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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 Samp01
2.9/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear amber with a medium off-white head with some light lacing. Aroma and Taste is sweet lightly toasted caramel malt and grains, some yeast, fruity, light grass notes and light bitterness. Palate is a medium body, crisp with good carbonation. Finishes with sweet lightly toasted caramel malt and grains, some grassy notes, fruity with some light bitterness. Overall an ok brew, crisp and refreshing.

Samp01, May 18, 2012
Photo of moneyfunnel
4.75/5  rDev +62.7%

moneyfunnel, Apr 28, 2012
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 jasonvorhz
1/5  rDev -65.8%

jasonvorhz, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of conradh
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

conradh, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of szmnnl99
3/5  rDev +2.7%

szmnnl99, Mar 24, 2012
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 Leschber
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Leschber, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of hustlesworth
2.48/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- always love a swing top. Dark lager? No.. More of a medium amber. Off white head falls quickly to a thin disk of generic foam. Lightly hazed.

S- cereal grains and a touch of caramel sweetness.

T- cardboard malt and a bit of an herbal Hop twang. Mild sweetness.

MF- light and fizzy with some dryness. Has a sort of soda pop corn syrup feel.

D- one dimensional and teetering on the edge of boring, this would be a good gateway brew to help a pale beer drinker cross over to the dark side. Don't expect a Biere de garde when you see France on the label and 6%abv. It's closer to a euro bud platinum. Although this one is good for a bad example, it must be said that it would be easy to drink and party on if kept extremely ice cold. And chugged responsibly.

hustlesworth, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of TwinSox33
3.33/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light amber hue; just a shade above a clear lager. Poured with a small head that dissipated within a minute of drinking. Smells were barely discernible, and included sweet malt. Creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Taste of crackery malt, slight rind like hops, and some oddly placed sugary sweetness. There is an out of place twang above it all before it fades dry. Not bad, just nothing all that special. It's better than your standard non-1664 Kronenbourg!

TwinSox33, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of jmdrpi
2.85/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle, no date.

appears slightly hazy amber copper in color. thin white head. sweet aroma, a little spicey earthy hop aroma.

mild in flavor, just a touch of caramel. no hops detected in the taste. thin, higher carbonation.

overall- eh, pretty boring. I'm confused - on the lable it says "Imported Ale", but it's listed as a lager here on BA. Is this just a Texas label issue?

jmdrpi, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of duxbak99
3/5  rDev +2.7%

duxbak99, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of 12owls
3.15/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

i did appreciate this beer for what it is a french amber, and it was just that. pourned into a tumbler glass, nice reddish amber color with some white foam. the head didnt really stick around to long. mouth feel was carbonated, but not to much, with faint apple hiding behind the initial hoppy taste. i could pick up on the hidden bready yeast right before the hopps kicked in. its labled as a ale on the label, and i would have called it an ale too. as it became oxygenated the apples became more dominate to the tongue. it took on a more apple cider type of corbonation. overall it was'nt bad i enjoyed it and would recomend to those newly discovering craft beers.

12owls, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of Doppelbockulus
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Doppelbockulus, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of rsdaugherty
2.85/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bomber into pint glass
A – 1 finger frothy off white head reduced quickly, scattered traces of lacing on pour, more while drinking, robust moderate big bubble carbonation in a amber brew 3
S – The nose does not build excitement, a mineral scent, grain & mild malt 2.5
T – (Too) much like the scent, grains with a sweetness, notable but mild malt and hop personality, a minor granny smith apple note to it 3
M – Light body, a smooth wet drink on the thin side 2.5
O – OK but not memorable, a bland easy drinking Frenchie I will not buy again, perhaps a baby step for the BMC drinker, no love, maybe like but that’s probably an overstatement also, a weak 3

rsdaugherty, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of AoxoMoxoA
3/5  rDev +2.7%

AoxoMoxoA, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of Anew
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

Anew, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of kwalrus13
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

kwalrus13, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of wages
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - 3.5/5 - Nice color (nearly matches the bottle's color). Pours with a white head that quickly fades away.

Smell - 3/5 - Not picking up much aroma. Just the faint sign of lager.

Taste - 3.5/5 - Dry lager taste. Not "too much" of anything. Almost like grain flavored water. Doughy/bread that quickly disappears.

Mouthfeel -3/5 - Refreshing feel that goes down easy and disappears just as fast.

Overall - 3/5 - Overall, neither a good nor bad beer. For an Amber lager, I've only ever tried one other, and this one is superior, but far from something I would seek out. But would definitely drink one if it were given to me.

The cool bottle is by far the best part of it. :)

wages, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

Joshgonzales79, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.1/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

OtherShoe2, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of JohnCrossTavern
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

JohnCrossTavern, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of Stoffel
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Stoffel, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of cdwil
3/5  rDev +2.7%

cdwil, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of metter98
3.03/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear light copper in color, the beer has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that slowly died down and left some patches of bubbles on the surface along with a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass and left some rings of bubbles running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of malts and apple cider in the nose along with hints of earthy yeast.
T: The taste has flavors of grainy and caramel malts along with a bit of sweetness and hints of apple cider.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Although nothing really stands out about the taste, this beer is very easy to drink and goes down easily.

metter98, Dec 25, 2011
Fischer Tradition Amber from Brasserie Fischer / Fischer Biere d' Alsace
68 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.