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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

345 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 345
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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kojevergas

Texas

2.58/5  rDev -11.6%

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with swingtop served into De Molen stemware in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a one and a half finger head of slight cream, light thickness, and bad retention. Colour is a semitransparent copper.

Sm: Cream, light toasted malt, and caramel. A mild strength aroma.

T: Cream, toasted malt, and light caramel. Pretty simple. Fairly balanced and decently built.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but a bit too thin. Partly complementary of the flavours.

Dr: Drinkable but very unremarkable. I wouldn't pursue it on draught or anything. I like that it's a swingtop.

12-07-2011 08:26:13 | More by kojevergas
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev +2.7%

12-06-2011 18:16:48 | More by Rochefort10nh
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +2.7%

12-04-2011 18:32:58 | More by whallgren
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dkwolf

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Picked up a bottle in a pick-six sampler.

A - Pours a rich copper, slightly less than one finger head which quickly dissipated, leaving some lacing.

S - Malty, with a light hop aroma

T - Certainly not what I expected. More of a lager taste, with a little bit of bitter in the aftertaste.

M - Smooth, light.

O - Nothing spectacular, but not a bad beer. Would possibly be a good beer to introduce a non-craft beer drinking friend to a brew not sold in every convenience store in the U.S. - tastes very similar to a traditional "lawnmower beer" with just a little more hops.

Make a good (interesting) bottle for some homebrew.

12-01-2011 04:11:11 | More by dkwolf
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danedelman

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +2.7%

I will be honest, I was not expecting much but getting a cool bottle to put my homebrew in. This is a great beer compared to mass produced beer. Great Session beer too.

A-coppery brown, like a yueng ling lager.

S-malt has some lager smells too even though it is an ale, or so it says. A little on the grainy side but not bad

T-malty, smooth nice and light

M-like a light beer

I got an awesome bottle to put much better brew in. It was drinkable. That is pretty much it.

M-easy drinking

11-29-2011 23:34:27 | More by danedelman
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json83

Ohio

3/5  rDev +2.7%

11-23-2011 00:52:25 | More by json83
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.6/5  rDev +23.3%

Poured chilled in ale glass

A: thin head; average brown; no lacing; cool bottle!
S: malty, light, nondescript
T: amber, spicy, mildly hopped; this is a mellower, richer version of a Euro dark ale

Not fantastic; but I was expecting a terrible beer, and it's not that. The bottle has a plastic stopper on it, and it can be reused for all sorts of things, including hot sauce.

11-20-2011 23:02:34 | More by Arithmeticus
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taigor

New York

3.15/5  rDev +7.9%

Poured from bottle into DFH pint glass.

A - Poured clear amber color with big frothy head that quickly dissipated leaving moderate lacing around the glass.

S - Slight hint of malts, grains and a little earthiness.

T - Sweet malts to start transforming into bready yeast with grains and a slightly earthy bitter finish.

M - Light bodied with high carbonation.

O - Nothing special about this lager. Just an average brew. I would not recommend it.

11-17-2011 20:22:38 | More by taigor
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gtermi

Texas

3.23/5  rDev +10.6%

The Fischer beer pours a nice goldesh brown color with a very thin head.

The smell of the beer is very average. You get a lot of malt and some grain.

I am picking up a good amout of malty buscuit taste, with a little bit of corn.

The mouthfeel is very average, has a lot of carbonation and makes me burp a lot.

Overall this is a solid beer. Not anything special to ride home about, but not bad either.

10-11-2011 04:58:14 | More by gtermi
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DirtyPenny

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev +4.5%

Nifty looking 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Mostly bought this because I thought it would make a good vase.

A: Pours with a thin film of fizzy white head that quickly surrenders. Beer itself is a crystal clear bronze color.

S: Dank, wet leaves with a little bit of a field/farmhouse scent.

T: Toasty caramel malt with a sweet biscuit finish, accented by a whisper of dry bitter hops.

M: Medium. Smooth and wet on the end. Carbonation is better than I'd expected given how quickly the head turned tail and ran.

O: Not awful, but there are other, better ambers around the world and I wouldn't exactly invade France for it.

08-21-2011 00:05:21 | More by DirtyPenny
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Bookseeb

Washington

2.8/5  rDev -4.1%

Appearance has a light golden amber color with a fair crisp head and spotty lace. Smell is faint with light adjunct, malt and hop. Taste of light sweet faint cider note having mild hops that finishes dry. Mouthfeel is light with crisp carbonation. Fairly light for the style acting and tasting more like a lager, the bottle does say ale, but BA style says dark lager which I would agree more with.

08-18-2011 23:54:23 | More by Bookseeb
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Francepants06

Louisiana

3.28/5  rDev +12.3%

pours a dark yellow to light orange beer with a short head which dissipated fast. Lots of carbonation. It smelled of wheat, citrus, slight hop, brown sugar. It tasted of an easy going amber no bite just a bit of fruitiness with some malt, yeast and grainy. This beer is slammed by the members of BA but I think it taste better than beers like Abita Amber. It's a very drinkable beer, made for the summer.

07-18-2011 19:22:51 | More by Francepants06
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.8/5  rDev -4.1%

Pours a clear light orange-yellow color with a 1 inch off-white head that fades to a thin film on the top of the beer. Random thin rings and spots of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smells of biscuits and skunk. Taste is actually pretty decent though with sweet malt/biscuit and a bit of a citrus zest hop presence on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a prickly yet smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer with a slightly bad smell and a slightly good taste. I probably wouldn't get this one again.

