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Fixed Gear - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
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627 Ratings
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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 13
Gots: 29 | 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: 627 | Reviews: 144 | Display Reviews Only:
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jdhamilton

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-31-2011 01:34:55 | More by jdhamilton
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Grebdioz

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-27-2011 11:32:44 | More by Grebdioz
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plickxt

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-23-2011 06:51:02 | More by plickxt
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-16-2011 09:02:03 | More by martyl1000
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alexw07

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

12-15-2011 02:23:01 | More by alexw07
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adamk1978

Indiana

5/5  rDev +35.1%

12-07-2011 21:21:52 | More by adamk1978
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dankster

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this hiding at my local shop. never heard of this brewery before.

A-cloudy and hazy deep copper with about two fingers white head.

S- spicy hops are front and center with nice malt backbone noted

T- wow this is a smooth red ale. clean hops and malt balanced nicely on this brew.

M- nice coat to the roof of the mouth with easy drinkabilty.

O- very impressed with this beer. want to find and try more beers from this brewery. cheers

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 20:30:16 | More by dankster
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wilfonzo

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-05-2011 16:16:44 | More by wilfonzo
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isaiahcutright

Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a hazy amber/copper color, with a one finger light tan head. Smells of foral spicy hops very nice. Taste has a very nice maltly backbone similiar to a amber ale, but has a very nice hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is right on for my taste. Very drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 02:55:13 | More by isaiahcutright
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Whadawookie

Nebraska

4.4/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damn good beer. Hoppy for an amber ale. It's red/brown and murky. I poured into a snifter. Good tan head, good lacing. Nose almost stings from hops, also caramel malts pop through. It drinks really smoothly. It's almost like a double ipa, but not quite as hoppy. The malts are definitely there and quite delicious. As an experiment, serve this beer to some Fat-Tire junkie and see what happens. I'd wager they would prefer this, unless they really didn't like hops.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 23:11:44 | More by Whadawookie
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Otis77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-27-2011 21:14:21 | More by Otis77
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ForWhatAlesYou

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This review is a combination of sampling from both a 12oz bottle and 22oz bomber bottle I bought directly from the brewery in Milwaukee. This beer was served in a pint glass.

A: Cloudy. Reddish brown. Tan small head. Good lacing throughout.

S: Piney resins. Hops are completely dominant. Smells like opening a pack of hop pellets (Fuggles?). A little dark fruit.

T: Malt is carmelly and good. Hops are big but not overwhelming. Spice, citrus, pine.

M: Medium carbonation, slightly dry.

D: I love this style and here is another great example. Unique unto itself but very good.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 16:40:39 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2011-11-16 in New Berlin, WI.

A - Hazy amber-brown with a 2-finger tan head and good lacing.

S - Medium-roasted malt, mild citrus, pine and mild spice.

T - Much like the smell. Roasted malt, caramel, pine, earthy spice, citrus sweetness and bitterness. Dries fairly well with lingering roasted and citrus bitterness.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Smooth. Not bubbly.

O - Good flavor. Not in the same league as Troegs Nugget Nectar but a nice red.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 18:24:15 | More by Tucquan
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bootsdomino

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-21-2011 17:14:24 | More by bootsdomino
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz longneck.
A) Pours with a two finger head that settles out. A hazy amber body. Semi-sticky, big bubble lacing.
S) Apricot. Grapefruit rind. Subtle caramel. Mostly a hop dominated aroma.
T) A mellow dry grain flavor with a bold hop influence. Caramel notes. Grapefruit in the mix as well. A pleasant hop bite in the finish.
M) Medium body. Mellow fizz.
O) A well crafted amber ale. I'd definitely have another one.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 19:20:46 | More by u2carew
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assman79

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-20-2011 18:28:29 | More by assman79
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rattletrap968

Indiana

5/5  rDev +35.1%

11-19-2011 02:40:43 | More by rattletrap968
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milwaukee512

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

11-17-2011 06:23:27 | More by milwaukee512
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spointon

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-15-2011 19:50:26 | More by spointon
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-15-2011 02:22:17 | More by bpfrush
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nataku00

California

3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a murky, hazy rust orange color with a finger of off white head consisting of a mix of bubbles and tight foam. Head dissipates after a few minutes leaving a little lacing to a thin collar and a small patch of bubbles on the surface. Plenty of tiny bubbles floating up from the bottom.

Nose is pretty typical amber, light floral hops with a substantial caramel, toasted grain and bread malt backbone. Pretty well balanced though.

Taste follows the nose, a good amount of floral hop bitterness, before the malt takes over the tongue, toasted grain and bread with only some slight caramel malt sweetness. Finish is medium, and has a bit of fruity and floral flavor with lingering toasted bread flavor.

Light to medium body with a good amount of fine carbonation. Easy to drink and pretty solid amber ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 04:24:11 | More by nataku00
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GRG1313

California

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium/dark clear cranberry red with a short white head.

Nose is not real asserive. Light esters of stone fruit; pleasant.

Mouthfeel is thin but good. Well balanced; nice carbonation and inviting.

Flavors are assertive. A short fruity front palate that quickly hits you with big grapefruit skin/pine bitter that is bright and bold. Flavors are meaty and rich.

Big rich roasted grain undertones that leads into a bitter roasted finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 00:46:27 | More by GRG1313
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

3.1/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: red (duh). Hazy, not much of a off white head to speak of.
Smell: pleasant though a little nondescript. Some malt, a little fruit, a bit of a hop zing.
Taste: gonna punt as it's just as the nose would suggest though with even less zing.
Another decent brew that seems less than stellar with all the other great beers available.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 00:54:52 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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anglagard1

Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost more brown than red or amber.The smell of pine is intense, but in a pleasing way. Taste backs off the pine somewhat in favor of grapefruit; it has a definite IPA taste and mouthfeel to it, even a little bit of a Belgian IPA taste. The label claims it has a bold taste and it lives up to that. The predominant note is pine, very clean but direct. I think the taste matches perfectly with the 6.5% alcohol content, as it is an enjoyable beer but not one you're going to want to drink down too quickly. This is definitely a beer I will return to. Think of it as a cheep, available Hopslam that won't kick your ass if you try drinking more than 2.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 02:42:37 | More by anglagard1
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shand

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into an imperial pint.

I had really written off Lakefront, to be honest. After trying all of their baseline brews and having their bog-standard IPA being the standout of their lineup, I really wasn't planning on picking up any more of their brews. But then, I saw these pretty bombers at a local haunt for 5 bucks a pop. Reviews were good enough, I knew they were fresh, why not?

I'm glad I did, this is a great red. It's not much to look at or smell though. Big, quickly retreating head on a muddy red-orange body. Aroma is a muted hoppiness. The taste is really quite good though. Very bright citrus hops shine their way over an effervescent sweet, bready malt. These both make their way down to a smooth finish with just a bit of hops lingering on the tongue. Very balanced and well-composed.

This is a nice and smooth drinker, the mouthfeel is fairly light and has a perfect level of carbonation. The drinkability is the best aspect of this beer for sure though, it's been a while since I've had a beer this perfectly drinkable. This bomber emptied in record time,for sure. Which kind of leads me to my problem here, and it's a bit of a Catch-22. If this beer weren't in bombers, I probably would have never bought it. Now that I've bought it, I want it in six-packs because it's a great drinker that I'd love to keep in my rotation. Oh well, it's a great beer that I'll recommend.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 00:31:41 | More by shand
Fixed Gear from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.