A Note on This Beer
Milwaukee Brewing has three favorite B’s: botanicals, booze, and barrels. This holy trinity is on full display in their Gin Barrel-Aged O-Gii Imperial Wit, a 10.5% ABV herbal elixir that took home Gold at the Festival of Barrel Aged Beer.
Ranked the #12 Witbier on Untappd, this special edition of O-Gii gets its heightened complexity from aging in Great Lakes Distillery Rehorst Reserve Gin barrels. The small batch gin includes 2 botanical ingredients rarely seen in gin -- sweet basil and Wisconsin ginseng. These herbaceous influences merge with Milwaukee’s additions of zesty ginger and organic green tea for a sublime sipper that you’ll want to break out at your next dinner party.
Pop the cap, pour some tasters, and challenge your friends to pick out all of O-Gii’s floral flavors: there’s subtle orange peel and a hint of coriander from the Witbier base; sharp resinous pine from juniper berries; fresh mint from sweet basil; snappy spice from ginger; floral citrus from green tea; and deep earthiness from Wisconsin ginseng. O-Gii finishes smooth with faint woody tannins. With so many complex delicate flavors, your guests won’t even notice its 10.5% ABV strength.
The highly limited nature of the gin (Great Lakes only makes 12 barrels per year!) means this version of O-Gii is Milwaukee’s most sought-after release -- they simply can’t make enough to keep up with thirsty fans. One taste of this finely crafted botanical brew will make you exclaim, “O-Gii, that’s delicious!”
#12 Ranked Witbier on Untappd