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Fixed Gear - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
84
good

662 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 662
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 13
Gots: 41 | 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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matjack85

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

I picked up this single 12oz brown bottle at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99. No freshness date.

The beer poured a cloudy brownish apple cider color and produced a 1-finger apricot colored head on top which dissipated rather quickly, but still left some nice lacing around the glass.

Big pine and citrus hop aroma.

Here's a red/amber that will satisfy most hop heads. Big bold citrus and piney hops dominate the taste and the super high carbonation really brings them out. Light caramel and pale malts add a touch of sweetness and balance, but this is really hop city as far as flavor goes. Only 34 IBU's on the bitterness scale, so it's not overly bitter, just overly (or perfectly) hoppy.

Medium bodied and smooth, despite the high carbonation, and the alcohol is barely noticeable despite the 6.5% abv.

Not sure if red/ambers are supposed to taste like this, but I loved it.

05-12-2012 07:42:16 | More by matjack85
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AllenJasper

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

$1.49 single at Blue Max Liquors. Burnsville, MN.
Bottle to Mug

A: slightly brownish red, moderately opaque with one finger of white head.

S: floral / fruity scent, leaning towards orange.

T: very fruity taste, somewhat of an orange/grapefruit/beer hybrid. Slightly hoppy on the finish.

O: this is the best 'red' beer i've had to date.

01-31-2012 03:34:41 | More by AllenJasper
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shand

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Poured from a bomber into an imperial pint.

I had really written off Lakefront, to be honest. After trying all of their baseline brews and having their bog-standard IPA being the standout of their lineup, I really wasn't planning on picking up any more of their brews. But then, I saw these pretty bombers at a local haunt for 5 bucks a pop. Reviews were good enough, I knew they were fresh, why not?

I'm glad I did, this is a great red. It's not much to look at or smell though. Big, quickly retreating head on a muddy red-orange body. Aroma is a muted hoppiness. The taste is really quite good though. Very bright citrus hops shine their way over an effervescent sweet, bready malt. These both make their way down to a smooth finish with just a bit of hops lingering on the tongue. Very balanced and well-composed.

This is a nice and smooth drinker, the mouthfeel is fairly light and has a perfect level of carbonation. The drinkability is the best aspect of this beer for sure though, it's been a while since I've had a beer this perfectly drinkable. This bomber emptied in record time,for sure. Which kind of leads me to my problem here, and it's a bit of a Catch-22. If this beer weren't in bombers, I probably would have never bought it. Now that I've bought it, I want it in six-packs because it's a great drinker that I'd love to keep in my rotation. Oh well, it's a great beer that I'll recommend.

10-11-2011 00:31:41 | More by shand
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Minnesota

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New York

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Fixed Gear from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 662 ratings.