Fischer was founded in 1821 in Strasbourg (in the Northeast of France) by
Jean Fischer. Enjoying a good reputation and growing quickly, the brewery
moved to Schiltigheim in 1854, a site reputated for the good quality of its
In 1922, Fischer absorbed its neighbour, the brewery Adelshoffen, and made
the Groupe PÍcheur (the french translation of the german Fischer). Fischer
has constantly shown a great spirit of innovation. The brewery frequently
announces new products. If the results are, in my opinion, not always of
great quality (to say the least if you consider beers like Desperados,
Kingston, 36.15 or the new Kriska ...), they have nevertheless the merit to
challenge the palate of the beer drinkers. The president, Michel Debus, was
the instigator of the justice action which resulted in the abolition of the
german Reinheitsgebot at the European Court.
The Groupe PÍcheur has been absorbed by Heineken in 1996. Consequences of
this, of course, have been quickly noticeable: Heineken announced the
closing of Adelshoffen in September 2000.
Also known as "The Different Beer", Adelscott started back in 1982. Without
advertising budget, the Adelscott needed five years to conquer the French
and foreign markets. In 1987, the beer, being produced at 80’000
hectoliters, was considered as a real success.
Adelscott was the first beer flavoured and coloured by peat-smoked whiskey
malt. Since then, it has inspired enough breweries to make this a
sub-category among the smoked beers.
Adelscott is a caramel-coloured lager. Its head is small and diminishes
quickly. It has a deep, salmon-like, smoky aroma with fruity notes. The
sweetness is well balanced by a smoked bitterness. The finish is dry and
moderate with a touch of acidity.
love it or hate it
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