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

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
AleRider78 (1471) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2017
Pours a huge foamy bubbly head and has a cloudy golden amber appearance. Pretty thick lacing. Citrus, floral hop and wheaty aromas. Flavours of floral hops and definitely citrus. Oranges and light grapefruit notes along with mild yeasty notes and somewhat wheaty but the malted barley is equal in the mix. Nice and tangy in the finish. Pretty lively carbonation. Full bodied. Soapy, chalky mouthfeel with a mild tingling sensation. Pretty easy to drink and smooth and quite tasty.

3.6
Freaky_tiki (1365) - 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.

3.6
Listigovers (1343) - 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.

3.2
Cartoonkhaki (1326) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Cloudy gold with a thin white head. Aroma is mild citrus and subtle bubble gum. Decent body and flavour is sharp citrus and nice edgy bitters.

3.5
manuchampions (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2010
Sampled at the C’est 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. It’s a little thin but perhaps that’s unfair considering I had it after the imperial heffe by the same brewer. Good.

3.5
neuromatt (1226) - 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

3.4
sudomorph (1192) - 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.

3.7
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. I’m loving this beer, the hops are a great touch to what would normally be a bit boring in my opinion.

3.9
cyrenaica (1159) - 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.

3
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, I’ll just leave it at that....Anyways it’s 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 it’s 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.


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