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Fixed Gear - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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636 Ratings
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Ratings: 636
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 13
Gots: 35 | 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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Ratings: 636 | Reviews: 146 | Display Reviews Only:
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-17-2012 22:19:09 | More by ssimpson89
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

An amber reddish brew with a soapy white head...some floaties and haze, along with penty of carbonation. The aroma is a little hoppy, with some fresh pine and citrus qualities. A bit of malt comes out in the flavor, which is balanced but just a bit on the sweet side. It's really an average beer: it offers nothing spectacular, but also nothing objectionable. Drinkable and solid. I enjoyed it, but wasn't wowed.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 20:57:36 | More by Suds
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Biestie

Iowa

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-11-2012 17:43:49 | More by Biestie
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McBadger

California

1/5  rDev -73%

03-07-2012 21:30:38 | More by McBadger
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Mick-e-d


4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-04-2012 03:24:42 | More by Mick-e-d
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-03-2012 05:55:09 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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TimMack

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-02-2012 08:32:55 | More by TimMack
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-02-2012 06:32:41 | More by Zachtheporter
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wibrewer

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-01-2012 02:54:16 | More by wibrewer
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ehammond1


3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle

Thanks for opening this with me, NoSignsOfPain!

Hazy amber body with an inch-high light khaki colored head that leaves irregular lines of lace down the glass.

Biscuity aroma with some pine hop presence and some caramel sweetness. Simple, accessible, enjoyable.

Moderately bitter with simple but enjoyable flavors of biscuit, pine, citrus, and caramel sweetness.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Appropriate and very drinkable.

A nice, drinkable, tasty amber. This really was quite good for the style, which isn't one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 23:43:05 | More by ehammond1
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JustinQ

California

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

02-20-2012 01:15:02 | More by JustinQ
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

02-18-2012 20:39:58 | More by chrispoint
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz bottle served in a pint glass

A - Pours a pale red brown with healthy white head but weak retention

S - Mild hop presence a little floral and citric. Sweet bread aroma

T - Lots of hops, piney and citric but very little to no malt flavor an unusual blend for the style. Lacking balance no toasted character.

M - Light body and easy drinking just not much reward I am afraid

O - It is bold as the label says but not one I would repeat.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 18:53:07 | More by muskiesman
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Mspread

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-18-2012 03:17:24 | More by Mspread
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jimelee108

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-11-2012 22:13:56 | More by jimelee108
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Slikpitt

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

02-11-2012 19:33:42 | More by Slikpitt
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ChadQuest

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap.
The color is on the lighter side of red, like a orange amber color more then anything. There is a dense cap.
The aroma is on the sweeter side of the spectrum,some esters and fruits.
The flavors made me think of caramel apples. Once again on the sweeter side with a mellow hop presence that offers light esters and citrus.
The mouthfeel is full and silky, most likely from the serving being from tap.

A decent enough beer to get for my Friday fish and chips outings, but i normally don't have much to choose from.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2012 06:24:23 | More by ChadQuest
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south33

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-09-2012 00:35:40 | More by south33
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blakelive784

Colorado

3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 fl oz bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:

A - Pours a chill hazed amber color with a nearly white, thin head of 1.5 fingers. Retention is poor. Meh.

S - Piney hops notes, caramel, grapefruit, and crystal malt. A bit hoppier than I was expecting, but pretty pleasant all together. Mild to medium strength.

T - Bold dry hopping lends an overbearing hops presence to this one. Resinous pine masks much of the malt character. Balanced extremely poorly (at least for the style). I can appreciate the style deviation, but this one's not built very well.

M - Smooth and wet. Light to medium bodied.

D - This one'll satisfy those looking for a prominent hops presence (albeit an imbalanced one). I'll pass on it in the future though.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 00:07:14 | More by blakelive784
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stampfler07

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-05-2012 00:11:21 | More by stampfler07
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Medium hazed stron copper and amber color. Great head and foam retention and string bubbling. Even sluggish lacing after each sip.

Aroma is chock full of heavily oild citric hops and biscuits and bread crust toasted malt. Very hoppy for just an amber ale aroma.

Taste from start to finish is heavily ooiled hop resin in both taste and mouthfeel. Add to that caramel and biscuity toasted malts.

The mouthfeel is very pily and a little resiny. Bitter through and through. This is an amber ale for a hop head that made a lucky mistake.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 03:47:16 | More by scruffwhor
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-31-2012 05:04:26 | More by TastyIsBeer
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AllenJasper

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$1.49 single at Blue Max Liquors. Burnsville, MN.
Bottle to Mug

A: slightly brownish red, moderately opaque with one finger of white head.

S: floral / fruity scent, leaning towards orange.

T: very fruity taste, somewhat of an orange/grapefruit/beer hybrid. Slightly hoppy on the finish.

O: this is the best 'red' beer i've had to date.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 03:34:41 | More by AllenJasper
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chetripley

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into my Lakefront Shaker Glass (from the tour last year). Purchased at Woodman's in Kenosha because it was not available at my local Binny's.
Always look forward to seeing what the latest Wisconsin beer that they have that I can't get down here and was thrilled to see this.
Pours a dark amber color with little head. Bold aromas of pine and floral lead to a crisp and bold hop bitterness that lasts throughout the tasting.
The thing I don't like about some ales is the aftertaste, but this one is very satisfying and clean.
I would recommend it to the American Pale Ale drinker because I really don't think it fits into the category it is in.
Thanks again for keeping on your toes, Lakefront.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 01:52:33 | More by chetripley
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rocklibster

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

01-16-2012 15:30:24 | More by rocklibster
Fixed Gear from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 636 ratings.