06-26-2011 05:33:25 | More by UCLABrewN84
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jsprain1

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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.

06-17-2011 13:12:35 | More by jsprain1
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Amalak

New York

2.8/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

05-15-2011 00:21:08 | More by Amalak
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.18/5  rDev +8.9%

Sampled on May 8, 2011. The pour is amber with a quick big head that fades. Right off the bat I get a skunky aroma but it soon becomes sweet and malty. The thin body brings out a very sugar-sweet, caramel malt taste with a hint of hops coming up behind. Many years ago I drank this one from time to time before I discovered good craft beer. Now it just comes across as boring.

05-08-2011 19:27:00 | More by puboflyons
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billybob

Massachusetts

2.58/5  rDev -11.6%

pours bright amber color frothy white head faded quickly with a light spotty lace. smells of corn and a earthy kind of funkyness to it. malty grainy hint of caramel with a slight after taste. mouthfeel is light and dry carbonation was ok. the wife brought this home in a mixed six pack so i didn't have to buy a six pack to try it. this beer a pass for me but i have had worst.

04-12-2011 17:34:31 | More by billybob
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.03/5  rDev -30.5%

This beer is one of those where I just needed one more to fill up a 6 pack on a beer run. I saw the Fischer and it caught my eye. The bottle reminded me of a Grolsch bottle just a different color. Anyway the I poured this beer out and it was a little darker in color that I thought it'd be. The aromas were of malts and other grains, kind of earthy. The taste was pretty boring, tasted kind of like a regular lager but on a weaker note. This beer just wasn't impressive at all to me. I've only had maybe 1 or 2 French beers that were good and this wasn't one of them.

04-07-2011 03:51:35 | More by Knapp85
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samie85

Illinois

2.05/5  rDev -29.8%

A-Pours a clear amber color with a just a little bit of white head.

S-Faint toasty malt with some musty almost skunky aromas.

T-The slightest bit of toasty malt with a faint hint of bitterness on the finish.

M-Thin bodied and watery with moderate carbonation with a crisp finish.

D-A pretty tasteless, very macro-like in body and flavor, which is not a good thing.

03-14-2011 02:25:32 | More by samie85
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engagechad

Virginia

3.05/5  rDev +4.5%

This beer poured with a wimpy head and weak soapy head. The brew looks thin and watery and the head just look like someone blended some water in a blender with some soap, no density. Smelled okay, it smells of nuts and sweet malt. Tasted like the smell which wasn't bad but it was terribly thin and weak. The taste was nutty and uninspiring.

03-07-2011 14:04:10 | More by engagechad
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imprezawrxsti

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev +23.3%

Found in a 1 pt. 6 oz. swing-top bottle at Argonaut Liquors in Denver's Capitol Hill.

Pours a dark amber with an adequate head that disappears shortly, but leaves behind some lacing and noticeable carbonation.

Smells faintly of grain, slight citrus and maybe toffee.

Tastes a lot like it smells, wheat and malt flavors with a hint of toffee and orange/grapefruit. Feels like a real beer in the mouth.

I drank the whole bottle in one sitting; that should tell you something about drinkability. I'm also adding half a point here because I LOVE these swing-top bottles; if you don't want to drink all your beer now, you can take it with you and drink it later.

02-11-2011 06:33:37 | More by imprezawrxsti
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JayS2629

Alabama

3/5  rDev +2.7%

A- Caramel copper color, patchy lace with little retention.

S- Faint smell of malt with touch of earthy, musty hope

T- Sweet malts, honey and caramel characteristics with a musty tone of hops in the back. Biscuits.

M- Light, crisp and refreshing

D- Easy to drink, just plain jane stuff.

01-29-2011 06:10:41 | More by JayS2629
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev +7.9%

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.

01-11-2011 19:41:20 | More by BeerLover99
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dhannes

Wisconsin

2.98/5  rDev +2.1%

Poured into a small 6 oz. sampling glass.

A=Light amber color with frothy head...very appealing.

S=All three tries resulted in a musty smell, like wet laundry, combined with hops.

T=When first tasted at about 40º, I found this to be a bit sour, with a bitter aftertaste, combined with a white grape juice like sweetness. It did not improve while I waited...in fact, it may have gotten even sweeter.

M=Good...similar to an American Adjunct Lager or ale.

D=Average at best...sweet/sour grape makes me want to cut this with food, almost like you would do with a wine...is it me, or do all of Fischer's offerings remind me of wine?

01-09-2011 01:01:19 | More by dhannes
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tubacharlie

Michigan

3.05/5  rDev +4.5%

A frothy, two-finger head with a silky sheen covers this Alsatian ale, which is crystal clear and a deep honey-amber color. Good retention and lacing, with steady streams of bubbles from the bottom. The aroma has a slight herbal aroma at first, but dissipates rapidly.

First sips reveal a clean, fresh flavor with little depth but decent grain presence and a bit of a floral accent. Ample carbonation makes it easy to swallow, but also makes it seem a little watery. A light hops hit at the end with lingering butterscotch notes completes the impression.

Perfectly acceptable for washing down some pomme frittes, but not a brew for haute cuisine.

01-05-2011 03:45:08 | More by tubacharlie
Fischer Tradition Amber from Brasserie Fischer / Fischer Biere d' Alsace
68 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.