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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6028) - 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)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5265) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4863) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4709) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (4687) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4478) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Pours cloudy blonde,with ok lacing, no head. Aroma of hay and a little barnyard funk. Reminds me more of a saison almost. Good if thus is the style though. Finishes bitter with some sourness. Tap at volos.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3360) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (3261) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
Nice amber pour, big fluffy white head. Great aroma of piney hops, touches of citrus, and some light malted wheat. Good carb, mouthfeel is great. Lovely orange zest flavor, and the hop oils seem to cover my tongue in citrus. Not at all what i was expecting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3259) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
Bouteille de 660ml. Merci Patrick. Elle a une belle couleur blé, or. Le nez est de citron, épices et une belle dose de blé. La bouche est de houblon, mordante, agréable. Une sorte de blonde ale bien houblonnée avec du blé. Surprenante.


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