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
Ratings:
926
Reviews:
169
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12.8%
 
 
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23
Gots:
177
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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.6/5  rDev -4%

Photo of Gavage
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: coppoer in color with a 1" head that slowly falls. Thick lace paints the glass.

Smell: floral hops and a nice amount of caramel and fruit sweetness is easy to detect.

Taste: caramel, ripe plums, some grapefruit citrus tones, and nice floral bitterness creates a nice malty but hoppy red ale.

Mouthfeel: medium body. Light crispness to start, smooth and a touch dry at the finish. Aftertaste is malty but short lasting.

Drinkability: nice red ale that is easy to drink. If you are in the mood for a malty beer with some nice hop presence this one hits the spot.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to beerwolf77 for this brew.

22oz. Bomber

Pours a nice dark copper color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy off-white head, which leaves some nice small islands and sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with a slight hop note, lots of caramel. The taste is malty, sweet, slight hop note, slightly bitter, with a good dose of caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, a very tasty brew, but more on the malty side.

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Photo of stevoj
3.19/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

As a rider, I have an affinity for bicycle themed beers. This one’s not too bad, pours amber with modest foamy head, aroma is lacking but taste makes up for the shortfall. Nice hop bitterness, but not overdone, so it’s smooth and drinkable. I don’t like fixies, but I like this.

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Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of jzeilinger
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark amber red color with a fluffy, light tan colored head and nice carbonation.

S - Nice citrus grapefruit and pine nose, especially for a red ale (I'm used to getting more malt character). Caramel malt is a little biscuit like, but is a little subdued because of the hops.

T - Citrus hops hit the tongue up front with some fruitiness, followed by some caramel malt, then the hops return starting with citrus and morphs into a bitter pine finish with a little bit of a bite.

M - On the light side of medium body and a fairly clean finish.

O - For a red ale, I like the bitter bite as opposed to the toasted malt vibe from other reds I've had. I wish the flavor intensity could be dialed up a little and maybe a little more body.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tap pour @ Lakefront brewery

(A)- Pours a hazy dark caramel color that produced a good off-white head.

(S)- A bright hoppy pine with lemon & a light hay & caramel sweetness.

(T)- Same like the smell. A crisp & fresh hoppiness with a hay & light caramel sweetness.

(M)- A good carbonation level & balance. A good bittereness yet malty too.

(D)- A solid beer that has a good drinkability to it. Its very similar to their best selling Riverwest, only a bit bolder. Solid stuff right here.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle

A- Poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy dark reddish color with a nice off-white head with really good retention and lacing qualities.

S- The aroma is some malt, a hint of caramel and some hops.

T- The taste like the aroma has some smooth caramel malts up front with a dose of hops in the finish creating some bitterness. This one is very well balanced between the malt and hops.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, not bad. This beer went down very easy and has enough flavor to keep you interested. Worth a try.

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

A: Dark brazilian cherry in the glass is accompanied by a 3 finger high frothy, buff colored head that was well maintaining while leaving a generous amount of lace composed of thick concentric bands down the glass. Against strong lighting a rapid rate of carbonation rises aided by the etched markings of my duvel glass.

S: Hoppy pine with a nice toasted grain base is highlighted by flowery grapefruit. Some spicy citrus with hints of herbal lime elements is also there. Overall strength is moderate.

T: Toasted grains and caramel upfront are followed by a sharp, fresh lemony bitterness. Citrusy flowery hops and strong pine mix with a strong liking. Flowery hops with a dry malt sweetness is left behind on the tongue.

M: Thick malt base rests heavily on the tongue, creamy with some tingling carbonation presence on the tongue and inner cheeks. Some alcohol warmth and a bitterness of citrus and licorice on the fade.

D: Good drinkability, good representation and hop usage makes this a big red.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased from Ledger's Liquors in Berkeley, CA.

Pours a gorgeously coloured red-amber hue with a frothy, but not particularly persistent head of off-white. Lacing is decent and rather solid. Body is full and firm. Looks very nice indeed.

Nose is warm and full-bodied, with a relatively sweet malty tone cut through with a pleasant bite of citrussy hops. Hint of copper as well. From the depth in the sweetness to the classic hoppy characters, it appears canonically American.

Taste is smooth but relatively light. Grainy entry, spiked with a little lilting lemon hop character, before a faintly sweet, slightly carbonic mid-palate. Finish is dry, with a slight metallic twang and a hint of earthy yeast. Feel is smooth and pleasant, but the lightness is a little disappointing.

A decent brew with a good amount going for it. Drinkable, and stylistically pretty good. Certainly good enough to make me keep my eyes open for other Lakefront beers.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Fixed Gear from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
3.75 out of 5 based on 926 ratings.
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