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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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264 Reviews

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Reviews: 264
Hads: 359
Avg: 2.9
pDev: 26.55%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Fischer / Fischer Biere d' Alsace visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-22-2001

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Photo of Jeffo
3.53/5  rDev +21.7%
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.

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Photo of allengarvin
2.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Like the previous poster, I love the larger swingtop bottles for homebrew.

Appearance: Clear amber tint, a little on pale side.

Aroma: Dusty, bready aroma. Hint of hops.

Flavor/Body: Slightly sweet malt character, with a touch of hops in the finish. Medium-low body.

Not a very interesting beer; it's too bad none of Fischer's good beers are imported to the US.

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Photo of Mitchster
2.05/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Pours out to a sparkingly clear light amber, forming a small off-white head with average retention and lacing. Carbonation is moderate. The aroma is very similar to Heineken with my eyes closed...faint grassiness, floral hops, clean lager ferment, but with a touch of caramel and toffee. The mouthfeel is bright and crisp at first but finishes very ruddy with a twang of wet cardboard and some higher alcohols. Medium bodied. The taste begins with a nice blend of grassy hops and delicate pale malts, but is followed by greasy caramel, vegetable oil, and cardboard. The aftertaste is somewhat acrid and I feel a headache coming on from this one. Bitterness is mild.

I would pass on this one. It has promise but ends horriby. I don't think I'm going to be able to finish this bottle. Ugh.

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Photo of Metalmonk
3.65/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this with a Vietnamese dish and it paired up perfectly. Poured an amber color with a head that was small but stuck around a good while.

Aroma is light sweet malts, somewhat grassy, mild spiciness.

Flavor is a sweet and soft maltiness, faint dessert spices in the back, but it's really the sweetness that impresses. Not too sweet, definitely not cloying, just a simple, well-rounded flavor. Mouthfeel achieves a softness despite having ample carbonation.

It won't blow your mind, but it's a very drinkable beer if you're looking for something simple and unchallenging and with plenty of integrity.

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Photo of Todd
2.22/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Clear and bright amber beer with a massive froth of a creamy ass head that sticks and stays. Metallic in the nose with wet paper aromas -- why me?

Wet paper carries over to the flavour, which leads me to believe that my sample is tainted with some minor oxidation. Sucks, but we move on ... malt flavours are grainy, barely sweet, but there's some fruity flavours that attempt to meld with the citric hop flavours that seems a bit contrived. Again, I'm disappointed. Mouthfeel is smooth-ish, body is light. Finish is clean with some residual grain flavours and a coarse leftovers on the palate.

There's too many beers in the world to waste your time with this one. Cool flip-top ceramic bottle though, but unfortunately that does not make a beer.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
2.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Fischer- Amber

A- Clear ruby red with a absolutely huge thick frothy head. Chunky foamy lacing. Good looking beer. Off to a good start here.
S- Very fruity sweet. Grapes, vinegar, corn husk, and creamed corn.
T- Very sweet fruitiness. Mild corn husk with vegetable funkiness. Mild grassy hops with a dry cereal grainy malt finish.
M- Sweet and fruity with a dry grassy ending.

Overall- This 1 looks good but falls flat. A typical Euro Lager. Cool bottle though.

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Photo of Redrover
3.33/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16.9 oz brown bottle with the cool ceramic swing top. Great looking package.

Beer pours a nice dark gold with a decent fluffy head. Decent lacing.

Beer has some malt in the nose, perhaps a bit of green grain as well. Very light smelling especially for an ale.

On the first taste, I get quite a bit of malt sweetness. A bit of alcohol, honey and fruit come in a bit latter. Not very complex, but maybe would be a god introductory beer for someone who is ready to take a small step towards better beers.

Mouthfeel is nice, soft & creamy. This may be the best aspect of the beer.

Drinkability falls squarely in the average range.

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Photo of beerguy101
2.06/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Dark gold color. Large head. Aroma is grainy and malty with a hint of corn sweetness, A medium bodied amber. Malts are sweet, touch of corn?, nutty and sweet. Hops are barley spicy. Overly sweet and not very hoppy, touch of alcohol, and kind of bland. Fizzy and over carbonated. Can’t decide if it’s a drain pour or not. It’s not that good, but it is worthy of early disposal. It a borderline call. Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter, with a really bizarre and somewhat unpleasant lingering aftertaste.

