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

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Fischer Tradition AmberFischer Tradition Amber

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fischer / Fischer Biere d' Alsace

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 265 | Ratings: 363
Photo of ThaCreep
3.4/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty cool in nose, one feels both the grain but also citrus. The mouth is easy, affordable and even enjoyable if slight level of flavor. It still tasted citrus, sweet and fairly present level of language, and where the malt by sips, we feel there a good foundation. However, beer is no basic unpretentious.

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Photo of Hophead101
3.4/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

had at a company meeting in Chicago. Unfortunately this was the best beer available to me at the hotel bar.

appearance - not bad, clear gold yellow with slight orange tints - best part it the nice head which actually lasted quite a while with some lacing to boot.

smell - not much there - some malts and off smells - but that's it. taste wasn't that much better - but just enough. malty - slight hops - just not that great, not much else to say.

this was the best i could get - the best part about this beer was that they had great kolsch type bottles (but 22oz) and I got 5 to take home (from others in my party).

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Photo of flagmantho
3.38/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz swing-top bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: golden cidery color with a very thick, foamy head. Nice attractive lacing.

Smell: nice grainy aroma but there's something almost plastic-y in there which I don't really like.

Taste: not bad malt flavor; a little tart and citrusy which I find pretty refreshing. Bitterness is laid-back and there are some spicy hops but those are mostly overpowered by the slight tartness.

Mouthfeel: medium body, relatively low carbonation despite what the head indicated. Nothing to write home about, but not bad.

Drinkability: it's got nice lager drinkability plus a nice, if unconventional, flavor. I would definitely quaff a few of these sitting at a sidewalk cafe on a warm day.

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Photo of JBogan
3.38/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured a medium amber with a fluffy one finger head which hung around for a long time.

Smelled of some caramel and malts, somewhat weak but pleasant nonetheless.

Tasted a bit maltly with a bit of nuttiness in there as well.

Mouthfeel was a bit thin and slippery. A bit overly flat as well. Not so good here.

Overall, other than the mouthfeel, a drinkable brew. I've has far worse lagers than this, and it was only a couple bucks for a good sized bottle, so it was worth a try.

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Photo of BrewskiBanks
3.38/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Brewski has an exceptional texture.

The bottle has a flirtatious look with elegant curves.

The aroma is a fruity-like scent trickling into my nasal passage.

Pours a goldish brown amber color with full blossoming bubbles.

The foam is light, yet not a full bodied Brewski.

Not like most amber Brewski's - a malty flavor with very few bitter hops.

This Brewski is strongly recommended for a light brew drinker, not so much a thick stout flavored Brew.

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Photo of tang214
3.37/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It has golden, dark straw color to it. The smell is aromatic with a nutty flavor and minimal hops. It has a decent taste much better than most malt liqours I usually drink. It has a caramel flavor that stands out on my tongue. The mouthfeel is just okay but the drinkability is better and makes it a very smooth drink. This is just an average brew with really cool packaging. I like it just okay but probably won't get it again, unless there are some unforeseen circumstances.

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Photo of katan
3.36/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber into a pint

A - Pours a light brown color. Tons of carbonation bubbling, and a very strong head is formed. It is retained at approximately 1 to 2 mm. Very clear, filtered.

S - Light pilsner malts and sweet 2 row nose - a hair of bready yeast notes in the background. Overall pretty clean, light.

T - Starts off smooth, sweet - some caramel and toffee notes, 2 row sweetness. Mid-stream is more dry, with some light hopping. Finishes with a bit of pilsner malts and then a stronger astringent edge. Aftertaste has some bitter sting to it.

M - Moderate beer bodied made much stronger by the hefty carbonation. A bit of sting to the palette. Aftertaste is somewhat clinging, tied to the bitter aftertaste.

D - Very drinkable - abv is up there but manageable. Can be a bit filling, but I'm having no trouble fitting this into my session.

Not a bad beer - nothing outrageously special either.

