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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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3.8
cfrancis (3474) - 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.

3.8
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.

3.8
tom10101 (6157) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle (650 ml). Extra from Craig, thanks! Hazy yellow/blond with a small persistent white head, good retention and good lacing. Aroma is of wheat, lemon, pilsner malt and light spices. Taste is of wheat with spices, light malt, lemon/citrus and light herbal notes. Light body. Dry. Clean. Moderate carbonation. Very good session beer. Really enjoyable!

3.8
jksipa (960) - 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.

3.8
adamnowek (2840) - 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.

3.7
blankboy (7714) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2010
Cask at Rhino. Pours a hazy copper with an average size fizzy white head. Aroma is very hoppy, lots of fresh resiny hops -- quite lovely. Flavour is also resiny hops, fresh tasting. Really good, I was happy to have many pints of it.

3.7
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2010
[2821-20100401] Cask. Light green hops aroma has a light evergreen spruce resin tinge. Hazy, light brown orange body with a quick foamy white head. Little bitter pineapple hops flavour is genius. Medium body. Refreshing, great combination of things going on here.
(Project X @ brewery; Toronto, ON)

3.7
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2011
Pour straw golden yellow big white head. Aroma huge citrus, mango, tropical, pineapple, grapefruit. Taste quite bitter, light wheat malt, citrus, tropical hops, pineapple. MF medium slightly fuller body with light fizzy carb. Solid brew very tasty and great hop character. Not necessarily a wheat just a very tasty beer.

3.7
Suttree (6437) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 11, 2011
It appears there are 10 beers called "Miami Weiss", or some variation thereof, so maybe they weren’t as clever as they thought. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed this. Not a lot of wheat character at first - more of an American Pale, I guess. Some wheaty sweetness in the finish. Nevertheless, clean and crisp, and at 4.5%, I could’ve drank this all night. Thanks to jerc for the trade!

3.7
Boutip (6397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle: Poured a clear golden color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and bitter hops is a bit surprising and leaves little room for the wheat notes. Taste is a mix between some citrus and piney notes with quite a bitter character mix in with a pale wheat malt base. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not as much wheat malt as I would have liked but nice too see a light beer with loads of character.


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