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Fixed Gear - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
84
good

707 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 707
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 15
Gots: 56 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

KenC, May 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

mds1101, May 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

sbricker, May 12, 2012
Photo of matjack85
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked up this single 12oz brown bottle at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99. No freshness date.

The beer poured a cloudy brownish apple cider color and produced a 1-finger apricot colored head on top which dissipated rather quickly, but still left some nice lacing around the glass.

Big pine and citrus hop aroma.

Here's a red/amber that will satisfy most hop heads. Big bold citrus and piney hops dominate the taste and the super high carbonation really brings them out. Light caramel and pale malts add a touch of sweetness and balance, but this is really hop city as far as flavor goes. Only 34 IBU's on the bitterness scale, so it's not overly bitter, just overly (or perfectly) hoppy.

Medium bodied and smooth, despite the high carbonation, and the alcohol is barely noticeable despite the 6.5% abv.

Not sure if red/ambers are supposed to taste like this, but I loved it.

matjack85, May 12, 2012
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flasker, May 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

will1256, May 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

csmartin6, May 06, 2012
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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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DoubleSimcoe, Apr 29, 2012
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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
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JRod1969, Apr 25, 2012
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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
Fixed Gear from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 707 ratings.