Friday, January 18, 2013

Feature Beer Friday! - Fischer Amber

Coming to you all the way from France is this week's Feature Beer Friday!  Fischer Amber holds a bit of a nostalgic place in my beer heart, as it was one of my favorites in the early days of my "Around The World" journeys at the Chimes. It fell off the beer list there unfortunately and basically disappeared from the Baton Rouge market as far as I could tell for many years.  Not too long ago though, I found some on the shelf and had to grab a 6-pack for old time's sake.  And of course I was going to share one with my Raise A Glass co-hosts and with all the readers out there.

Technically this one is the Fischer Tradition Amber, from Brasserie Fischer in Schiltigheim, France.  BeerAdvocate considers it a Euro dark lager, so it's somewhere in the same range as an amber lager, or Vienna lager.  This makes it comparable to popular beers like Dos Equis Amber and Abita Amber, among others.

Reviewers: Eric Ducote (BR Beer Scene), Jay Ducote (Bite And Booze), and Jeremy Spikes  (Whiskeybomb.com). 

Serving: 12 oz. brown glass bottle. 

Appearance: I thought it was a little too light for an amber, but Jay and Jeremy both scored it higher than I did in this category. 

Aroma: We all thought it was a little faint, but there was nothing bad about it.  I just really wanted more and was a little let down.  

Taste: Surprisingly I found that there were some floral notes going on with the malt flavors... not bad at all.  

Mouthfeel: Again a surprise as this was a lot creamier than I expected from a lager. Very easy drinking beer. 

Overall: It's hard to say this lived up to what I remembered, but it didn't let me down either.  A nice easy drinking session lager if that's what you're looking for.

Overall Rating: 65.67
My Rating: 64