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Fixed Gear - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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685 Ratings
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Ratings: 685
Reviews: 148
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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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 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

HideYaBeer, May 05, 2013
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2.85/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy copper that turns to mahogany when shadowed. A two-finger ecru head collapses into lumps and leaves just a bit of lacing.

S: A soapy cardboard scent fills the air around the glass during the pour - not a good start. A good whiff reveals juniper hops that are less stale and slightly more citrus than the first scent indicated. A bready, caramel malt emerges as the beer warms.

T: A mouth full of hops, somewhat offset by a good dose of nutty, roasted malt. Overall, pretty straightforward: lots of hops. Slightly sweet, with a bitter finish.

M: Medium-bodied, medium astringency, dry finish.

Personally, I don't prefer aggressively hoppy reds, though this is by no means a beer I'd pour out. It would be better if it found a better balance between malt and hop. Would probably not buy again.

SPThirtyThree, May 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Joe610, May 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

yankinwis, May 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

bigbeerfan, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

civicm87, Apr 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

prisoner1572, Apr 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jreindl, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This poured out as a deep amber color with a soapy tan head on top. The beer has a very nice lacing as well as a pretty strong retention as well. The smell has a pretty good piney aroma with some toasted malts in there as well. The taste of the beer has a pretty good bitterness to it along with a nice caramel malt flavor in there also. The mouthfeel is creamy, a decent carbonation and dry in the finish. Overall this is pretty good, would love to have it fresh. Worth trying!

Knapp85, Apr 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

JeffreyRossMajor, Apr 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

aasher, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of WanderingFool
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fixed Gear pours a hazy dark copper color with a moderate frothy head on top. As the foam fades away it leaves a fair amount of lace coating the glass. A descent amount of bubbles float to the surface.

The aroma is rather faint. Malty notes of caramel and bread are followed by hints of citrus and pine.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is smooth and creamy with mild to moderate carbonation. The flavor begins malty and sweet with caramel, toffee and dark fruit (raisin or plum). Towards the end pine and citrus hop bitterness appears. Once gone the caramel and pine bitterness lingers on the palate.

A tasty beer with a great mouthfeel that leans toward the malty side. A nice change of pace from all the hop bombs out there.

WanderingFool, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

buckyp, Apr 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

beercatbrew, Apr 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

yottachem, Apr 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

ObeMaltKinobee, Apr 09, 2013
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3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a conic pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Bottled last September. Reviewed live.

A- One-finger cream head. Semi-hazy walnut body with moderate clarity. Retention on the head is rather low, only about one minute. Some thin lacing is left when agitated. Decent looking beer.

S- Caramel maltiness, semi-dark fruits. Rich and dark for a red ale. Some earthy hops.

T- Metallic bitterness from the hops, some caramel malts. Rather undeveloped flavor, but not bad.

M- Creamy and surprisingly thick. Nice feel!

O- Not a great beer, but has a nice feel.

Murrhey, Apr 09, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle bottled the end of february

Look is a deep red/amber filled with very fine sediment. Thin covering of lacy head. Smell is light malt, citrus hops, maple syrup, oak, alcohol. Taste kinda has a dry leaves thing going on, but that is removed from the mouth by a boatload of hops.

jimmah120, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

cw13, Apr 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

JAHMUR, Apr 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Tjvan2, Apr 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

jabo134, Apr 02, 2013
Fixed Gear from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 685 ratings.