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Fixed Gear - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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634 Ratings
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Ratings: 634
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 13
Gots: 34 | 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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aasher

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-17-2013 15:18:10 | More by aasher
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tap pour @ Lakefront brewery

(A)- Pours a hazy dark caramel color that produced a good off-white head.

(S)- A bright hoppy pine with lemon & a light hay & caramel sweetness.

(T)- Same like the smell. A crisp & fresh hoppiness with a hay & light caramel sweetness.

(M)- A good carbonation level & balance. A good bittereness yet malty too.

(D)- A solid beer that has a good drinkability to it. Its very similar to their best selling Riverwest, only a bit bolder. Solid stuff right here.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2010 21:39:29 | More by sweemzander
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mynie

Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2010 06:13:48 | More by mynie
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-13-2012 00:12:25 | More by IPAchris
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-15-2011 02:22:17 | More by bpfrush
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ADZA

Australia

4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright reddish copper hue with a creamy two finger head and lacing everywhere looks very enticing for a red ale,the smell Is pineapple,blood oranges,grapefruit and piney hops,the mouthfeel is medi with moderate carbonation that suits perfectly and has tastes almost exactly like aroma with hints of pineapple,citrus,boiled candy,blood oranges and finished with a piney hop bitterness and overall it's a nice representation of a fine red ale and ill be back for another one that's for sure sessionable and tasty need I say more.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 15:02:23 | More by ADZA
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

An amber reddish brew with a soapy white head...some floaties and haze, along with penty of carbonation. The aroma is a little hoppy, with some fresh pine and citrus qualities. A bit of malt comes out in the flavor, which is balanced but just a bit on the sweet side. It's really an average beer: it offers nothing spectacular, but also nothing objectionable. Drinkable and solid. I enjoyed it, but wasn't wowed.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 20:57:36 | More by Suds
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep reddish-amber color with an almost none existent tiny foam head. The head fades almost instantly leaving only a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is mostly of a caramel nature with some other sweeter and sugary aromas of brown sugar and molasses. Other aromas of a lightly toasted bread and a bit of an earthy and pine hop are there as well, producing overall a well-rounded smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a clean, lightly toasted bread flavor with a rather decent level of caramel sweetness. The caramel is joined by some brown sugar as the taste advances with the roast letting up a bit. All the while, some hop flavors start working their way onto the tongue with some flavors of an earthy and herbal nature coming to the tongue. With a little bit of tangerine and some light pine also joining the flavor at the end, a rather smooth, moderately sweet red flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of both its thickness and carbonation. Both are rather nice for the easy drinking feel of the brew all while upholding the sweeter and lightly hopped flavors nicely.

Overall – Very easy drinking but with a good level of flavor and complexity. A rather nice red overall.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2014 23:07:54 | More by Darkmagus82
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smartassboiler

Illinois

2/5  rDev -46.1%

04-14-2012 04:15:28 | More by smartassboiler
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ehammond1


3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle

Thanks for opening this with me, NoSignsOfPain!

Hazy amber body with an inch-high light khaki colored head that leaves irregular lines of lace down the glass.

Biscuity aroma with some pine hop presence and some caramel sweetness. Simple, accessible, enjoyable.

Moderately bitter with simple but enjoyable flavors of biscuit, pine, citrus, and caramel sweetness.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Appropriate and very drinkable.

A nice, drinkable, tasty amber. This really was quite good for the style, which isn't one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 23:43:05 | More by ehammond1
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dirty red-orange amber brew with a beige head. Looks chewy through all of the murk. Not a bad look for what I hope to be a pronouncingly hoppy red ale.

Earthy and citrusy hops co-mingle and evaporate into the nose above sweltering toasted malts. Despite the mere gentle roast, there is an attractive aroma of char in the beer. Top soil minerality ebbs and flows, but the balance created here is precise.

Sharp beginning with spicy earthy hops and notes of grapefruit pith and orange rind. Very dank, but semi-dry. Toasty roast gets a lot of attention as it passes across the palate like bitter grit. Flowery tea infusion notes are interesting, but somewhat harsh in position. There's a clunky alcohol presence that kind be tasted. Finishes with spicy bitterness and a second burst of carbonation. This beer is quite airy and of the crushing kind. The body travels at a medium speed, but features all kinds of texture. Drinkability is about a C+ to a B-. Fixed Gear is not a red ale I'd scoff at, nor one that I would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 22:39:24 | More by thecheapies
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-09-2014 23:46:07 | More by ZEB89
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ngeunit1

California

4.23/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy amber-red with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel and bready malts with grapefruit and pine hops and a touch of red fruit.

T - Starts off with sweet caramel malts with some grapefruit and citrus hops and some bitterness. Through the middle, some bready malts come through with some resiny pine hops and some more bitterness. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel malts, tropical and pine hops, and a bit of red fruit.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and lightly bitter and dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice balanced red ale with a good malt and hop balance and a nice hop profile.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 02:48:23 | More by ngeunit1
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-13-2013 16:01:50 | More by Whiskeydeez
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours deep reddish amber with sparse head and some lacing. Nose features fair amount of citrus and pine followed by a decent grain presence. Taste is higher in the bitterness dept with nice citrus fruit as well as pine and caramel. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation. Overall a nice well balanced hop forward brew.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2013 20:34:34 | More by homebrew311
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jera1350

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2010 22:05:47 | More by jera1350
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-12-2013 00:10:23 | More by buckyp
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-27-2013 23:52:10 | More by BeerForMuscle
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matjack85

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-31-2013 00:45:24 | More by seeswo
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-02-2013 00:25:24 | More by st9647v3
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-02-2013 23:35:40 | More by IrishColonial
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-28-2012 03:39:13 | More by DonFrap
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep burnt orange/amber body, 1 finger head, great lacing

S: pine, pineapple, peach, malt, light biscuit/bread aroma

T: sweet pineapple/peach, mild floral, pine, light bread,
slight oily

M: med body, light sticky/oily

O: Another fine Lakefront special beer!
I would highly recommend this others, fascinated
by the hoppy American Red Ales.

VERY GOOD, WORTH TRYING!

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 19:55:22 | More by BeerLover99
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-06-2012 14:08:41 | More by hilgart1
Fixed Gear from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 634 ratings.