Brewery: Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Beer: Colin (My Turn Series #011)
Serving: 12 oz bottle
Glassware: Weizen Glass
Information: 5.1% ABV, Bottled 09/30/14
Availability: Limited Release (one time only)
Cellaring: Not recommended for extended aging.
Initially pouring clear before sediment swirls into the glass to haze it over, this rich mahogany-colored beer forms a tall ivory head that dissipates with some haste while leaving chunky lace adorned on the glass.
Classic Bavarian yeast opens the beer’s aroma with spicy clove notes and overripe banana, gently transitioning to soft notes of chocolate and bread crust giving Colin a toasted, chocolate chip-filled banana bread smell that’s awesome!
Suggestions of coffee peek through Colin’s wonderful flavor that closely mirrors the aroma. Dark malts make for a bready beer with morsels of milk chocolate stuck in moist banana bread; a fantastic dunkelweizen flavor!
Cheers to the wheat for this dunkel’s soft entry to the palate, livened up with the perception of a lighter body by effervescent carbonation. It’s smooth and dry finishing out with bubbles prickling the tongue upon the swallow.
Lakefront’s My Turn series continues to impress with the addition of Colin, a near classic Bavarian dunkelweizen, complete with the yeast character you’d expect and the malt body to boot, delivering a chocolate chip-filled moist banana bread-like aroma and flavor that’s just awesome.
Score: 91 / 100 – Exceptional