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

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2402) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
Pours a bright straw yellow with a big frothy white top. Aroma is slightly subdued but mostly wheat and citrus hop. Taste is a wallop of citrus hop with a nice wheat base. Not your typical wheat beer but this one is pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2011
Bottle, thanks to jerc. Pours lightly cloudy yellow, 2-finger foamy white head, very persistent, fine lacing. Nose is pretty citrus hops, lemon and grapefruit predominantly, with hints of wheat behind, nice smelling beer! Flavours of grapefruit, spice, creamy body, nice bitter finish. I could drink this all day! Fun fact: Consumed while I was brewing a 4.5%, heavily hopped, wheat beer. Hopefully mine turns out as nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
A golden weiss with a thick onctuous lacing off white head. In aroma, a superb fragrant citrusy and pinhey c-hops, with smooth fruity esters. In mouth, a pinhey resinous weizen, grassy and floral, delicious, light clover honey, wow! Bottle from LCBO, tasted Sept. 6 2011

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Metalchopz (2316) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
This light wheat ale pours a slight hazy golden colour with a white foam head that leaves big chunky soapy lace. Tiny miniature pulp sediments floats around. The nose is fresh with piney hop aromas. The hop is not as present in the taste, as the flavours are mild (being a 4.5% ABV brew). Still, this makes this beer easy-drinking and quite refreshing. The flavours are mostly of grapefruits with the light wheat in the background. Seems to start off watery, but gets much stronger as sips are taken, with stronger bitterness and lingering hops. Kind of an APA mixed with a weizen. A pretty interesting ale.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1092) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 re-rate: bottle from LCBO. Pours cloudy amber with a white head. Wonderful "American IPA hop explosion" aroma. Light tropical/citrus fruit flavour, grassy notes, with a bitter finish. Nice surprisingly full body with good carbonation. Much better than I remember it being a couple years ago.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2011
Bottled, the smell is very very hop. full of citrus hops. the taste is not as hoppy but it was very drinkable, it had a nice bitterness. not much wheat flavour, but a nice offering

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (2942) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2011
Bomber from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass. 01SE11.

App.: Deep golden with a nice rocky white head. Aroma: Bright citrus/resin/pine hops, some sweetness, some wheat beer character – slight grassiness, wet hay, biscuit, faint esters way in the background, interesting. Palate: Medium-ish body, moderate effervescence. Flav.: Pine, resin, slightly floral hops, a touch of wheat and biscuit, definitely leans towards hops; dry with good (slightly unbalanced) bitterness with a fairly clean finish, a touch of pine, resin and minerals.

An interesting experiment. Cooler than the 80’s for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle: Poured a clear golden color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and bitter hops is a bit surprising and leaves little room for the wheat notes. Taste is a mix between some citrus and piney notes with quite a bitter character mix in with a pale wheat malt base. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not as much wheat malt as I would have liked but nice too see a light beer with loads of character.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5177) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 11, 2011
It appears there are 10 beers called "Miami Weiss", or some variation thereof, so maybe they weren’t as clever as they thought. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed this. Not a lot of wheat character at first - more of an American Pale, I guess. Some wheaty sweetness in the finish. Nevertheless, clean and crisp, and at 4.5%, I could’ve drank this all night. Thanks to jerc for the trade!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
Tap at C’est What. Pale golden pour with a tight creamy white head. The aroma is awesome. Loads of bright amarillo/citra hop aroma over a lean malt base. Kind of reminds me of gumballhead. Really hoppy flavour as well - clean and crisp with just a touch of spicy wheat flavour towards the finish. Fresh and citrusy. Juicy and a little bit of bubble gum as well. Assertively hopped with a nice juicy finish. Mmm


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