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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
Ranking:
#27,543
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
939
pDev:
12.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 939 |  Reviews: 172
Photo of BrewNoob1
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaltofOH
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
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 Says a lot, given this was two weeks out of date and the store didn't have it refrigerated.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 -3.2%
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 -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mikr
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Walleybeer
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Bammer21
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of life_of_agony
3.02/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FadetoBock
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Psg5062
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FitgerFanatic
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mpgrif2
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of kinggimp
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CratesRus
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

L- Gorgeous beer. About a finger of off-white head that lingers. Clear amber color borders on a dark orange depending on the light.
S- Alright. Not very aromatic. Mostly malt and bread notes. Some hops? Maybe...
T- Bitter malt. There is so much variation in what qualifies as a Red Ale that I am judging this by what it says on the bottle "American Red IPA" As such I was left wanting some more of the hops to come trough. Instead I get malt and caramel on the forefront and a standard bitterness on the back end. Solid but underwhelmed. Not as complex as I was expecting from the other reviews and its style. Maybe mine was old?
F- Medium body, smooth. Just the right amount of carbonation.
O- Solid but underwhelmed. Might buy it again but there are other reds I love much more.

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Photo of der_meister
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeymourDunn
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lunchboxhead
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of basaywhat
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle. Clear amber with an inch of off-white head. Aroma of caramel and bread crusts, pine, oranges and pepper. Smooth, medium-bodied. Toffee sweet with pine-tinged bitterness bursting through towards the finish.

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Photo of telescifly
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A decent addition to the rubric we call "American reds."
Looks interesting, particularly when held up to springtime sunlight.
Smells are mostly fruity hops with some sweeter malts in the background.
Tastes are not much different, except that the bitter hops come through as I drink more.
Feel gets subtractions because low carbonation does not chase away the bitter.
OA: Decent. I'll have this again, but only if I have lesser options.

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