Fixed Gear - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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3/5 rDev -18.9%
The color is on the lighter side of red, like a orange amber color more then anything. There is a dense cap.
The aroma is on the sweeter side of the spectrum,some esters and fruits.
The flavors made me think of caramel apples. Once again on the sweeter side with a mellow hop presence that offers light esters and citrus.
The mouthfeel is full and silky, most likely from the serving being from tap.
A decent enough beer to get for my Friday fish and chips outings, but i normally don't have much to choose from.
02-11-2012 06:24:23 | More by ChadQuest
3.03/5 rDev -18.1%
Appearance - Medium dark copper to amber. Hazy. Medium tall, off white head. Good persistence.
Smell - Mild medium roasted malts. Fairly prominent citrus hops. Hops more apparent than the malt.
Taste - Hint of sweet medium roasted malt. Toasty and caramel. Overpowered by heavy dose of grapefruity hops. Seems a little out of balance for a red ale. Flavor's not bad, though, seems a bit one note.
Mouthfeel - Medium.
Overall - I wouldn't expect the beer from its label. And I'd be disappointed if I were looking for a red ale.
09-04-2012 02:50:25 | More by scaliasux
3.03/5 rDev -18.1%
12 fl oz bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:
A - Pours a chill hazed amber color with a nearly white, thin head of 1.5 fingers. Retention is poor. Meh.
S - Piney hops notes, caramel, grapefruit, and crystal malt. A bit hoppier than I was expecting, but pretty pleasant all together. Mild to medium strength.
T - Bold dry hopping lends an overbearing hops presence to this one. Resinous pine masks much of the malt character. Balanced extremely poorly (at least for the style). I can appreciate the style deviation, but this one's not built very well.
M - Smooth and wet. Light to medium bodied.
D - This one'll satisfy those looking for a prominent hops presence (albeit an imbalanced one). I'll pass on it in the future though.
02-07-2012 00:07:14 | More by blakelive784
3.05/5 rDev -17.6%
Huge thanks go out to BeerFMAndy for this bottle!
Bottled the 3rd week of February, 2010.
Poured into a pint glass. Pours a very dense cloudy dark amber with a large rocky tan head on top. This head retains as well as any that I have seen. Lots of sticky lace and webbing clings to the glass. The nose is a bit underwhelming. I expected a sharp hoppy scent, but this carries some mild citrus, toast, and toffee. Nothing stands out though.
Like the nose, the body is a slight disappointment. It's somewhat creamy and smooth, but it's a little thin. The carbonation level is low-to-moderate. Hopefully the flavor will make up for the shortcomings. Hmm. Not so much. There's some orange zest noted, finishes a little tart and sour. A nice sweet balance in there with hints of caramel and toffee. Bitterness is low.
This really wasn't what I was expecting. I guess my scores correspond to my expectations. Maybe I need to go into each beer with no preconceived notions (?). Still, it was decent, just underwhelming is all. Thanks again, Andy!
04-27-2010 19:20:42 | More by Onenote81
3.1/5 rDev -16.2%
Appearance: red (duh). Hazy, not much of a off white head to speak of.
Smell: pleasant though a little nondescript. Some malt, a little fruit, a bit of a hop zing.
Taste: gonna punt as it's just as the nose would suggest though with even less zing.
Another decent brew that seems less than stellar with all the other great beers available.
10-30-2011 00:54:52 | More by cindyjeffsmith
3.1/5 rDev -16.2%
I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was amber colored even though it really is a red ale. Who cares right? The beer had a tan head and the beer had a great smell of vanilla. The beer was nice and clean tasting with a very faint vanilla taste on the initial hit. I think I will give this beer another shot.
06-09-2014 17:39:55 | More by Minkybut
3.15/5 rDev -14.9%
Poured from 22oz bottle into a glass.
Pours a thick creamy head that dissipates quickly leaving bits of itself along the glass to remind you it was there there.
Color is a cloudy golden amber with particles of "flavor" floating around. Looks delicious.
Smell is good although a bit bland. An obvious odor of hops with a variety of citrus notes and a hint of other fruits. The beer isn't particularly aromatic.
Initial taste met with a warm rendition of the odor which disappears quickly which turns into a neuteral flavor before ending with a slightly Carmel like flavor. The aftertaste is a somewhat unpleasant bitter hop flavor. At least the beer has the ability to leave a flavor in you mouth but if it only had the decency to leave a good one.
The beer isn't bad but not good enough for me to want to pay money for it. I wouldn't turn it down if it was offered to me though.
08-10-2011 01:32:20 | More by r3dsix
3.2/5 rDev -13.5%
At the Safe House in Milwaukee
A - Amber color with red notes. Tan foam settles quickly. Nice lacing.
S - Scents of caramel malt, berries, and wood. Complex and inviting.
T - Disappointing. The flavor uderwhlems compared to the scent. Comes off a bit too heavy in malt for my liking. Off-balance or off-flavor.
M - Just too heavy to like. Not sure why, but it felt like a robust beer that shouldn't be one. I had truble finsihing this.
O - I'd pass. Was hoping for more but got an amber that was heavier than my meal. I think I'll pass on Lakefront for now.
07-27-2012 16:58:27 | More by socon67
3.23/5 rDev -12.7%
12 fl oz bottle served in a pint glass
A - Pours a pale red brown with healthy white head but weak retention
S - Mild hop presence a little floral and citric. Sweet bread aroma
T - Lots of hops, piney and citric but very little to no malt flavor an unusual blend for the style. Lacking balance no toasted character.
M - Light body and easy drinking just not much reward I am afraid
O - It is bold as the label says but not one I would repeat.
02-18-2012 18:53:07 | More by muskiesman
Fixed Gear from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 668 ratings.