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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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robinvboyer (4738) - 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.

3.4
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.

3.4
Eructoblaster (4330) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle - 650ml. Hazy blond body with a thin white foamy head. Fresh malty/hoppy aroma with melon and grapefruit hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries grapefruit and some coriander notes. Ends with a robust bitter/herbal finish. Enjoyable.

3.6
Spab (4003) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2010
650 ml (Project X) bottle from brewery. Pours a hazy orange gold with puffy white head. Nice aroma of citrus, pineapple, light banana and mild grains. Flavour is strongly citric hoppy (fairly acidic in fact) with some pepperiness. Lasting, dry bitterness in finish. Quite good.

3.2
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2011
Bomber from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass. 01SE11.

App.: Deep golden with a nice rocky white head. Aroma: Bright citrus/resin/pine hops, some sweetness, some wheat beer character – slight grassiness, wet hay, biscuit, faint esters way in the background, interesting. Palate: Medium-ish body, moderate effervescence. Flav.: Pine, resin, slightly floral hops, a touch of wheat and biscuit, definitely leans towards hops; dry with good (slightly unbalanced) bitterness with a fairly clean finish, a touch of pine, resin and minerals.

An interesting experiment. Cooler than the 80’s for sure.

3.8
cfrancis (3536) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
Pours a bright straw yellow with a big frothy white top. Aroma is slightly subdued but mostly wheat and citrus hop. Taste is a wallop of citrus hop with a nice wheat base. Not your typical wheat beer but this one is pretty good.

3.9
Metalchopz (3474) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
This light wheat ale pours a slight hazy golden colour with a white foam head that leaves big chunky soapy lace. Tiny miniature pulp sediments floats around. The nose is fresh with piney hop aromas. The hop is not as present in the taste, as the flavours are mild (being a 4.5% ABV brew). Still, this makes this beer easy-drinking and quite refreshing. The flavours are mostly of grapefruits with the light wheat in the background. Seems to start off watery, but gets much stronger as sips are taken, with stronger bitterness and lingering hops. Kind of an APA mixed with a weizen. A pretty interesting ale.

3.6
thorongil2 (3351) - , 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

3.8
adamnowek (3184) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2015
Hazy orange with a thin but creamy head. Really refreshing aroma of tropical fruit. Taste is fairly strong bitterness with just a hint of creamy citrus and banana bread.

3
DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2010
Nose is piney hops, some good malt, golden amber, small white head. Flavour is quite hoppy, some malt. Light bodied, balanced, bitter for this style. Good.


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