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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2010
Nose is piney hops, some good malt, golden amber, small white head. Flavour is quite hoppy, some malt. Light bodied, balanced, bitter for this style. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3117) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3103) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3067) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2732) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 1, 2010
On tap at C’est What? Appearance: Cloudy grapefruit juice with a tiny white head. Aroma: grapefruit, mango, lots of hops, wow!!!! Flavour: super mango skin, lots of bitterness, malt, tons of pepper & salt, wow. Incredible, lots of fruit. Wow.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2573) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2010
650 ml (Project X) bottle from brewery. Pours a hazy orange gold with puffy white head. Nice aroma of citrus, pineapple, light banana and mild grains. Flavour is strongly citric hoppy (fairly acidic in fact) with some pepperiness. Lasting, dry bitterness in finish. Quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2511) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Metalchopz (2405) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2345) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt7215 (2231) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2010
bomber from jimmay. shared with jsprime. pours hazed golden with a lasting white head. nose of citrus hops and bubblegum. hoppy flavour with dry wheaty body. a touch watery but hella drinkable. would make a great summer session ale.


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