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Great Lakes Brewing Miami Weiss

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Brewed by Great Lakes Brewing (Ontario)
Style: Wheat Ale
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
available

Local Distribution

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Okay, we’re busted! We’re calling this beer a weiss; it’s not! We’re suggesting it’s from Miami; we’ve never even been there. Confused? So are we.

What we know is it is an American style take on a traditional German wheat beer - A Pale Wheat. Rather than a mild hop presence, this baby is packed with Pacific Northwest hops. It’s made with a pale ale yeast which doesn’t produce the same banana flavour you find in German weiss beers. We also know that it goes down smooth and tastes terrific.

So, what’s with the name Miami Weiss? It’s just something the guys in marketing came up with.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Cloudy gold with a thin white head. Aroma is mild citrus and subtle bubble gum. Decent body and flavour is sharp citrus and nice edgy bitters.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1061) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
Thanks to cfrancis for this one. Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a big frothy white head. Aroma of wheat, sweet fruity esters, tropical fruit and orange. Taste is wheat, orange, tropical fruit and some piney hops. Excellent wheat ale with a nice hop bit and crisp refreshing finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (920) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a large rocky white head leaving good amounts of lace. Aroma is pine, wheat, and tropical fruit. Flavour is pine, resin, medium bitterness, fruity and bready wheat. I’m loving this beer, the hops are a great touch to what would normally be a bit boring in my opinion.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dandeman (451) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
Hoppy conifer nose, pine, cedar and pepper notes. Very surprising for a witbeer. Nice resinous hops. Appearance: Straw with tiny particles suspended. Average thickness, density and lasting for head. No lacing. Taste: Attack is dominated by hops with a lot of fir, pine and other conifer notes. Very particular that bitterness is happening at the beginning of tasting process and not at finish. Very few malt sugars. Texture is extremely thin and watery. Do not expect a typical wheat beer. It is closer to a light IPA or pale ale with a lot of conifer notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (197) - NEWMARKET, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle from the LCBO bought on a whim just for the name. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a generous white head that leaves some lace. Nose is big grapefruit and pine. Nice balance of typical wheat grassiness and sweetness at the start that then picks up an unexpected level of bitter citrus. Nice light mouth with lively carbonation. This is NOT your average wheat beer with the hops punch giving that little bit extra. Good summer time patio beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6146) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle, shared with TylerDurden. Hazy pale yellow. Hoppy aroma, guava and ligh pine. Light wheaty body with green piney hop character and a guava-like tartness. Refreshing, and probably he best I’ve had fom these guys (they’ve made some stinkers).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (375) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
Pours a translucent, pale yellow colour with a one finger, head. Very fine sediment. Aroma has hints of bread and light citrus, especially lemon.Taste is slightly tart/bitter with a lemon, pepper aftertaste.Light to medium body with a medium carbonation.Light, bubbly mouth feel. Refreshing brew well worth a try.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
(bottle) hazy pale gold with a small white head; aromas of citrus, fruit; clean refreshing flavour with a long light bitter finish; a wheat IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stef73 (176) - - AUG 11, 2013
de couleur dore ambre avec beau col blanc qui dure on sens des note houblon frais un peu comme su sapin en bouche c est un mordant et c est suprenant de houblons frais (rate 123)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (2851) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle - 650ml. Hazy blond body with a thin white foamy head. Fresh malty/hoppy aroma with melon and grapefruit hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries grapefruit and some coriander notes. Ends with a robust bitter/herbal finish. Enjoyable.


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