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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 stoney1031
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

stoney1031, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of waldoiverson
2.53/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

bottle into nonic

A: very clear, thin bodied appearance, pillow of large bubbled head (offwhite) brownish amber color

S: a bit cidery, maybe a touch of mint

T: cidery quality comes through in the taste, slightly metallic, sweet with a hint of bitterness in the finish

M: light to medium body, no carbonation bite

O: look elsewhere for your beer. This one is not very good. There is no defined malt or hops, just meh.

waldoiverson, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of mwar
4.75/5  rDev +62.7%

mwar, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of livingtodie
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

livingtodie, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of mjurney
2.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance:
Golden-amber color, clear. Moderate carbonation rising up. Small frothy head that disappear really quick, leaves a fairly nice lacing behind.

Aroma:
Mostly sweet malts, there some funky sourness.

Taste:
Sweet malts, candy-like caramel, buttery. There's sourness towards the finish. Body is light, a little dryness in the aftertaste, medium carbonation.

mjurney, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of bzach
3/5  rDev +2.7%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of weaselchew
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

weaselchew, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of mmilyko
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

mmilyko, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of RuckusDu
1.68/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

A - A finger of slightly off white head - slight brown. Foam sticks around for a bit. The body is clear and a nice amber color. Not a bad looking beer.

S - Mostly just lager yeast. Some wood, slight orange/lemon citrus, and a little Corona funk.

T - Get it out. Gym sock, some bitter malts, and very vegital.

M - There is something that makes my tongue tingle a little, but not in a good way. It's like the beer is trying to kill my taste buds so I can't tell how bad it is. Otherwise, good carbonation which holds up a weaker body.

O - I can't believe I used to drink this stuff. Well, not Fischer's specifically, but I'm sure if I would have tried this five years ago I would have told you that's how beer should taste. No it's not. I was just looking for a flip-top bottle.

RuckusDu, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of beerpadawan
3/5  rDev +2.7%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
2.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bit above a glass gives this beer a big white head that dies into a thin off white lacing above a clear honey copper colored beer.

A lightly roasted grain malt aroma without much else if anything else coming through.

A light roasted caramel malt taste with almost a slightly burnt quality.

The light caramel taste follows through in a light dry aftertaste on this medium bodied beer.

For a light caramel malt taste I do believe there are about 5000 beers that would better qualify, yet I have only had maybe a hundred of them. I guess I better do some work.

LXIXME, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of Xarenthel
1.75/5  rDev -40.1%

Xarenthel, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of Tnkemist
3.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Tnkemist, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of kobeer
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

kobeer, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of Arherring
3.03/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a free McDonald's Coca-Cola glass. ;)

Has a really nice copper penny color. Not terribly vigorous pour yields a solid head with good retention that leaves pretty nice lacing. Aroma is all right, some malt, some light hops but nothing very special. At worst it could be called slightly chemical. Flavor is not overpowering in any way. Hops and malt have a pretty nice balance with a finish that isn't at all objectionable.

Overall a good beer that is very drinkable. It isn't going to wow anybody but I'd drink it if it was put in front of me again.

Arherring, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of Paulie1965
4.18/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When I opened the bottle got a nice aroma. Nice smooth taste and nice even taste on my palet. I would recommend this to any beer drinker.

I received a 30 beer from around the world from my mom. So far so good and I will definetly rate all of them as I drink them.

Paulie1965, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of hanlonrn
2/5  rDev -31.5%

hanlonrn, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of CuteZombieDoll
2.88/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Clear, light amber, well carbonated.

S- Bland, uneventful.

T- Sweet and fruity, but a little watery and not too complex.

M- Watery, light.

O- Are you sure this is a lager? The bottle says Ale and it tastes fruitier than a typical lager. That said, not bad or offensive, but not one to get again. There's a reason France is known for a great many things, but not beer.

CuteZombieDoll, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of HarrySTruman
2.05/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours an amber color. Slight head, minimal lacing, both dissipated quickly.

The smell was actually really bad. Didn't smell malt or hops, it really smelled like metal and water.

Taste was light. Malts and a slight sweethness. Kind of watery. Taste was below average and not very good. Very easy to drink though.

Thought it was kind of flat and dry on the tongue.

Really, not much good to say here. It didn't taste offensive and wasn't hard to drink, but it had no balance at all and it was kind of hard to drink 14oz of this because the flavor was so bland. Not quite as bad as a typical macro lager, but pretty close. I would have to imagine the IBU of this beer would be in the teens. I had never heard anything positive about the French and beer, and this beer shows why pretty clearly. It just wasn't good at all. Not drain pour bad, but certainly not good enough to visit again.

HarrySTruman, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of Joefisherman
4.25/5  rDev +45.5%

Joefisherman, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of MaxOfMetal
4.75/5  rDev +62.7%

MaxOfMetal, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of rdorsey30
4.48/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I ordered this beer not knowing what I was getting. When it was brought to me it was in a swing top bottle. 5/26/12

I thought it had a strange smell at first but the aroma became smoother after tasting it. It had a very light amber color and it produced a nice amount of head.

I enjoyed this beer very much.

rdorsey30, May 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

csmartin6, May 29, 2012
Photo of chocosushi
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

chocosushi, May 28, 2012
Fischer Tradition Amber from Brasserie Fischer / Fischer Biere d' Alsace
68 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.