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Fixed Gear | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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939 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States
lakefrontbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerFMAndy on 02-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,863
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
939
pDev:
12.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
181
Trade:
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3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jack_H_91
3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluehende
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jasadewi
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ricochet
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I'll start by saying this was in the back of my fridge since last year. "Best Buy" date is 10/16 so this is nearly a year old. I don't know why I put it away, but thought if it's an IPA, it gets better (or worse depending on opinion) with age. Gave it a shot tonight. I also discovered my bottle of Anger Management from Brew Keeper, it's over 8 years old. (Double IPA. Hmmm.)

This poured a dark brown and it varied in color lighter to darker like a black and tan? Checked it under light and indeed that was it. Fizzy throughout but little head and lace in the pour. Slight fruit scent with a touch of raisin ad maybe a bit of tar from the hops. Mouth was not bitter , went over without any fanfare but did foam up when let alone.

I think I put this one away because I didn't like it that much when I had it new. That's why the exclaimer at the beginning. If this mellowed the harsh, well age may be this beer's friend. Smooth, fruity, with a Jujy fruit back. Hints of the red/bitter come out. A touch sweet.

Well. I could drink THIS beer all night. It's very complex. I might have to get more and try it new to see if indeed there was a gap with age.

P.S. I've now rated 500 beers? Wondering when I get a FEZ? (Hello old school BA users. :)

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephens101
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep rich burgundy in color and topped with a pristine tan froth. It's a looker.

Aroma is malt forward with tea leaf and overripe plum following.

Tastes of tea leaf, spice and fruit juice with a tame and simple bitterness throughout the finish.

It's light from start to finish and drops a touch of alcohol heat off on the way down.

First I've had from this bunch, and not bad at all. Kind of enjoying the lack of pretension here.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Luckydog91
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jack77
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dms844
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Krusader
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alawhorne
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of futiledevices
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.11/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hydrate
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Did not like this. Tastes more like a lager than anything else, complete with throat burn. No hops or flavors or anything interesting. Think of the beer you drank in college when you had no cash. That's it!

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4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Fixed Gear from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 939 ratings
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