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

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2012
Very hazy gold pour with a foamy frothy sticky head. Citrus and hops in the nose. Very sour. Suck all the wetness out of your mouth sour. Floral. I expected more sweetness to balance it. Yeasty aftertaste. So far I haven’t had the best of luck with the Gigs Draft list. Yeah I expect a Weiss to be more refreshing than this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scantron (63) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
May 8, 2012; 4.5% abv; Non-Project X bottle - 650mL bottle, refrigerated; old bottle Mostly hop aromas: citrus and pine. Some sweet malts, caramel-like. I was surprised that there was no banana-esters (until I actually read the label); different kind of yeast. Pours a hazy amber with a nice 1cm head. Some sediment fluttered around. Pretty average looking. Grapefruit hops dominate with some pine. Caramel sweetness comes through with some bready notes. A resinous finish ends it off. Pretty well mixed stuff, though I think the complexity may have mellowed out with the age (from what I recall of the Toronto Festival of Beer cask last year). A pretty light brew overall, refreshing. Interesting take on a wheat ale. Hops and malt were well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hammy78 (957) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle purchased at the Dundas LCBO. Pours a cloudy orange with huge fluffy white head and lacing. Smells rather hoppy. Tastes a little bitter. Except for the floaties, its rather nice and refreshing. I had this at the Toronto Beer festival and it was better.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (7361) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2012
pours slighthly hazy pale yellow with a small white cap. fruity, lots of citrus, light pine, light wheat. average carbonation, light body, present citrusy finish.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle at Mein St pours nice bubbly golden yellow gvood sized head lokks good but smells and tastes pretty bland

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
Love the bottle/name. Pale yellow with a bubbly short-lived white head. Very hoppy with grassy notes and a bitter after-taste. Lacks the sweet fruity flavours weissbeer is famous for (but explicitly states that in the bottle). Very refreshing. I enjoyed very much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1350) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 18, 2012
Thanks to JB84 for this. The design of this bottle is so atrocious that its pretty hilarious. Brilliant. Pours a cloudy golden. Lots of grapefruit aroma. Tastes quite a bit of wheat, coriander, citrus with a bit of resinous hops. This is pretty decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2012
650 ml bottle. Hazy golden pour, thick white spongy head.  Lots of aroma. Grapefruit, apples, lemon, vanilla and a little grass/straw. Light and bready mouthfeel. Nice balanced flavours of vanilla maltiness, almost fruit juice and grassy/citrus hop finish. Refreshing and flavourful take on weiss, this is good stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Disgraziato (4) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2011 does not count
Miami Weiss. Aside from being a very clever play on words, it’s Toronto brewery Great Lakes’ take on an American weiss beer. Clearly a homage to the 1980’s, I feel like I need to turn on some Rick Astley while drinking it. That’s what people did in the 1980’s when they partied right? Pours a hazy yellow. Aroma is fresh hops and citrus. Flavor has pepper and strong grapefruit notes. For a weiss beer it’s strong on hops. Miami Weiss is a refreshing and different take on the style, and great for summer time bbq’s. Just don’t turn up the Rick Astley too loud after you’ve had a few. You will regret it in the morning.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2011
On tap. Pours golden yellow with decent lacing and an off-white head. Aroma: loaded with hops and minor wheat notes. Flavour is very hoppy, bitter grassy, Well made the bitterness is overwhelming.


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