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Fischer Tradition Amber - Brasserie Fischer / Fischer Biere d' Alsace

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Fischer Tradition AmberFischer Tradition Amber

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BA SCORE
68
poor

346 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 346
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 22.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Fischer / Fischer Biere d' Alsace visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-22-2001)
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Photo of mempath
3.53/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

pours an apple cider (vinegar) yellow amber...nice fluffy head dissipates fast with some lacing.

actually smells a bit like a sparkling apple cider. i like it, but can't seem to find other smells i expect or want to smell.

taste is about as crisp as a sparkling cider. flavor is a bit sweet/sour in an interesting way, but mouthfeel is quite thin and there's virtually no finish. i wouldn't say it's 'dry' either...actually very drinkable. great with a sandwich. good alternative to a soda.

mempath, Mar 13, 2010
Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
3.53/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Stubby oversized bottle with swing top. Served in a pint glass. Code LO309E. Sampled 11/18/11.

A: Pours with 2 fingers of foamy head, off-white in color, that fizzes away leaving a lumpy, crater-filled cap as it recedes. A soapy film is left in its wake. The body is exceptionally clear and very light amber orange in color. A spare smattering of lace is left behind.

S: Malt dominant - or rather, little to no detectable hops. Generic grains with faint toasted aromas of cereal and caramel. Off-putting metallic notes throughout.

T: I'm not going to lie, the taste is A LOT better than I expected given the aroma. And I think most of the 'C' rating is a little unfair. This beer has clean flavor with a light fruity sweetness. It's actually pleasant and extremely easy to drink.

M: Medium-light body with a more substantial mouthfeel than anticipated, probably due to the prolonged fizziness on the tongue - lively and fizzy. Moderate sweetness.

O: My experience was more enjoyable than the collective BA opinion. I guess I'm in the minority, but I thought this beer was half-decent.

FeDUBBELFIST, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of sgaloob
3.53/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had a good frothy head; 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass, served "refrigerator cold".

I wouldn't say the color is amber, I'd really say it's more of a caramel.

Had a flowery taste, but tasted "thin" in terms of carbonation. For how well it held its head, it ended up being a little watery. Went down very smooth, no chewing needed.

Overall, I really enjoyed this beer, and was surprised to see that it only got a "C" on here.

sgaloob, Aug 30, 2010
Photo of Jeffo
3.53/5  rDev +20.9%
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.

Jeffo, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.51/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

probably not as bad as indicated here, but a rather plain take on the style. the pour from the brown flip top bottle is the best feature, developing almost a nitro looking cream head above a bronze tinted liquid. the nose is sweet, like fresh baked desserts all lined up. pie crust flavors also abound, with minimal hop presence and a bit of unfermented sugar left over in the finish. nothing off or offensive in my bottle. not sure why such low scores for this here. medium body, it drinks pretty well, but the finish is quite sweet. fine carbonation and the head has lasted roughly the whole glass. not everyday I get to drink beer from france, so this was a treat, despite being a relatively ordinary brew.

StonedTrippin, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of fattyre
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear medium dark reddish golden color with a large rocky white head and a medium mouthfeel. The smell is spicy and fresh leafy herbal. The taste is acidic and astringent causing a sharpness on the tongue with a slight hoppy finish. I found this beer to be suprisingly complex-perhaps a flemish red ale connection?

fattyre, Mar 25, 2003
Photo of crossovert
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Comes in an amazing looking bottle not that it matters. It's a 22oz pop top with a unique design. Pours with a nice large foamy head and leaves a little lacing. Color is dark amber, reminiscent of American Amber lager/ale brews.

Smell isn't too intense. Has some faint floral hops, nuttiness, and some toasty grain.

Tastes like a craft American Amber ale. Has a nice bit of hops, toasty malts, and some fruity sweetness, apple cider vinegar like, slightly sour. Has a decent carbonated mouthfeel with a slight bit of wateriness, but leads to a semi dry finish.

The alcohol is hidden well. It has an okay drinkability but the 22 ouncer is enough for me in one sitting.

Not my favorite style of beer but this one will wet your whistle if you are in tune with the American Craft Ambers. A great value at $2.10.

crossovert, Aug 13, 2009
Photo of Beermazter310
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

nice 22 ounze bottle with a swingtop poured into a pint glass amber color, off white head. smells of floral hops. tastes nice and smooth, A little on the sweet side, could use more bitterness. good smooth mouthfeel with good carbonation. overall a very drinkable good amber beer. very simple with nothing offensive about it. I would buy it again..

Beermazter310, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of kwalrus13
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

kwalrus13, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of Bunnyhop
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear, reddish-golden, medium dark French Amber Ale, with a large, rocky, white head. The smell is herbal and sweet, with a hint of spice. The taste has an acidic beginning followed by a smooth sweetness. The body is somewhat "medium" and flat in my mouth. Overall I was surprised by the taste, and it was a bit flat, but I Iiked it...drinkable. I did notice though, as it warmed up I liked it less, it started to become a bit vinegary.

(source: Savannah, GA)

Bunnyhop, Feb 05, 2003
Photo of chocosushi
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

chocosushi, May 28, 2012
Photo of Anew
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

Anew, Jan 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

JohnCrossTavern, Jan 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

6thstreetbrewpub, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Joshgonzales79
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

Joshgonzales79, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of MidloRapid
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

MidloRapid, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of yen157
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was as gold as it gets. I’m not talking about yellow gold, but a brilliant gold flecked with orange. The beer had a bright white head marred by some very large bubbles. Noticeable grassy hops, some butterscotch, and something sweet and sour. I’ll call it green apple or cherry candy for the lack of something better. Nice lager malt flavor and a dry finish made even dryer from acidity, astringency, and alcohol. Hops are sure and steady and counter the potential awkwardness (not imbalance, awkwardness) that would exist without them. As the beer warms a very tiny amount of toasted malt comes out. Carbonation and body were very fitting for this beer.

I’ve had other Fischer beers, but none that I remember that well. This is exactly what I would expect from Alsace. I am a huge fan of the wines, but this beer would pair very well with the regional cuisine.

yen157, Apr 11, 2003
Photo of Wservati
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

Wservati, Feb 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

BillRoth, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of livingtodie
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

livingtodie, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of mrfrancis
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

mrfrancis, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of BrownAleMale
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

BrownAleMale, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of markdrinksbeer
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

markdrinksbeer, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of BobLuvBeer
3.48/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Nice amber color. Creamy head, and visible carbonation.

Aroma: Biscuit aroma.

Taste: Very balanced in taste. Starts with a thick malt feel and that is quickly moved aside by an slightly acidic or green apple bitterness. Finishes with an astringent hopness.

BobLuvBeer, Jul 04, 2004
Fischer Tradition Amber from Brasserie Fischer / Fischer Biere d' Alsace
68 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.