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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%
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Okay, were busted! Were calling this beer a weiss; its not! Were suggesting its from Miami; weve 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. Its made with a pale ale yeast which doesnt produce the same banana flavour you find in German weiss beers. We also know that it goes down smooth and tastes terrific.

So, whats with the name Miami Weiss? Its just something the guys in marketing came up with.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2377) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
650 mLbottle. Looks like a weisse, and the aroma is fairly typical as well. But the flavour stands out in a crowded room. There is a hint of lime, I think, and the balance of wheat/yeast is perfect. This is a really solid weisse, and should come in more socially acceptable portions.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - 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 (2278) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2147) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
(bottle) hazy pale gold with a small white head; aromas of citrus, fruit; clean refreshing flavour with a long light bitter finish; a wheat IPA

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2130) - Qubec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2011
Bomber shared by MartinT.
Appearance : Hazy yellow with small head. Nice lacing.
Aroma : Nice citrusy hops with nice malt and great cereals.
Taste : Citrusy hops with nice malt, nice wheat too. Finish is sharp with citrusy hops. Nice wheat and malt.
Overall : Very refreshing and dry. Great summer beer, too bad we get it so late... Nice malt presence. Very drinkable and tasty.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (2072) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
This ones not doing much for me. Massive up front hops, but Im not getting that much else out of it. Very bitter. Definitely nothing in a Weiss, but whatever, more interested in good beer than labels. This one just tastes like a Crazy Canuck in an ugly bottle, but with less balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2010
On tap at Chancey Smiths- Many samples. Deep hazed yellow, pours a frothy and rocky cap that has super sticky qualities. Instant nose of Amarillo hops, pine, lemon drop, grapefruit. Very bitter and hoppy. Again, big on the Amarillo in the flavour. Pine and resniy hop goodness meet citrus fruit and some clove like spice. Long bitter finish. Refreshing and quenching summer brew!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
possibly my fav wheat beer. yellowish hazy pour, with a big rocky head. nose is pungent Amirillo hops which carries through to the finish. Could and have drsnk this beer all day.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1852) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
Thanks to cfrancis for this one. Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a big frothy white head. Aroma of wheat, sweet fruity esters, tropical fruit and orange. Taste is wheat, orange, tropical fruit and some piney hops. Excellent wheat ale with a nice hop bit and crisp refreshing finish.


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