Fischer Tradition Amber - Brasserie Fischer / Fischer Biere d' Alsace
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Reviews by BedetheVenerable:
3.3/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: 24oz classy-looking brown flip-top bottle with classic label
Appearance: A hard pour produces a light amber beer with teeny tiny sediment (almost invisible) in suspension and a big pale ivory cap of large bubbles which recedes somewhat quickly but leaves a rocky island in the middle of the glass.
Smell: Uh oh. It smells like a Budweiser or any other macro lager; it's sweet, sugary, and nondescript, with a touch of grain
Taste: Odd. This is not what I was expecting. It's sweet for sure, but not really in that typical American macro-lager sense, as the aromas suggest. There's actually a decent bit of fruitiness to this, especially tart apple, backed with sweet caramel flavors and just a touch of hop bitterness/dryness at the end. Odd, but not bad.
Conclusion: Odd, but not bad; the aromas here had me running for the hills, but the flavors, while simple and a bit strange, are somewhat tasty actually, kind of like a mild caramel apple.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2009 03:13:33 | More by BedetheVenerable
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3.53/5 rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Got this one in France while on vacation last summer.
From a 65cl swing-top bottle into a mug.
APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, fluffy white head with great retention. Fades slowly to a good cap leaving some sticky lacing to the sides of the mug. Clear amber yellow with medium carbonation evident. A splotchy wisp and ring remain leaving some lacing down the glass. Good looking for the style.
SMELL: Caramel notes, toasted grain, grainy bread aromas with some floral and grassy hops in there.
TASTE: Follows the nose nicely. Caramel and toasted malts up front with some nice floral hop bitterness at the swallow. A big finish or bready sweetness, honey and caramel flavors, bitter floral hops and some grassy notes. Decently flavorful and enjoyable.
PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, smooth going down and finishes dry. Good feel.
OVERALL: I guess it's the anti-lager syndrome on this site, but this is a solid pale lager. No question about that. The nose and flavor were plenty enjoyable and well balanced, and the look was rather appealing as well. A good lager worth checking out if you're in France.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 07:54:03 | More by Jeffo
Fischer Tradition Amber from Brasserie Fischer / Fischer Biere d' Alsace
68 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.