is certainly noticeable, but becomes less raw than the initial sip was very quickly. The alcohol lends a subtle black pepper character. There is a firm honey-like sweetness in the back. No detectable hops, as expected for the style. Sweetness is balanced by spices.

Though somewhat hot, it is creamy and deceptively drinkable.

It is "interesting". Drinkable. 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. I wouldn't mind having it again. Actually, I'm going to pour myself another!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A big thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of spices, tea, interesting. Taste is unique and pretty good. Tea, some spice, a bit of citrus, alcohol is well hidden. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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I don't quite know what to think: this brew comes off as a wholly forgettable adjunct lager, such that I have to ask the bartender if its the right beer.

If this is right,then the brewer has hidden the alcohol so well as to taste like its not 10% abv,but 4%

Update: 8/30/13
Had again on tap, this time at Dexter's. Raised my previous rating a good deal (5/13/13, 3.18). I think something was wrong with the tapping that first time I had it. This is delicious.

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Appearance - Poured into a glass, the beer was a nice golden straw color with a bubbly white head.

Smell - I really like the nose on this one. Hints of lemon, grass, and mint were among the detectable notes.

Taste - In the initial, lemon jumps to the front. Floral notes follows as if to demonstrate the tea-like quality. The only problem is I am not sure what type of tea I am looking for here. Wheat and earthy notes follow toward the back. The aftertaste is more lemon and sour wheat. The alcohol is well masked.

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O-Gii from Milwaukee Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.