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Photo of ADR
2.01/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Medium brown/golden color with a good 1/2 inch head with character. Husky smell, a little nut and a little sulfur. Seedy flavor, seriously strays toward papery (some reminders of that paste some kids ate in First Grade). Some metallics as well. Light mouthfeel and a bit of a dry finish with some lime. This brew is pretty dang foul, I had to struggle to finish the second glass. At least it comes in singles, but a swing top only has limited amusement value when faced with this mixture of wheat paste and mostly dried rubber cement.

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Photo of nickd717
3.1/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16oz swingtop bottle at work (first work tick, hell yeah!).

Pours, well, amber, with decent clarity and a small white head.

The aroma is caramel malts and grain, maybe some appley yeastiness.

The flavor is rather simple. Caramel malt, slight nuttiness and earthiness, somewhat sweet.

Medium-light bodied with carbonation on the higher end.

Overall, pretty run-of-the-mill, but nothing offensive to it.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pale amber, hue of orange. trace head, patchy lacing.

S: faint malt, bread, grain

T: sweet grain, hint of caramel and bread, mild bitter finish.

M: light body, low/med. carbonation, prickly on the tongue, dry finish

D: Ok, I never knew that France even made beer, let alone had it available at my local store, until I read it on this site. Thought I would give it a go; love their wine and cheese. This is just an average Euro lager. Do not seek it out, but it's not awful.

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Photo of bditty187
1.94/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This beer pours a very nice amber with a chunky off-white head. The smell is sweet-apple… something. The taste kills this beer for me. I hate ciders and this tastes way too much like a cider. Way to freaking sweet! It is smooth but once the taste hits… yuck! I did not care for this at all and I will struggle to finish this beer.

If this beer is flawed (and maybe it is) I doubt if I will ever find out because this beer was crap. Way to go France!

This rating is inflated based on its look!

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Photo of Offa
3.68/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is light and simple but tasty and drinkable.

Light amber and bubbly, it has a big, off-white head that soon shrinks to thin foamy top and a little weak lace.

The aroma is dried grain, honey, herbs, grass, leaves, hints of minerals and grapefruit.

The taste is a good, basic lager with a decent, zesty-hoppy pine and herbal finish. The taste has breadcrust, hints of wine and pine, herb and citrus, but all light and with a definite, thin, mineral0-water quality and body. It is, however, very pleasant and fairly refreshing.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.11/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours light amber with a white fizzy head. No retention, no lace.

Light caramel notes, some light vegetal bitter notes.

Light caramel and malt, some light hop bitterness, some sucrose sweetness, a little malt on the palate with light bitter in the finish.

Medium body, could use a bit more carbonation.

A food washer at best. Nothing special, but not hateful. But you can do better.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
2.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Out of a flip-top bottle this beer was hazy honey gold color. The head was huge, a three-finger tower of cream colored bubbles that retained very well as a cap and left scattered lacing. The aroma was semi-sweet, a blend of slightly doughy malt, caramel malt, floral hops and herbal hops. The flavors started on a sweet note of caramel malt that then became more musty and earthy. The hops and malt did not seem to blend together well and produced a dull effect on the tongue. The body was medium, the mouthfeel average and the carbonation average. Not a bad beer, but not a good one either.

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Photo of TastyTaste
2.23/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Looks like a nice red lager (even though it states ale on the neckband). Smell is off the charts of any amber I have ever come across. A strong carmel/malt/grass smell is almost overpowering. Bland. Very bland. Not much sweetness for an amber, creamy head with a malty presence. For a supposed ale the lack of hops is frustrating. Whe

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Photo of jsprain1
2.73/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours essentially a light amber, with a thick off white head that disappates very quickly.
S- Smell is a bit earthy, with just a bit of a grainy and minerally character to it.
T- Initially grainy, but there is a little depth to it, with some toasted notes. There is a mineral character in the finish though that is a bit off putting.
M- Lighter than I would like. Almost nothing in the finish.
O- A decent beer, but nothing memorable. There are worse, but there's many more better in the style.

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Photo of FreshHawk
2.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Light tawny/copper color. Slightly above average off-white head with decent retention.

S - Grain and some caramel malt, slight apple and lemon scent along with some earthy/herbal hops.

T - Mirrors nose for the most part. Mostly grainy and caramel malts with some nuttiness too. Alcohol is present but not really strong. Slight earthy/herbal hops.

M - Light body and somewhat thin.

D - Fairly drinkable, but with the flavors, I probably wouldn't drink a lot of these.

Notes: Not a horrible beer, but slightly below average.