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Photo of david18
3.35/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had one of these last night at a restaurant and enjoyed it a little more than I thought I would. The Fischer beers have been on the shelves for years and have never been my favorites but it was the only interesting choice last night and it was surprisingly good. The flavor was refreshing, mouthfeel was good. Good enough that I ordered a second one. Not good enough that I'll buy it in the store.

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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 lionking
3.33/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 22 oz bottle with flip top/ceramic stopper.

Poured a one finger head.Cloudy, light amber color. Sweet, hop nose. Mild sweet hop taste. I suppose this is kind of a euro macro beer. Better than a US macro I suppose. I had never heard of this beer but Alscace I believe is a german speaking region of France. An Ok beer but nothing I would seek out.

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Photo of Meerkey
3.32/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Pilsner glass

A: Pale copper with golden tints; thick white head that thins out pretty quickly; lots of bubbles

S: Lots of grain with some hops and a hint of apple. Not an exceptional smell, but kind of nice

T: Grains dominate followed by apple , maybe a little bitterness of hops in the aftertaste and the apple lingers; crisp

M: Light carbonation; pretty smooth, but mostly because of the wateriness; wet paper? rather disappointing

D: good, because it's completely inoffensive in taste, the low point is the mouthfeel

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Photo of mobyfann
3.31/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Paid $3.49 at a Safeway in Central Phoenix...

The beer pours a clear amber colored base, small white head, limited retention and nice lacing on the glass. Slight hop caramel aroma and that's about it.

Light body, slight skunk, tasty caramel and hops. Very smooth in the mouth and at a strong 6.0abv, it's drinkable to be a night-long session beer and be moderately enjoyed...

Final Thought: Love the Pop-top... a decent brew from a country that specializes better with wine and creative food.

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Photo of Francepants06
3.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured a slightly cloudy moderate amber color with a nice head that lasted throughout the glass. smell is nutty and dark fruity. My first taste noted a distinct sourness that either got less or else I started to get used to it but then it seemed to get stronger as the beer warmed, so my score went from a 3 to a 4 and back to a 3 (very strange) Left a slightly dry taste which was neither overly good or bad. A strange beer, from my point of view, because I was confused about what I was drinking.

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Photo of showell
3.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was a unique one. Really different. If I'd known what it would be I probably wouldn't have bought it, but it really wasn't bad. It has a neat locking cork type thing that was sort of neat. It poured a nice three finger head. It has a sweet malty scent, not unlike several macro brews I've had, except it has a bit more hoppy scent than what I'd expect from a macro. The head dissipates after about 4 or 5 minutes, leaving a residual eighth of an inch or so that just stays around. The taste is better than I expected. I really expected a traditional american macro, but it's better than that. The smell of hops was right. There's definitely more hops than in any macro I've tried, and the sweet malty flavor is really quite good. It's really not what I'd want all the time, but give it to me on a hot day after work when I'm just tired and thirsty, and give me a hotdog or something to go with it, and it would really be quite refreshing. I might actually get it again just for a day like that.

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Photo of jwc215
3.28/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Flip top bottle.

Pours light amber with a one-finger, lasting creamy head that leaves some trailing lace.

The smell is sweet with slight apple-ish fruitiness.

The taste is of sweet grainy malt with some bland bitterness. A touch of wet cardboard. Sweetish finish.

Not much to the feel, with only a hint of smooth creaminess.

Not "bad", but rather lackluster.

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Photo of Clydesdale
3.28/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a bright, clear bronze-orange color with an assortment of large carbonation bubbles floating to the surface. The off-white head is relatively tall, with a dense, foamy texture. Retention is above average, with some fine rings of lace clinging to the glass.

S: A toasted graininess in the nose, with some fruity, nutty, and earthy/mineral notes. Hints of caramel and herbal/vegetal hops.

T: Rather toasty graininess up front, with some mild caramel sweetness. A light, vaguely British character, with light notes of fruit, nuts, and minerals. A mild herbal hop twang provides a little bitterness with minimal flavor.

