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Fixed Gear - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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727 Ratings
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Ratings: 727
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 17
Gots: 63 | 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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4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy copper-amber pour with a tinge of red. Two finger off-white head with great retention and crazy lacing. Huge resiny, piney, malty nose with hints of toffee, caramel, brown sugar, blood orange, and a touch of grapefruit. The taste is just as bold and juicy as the nose. Hints of pine resin, pink grapefruit, blood orange, toffee, caramel, sweet bread, and brown sugar. The balance is perfect and the drinkability is off the charts! The mouthfeel is smooth with a subtle creaminess along with a bit of hoppy bitterness on the finish. Probably the best example of a Red Ale I've tasted.

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4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great hoppy amber ale; almost an IPA. Poured with a large cream colored foamy frothy head that lasts and lots of lace. Color is a hazy/cloudy medium. Aroma is hop malt a bit of earth. Flavor is like aroma and the hops are not too fruity which the way I prefer it. Body is good and so is carbonation. Finish is very good with a tapering malty sweet hop end. Session beer.

drpimento, May 21, 2010
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4.4/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damn good beer. Hoppy for an amber ale. It's red/brown and murky. I poured into a snifter. Good tan head, good lacing. Nose almost stings from hops, also caramel malts pop through. It drinks really smoothly. It's almost like a double ipa, but not quite as hoppy. The malts are definitely there and quite delicious. As an experiment, serve this beer to some Fat-Tire junkie and see what happens. I'd wager they would prefer this, unless they really didn't like hops.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As a cyclist, I cannot adequately stress how much I hate fixies. Riding one makes as much sense as driving a crankpowered car. But, hey, the bottle art is actually pretty cool, and I can't blame a brewery for hopping onto a trend.

Pours great. Deep, dark, fingernail polish red with an offpink head that laces greatly.

Smells like a nice, hoppy red. Rusty malt, sharp and lightly metallic, serves as a backdrop for a dry and fruity profile of west coast hops.

Tastes maybe a little breadier than what I'm used in the style, the yeast and the malt's backend are like an IPA, but the sharpness of the red malt is still nicely pronounced and the overall effect is really neat and nice.

This is the first "Wow!" beer I've had from Lakefront. There's a lot going on for the low ABV, it's unique, and there are absolutely no off nodes.

mynie, Jun 20, 2010
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4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into my Lakefront Shaker Glass (from the tour last year). Purchased at Woodman's in Kenosha because it was not available at my local Binny's.
Always look forward to seeing what the latest Wisconsin beer that they have that I can't get down here and was thrilled to see this.
Pours a dark amber color with little head. Bold aromas of pine and floral lead to a crisp and bold hop bitterness that lasts throughout the tasting.
The thing I don't like about some ales is the aftertaste, but this one is very satisfying and clean.
I would recommend it to the American Pale Ale drinker because I really don't think it fits into the category it is in.
Thanks again for keeping on your toes, Lakefront.

chetripley, Jan 17, 2012
Fixed Gear from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 727 ratings.