REVIEW: Miami Weiss Wheat Ale by Great Lakes Brewery

Miami Weiss Wheat Ale by Great Lakes Brewery
Miami Weiss Wheat Ale by Great Lakes Brewery


  • STYLE: American Pale Wheat Ale
  • ABV: 4.5%
  • IBU: 50
  • COUNTRY: Canada
  • REGION: Etobicoke, ON
  • BREWERY: Great Lakes Brewery

From Great Lakes Brewery,

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 were 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 it goes down smooth and tastes terrific!

What’s with the name Miami Weiss? It’s just something the guys in marketing came up with.

Appearance | Cloudy, light orange and yellow, with a everlasting foamy head.

Smell | Hops, lemon, citrus, pine, orange zest, tangerine, spices, and wheat.

Taste | Hops, lemon, citrus, fruits, malts, orange zest, spices, and wheat.

Aftertaste | Lingering notes of citrus with bitterness.

Overall | Great Lakes Brewery calls this a Pale Wheat, American Style-twist on a traditional German wheat beer.  Miami Weiss is a medium-bodied brew that’s refreshingly delicious.  It packs a flavourful punch with fruits, citrus and wheat.  This unique style of beer will be a hit among fans of weiss and pale ales.

Recently, due to the power outage and flooding in Toronto, Great Lakes Brewery was forced to dump over 10,000 litres of this brew.  So, in order to show support for this brewery, head out to your closest LCBO (or the brewery itself!) and buy Great Lakes Brewery products (Miami Weiss, Crazy Canuck, Devil’s Pale Ale, Red Leaf Lager and more).  Let’s get these guys back on track and encourage them to make more kick-ass beer!

Food Pairing | Nachos, Mexican Fries, Pulled Pork Tacos, and Fish Tacos.

LCBO Inventory | $5.95 | 650ml

Also available at the Brewery in Etobicoke, ON.


4 Pints/5 Pints

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