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Fixed Gear - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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782 Ratings
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Ratings: 782
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 24
Gots: 92 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 02-24-2010

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Ratings: 782 | Reviews: 160
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3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 4/2012.

Pours a murky copper with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy latticework of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, a single from a mixed-pack recently made available here in Alberta. Fixed gear bicycles - is this not yet another overwrought hipster thing?

This beer pours a hazy dark orange-amber hue, with some sparse floaties, and two fingers of densely puffy, foamy eggshell white head, which leaves some random coral reef patterns of lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of grapefruit pith, some soft pine needles, a somewhat bready caramel/toffee maltiness, and a bit of further spicy hops. The taste is grapefruit and orange citrus rind, slightly doused in sugar, some bready, grainy malt, a mild, thin caramel character, and musty, leafy hops.

The carbonation is average, just doing its punch-clock job, the body a mostly sturdy medium weight, and generally quite smooth, a wee hop interloper showing a forgivable ingress. It finishes off-dry, the malt and hops both still vigorous in their ardour.

A pretty decent amber ale, something apparently much more common south of the border, where they aren't afraid to submit to the whim of the big hops, and we are ever the more so grateful for it.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber/reddish color with a small light beige head. Average retention and lacing.

Smell is caramel malts and a little citrus (grapefruit). Taste is the same. The sweet maltiness is dominant with a nice little blast of grapefruit at the end.

Mouthfeel is crisp and light. Not too sweet. No hint of alcohol. Goes down easy.

Overall a pretty good red ale

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I love this mason jar. Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly hazy russet-amber topped by a small layer of glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises bright grapefruit zest, orange zest, and buttery caramel throughout the background. The taste brings in more of the same, with a stronger rind component from the fruits, a less buttery caramel backbone, and a stiff bit of pine resin. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry and slightly sticky finish. Overall, a very nice, if not all that visually attractive, hoppy red, one of the best I've had in a while.

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3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

100th review for this beer. 12oz bottle, pours a hazy brownish-red with frothy beige head that holds decent retention & leaves some spotty lacing. Aromas are caramely, malty, citric, bready, fresh-like hop. Tastes are a heavy dose of bready, caramel malt balanced with fresh citric hop and some pine that lingers on the finish. Thinner body with ample carbonation. Overall, a nice version of an American red ale, nothing spectacular, but it is a good representation of the style.

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3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Amber body with a nice 1 inch head that foams up nicely. Decent amount of lace on the glass as I drink.

Smell: Aroma is a nice combination of caramel and malts. Hints of grapefruit and pine hops.

Taste: First a hint of sweet roasted malt. Then the taste of caramel. Finally a semi-overpowering dose of grapefruity hops. A little out of balance for a red ale in comparison to others I have tried. Good beer though, not an all night drinker.

Mouthfeel: Medium, nothing special

Overall: An alright beer that is pretty great for the first pint.

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Fixed Gear from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 782 ratings.