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

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Added by BeerFMAndy on 02-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,073
Reviews:
175
Ratings:
946
pDev:
12.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 946 |  Reviews: 175
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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Photo of Peepskp
3.21/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chris48083
4.77/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Millersbrewers
4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swalter
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gambyt20
2.54/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of nstygles
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_C
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeysun23
4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bubseymour
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eldoctorador
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of farrago
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a healthy three finger head of deep tan foam, nice density with cratering at the pour point, ends up in a hilly surface with a few big splotches for lacing, no true streaks. The liquid is a deep reddish orange with a fair amount of floaties darkening it further, minimal clarity, only a few bubbles visible here or there. Caramel infused nose with copious amounts of bread and biscuit, roasty with orange peel, pine sap and sun warmed tar notes, the tropical pineapple, guava fruit seems more sluggish than juicily flowing, overall staying power is good. Medium-bodied, the low carbonation leaves it flat-footed emphasizing thickness over expression of flavor. Dry and herbaceous with a peppery streak, not much sweetness in the orange to lemon citrus nor the apricot, pineapple, green apple fruit. Cocoa powder and nuttiness joins the breadiness, the caramel or butterscotch element loses grip. Leaves a roasty sort of taste and residue behind. Does not have a clipped finish but does not seem long either, more evidence of a compact presentation. While sampled well within its drinking window, this strikes one as a brew best sampled super-fresh.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fixed Gear from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 946 ratings