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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: 3.56/5   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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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!

3.9
Disgraziato (4) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2011 does not count
Miami Weiss. Aside from being a very clever play on words, it’s Toronto brewery Great Lakes’ take on an American weiss beer. Clearly a homage to the 1980’s, I feel like I need to turn on some Rick Astley while drinking it. That’s what people did in the 1980’s when they partied right? Pours a hazy yellow. Aroma is fresh hops and citrus. Flavor has pepper and strong grapefruit notes. For a weiss beer it’s strong on hops. Miami Weiss is a refreshing and different take on the style, and great for summer time bbq’s. Just don’t turn up the Rick Astley too loud after you’ve had a few. You will regret it in the morning.

3.3
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2011
On tap. Pours golden yellow with decent lacing and an off-white head. Aroma: loaded with hops and minor wheat notes. Flavour is very hoppy, bitter grassy, Well made the bitterness is overwhelming.

3.4
rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
Bouteille de 660ml. Merci Patrick. Elle a une belle couleur blé, or. Le nez est de citron, épices et une belle dose de blé. La bouche est de houblon, mordante, agréable. Une sorte de blonde ale bien houblonnée avec du blé. Surprenante.

3.8
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2011
(Courtoisie de JB84, thanks!) Une petite tête blanche repose sur un liquide à la robe jaune. Un voile est formé par de fines particules. Le nez est fait de blé épicé avec une bonne dose de houblons citronnés. Les saveurs sont très plaisantes, une belle rencontre entre des céréales piquantes et des fruits tropicaux. En bouche, le liquide a un corps moyen avec un apport de bulles adéquat et une texture légère. La finale se fait sur une agréable amertume de houblons.

3.6
TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2011
Bouteille de 650 ml partagée avec MartinT et Fred82. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est dorée légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement astringante. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût sec. (Rating #3984)

3.9
Fred82 (2324) - 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.

4
robinvboyer (4670) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
Nice amber pour, big fluffy white head. Great aroma of piney hops, touches of citrus, and some light malted wheat. Good carb, mouthfeel is great. Lovely orange zest flavor, and the hop oils seem to cover my tongue in citrus. Not at all what i was expecting.

3.2
pushkinwow (2790) - Ottawa, 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.

3.5
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - OCT 26, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2011 Good, but rough around the edges. Pours a hazy deep gold with short lived fizzy head. The aroma is grapefruit out the wah-zoo, thats about it, but that’s not necessarily a complaint. The flavour starts out with a resiny hop drop kick of grapefruit, there is some pale malts, biscuit, and such, but it’s really stands in the back ground while the grapefruit goes to town. It’s a good concept, and it’s not a bad beer, but it’s a little rough, the hops are too prevalent and a little harsh. Hop Sun was considerably better balanced version of this hoppy weiss. Other then that, thumbs up!


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