Miami Weiss

Florida
United States
Miami Weiss by M.I.A. Beer Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
80
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Our #1 flagship beer. Traditional German Hefeweizen brewed with wheat, barley, and sweet orange peel. The hefe yeast produces vanilla, banana and bubblegum esters.

Profile

ABV: 
6%
IBUs: 
13.7
Served at: 
39-45º
Hops: 
Palisade
Malts: 
Pale malt, white wheat
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Miami Weisse was evaluated as a German Wheat Beer (BJCP 2015 Style 10A, Weissbier, also known as a Hefeweizen).  Pours a very hazy yellowish gold with a big poofy white head of small bubbles which dissipates very quickly leaving no Belgian lace. The aroma is a very strong overripe banana with a bready backbone and slight floral hops, and just a hint of clove. The flavor showcases a doughy bready wheat malt character, with a light floral hop note and very light cloves. The flavor also echoes the very strong overripe banana that a hefeweizen yeast typically produces, but since it is so strong, that may indicate that the beer was fermented warmer than typical, producing an unbalanced banana character. Light tartness in the flavor. Also, the clove is quite low for the style - typically the hefeweizen yeast (because of the unusual PAD1 gene that other yeasts don't have) reacts with the ferulic acid (typically produced when mashing at 113 degrees), producing the clove character, which could be a bit more pronounced in this beer. Medium low body and medium carbonation (typically much higher for this style), and hints of other spices like nutmeg and allspice, pair this with a bowl of vanilla bean ice cream.