Fixed Gear - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by dacrza1:
3.71/5 rDev +0.3%
DATE TASTED: November 21, 2013... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky Tavern pint... OCCASION: new Dream Theater and my wife's thirty-seventh birthday equals a good night!... APPEARANCE: copper-amber body; creamy off-white one-finger head that laces rather thickly--attractive... AROMA: quite a hoppy sensation for a red; bright, active, almost suggestive of its 6.8% ABV... PALATE: intensely biting presence; medium to full-bodied with a substantial finish--bold...TASTE: immediate taste of pinecone--definitely American--with a confident underpinning of malt to provide a big-mouthed balance...OVERALL: I am beginning to see why Lakefront has garnered such a quality reputation, as this brew snuck up on me with veritable strength and a balance that rewards...the style is not given to immediate impressiveness, but this offering is enjoyable and somewhat distinctive...
11-28-2013 04:13:29 | More by dacrza1
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3.85/5 rDev +4.1%
Thanks for opening this with me, NoSignsOfPain!
Hazy amber body with an inch-high light khaki colored head that leaves irregular lines of lace down the glass.
Biscuity aroma with some pine hop presence and some caramel sweetness. Simple, accessible, enjoyable.
Moderately bitter with simple but enjoyable flavors of biscuit, pine, citrus, and caramel sweetness.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Appropriate and very drinkable.
A nice, drinkable, tasty amber. This really was quite good for the style, which isn't one of my favorites.
02-20-2012 23:43:05 | More by ehammond1
3.93/5 rDev +6.2%
pours a clear copper with fluffy beige head that produces some nice lacing.
Aromas of citrus (pineapple) hops, light malts and a hint of sweet spice.
Taste has nice citrus flavors, pineapple and canned oranges, biscuity malts and a dry hop resin finish.
Thin to medium mouthfeel, high carbonation, crisp, and slightly dry.
Overall was nicely balanced and had some nice subtleties.
03-21-2011 18:12:01 | More by ThreeDimesDown
3.93/5 rDev +6.2%
12 oz bottle dated wk1 of April (no year, but new to place of purchase in summer 2012) poured into snifter.
A - pours a cloudy orange-brown with a light tan head. The head is small to begin with and reduces to little more than a ring in no time. Spotty lacing is left on the glass. Appearance is not the strong point of this beer.
S - From the bottle, this has a striking and surprisingly strong aroma of hops. Once decanted, a complex and earthy aroma of herbal and piney hops can be detected from a distance. Caramel malt is also quite evident. There are also some grassy and citrus notes.
T - Very flavorful! What would normally be a solid and dominant malt base actually serves as the background to a complex array of hop flavors, including piney, floral, citrus and herbal. Likewise, this sweet-bitter balance is decidedly won by the bitter components. There's also a light, fruity tartness.
M - Medium body; light-moderate carbonation; dry finish.
O - Fixed Gear is a bold red with a far more forward hop profile than usual, especially in the aroma. Best to think of this as a red APA, it is moderately bitter rather than slightly sweet. As hoppy as many IPAs, this is easily recommended as a "red ale" for hop heads.
07-03-2012 23:20:51 | More by chinchill
3/5 rDev -18.9%
A - Dark copper red, poured one finger head from bottle. Dissipated to a thin residual head quickly.
S - Pecan with a hint of citrus on the nose, fairly subdued aroma.
T - Hop bitterness apparent upfront alongside malts, quickly takes over then disappears. Hops are a pronounced for a red and dominate the finish.
M - Doesn't have the smoothness I was looking for, carbonation seems a little sharp.
O - A decent red ale with a good amount of hops, I had this beer a while back on tap and enjoyed the mouthfeel a lot more than I did today. Not bad.
06-30-2014 20:49:09 | More by sevreng
3.55/5 rDev -4.1%
A - nice brownish red with a nice one finger white head. Leaves a nice lacing as it goes down the glass. Looks like you would expect a red to.
S - smell is sweet and surprisingly hoppy. Notes of pineapple really shine while there are also hints of Clementines. Reminds me more of an APA than a red ale. Really nice and fragrant nose on this one.
T - Taste is initially sweet and follows the nose but on the taste clementines dominate but it isn't as sweet as I thought. There is a slight hoppy bitterness that come through. The finish is mostly piney hops that leaves a slight twinge on the tongue. Interesting that they call this a red since reminds me of an APA overall. It is good but a bit one-dimensional
MF - Overall the mouthfeel was a bit thin for the rest of the beer. I would like to see this be a bit thicker with more stickiness to it. This is the part of the beer that prevents this beer from being really outstanding.
O - overall a solid beer that would be easy to knock back. This is good but not too complex. The nose and look are by far the best part of the beer. The taste is good and the MF is a bit disappointing and really prevents this from being a great beer.
01-01-2012 07:12:12 | More by jeonseh
Fixed Gear from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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