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Fixed Gear | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 166 | Ratings: 910
Reviews by hackmann:
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3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: nice red ale with amber edges; one finger beige head that leaves some lacing on the glass

Aroma: moderate hop spice and roasted malts; the hops remind me of grapefruit and a hint of floral;

Flavors: crisp hoppy notes of citrus and spice; earthy caramel and grains; little rye bread feel

Mouthfeel: this 54 IBU rating shows some good bitter notes on the taste and aftertaste; the earthy malts make for a nice balance; light-moderate carbonation;

To the Point: it is a bold ‘red’ ale; red ale is not one of my favorite styles – but, I would buy this one again. It is an over hopped red ale and if you did a blind tasting on this ale you would guess – ‘American pale ale’

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Photo of metter98
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy reddish amber in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a half finger high beige head that gradually died down, consistently leaving a thin head covering he surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: A rather complex mixture of citrusy and floral hops is present in the nose along with notes of caramel malts and hints of pine resin hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but has a little more balance with the caramel malts and citrusy hops. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has a nice balance between the citrusy hops and caramel malts.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Very smooth maltiness and a very nice caramel taste midway and through the finish. A little high in the booze dept so don't drink too many. :-) Also don't think this one too cold, I think. That hampers the caramel taste.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 4/2012.

Pours a murky copper with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy latticework of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Uncapping the beer releases light grains, a touch of tartness, grassy hops and some citrus notes and light fruit. Pours orange amber with a slight haze under a thick, 2” rocky, protein heavy head. The lace is thick and clingy. Light caramel to toffee joined by light fruit and malt spice roll over the tongue culminating in a light bitter accent. Has a creamy, above average body and average carbonation.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of ehammond1
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


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.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ThreeDimesDown
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a clear copper with fluffy beige head that produces some nice lacing.

Aromas of citrus (pineapple) hops, light malts and a hint of sweet spice.

Taste has nice citrus flavors, pineapple and canned oranges, biscuity malts and a dry hop resin finish.

Thin to medium mouthfeel, high carbonation, crisp, and slightly dry.

Overall was nicely balanced and had some nice subtleties.

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Fixed Gear from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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