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


on tap

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 4, 2010
on tap at Rhino - Toronto
Appearance : mid light cloudiness , amber shade with mid plus white top , little lace. 3+
Nose: hop , citric aroma flirting with malt. Clean and refreshing.7-
Flavor/Palate : mid bodied , soft with hint of grassy character. Think of wheat ale with American IPA hops. Long late feel of hop finishing away with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2011
Bouteille de 650 ml partagée avec MartinT et Fred82. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est dorée légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement astringante. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût sec. (Rating #3984)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2010
Draught, at C’Est What Spring Festival, May 29, 2010. Very bubbly and hazy light gold with a solid lasting straw-coloured head. The aroma is very, very grassy-bitter - my notes go on about it smelling awesome but nothing like a weissbier - too hoppy, hardly fruity at all, some alcohol coming through the spicy grassiness (even asked the bartender if it were the right beer) - later someone pointed out that it’s inspired by TF Gumballhead - ah ha! Anyway, tastes really grassy/spicy, hardly any alcohol on the tongue, just a light bit of fruit - it seemed like a saison amped up with a ton of czech pils hops, really fresh - dug it. Solid body on it too, really lively, a bit acidic (from the hops, I would assume), with a long dry bitter finish - not overly aggressive, but it sticks around a long time. Well done. (I hear they are bottling this - I will be buying some)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6105) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2011 In short: American wheat beer meets Czech bohemian pilsner. Superb session beer
How: Bottle 650ml. Exact age unknown but consumed the very same day I received it from HogtownHarry. Thanks a lot Harry.
The look: Partly cloudy blonde body topped by a dense large white head with very good retention. This beer looks awesome
In long: Nose is bright and crisp with grassy spicy notes. Taste is crisp dry wheat reminiscent of Shredded Wheat™ cereals, a lot of Saaz-like dry spicy yellowed grass, some minerals, some minty bubblegum, some lemon peels. Body feels really full for a below 5% brew. Super crisp, a bit citric, light bitterness, very dry, highly refreshing, This is probably the best Ontario bottle of beer I’ve ever had. I’m concerned about what other people might think if I wonder what will happen if I tell people that I really love an Ontario beer or tell the jury where I have buried the body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5950) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5388) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle (650 ml). Extra from Craig, thanks! Hazy yellow/blond with a small persistent white head, good retention and good lacing. Aroma is of wheat, lemon, pilsner malt and light spices. Taste is of wheat with spices, light malt, lemon/citrus and light herbal notes. Light body. Dry. Clean. Moderate carbonation. Very good session beer. Really enjoyable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5186) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2011
(Courtoisie de JB84, thanks!) Une petite tête blanche repose sur un liquide à la robe jaune. Un voile est formé par de fines particules. Le nez est fait de blé épicé avec une bonne dose de houblons citronnés. Les saveurs sont très plaisantes, une belle rencontre entre des céréales piquantes et des fruits tropicaux. En bouche, le liquide a un corps moyen avec un apport de bulles adéquat et une texture légère. La finale se fait sur une agréable amertume de houblons.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2010
Bottle. Crisp filtered-looking gold with porous firm head that leaves a large amount of lacing. Some yeast in the bottom of the bottle for a bit of a cloudy finish. Sharp hop flavour and peppery flavour make this a different but tasty wheat. Not your norma wheat beer but enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4663) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 19, 2016
Tap at Bar Hop. Cloudy gold with a great citrus hop bouquet with a touch of wheat. Clean flavored with wheat, tangerine and soda bread notes.

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