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Fixed Gear - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
84
good

689 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 689
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 14
Gots: 48 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

hilgart1, May 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Vlaminck, May 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

MyNameIsKennyP, May 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Localdrinklax, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

DoubleSimcoe, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of LittleDon
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

LittleDon, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of KuehneBe
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

KuehneBe, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of JRod1969
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

JRod1969, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of chodinheaven
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

chodinheaven, Apr 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

fuzzcherry, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of jbierling
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Awesome aroma, pretty bitter.

jbierling, Apr 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

hinemk76, Apr 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

mecmd, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of Pillowburn
1.5/5  rDev -59.5%

Pillowburn, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of smartassboiler
2/5  rDev -45.9%

smartassboiler, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of RoamingGnome
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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...

RoamingGnome, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of Cthulhu
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Cthulhu, Apr 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

gauldk, Apr 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

AlphaKing414, Apr 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

ChiBeerGuy, Apr 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Davekim_md, Mar 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

alalvarez75, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of TTAmod
4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

TTAmod, Mar 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

thepubliclauren, Mar 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

jawneyt, Mar 21, 2012
Fixed Gear from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 689 ratings.