Fixed Gear | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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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
Ratings:
932
Reviews:
171
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12.8%
 
 
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Photo of Ricochet
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
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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Photo of ffshore545
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephens101
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
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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Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Luckydog91
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jack77
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dms844
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Krusader
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alawhorne
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of futiledevices
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimboLahey
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yaksurf
3.11/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of syzygy0
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bearshawks85
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hydrate
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%
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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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaltofOH
4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle best by 12/9/16. Oops. DFH tulip.

A: pours a clear dark red/Amber with 1 finger frothy light beige head that dissipates quickly to a thick ring of bubbles around the edge. Little visible carb to speak of.

S: toasted Amber ale malts, yummmm! Fresh black cherries and overripe bananas. Sweet.

T: first impression is dry and slightly hoppy/green. Mid palate is surprisingly crisp, dry, and toasty. Finish starts to turn malty, then into a woodsy bitterness with characteristic red ale toastiness.

M: solidly midweight, pretty dry and slightly astringent.

O: I have seen this on shelves, and it intrigued me. I am a fan of red ales, and this does not disappoint - toasty with body, but not excessively sweet. Very drinkable and I can see this pairing very well with food. Says a lot, given this was two weeks out of date and the store didn't have it refrigerated. Will bring a sixer back next time I visit.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Caramel, pine, toasted malt, medium bitterness

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Photo of Toynk
3.11/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mikr
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Walleybeer
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Fixed Gear from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
3.75 out of 5 based on 932 ratings.
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