Great Lakes Miami Weiss - Great Lakes Brewery
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4.2/5 rDev +6.9%
Serving Type - 650ml bomber, poured into a weizen glass
Appearance - Golden/straw coloured. Very deep yellow, unfiltered and hazy. Little to no carbonation is visible. Poured with 3 fingers of bright white head which fades quickly, leaving a moderate amount of lacing behind.
Smell - Wheat (obviously), and a strong hop character. Flowers, citrus and pine...scents nornally found in pale ale. An interesting twist.
Taste - Again, wheat is most prominent. This is my first example of the style, and while I keep expecting heffe flavors the heavy bitterness reminds me that this is not, in fact a typical wheat beer. Along with this comes a good deal of citrus and a pleasant amount of pine. It's sort of like...a cross between a heffe and an APA. Very unusual. Very good.
Mouthfeel - Heavy carbonation and a light body make for a light, crisp and refreshing beverage. Goes well with patios in the sunshine.
09-14-2013 02:28:34 | More by IdeaSpeeder
3.85/5 rDev -2%
Poured into a tulip glass, this had a moderate white head, goes down to a thin film. Lots of visible carbonation colour is a bright gold, a bit of haziness and suspended sediment. Some lacing sticks around but would have liked more. 3.5
S – immediate hop aromas, juicy lemon and grapefruit, with some minerality, some sweet toffee notes and some mild nuttiness. Some estery fruit profile, a fairly clean hoppy aroma with lots of aromatic florals, and dry gf citrus, crisp biscuit malt with a slight creaminess as well. It is both really light and hoppy. 3.75
T – a fruity start, apples, citrus and a subtle pine undertone, lots of leafy and floral hops, with a creamy base balanced with a pronounced dryness. Some malty complexities and dry floral hops, these are mild and some of the hoppy oils struggle to get through past the raging carbonation. Really dries out at the end, mild grassy and citrus notes. Good mineral flavor initially, then heads into dryness with a bit of a herbal note. 4
M – lots of carbonation, very fizzy. Light bodied, almost aggressively so. Found this detracted some of the creamy body and let the dryness come to dominate a bit. Has a decent hopped up flavor ontop of this, but after one of these I think I would be reaching for something a little bodied. Very refreshing on a summer day though, much nicer after the carbonation edged off a bit. 3.25
Not my favourite style, but this takes a chance to shake it up a bit with a hop-infusion. This definitely got better as it got warmer, giving the aggressive carbonation a chance to mellow and the wheat to come out a bit more, after that it was a fairly enjoyable beer and showed off some more complex notes, still not all that balanced and maybe in need of a bit of tweaking, this was a pretty enjoyable beer and would be a good buy for someone into this style. 4
09-10-2013 22:36:59 | More by mick303
3.65/5 rDev -7.1%
Troubled golden in appearance with a shy foamy lace that slowly let herself die.
Hoppy smell with fruity ester, grapefruits flavors are present
Shy in taste, watery and round in mouth, with a shy bitter finish, hoppy flavors are present.
Not as much fruity as other weissen, such as banana flavor, but a good hoppy version of it .
08-14-2013 02:10:42 | More by 3Vandoo
3.34/5 rDev -15%
A pale straw colour. Cloudy enough to be opaque. Half inch of slightly yellowish white head. Excellent lacing all the way down the glass.
A strong wheat aroma with grassy and citrus hops.
The taste is more sour than bitter. The citrus taste dominates. Grapefruit.
A medium feel with good bite from the carbonation.
Overall this is the in the back half of the pack. The sourness is an unpleasant surprise. I will try another bottle this summer to confirm this review.
I am not sure that the heavy hops works in a wheat beer.
07-18-2013 21:46:11 | More by ssmack
3.93/5 rDev 0%
(4.25) A: Hazy pale amber colour with a tall, dense, and creamy head. Recedes slowly to a thin blanket while clinging in waves to the glass.
(4.25) S: Pine, juicy mango & orange, faint grains, and a rich buttered bread backbone. Very potent and fresh tropical fruit aromas are outstanding. Definitely more IPA than weiss in the aroma but regardless it is very enticing.
(3.75) T: Tart grapefruit, dry pine, lemon, faint spices, and slight grains. The juicy tropical flavours in the aroma don’t quite show up in the taste but instead is more of a citrus-like IPA instead that’s flavourful.
(3.75) M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Chalky and dry with a slightly acidic quality.
(4.0) D: Perhaps not a traditional weiss but rather an IPA-weiss blend. Whatever this is - it’s tasty. Definitely will have to consider this as one of my easy-drinking (sessionable) options. Very flavourful considering the ABV.
07-06-2013 01:54:33 | More by Digimaika2
3.84/5 rDev -2.3%
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: cloudy gold with a three finger head that sticks around for quite a while.
S: wheat, pine, citrus and spice
T: follows the smell, wheat and grapefruit are up front, with spice and pine following.
M: medium to light carbonation and medium body.
O: a nice flavorful beer, makes a nice refreshing drink on a summer day. Wheat less prominent than I expected, but still a nice beer.
07-01-2013 16:00:09 | More by polloenfuego
3.61/5 rDev -8.1%
650ml bottle poured into a pint glass. ABV 4.5%.
A - Poured a cloudy yellow gold with a 1cm white head, head reduced to a thin cap, good lacing.
S - Wheat, hint of spice, grapefruit, hint of pine. Definitely an American IPA hop profile.
T - Mild bread, some citrus, grapefruit, hint of pine. Found the flavour a tad weaker than the aroma let on.
M - Medium carbonation, medium body, lacks the body of other wheat beers, finishes mostly clean.
O - Considering the ABV you do get plenty of flavour. Certainly something that good be sessioned on a hot summer's day.
06-25-2013 02:15:22 | More by decimator
Great Lakes Miami Weiss from Great Lakes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.