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Fixed Gear - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Ratings: 770
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 23
Gots: 90 | 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 TheSSG
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a thick, dense, off-white head chock-o-block with resin, great persistence, and leaves nice lacing. Big notes of grapefruit in the nose. Slightly hazed, burnt sienna color. Starts bitter with big grapefruit hop flavor. Builds to a nice medium-high bitterness, and then the malt starts to pop through, and the finish is biscuit with a floral-like hop bitterness lingering.

This is fantastic. EVERYTHING a hoppy red ale SHOULD BE!

Photo of 9InchNails
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I could tell this was going to be a nice looking beer from the pour. Nice creamy off white tan head. Golden edges, a fiery red center, with a lot of fast moving tiny bubbles. Some sediment as well with the final pour. Nice creamy lacing on the glass.

Big time citrus hops, some pine and a sweet maltiness. If this smells the way it tastes, I'm in for a delicious treat.

Nice taste, much like the aroma. Citrus, some piney hops meets a sweet toasted maltiness. Some caramel and nut comes through.

Some prickly carbonation, nothing extreme. Light body, not really heavy at all. Feels nice, no complaints here.

Quite a tasty brew. Beautiful looking beer, even the creamy head made it down to the bottom of the glass. It's not that filling either and quite a easy brew to drink. This is a lot tastier than the IBA I recently had by Lakefront Brewery. If you can get your hands on this, don't hesitate, you most definitely should try it.

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 770 ratings.