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Fixed Gear - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Ratings: 759
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 21
Gots: 80 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 02-24-2010

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Photo of jera1350
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a pint glass more of a cloudy burnt orange than red color. A nice rich and creamy tan head sits atop and leaves some nice lacing.

Generously hopped with a crisp citrus character. Caramel malt as well.

A pretty balanced brew, but not skimping on neither hops nor malt. The hops offer a good dose of citrus/pine. Their is plenty of caramel malt present as well.

The feel is smooth and the body is medium.

A very well crafted amber. There are now several good hopped up amber and I would put this one in that same boat. Worth a try indeed.

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lakefront Fixed Gear, American Red Ale, 22 oz. bomber

Hazed crimson coloration, bountiful beige head, a good inch, lasting and lace leaving.

Malty, fruity nose, nothing too distinct, soft, pleasant.

Taste: light hops up front, then malt, and sweetness, various fruits, apple, cherry, ...bright, plump malt. Really has the character of an Irish Red, but with American hops involved. Not too many, mind you, scarcely any bitterness, no, malt and sweetness dominate.

Big flavor, immense drinkability, ...very likable. Wish this were in a 6-pack of 12-ouncers, rather than an a bomber. But this is a bolder beer than Lakefront normally brews. So, cheers to that!

Photo of vs283204
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 22 oz bomber picked up at Groppi's in Bay View. No "bottled on" date stamped, though there's a space on the label.

Appearance is excellent - great clarity, smooth pour, very even and healthy carbonation. The head pours a faint off-white, and stays throughout. Medium bubble size, reddish amber.

Aroma is adequate, but just a bit above average. Sweet malts, very faint English hop presence. Almost Goldings or Palisade-like, but I might be smelling the large amount of crystal malt.

Taste is also very good, but not stellar. A little heavy on the darker crystal malt without enough sweetness to completely balance it out. Very faint higher alcohol flavor, which also detracts a tiny bit.

Overall I'd say it seems to have a bit more dark malt than it should, without enough sweetness or hop presence for balancing. Very good, just a little shy of being perfect.

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Fixed Gear from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 759 ratings.