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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frothmeister (559) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
650ml bottle. First, let me say, I bought this bottle without reading the back. Then, I opened this bottle without reading the back. Then I took a sniff, and thought "What the..." Pours a hazy pale beige/orange with a thin white head. Aroma is BIG on fruit (passion fruit / dried strawberry) with a faint resinous note, and wheat. Lighter bodied, with huge flavours of fruity hops (again passion fruit, and dried strawberry) followed by a resinous bitterness that lasts until the finish with some bitter wheat, and citrus notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (545) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
Pours tang crystal orange with a sturdy cottage cheese cap. Was is das? Well it ain’t your opa’s Weiss beer -- they’re 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dandeman (505) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
Hoppy conifer nose, pine, cedar and pepper notes. Very surprising for a witbeer. Nice resinous hops. Appearance: Straw with tiny particles suspended. Average thickness, density and lasting for head. No lacing. Taste: Attack is dominated by hops with a lot of fir, pine and other conifer notes. Very particular that bitterness is happening at the beginning of tasting process and not at finish. Very few malt sugars. Texture is extremely thin and watery. Do not expect a typical wheat beer. It is closer to a light IPA or pale ale with a lot of conifer notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaynsawchuk (479) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
650 mL bottle. Pours a cloudy straw color with a spongy white head and lacing galore. Great piney, citrusy hop nose. Layers of aroma hop, hints of citronella, wax and soap. Fruity and bone dry with medium carbonation and a well rounded and smooth wheat accented mouth feel. Clean and American in style. The ultimate summer beer, dangerously sessionable.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
Awesome aroma( almost like hops rght off the vine. Not much to the flavour though. Not really much wheat. Okay.just because of the aroma

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2012
650 ml bottle. Hazy golden pour, thick white spongy head.  Lots of aroma. Grapefruit, apples, lemon, vanilla and a little grass/straw. Light and bready mouthfeel. Nice balanced flavours of vanilla maltiness, almost fruit juice and grassy/citrus hop finish. Refreshing and flavourful take on weiss, this is good stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neongolden (409) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
(on cask at Bryden’s, Toronto, July 2013) Pours a very hazy darker yellow-gold with a helping of white cask froth that left lace. Aroma is hop-forward, tropical fruit and citrus peel and a bit of resin, a little grain in there but that big cask aroma overpowers the wheat. Flavour is not really as punchy as the aroma, with light tropical fruit and citrus and a bit of malt sweetness giving way to slight lemony character, wheat, a bit of hop resin bitterness, and a dry finish. Body is fairly light, a smooth cask pint, maybe a little bit watery. Good, lightweight, refreshing to gulp.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Papillon (366) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
650 mL Bottle. Murky yellow body with a thin but tenacious foamy white head leaving nice big blotchy lace. Resiny hops rule in the aroma, I can make out grapefruit rind but everything else is overpowered, but yet I love that resiny hoppy bouquet. Wow! This beer is truly a hybrid of distant styles with the inviting fruity entry in mouth Belgian Ale opening the act, an intense pink grapefruit rind aftertaste, and a long resiny Cascade hop finish. Yummy!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (349) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle from the LCBO bought on a whim just for the name. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a generous white head that leaves some lace. Nose is big grapefruit and pine. Nice balance of typical wheat grassiness and sweetness at the start that then picks up an unexpected level of bitter citrus. Nice light mouth with lively carbonation. This is NOT your average wheat beer with the hops punch giving that little bit extra. Good summer time patio beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alpha10 (332) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
2013/06/23 - Pours a hazy orange, straw color with a large, fluffy white head. Aroma is orange, lemon, wheat and piney hops. Taste is watery, slight wheat and a metallic, hop aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thin with medium carbonation. Seems diluted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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