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Fixed Gear - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
84
good

685 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Lakefront imperial pint.
6.5% ABV, Bottled during May Wk4 (2012) notched on the label.

A - Fixed Gear pours a very cloudy dirty brown-amber with orange-hued highlights. White the beer itself isn't particularly attractive, the tall pour gave the beer a large, sparkling ivory head with good retention and thick webbing-like lace all over the glass.

S - Floral and lightly herbal with some grassy notes and timid citrus explode into the air from this beer! Thinly sliced, honey-smeared toasted bread appears in the background with caramel malt sweetness. It's a bold, rather straight-forward aroma with nice, subtle nuances.

T - The amber and caramel malts hold the fort well with a low caramel and honey drizzled bread sweetness but ultimately the hops win out big here. A bold mixture gives off a lot of citrus, floral hints, and grass. Again, it's rather in-your-face as opposed to refined, but judging by the design, it certainly seems to be brewed that way.

M - The thick, dense head gives Fixed Gear a nice creamy smooth feel while the cloudy body makes it ever-so-slightly chewy. Medium-full in body and smooth with a moderate carbonation finish and balanced hop bitterness, Fixed Gear keeps the playing field level and drinkable.

D - Fixed Gear is a bold red with raw power in aroma and flavor, focusing in on a strong blend of hops with a solid malty backbone. Moderately bitter, it packs a punch down to the last drop, and this is a beer where every drop counts.

BeerFMAndy, Jun 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

PeterMatthes, Jun 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

jeanphony, Jun 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

matthageman, Jun 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

KC9LDB, Jun 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

RichH55, May 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

nheinzie57, May 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

DonFrap, May 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

sbricker, May 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked up this single 12oz brown bottle at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99. No freshness date.

The beer poured a cloudy brownish apple cider color and produced a 1-finger apricot colored head on top which dissipated rather quickly, but still left some nice lacing around the glass.

Big pine and citrus hop aroma.

Here's a red/amber that will satisfy most hop heads. Big bold citrus and piney hops dominate the taste and the super high carbonation really brings them out. Light caramel and pale malts add a touch of sweetness and balance, but this is really hop city as far as flavor goes. Only 34 IBU's on the bitterness scale, so it's not overly bitter, just overly (or perfectly) hoppy.

Medium bodied and smooth, despite the high carbonation, and the alcohol is barely noticeable despite the 6.5% abv.

Not sure if red/ambers are supposed to taste like this, but I loved it.

matjack85, May 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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