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Fixed Gear - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Not Rated.
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682 Ratings
no score

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Ratings: 682
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 14
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
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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Alduya, Jun 30, 2013
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weonfire, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

BeerForMuscle, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of hackmann
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: nice red ale with amber edges; one finger beige head that leaves some lacing on the glass

Aroma: moderate hop spice and roasted malts; the hops remind me of grapefruit and a hint of floral;

Flavors: crisp hoppy notes of citrus and spice; earthy caramel and grains; little rye bread feel

Mouthfeel: this 54 IBU rating shows some good bitter notes on the taste and aftertaste; the earthy malts make for a nice balance; light-moderate carbonation;

To the Point: it is a bold ‘red’ ale; red ale is not one of my favorite styles – but, I would buy this one again. It is an over hopped red ale and if you did a blind tasting on this ale you would guess – ‘American pale ale’

hackmann, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

patford100, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

jwps214, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

stangski83, Jun 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

lisaczech, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

bizzy54, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of curasowa
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, dark copper color with one finger of head that fades slowly with big bubbles of lace.

Aroma: Sweet malt, mostly caramel with some hints of brown sugar and honey and some piney hops.

Taste: Lots of malt flavor, but a little thin on the mouth coating. Starts off a bit sweet then becoming more pepper-y and sharp, I'm guessing from some Rye malt? Bitterness builds and becomes a bit grainy, and you can really feel it on the roof of the mouth. The bitter graininess hangs out in a lingering finish.

The Rest: A pretty good beer. It has some fairly bold flavors but still has good drinkability.

curasowa, Jun 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Mervin, Jun 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

dazanas, Jun 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

seeswo, May 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

livingtodie, May 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

UWBadgerFan4Life, May 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

eliz108, May 17, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Paid 2 bucks for this single from Halftime beverage. Into my imperial pint glass.

A - A very dark hazy chestnut brown, one of the darkest red ales I ever seen, atop is a 1/2 inch of tarnish colored head.
S - Well it's not just sweet malts their is some hop presence in there but it smells rather strange like a touch of sour cherry. Hope it taste good.
T - I want to lean toward the flavor I am tasting is "woody" with a bit of spruce tips, bittering hops, and some tea leaves. A rather kind of disgusting taste as a while.
M - Medium bodied, kind of chewy, very herbal

Overall I am not too disappointed since Lakefront really does make rather mediocre beers with the exception of the Winter lager. I am puzzled on how high the reviews are considering this beer is borderline terrible but it is somewhat drinkable.

DrDemento456, May 15, 2013
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Celtics76, May 11, 2013
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krisbee, May 10, 2013
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wayngrove, May 09, 2013
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oldedog, May 09, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright reddish copper hue with a creamy two finger head and lacing everywhere looks very enticing for a red ale,the smell Is pineapple,blood oranges,grapefruit and piney hops,the mouthfeel is medi with moderate carbonation that suits perfectly and has tastes almost exactly like aroma with hints of pineapple,citrus,boiled candy,blood oranges and finished with a piney hop bitterness and overall it's a nice representation of a fine red ale and ill be back for another one that's for sure sessionable and tasty need I say more.

ADZA, May 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

JMurphy41, May 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

WreckingBrew, May 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jklecko2, May 05, 2013
Fixed Gear from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 682 ratings.