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

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Fischer Tradition AmberFischer Tradition Amber
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2.93/5
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365 Ratings
Fischer Tradition AmberFischer Tradition Amber
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fischer / Fischer Biere d' Alsace
France
fischerbeverages.com

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 08-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,195
Reviews:
267
Ratings:
365
pDev:
22.53%
Bros Score:
3.01
 
 
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Photo of fumobici
3.26/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I just bought one of these in a 65cl swing top for 1.80 Euro at the Monoprix on Place Garibaldi in Nice and took it back to the hotel room to pair with a pan bagnat from the nearest boulangerie in the old town. The bottle didn't actually identify this as Tradition Amber, the bottle simply says Tradition, but I'm putting it here because the color was definitely amber, even deep amber. It looks nothing like a generic eurolager in the glass.

Poured into a one-star hotel water glass, it raised a nice thick head with tight bubbling an a noticeable, persistent audible fizz. The head quieted down in a couple of minutes to the usual white rim with a bit of flotsam on the surface.

The nose is subtle, there's some carmalized barley, some grassy hop, and a bit of clove or generic spice but it doesn't punch you in the face, that's for sure.

Flavor follows the nose: malt, clove, balancing euro hops, pretty well constructed and balanced but nothing outstanding.
In the mouth, there's a bit more body than a typical eurolager but, again, nothing outstanding.

The aftertaste is slightly bitter and the clove-spice notes linger as well. I'd like a little more hoppiness here.

I used to drink a paler version of Fisher in the swing top as a beach beer in the eighties and this version is a little more interesting I think. Overall, this is a nice enough amber lager, but at the same time nothing outstanding. I'm guessing that the negative reviews are a result of this beer not traveling very well, or of taste buds burnt out from West Coast IPAs and Imperial stouts. Pretty good stuff to drink, but nothing Earth shattering or novel. Good/very good value for the price I paid, the swing top is a great idea, I wish more brewers used it.

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Photo of HinjuRock
4.35/5  rDev +48.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wtf is up with the bad reviews of this beer? Obviously a lot of members of this site are hipsters who only like trendy craft beers, not classic traditional-style Euro lagers such as this. Anyway, this is a great refreshing beer with a full-bodied taste and a good bite - I've been a fan since I first bought one in the early 90's at a import beer and liquor/gourmet food market in my former town of Ojai, CA. I just found out that the company went out of business in 2009 and I'm bummed.

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Photo of cliff1066
2.84/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.23/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Comes out thin, yet amber in color, almost auburn. Didn't make much in the way of head, retention or lace. Aroma was like the color, earthy, metallic.

Taste was unfiltered it seemed. Sediment? Earth? Lacked hops and bitterness. Thin. Not a fan of the style or this representation of it, really did nothing for me, and was expensive to boot. Pass. Would not bang again.

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3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.95/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

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2.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.35/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bluegrass49
3.67/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks great, Smells pretty good, Tastes okay

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3.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of defaultfriend
3.99/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mmmm beer a so tasty

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Fischer Tradition Amber from Brasserie Fischer / Fischer Biere d' Alsace
Beer rating: 2.93 out of 5 with 365 ratings