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Great Lakes Miami Weiss - Great Lakes Brewery

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Great Lakes Miami WeissGreat Lakes Miami Weiss

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very good

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 7.89%
Wants: 10
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bobsy on 04-19-2010)
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Photo of mick303

Ontario (Canada)

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
Photo of irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-05-2013 03:24:25 | More by irishkyle21
Photo of 3Vandoo

Quebec (Canada)

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
Photo of Will12

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -23.7%

08-11-2013 17:48:06 | More by Will12
Photo of WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

08-10-2013 19:31:46 | More by WillAndSarah
Photo of nullbort

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-28-2013 18:51:38 | More by nullbort
Photo of Ryborg11

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-27-2013 22:47:59 | More by Ryborg11
Photo of ssmack

Ontario (Canada)

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
Photo of Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

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
Photo of jmkoscie

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

07-03-2013 21:55:25 | More by jmkoscie
Photo of polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

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
Photo of tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-01-2013 15:05:58 | More by tom10101
Photo of decimator

Ontario (Canada)

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
Photo of KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-22-2013 17:27:42 | More by KeKeKumba
Photo of DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-13-2013 04:19:09 | More by DaPan
Photo of cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -23.7%

11-06-2012 18:17:31 | More by cfalovo97
Photo of WeedKing4

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%

Thanks to a buddy for picking this up at the brewery. The bomber bottle pours a hazy golden colour with lots of head. Tastes of tropical fruits, with some citrus and pine coming through in the finish. Very smooth mouthfeel overall and I drank this in record time. Really refreshing beer and it was quite tasty. A well balanced mix of a american pale ale and weisse beer. I could drink this all night. Just wish this was regularly available.

09-22-2012 00:52:48 | More by WeedKing4
Photo of Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

09-18-2012 22:28:45 | More by Molson2000
Photo of korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%

Recent re-release. Purchased at the brewery.
This new batch will not be hitting the LCBO shelves.

A- Hazy gold colour. Dense, sticky snow white two finger head. Lacing is remarkable.

S- Right up front you get tropical fruit (grapefruit, mango, mandarin and some pineapple) than you get a nice refreshing dose of wheat. Very juicy smelling.

T- You first get slammed with tropical fruits and a touch of pine than the beer lightens and goes into pale wheat ale mode. The overall experience of this beer is excellent.

M- Light bodied, very refreshing, short lived bitter finish.

O- This is another one of those "I thought I reviewed this" I'm glad the brewery re-released this, and I'm glad I was in that area this week (I never am) I have another one in the fridge for later :D

08-17-2012 20:47:04 | More by korguy123
Photo of chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-11-2012 02:31:30 | More by chickenm
Photo of mintjellie

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%

Hazy pale amber body. Massive eggshell coloured head, lacy and very retentive. Fine carbonation streams steadily from the bottom of my tulip. Looks great. Aroma of grapefruit, mango, and wildflowers. Smells pretty hop forward, in an American C-hop kind of way. Tastes much the same as it smells. There is a delicate but perceptible wheat cracker character underpinning everything, but the hops are the star here. They may call it weiss, but this is no Bavarian-style wheat ale. This is an American IPA brewed with a significant proportion of wheat. It's tangerine and grapefruit forward, with a more tropical mango character coming in midway. In the back end, there is a leafy bitterness that that sticks around for awhile, especially at the back of the mouth.

Mouthfeel is the characteristic of this beer that most emulates a traditional weissbier. It's fairly light in body, with ample and fine carbonation. It feels soft. There is some hop oil slickness between mouthfuls as well. This is a well construced hybrid between a pale wheat ale and an American IPA, combining the light body and refreshing character of the latter with the hop foward aromatics and tropical/citrus flavours of the latter. Good beer.

12-31-2011 04:41:27 | More by mintjellie
Photo of RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12-05-2011 00:09:31 | More by RedAleMan
Photo of joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%

Big props to my BA in crime, and the last guy to review this before me, for the beer shipment
A - a very hazy golden, big head that left all kinds of chunky lacing as it receded
S - a very fruity yeasty aroma, some breadiness, with strong grassy and piney notes, more like a Belgian IPA on the nose
T - an interesting mix of resiny and piney hops, grainy bready malt, with a touch of citrus rind and tropical fruits
M - big carbonation kick, mildly bready but the hop bitter is the key factor
O - an interesting style that is definitely more pale than wheat, although the later does compliment the brew, very flavourful and easy drinking, the label "wheat ale" is deceiving, but the categorization on BA is spot on

12-03-2011 04:19:47 | More by joemcgrath27
Photo of kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-30-2011 16:35:30 | More by kelvarnsen
Photo of andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

Cheers to peensteen for the suggestion and hook-up on this one.

A - Pours a chunky golden hazy colour, finger of head with solid retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Sweet citrus hops, hint of pine, musty wheat and a touch of caramel corn.

T - Certainly more hoppy off the top with the citrus earthy pine notes dominating, some cedar, mandarin and wheat all come through on the finish. A slight bitterness lingers alongside toasted grain notes.

M - Good body carbonation, goes down smooth and finishes nice and wet.

O - What a gem. A hopped up wheat ale that packs loads of flavour and is certainly one of the better Ontario brews I've had to date. Most hop heads would appreciate this one.

11-29-2011 12:29:50 | More by andrenaline
Great Lakes Miami Weiss from Great Lakes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.