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


on tap

Local Distribution

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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (2628) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2011
Bomber from LCBO. Hazy pale orange with a white head, decent amount of lacing down the glass. Wheat, sugar, mild yeast, coriander, floral and citrus, some bitterness/hops. Initially somewhat sweet but then becomes bitter, low carbonation, a very nice dry and bitter finish. Although not so great at the beginning it does become quite tasty as it develops, could do with a little more balance. Worth at least trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2542) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2442) - , 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2364) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 28, 2016
Draft. Hazy dark gold in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of herbal and flaked wheat. Quite tropical in the mouth, along with notes of bittering spice and hard wheat. Medium bodied with a savory finish. A solid hybrid.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (2323) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
This one’s not doing much for me. Massive up front hops, but I’m 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2144) - Québec 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (2021) - 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.

   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 Smith’s- 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!

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