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Photo of HardTarget
2.24/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Flip top brown bottle without a date, served in a Fischer tulip glass.
Aroma: A heavy bread like yeast/metallic smell.
Appearance: Hazy brown amber with a fluffy white head. Nice lacing.
Flavor: Hrm… the yeasty note in the aroma comes through strongly, and not quite pleasantly. A toasted malt flavor peeks it head out from all that yeast. There is a wet cardboard/oxidation flavor as well
Mouthfeel: Medium heavy body that triggers a mild chew. A bit of oil extends the aftertaste.
Overall Impression: Different. The bready yeast element was a bit much for me, but did remind me of “fresh beer”. Drinkability… I’m not up for another, but it is fairly light and I could see others making a session out of it.

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Photo of gatornation
2.83/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured from a swingtop bomber into pint glass it was a rusty/golden color with a minimal head and a little lacing..the smell was bitter with some malts some bread some spice.the taste was ok it was cereal/grain with some malts some rice and a metallic bitter taste..i finished the bomber but was glad it was gone the best thing about this brew was the bottle

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Photo of Amalak
2.8/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I had out of a big bottle with a flip-top plastic cork. No idea the actual volume.
A. Brown and clear with a good deal of bubbles. A big bubbly white head with good lacing.
S. Cider scent with malt.
T. The taste gets progressively worse. Kind of like a cidery PBR. The first taste is nice, smooth and malty. It's the aftertaste that really detracts from this brew. It's not horrible by any means, but it's a poor tasting cider, and I don't like cider or very malty beverages.
M. It leaves a cidery aftertaste that is kind of sour.

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Photo of armock
1.68/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A - Poured a clear amber color with an off white head

S - Is of sweet malt apple scents and soggy bread

T - Things get real bad real quick here like drinking bad apple cider

M - This beer has a thin body with high carbonation to it

D - Save yourself some money and stay away from this beer its just not good unless your into rotten apple beer

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Photo of Rayek
2.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pale amber color with great clarity and mild carbonation. Slightly rocky head has OK retention and leaves bits of lace.

S: Rather clean. Some toffee sweetness and maybe a hint of apple.

T: A little too macro-like for my tastes. Mild toffee and caramel sweetness up front provides the majority of the beer's complexity. The remainder is bland, but balanced. Sweet/bitter balance is good. There just isn't much going on. Certainly not a bad beer, but not impressive.

M: Medium body is slick and has the right level of carbonation.

D: Certainly a drinkable brew that's much better than a lot of what's out there. It's just not all that special.

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Photo of woemad
1.71/5  rDev -41%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

1pt 6oz swingtop bottle purchased at the Alpine Deli in Spokane for $2.95. My first Alsatian beer. Hell, it's my first French beer. Cool looking bottle. Sadly, it's the best thing about this one.

This one was amber colored, but it was the most pale amber I've ever seen. Big, bubbly off-white head that dropped quickly, but lots of foam remained behind as lace.

Should a beer smell like an old house? That's what this smells like to me. There's a musty aroma like a wet paper bag that's been give time to age. There's a malty sweetness, but it's cowering in fear behind the dust odors.

Citrusy taste not unlike grapefruit, but combined with a flavor that I can only describe as what I'd expect a wet paper grocery sack to taste like. Yuck! Did this go bad? Or is it just an awful beer? What flavor I can detect that I presume to have been intentional leads me to determine I need not try this again to find out.

Mouthfeel is fine. The only thing that was adequate about this beer. This is drinkable if your local water supply has been contaminated by raw sewage or poisosned by terrorists. Otherwise, steer well clear. Cool looking bottle, though. As soon as I figure out how to drink THAT, I'll alter the score.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.62/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. swing top bottle into a pint glass. Shows a clear and deep golden with a touch of orange, and with a rocky but short lived head. A surface film remains to offer some temporary lacing. Surely not dark for a 'dark' lager, more pale in nature.

Has a slightly sweet nose with balanced hop notes and a lager yeast sense. Malts notes are a bit roasted/charred at times. More hop presence than expected.

Taste is somewhat straightforward and finishes with a dilute simple syrup sweetness accompanied by a touch of canned pear flavor. Nicely carbonated for the beer structure, yielding a decent feel and drink.

Really bought this in part for its 22 oz. swing top container for growler pour offs. Yet the seal seems glued to the ceramic cap, not sure if I can maintain a sanitary situation or replace the seal. Hmmmm..

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Fischer Tradition Amber from Brasserie Fischer / Fischer Biere d' Alsace
68 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.