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Fixed Gear - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
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544 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 544
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%


Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 02-24-2010)
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LostHighway

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-05-2013 22:59:03 | More by LostHighway
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: Murky, hazy rust color. A cream colored head recedes to a thick film, nice foamy bands of lacing stick to the glass.

Aroma: A subtle mix of caramel, cedar, and hops.

Taste: A dry spiced wood note holds up a lot of the body, There's a good malt presence with some caramel notes as well as bitterness in a hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, feels lighter than the ABV suggests.

Overall: I like this beer more and more with each subsequent sip. Well balanced with lots of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 20:56:20 | More by JuicesFlowing
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hotdogtornados

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-21-2014 03:10:56 | More by hotdogtornados
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-18-2014 17:03:57 | More by billhelm
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

reviewed from notes on 6/3/12

A:Hazy with a light reddish brown color.
S: very balanced, aromas of malts and hops intertwind.
T: More hoppy than malty but the hoppiness is sweet , with a subtle bitterness.
O.a: this is a good example of a red ale, very easy to drink and balalnced

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 02:50:55 | More by Beerlover
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rphbrew

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-17-2014 23:54:31 | More by rphbrew
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-17-2014 18:59:51 | More by SkinniePost
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NateSharpless

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-17-2014 01:26:26 | More by NateSharpless
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/11/2013. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep red-orange color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, brown sugar, biscuit, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/bready malts and citrus hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, brown sugar, light biscuit, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, brown sugar, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, floral, grass light pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt and citrus/grassy hop flavors; with a good malt/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and lightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice amber ale. Good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and citrus hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 03:54:35 | More by superspak
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Sean66

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-13-2014 02:39:05 | More by Sean66
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SteamPilot

South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

04-13-2014 02:35:00 | More by SteamPilot
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rayj212

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

04-12-2014 13:24:09 | More by rayj212
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bkwhoppa66

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.1%

04-11-2014 23:00:39 | More by bkwhoppa66
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mush

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-11-2014 02:38:18 | More by mush
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-10-2014 00:18:56 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-09-2014 15:12:52 | More by superdoopersauce
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pathead

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-09-2014 01:14:15 | More by pathead
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Jonker1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-06-2014 00:17:33 | More by Jonker1
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BrewClint

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.1%

04-04-2014 14:18:20 | More by BrewClint
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-01-2014 20:16:30 | More by brandoman63
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datalager

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm drinking my second bottle of this as I type this review. The first bottle was consumed about one week ago. I very much enjoyed it, but failed to take any notes on the drink.

Appearance is garnet colored in body, with a scant and quickly fading off white head that leaves little trace of lacing. The body presents with moderate unfiltered murkiness that reminds me of thick, rusty water. The color is certainly pleasant. Not unattractive. Perhaps a thicker, lasting froth would add to the character. But then I don't know how accurate that would be for the style.

The smell is hop forward with a powerful pine note. Brief waves of roasted malt and metal rise up in the background, just above citrus notes in the far distance.

Flavors are rich, biting, bitter...followed by bread, a little sweetness, then ending in a dry finish. Swallow is crisp.

This is obviously a hybrid style, which leaves more room for creativity. Without a need to criticize for authenticity I can only say it is an enjoyable hop heavy beer. I would gladly buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 01:23:49 | More by datalager
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kodt

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-29-2014 23:11:52 | More by kodt
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AndyH

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-29-2014 00:43:15 | More by AndyH
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-28-2014 17:56:11 | More by schmidtmattsays
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tbone64

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -46.1%

03-27-2014 19:27:32 | More by tbone64
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Fixed Gear from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.