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Fixed Gear - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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681 Ratings
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Ratings: 681
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 14
Gots: 45 | 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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Photo of chodinheaven
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%

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
Photo of fuzzcherry
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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

jbierling, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of hinemk76
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

hinemk76, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of mecmd
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%

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
Photo of gauldk
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

gauldk, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of AlphaKing414
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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

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

Davekim_md, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of alalvarez75
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

alalvarez75, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of TTAmod
4.23/5  rDev +14.3%

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
Photo of thepubliclauren
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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

jawneyt, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of theholdsteady
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

theholdsteady, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of Chrixsus
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Chrixsus, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of cagocubs
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%

A friend of mine living in Milwaukee suggested this beer b/c I was looking for good red/ambers. Poured from bottle into pint glass.

A: Pours amber with a white 1 finger head. Does not retain well, but does have minor lacing where the head stuck around.

S: Earthy, citrus, hops, and come sweet caramel.

T: Earthy tones are hops, fruit (citrus), pine. The citrus and bitter hops make this a legit amber ale. Caramel malts give this a nice balanced taste.

M: Good mouth coating. Had that "wet" feeling all the way through. Good aftertaste and bitterness not overboard.

cagocubs, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev +8.1%

ssimpson89, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of Suds
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

Suds, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of Biestie
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Biestie, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of McBadger
1/5  rDev -73%

McBadger, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of Mick-e-d
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Mick-e-d, Mar 04, 2012
Fixed Gear from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 681 ratings.