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

BA SCORE
69
poor
364 Ratings
THE BROS
70
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 08-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
364
Reviews:
266
Avg:
2.9
pDev:
22.76%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
17
For Trade:
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Photo of hanco005
3.58/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured the 1pt, 6oz flip top bottle into a pint glass.

A--deep bronze/orange color, 1/2 head with impressive lacing around the entire rim. Head was gone in about 5 mins

S--somewhat smoky, sweet and nutty

T--a real surprise for me. Not near as heavy as I had expected. nice combo of flavor in the malts, but left a slight alkaline after taste in my mouth

M--smooth and light, which again surprised me based on its appearance

D--overall I enjoyed this beer. I would have this again, but couldn't have more than 2 in one sitting. The slight alkaline taste really threw me...I am going to try it again in a few months and re-review it in case there was something weird with this one.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
3.55/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of mynie
3.55/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nice pour from a cool ploptop bottle. Rather pale amber color, sparkly like champagne, with a nice, white head.

Harsh malty smell with loads of grain and a zip of alcohol. Not that complex, but nice enough.

Weak flavor somehow packs a lot of zip. Big ripe fruits--dinstinct nodes of lemony citrus, fall against alcohol and a solid malt finish.

Decent session ale, but nothing exceptional.

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Photo of BobLuvBeer
3.53/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Nice amber color. Creamy head, and visible carbonation.

Aroma: Biscuit aroma.

Taste: Very balanced in taste. Starts with a thick malt feel and that is quickly moved aside by an slightly acidic or green apple bitterness. Finishes with an astringent hopness.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.53/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one in France while on vacation last summer.

From a 65cl swing-top bottle into a mug.

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, fluffy white head with great retention. Fades slowly to a good cap leaving some sticky lacing to the sides of the mug. Clear amber yellow with medium carbonation evident. A splotchy wisp and ring remain leaving some lacing down the glass. Good looking for the style.

SMELL: Caramel notes, toasted grain, grainy bread aromas with some floral and grassy hops in there.

TASTE: Follows the nose nicely. Caramel and toasted malts up front with some nice floral hop bitterness at the swallow. A big finish or bready sweetness, honey and caramel flavors, bitter floral hops and some grassy notes. Decently flavorful and enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, smooth going down and finishes dry. Good feel.

OVERALL: I guess it's the anti-lager syndrome on this site, but this is a solid pale lager. No question about that. The nose and flavor were plenty enjoyable and well balanced, and the look was rather appealing as well. A good lager worth checking out if you're in France.

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Photo of mempath
3.52/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

pours an apple cider (vinegar) yellow amber...nice fluffy head dissipates fast with some lacing.

actually smells a bit like a sparkling apple cider. i like it, but can't seem to find other smells i expect or want to smell.

taste is about as crisp as a sparkling cider. flavor is a bit sweet/sour in an interesting way, but mouthfeel is quite thin and there's virtually no finish. i wouldn't say it's 'dry' either...actually very drinkable. great with a sandwich. good alternative to a soda.

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Photo of Bunnyhop
3.52/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear, reddish-golden, medium dark French Amber Ale, with a large, rocky, white head. The smell is herbal and sweet, with a hint of spice. The taste has an acidic beginning followed by a smooth sweetness. The body is somewhat "medium" and flat in my mouth. Overall I was surprised by the taste, and it was a bit flat, but I Iiked it...drinkable. I did notice though, as it warmed up I liked it less, it started to become a bit vinegary.

(source: Savannah, GA)

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.52/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

probably not as bad as indicated here, but a rather plain take on the style. the pour from the brown flip top bottle is the best feature, developing almost a nitro looking cream head above a bronze tinted liquid. the nose is sweet, like fresh baked desserts all lined up. pie crust flavors also abound, with minimal hop presence and a bit of unfermented sugar left over in the finish. nothing off or offensive in my bottle. not sure why such low scores for this here. medium body, it drinks pretty well, but the finish is quite sweet. fine carbonation and the head has lasted roughly the whole glass. not everyday I get to drink beer from france, so this was a treat, despite being a relatively ordinary brew.

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Photo of mbrown26
3.52/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this from the flip top bottle into a pub glass.

A: Had a nice amber, light color with a solid white head that stayed for a couple of minutes. Lacing was thick and stayed throughout the entire glass.

S: Wasn't impressed by the smell. Didn't get floral or fruity notes, just malt.

T: I like the taste of this beer. I get flavors of honey and a slight taste of caramel. Fairly one note. It's not bursting with flavor. The alcohol is well hidden in the background at 6.0%. There is a slight malty and nutty aftertaste, but I like it.

M: Tastes good on the palate. It doesn't overwhelm the mouth.

D: Very drinkable and could put back several of these without really noticing it.

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Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of fattyre
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear medium dark reddish golden color with a large rocky white head and a medium mouthfeel. The smell is spicy and fresh leafy herbal. The taste is acidic and astringent causing a sharpness on the tongue with a slight hoppy finish. I found this beer to be suprisingly complex-perhaps a flemish red ale connection?

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Photo of crossovert
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Comes in an amazing looking bottle not that it matters. It's a 22oz pop top with a unique design. Pours with a nice large foamy head and leaves a little lacing. Color is dark amber, reminiscent of American Amber lager/ale brews.

Smell isn't too intense. Has some faint floral hops, nuttiness, and some toasty grain.

Tastes like a craft American Amber ale. Has a nice bit of hops, toasty malts, and some fruity sweetness, apple cider vinegar like, slightly sour. Has a decent carbonated mouthfeel with a slight bit of wateriness, but leads to a semi dry finish.

The alcohol is hidden well. It has an okay drinkability but the 22 ouncer is enough for me in one sitting.

Not my favorite style of beer but this one will wet your whistle if you are in tune with the American Craft Ambers. A great value at $2.10.

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Photo of Beermazter310
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%
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..

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Photo of kwalrus13
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of chocosushi
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of Anew
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of JohnCrossTavern
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of Joshgonzales79
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of MidloRapid
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of yen157
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was as gold as it gets. I’m not talking about yellow gold, but a brilliant gold flecked with orange. The beer had a bright white head marred by some very large bubbles. Noticeable grassy hops, some butterscotch, and something sweet and sour. I’ll call it green apple or cherry candy for the lack of something better. Nice lager malt flavor and a dry finish made even dryer from acidity, astringency, and alcohol. Hops are sure and steady and counter the potential awkwardness (not imbalance, awkwardness) that would exist without them. As the beer warms a very tiny amount of toasted malt comes out. Carbonation and body were very fitting for this beer.

I’ve had other Fischer beers, but none that I remember that well. This is exactly what I would expect from Alsace. I am a huge fan of the wines, but this beer would pair very well with the regional cuisine.

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Photo of sgaloob
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had a good frothy head; 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass, served "refrigerator cold".

I wouldn't say the color is amber, I'd really say it's more of a caramel.

Had a flowery taste, but tasted "thin" in terms of carbonation. For how well it held its head, it ended up being a little watery. Went down very smooth, no chewing needed.

Overall, I really enjoyed this beer, and was surprised to see that it only got a "C" on here.

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Photo of Wservati
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of zkoehn
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

Fischer Tradition Amber from Brasserie Fischer / Fischer Biere d' Alsace
2.9 out of 5 based on 364 ratings.
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