Fixed Gear - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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753 Ratings
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Ratings: 753
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 20
Gots: 72 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 02-24-2010)
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3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance - Medium dark copper to amber. Hazy. Medium tall, off white head. Good persistence.

Smell - Mild medium roasted malts. Fairly prominent citrus hops. Hops more apparent than the malt.

Taste - Hint of sweet medium roasted malt. Toasty and caramel. Overpowered by heavy dose of grapefruity hops. Seems a little out of balance for a red ale. Flavor's not bad, though, seems a bit one note.

Mouthfeel - Medium.

Overall - I wouldn't expect the beer from its label. And I'd be disappointed if I were looking for a red ale.

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3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark orange, good initial head, some nice lacing, fades to a ring.

Smells of caramel malt, citrus hops, spiced apple

Caramel malt, wood, grapefruit rind, grass.

Medium-smooth mouthfeel.

Somewhat aggressively hopped for the style, I enjoyed it.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into Sam Adams perfect pint. Bottled Week 2 of October, 2011.

A - Hazy Brownish amber. Small vanilla head collapses to a small ring.

S - Has a great blend of some earthy/citrusy American hops along with established toasty malt. The malt seems to have some dark red fruit notes reminiscent of a good dubbel.

T - Really definitive toasty bready malt. There is a bit of some roasted malt bitterness throughout the whole flavor. Hops have a really earthy feel to it. Hops bitter finish is right there with the roasted malt.

M - The finish is neither sweet nor dry. I like the backbone of this beer with its full flavored medium body.

O - Has a good deep red color. Great complexity in the nose. The flavor is right in style with those toasty red malts, a little bit too much roastiness. Stylistic American hops. Good full body. This body fits right in line as a good American Red. It's worth mention that I have had this beer in my fridge and should have tried it much earlier.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a sixer when visiting Milwaukee for a wedding. My in laws took a tour of the brewery and were raving about it so I had to try it for myself.

A - dark reddish amber color. Nice thick and creamy head with good retention and stick.

S - Sweet bread smell with subtle hop notes. It is not overpowering, but also has some citrus characterstics.

T - Velvety balance of hops and rich and robust sweetness with a simple bitter finish.

O - Well crafted brew that I'm glad I had to opportunity to try.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

At the Safe House in Milwaukee

A - Amber color with red notes. Tan foam settles quickly. Nice lacing.

S - Scents of caramel malt, berries, and wood. Complex and inviting.

T - Disappointing. The flavor uderwhlems compared to the scent. Comes off a bit too heavy in malt for my liking. Off-balance or off-flavor.

M - Just too heavy to like. Not sure why, but it felt like a robust beer that shouldn't be one. I had truble finsihing this.

O - I'd pass. Was hoping for more but got an amber that was heavier than my meal. I think I'll pass on Lakefront for now.

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4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 Ounce brown bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Dark red opaque color with a slight tan head

Smell: Oddly it has somewhat of a apple scent which is pretty nice.

Taste: Starts out with a slight citrus hoppy type flavor that fades into a fruity sweetness that doesn't linger too long.

Note: I really like this beer even though it might not be complex or anything.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It's a very deep red garnet with a few amber hues. The head is off white and is around an inch thick.

Aroma: Sweet tropical fruits, grapefruit slight piney notes. Caramel malts, mild pistachio.

Taste: Lots of grapefruit, bready malts, sweet tropical fruits, piney, Very much hop forward with a meduim to full bodied mouthfeel with a nice crispness on the palate.

Notes: Very good and quite sessionable. Cheers.

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Fixed Gear from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 753 ratings.