M: Light bodied, with wilting carbonation. Finishes a bit dry.

D: Although mild and rather lackluster, this is a pleasant, readily drinkable dark lager. Aside from a weak mouthfeel, this was fairly enjoyable.

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Photo of dkwolf
3.28/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of TwinSox33
3.28/5  rDev +13.1%
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!

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Photo of LacquerHead
3.26/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a light caramel color - the head fizzed out

(The first time I had this was June 9, 2010. This was what I was drinking when the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup! I was too distracted by the win to care about what I was drinking.
A few days ago I tried it again to give it an official review.)

There was not too much to the aroma. It smelled very basic.

The taste was also very basic. There was nothing too outlandish. It tasted very mellow and simple. I found myself searching for flavors. There was a slight sour taste, but that could have been my imagination. The malts were on the light side with a slightly toasted flavor.

M/F & D: fairly carbonated. Easy to drink mainly due to the lack of intensive flavors

Conclusion: it was worth trying once. I might buy this again if were on sale at a store with limited selection. For the most part the taste was forgettable. This beer will probably be more meaningful to me not because of its flavor, but the circumstance in which I first had it.

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Photo of Indybeer
3.26/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle. Poured a dark amber, with a small head that didn't last, and some lacing on the glass. Aroma is lacking. Slight malt, hop and grass?? Taste is malt sweetness, with a little of the hop showing through. Fair carbonation gives is a weak and watery thin mouthfeel. Not impressed.

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Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.26/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 24oz classy-looking brown flip-top bottle with classic label

Appearance: A hard pour produces a light amber beer with teeny tiny sediment (almost invisible) in suspension and a big pale ivory cap of large bubbles which recedes somewhat quickly but leaves a rocky island in the middle of the glass.

Smell: Uh oh. It smells like a Budweiser or any other macro lager; it's sweet, sugary, and nondescript, with a touch of grain

Taste: Odd. This is not what I was expecting. It's sweet for sure, but not really in that typical American macro-lager sense, as the aromas suggest. There's actually a decent bit of fruitiness to this, especially tart apple, backed with sweet caramel flavors and just a touch of hop bitterness/dryness at the end. Odd, but not bad.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied

Drinkability: Decent

Conclusion: Odd, but not bad; the aromas here had me running for the hills, but the flavors, while simple and a bit strange, are somewhat tasty actually, kind of like a mild caramel apple.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.24/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Fischer Amber seems to have all the halmarks of a standard German Lager- a soft and elegant malt flavor and feel with light herbal hops.

A beautiful beer that shows a bright amber color that seems to glow in the glass. Brilliantly clear and carries a stark white head that lingers through the session, leaving a lot of lacing behind.

Aromas are balanced between medium kilned malts (giving bread crusts and light caramel flavor) and water soaked grains. Yea, I prefer the balance here to tilt toward the malts but the light astringency that accompanies the grain flavor accentuates the alkaline and mineral content of the beer. This hurts the softness a bit but gives the beer a buffer against the straight-forward malt base.

Hop bitterness doesn't quite balance the beer but does keep the beer from becomming cloying while offering a nice herbal tone to taste. The beer ultimately dissapoints a bit because of it's one-dimentional malt/grain ratio and harsh (astringent) mouthfeel.

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Photo of wages
3.23/5  rDev +11.4%
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. :)

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Photo of Toddv29424
3.23/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a translucent gold color with a nominal head. The smell is strikingly ordinary, and is like just about every other mass-produced lager on the planet. However there is a smell in the last part that taste as though the beer is sour, or the yeast has gone bad. The taste has the exact same two qualities--with mostly a lageresque taste and a rank yeast taste in the end. It is French, and this could just be a taste that I am not used to from there, but I'm not sure if people would actually pay to drink this.

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Fischer Tradition Amber from Brasserie Fischer / Fischer Biere d' Alsace
2.9 out of 5 based on 363 ratings.
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