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


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Okay, weíre busted! Weíre calling this beer a weiss; itís not! Weíre suggesting itís from Miami; weíve 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. Itís made with a pale ale yeast which doesnít produce the same banana flavour you find in German weiss beers. We also know that it goes down smooth and tastes terrific.

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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2010
Sampled at the Cíest What spring festival 28/05/10. Pours a light amber with decent white head. Aroma boasts fairly piney hops. A decent malting is evident. Hoppy taste with some good malt to back it up. Itís a little thin but perhaps thatís unfair considering I had it after the imperial heffe by the same brewer. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2011
650 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a weizen glass. Pours hazy golden with a tall white head. The head fades slowly to... and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are huge notes of grapefruit and pine, along with a touch of pale malts. The flavour is moderately bitter throughout, with a huge amount of grapefruit. Notes of wheat and pale malts are also present, but take a back seat to the grapefruit. The finish is long, bitter and citric. On the palate, it is light-medium in body with a dry texture and intense carbonation. Overall, an interesting brew--light and dry with wheat on one hand, and intensely citric on the other. The combination of wheat and IPA works surprisingly well. 2011-10-06

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a large rocky white head leaving good amounts of lace. Aroma is pine, wheat, and tropical fruit. Flavour is pine, resin, medium bitterness, fruity and bready wheat. Iím loving this beer, the hops are a great touch to what would normally be a bit boring in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2011
650mL bottle from the Lickbow. Pours a semi-hazed yellow with a large white fluffy head that laces the glass well. Aroma is straight up hops, not much else, just nice almost fruity hops, bouqet is a good word for it. Flavour is a bit abrasive with the hop bitterness, on top of not much of a malt body and nothing even remotely like a wheat beer of any kind. Why even bother calling it a wheat ale, other than the gimmicky name? Drinks a lot like Crazy Canuck, Iíll just leave it at that....Anyways itís still a decent beer, but kind of over-priced and I just feel like if you wanted to make an interesting and hoppy wheat beer, why not make an actual hoppy wheat beer with hops and weiss characters instead of what this is, essentially a pale ale. Given that itís so similar to Crazy Canuck, it just seems stupid to offer something at such a higher price, especially from one of the best OCB members I would expect better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
650ml bottle
4.5% ABV
I tried this beer on September 23, 2011 after obtaining a bottle from a friend. The beer pours a hazy orange gold with a thin tan head that lasts. Aroma is citrusy hops with a hint of wheat and yeast. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is citrusy hops, peppery spice, and some sweet malt tones. I enjoyed it a great deal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (1095) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
Pours a translucent, pale yellow colour with a one finger, head. Very fine sediment. Aroma has hints of bread and light citrus, especially lemon.Taste is slightly tart/bitter with a lemon, pepper aftertaste.Light to medium body with a medium carbonation.Light, bubbly mouth feel. Refreshing brew well worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (1063) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
Pours tang crystal orange with a sturdy cottage cheese cap. Was is das? Well it ainít your opaís Weiss beer -- theyíre pretty upfront about this from the get go -- with those sturdy hops & that throaty aftertaste. This is right up my alley & therefore will start getting rotation in my fridge. My old man always says if I wanted a Weiss why would i drink a Canadian one? This pour sidesteps that question.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
650ml bottle. Pours hazy yellow with golden aspirations and a short white head. Well thatís very citrusy on the nose with some light spice and banana. A letdown on the palate, all things considered. Kind of watery, nice spice level and some good banana elements but overall itís kind of hallow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hammy78 (961) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle purchased at the Dundas LCBO. Pours a cloudy orange with huge fluffy white head and lacing. Smells rather hoppy. Tastes a little bitter. Except for the floaties, its rather nice and refreshing. I had this at the Toronto Beer festival and it was better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Listigovers (913) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
Quite nice aroma of bitter melons. Hazy gold. Grainy flavour with medium hop bitterness. Wheaty aftertaste, pretty nice, medium bodied.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3 4 5  6  7 8 9

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50