Fixed Gear - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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3.6/5 rDev -2.7%
Cloudy deep red, nice head to start, but quickly faded. Fruit, apples and prunes, particularly middle to end. While there's plenty of carbonation, the mouthfeel is surprisingly soft. Medium body. Hops in the finish and some bitterness, but all is quickly gone.
04-28-2012 21:42:55 | More by LittleDon
3.85/5 rDev +4.1%
A deep burnt reddish orange in color with a 1.5 finger light khaki, fluffy head on top that dissapates slowly to a sea foamy sheet. Leaves some sticky lacing as you drink. Grapefruity citrus and a touch of earthy resin are the most dominant hop aromas with a mild backing of caramel malt. Hint of skunkweed. Not crazy aromatic, but nice enough.
Bold hoppy taste with a bit more of the grains coming out than in the aroma, balancing the somewhat resiny and earthy hops. Grapefruit also comes to mind with its sharp bitterness. Definitely in that family of citrus, and it meshes well with the resins. Leaves with a long finish and lingering bitter aftertaste that is not necessarily unpleasant, but not the best part of this beer either. The caramel in the malts does a nice job with the balance and makes for pretty good drinkability. There is a toastiness to the malt as well that mingles nicely with the hops and offers another dimension to the beer. The body is maybe a touch light for the boldness of the hops, but not too distractingly so.
Overall, good beer. Enough for hopheads, but balanced enough for an easy and enjoyable drink. I'd get it again.
04-22-2012 04:24:49 | More by chodinheaven
3.98/5 rDev +7.6%
Enjoyed on tap while out for some wings. Arrived in standard pint glass.
A) Nice looking red with good clarity. There was a full finger of slightly off white head. Good retention, eventually settling to a creamy looking dusting. All kinds of lacing.
S) Slightly sweet, with some roasted malt, caramel. A bit floral and a little grassy
T) This has some light sweetness, toasty with a little caramel. Really nice hop presence, but not overly bitter. Just a little fruit and some grass.
M) Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Crisp, a bit of a lip smacker. I wouldn't call it smooth, but it goes down well, and refreshes. Slightly dry finish. Aftertaste is fine.
O) Really one of the better reds I've had recently. I'd definitely drink this again. Glad to recommend...
04-11-2012 02:44:16 | More by RoamingGnome
4.23/5 rDev +14.3%
Bottle poured into pint glass.
This beer pours a clear red-hued amber. The head is white and rocky. Looks nice.
Toasted grain and noticeable hops dominate the smell.
The toasted grain and toffee base provide a good stability to this brew. The hops are a bit on the high side, but it's not too bad...nothing like the Lagunitas Imperial Red. The hops are nice and spicy. Finishes bitter and floral.
Mouthfeel is velvety smooth.
Overall, a great American red...This is my second beer from this brewery and I'm impressed.
03-27-2012 03:42:57 | More by TTAmod
Fixed Gear from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 663 ratings.