Faxe Amber - Royal Unibrew A/S
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3.93/5 rDev +40.9%
Pours a dark copper color with moderate carbonation and a frothy lace of head. Smell is on the light side, but acceptable and it's hard to pinpoint and specific aromas. Goes down really smooth. Taste is typical dark lager which is pretty darn good and slight sensation or bittterness. Carbonation feels very minimal, but no complaints. Overall very drinkable beer, and would pick up another, but have not seen this in the states.
06-02-2011 21:50:20 | More by DrainBamage
British Columbia (Canada)
3.9/5 rDev +39.8%
I find this to be a very clean tasting beer with good thin mouthfeel. It is very drinkable as is the original "white can" faxe.
This beer is not amazing, but its a nice clean refreshing beer with no harshness or nasty aftertastes.
I see some terrible reviews of this beer and I just don't understand, one guy even said he poured it out because he couldnt drink it? I regularly buy this beer and have always enjoyed it, it's one of the few beers I buy in a can because it's that good. I wonder if there is a bad batch of this stuff floating around? Steeler, you must have hit a bad can of this beer!
Don't avoid this, it's actually pretty good for canned beer, and if you are in Canada at $2 a can it's also a pretty good price.
01-14-2009 08:23:57 | More by barleysandwich
3.63/5 rDev +30.1%
I poured this into a pint glass from the can and it presented itself a dark amber with a light but decent head. Smell is clean, barley malt and some hops with a slight metallic twang. This stuff doesn't taste too bad, a slight bitterness with a light malty aftertaste. Not offensive, not exaggerated, and fairly easy to drink.
This stuff really isn't all that bad.
07-11-2006 23:16:33 | More by funkengruven
3.6/5 rDev +29%
This is what happens when you go beer shopping after a brewery visit- you end up with comically large cans of not so good beer for the sole reason that you thought it was funny.
A- Not bad actually. Clear copper in color with a one-finger tan head that dissipated quickly
S- Light malt. Not picking much else up. probably because its cold, but lord knows i don't want to drink this warm.
T- And we slide further down the hill. This is not bad for what it is. Mind you, that's not saying its tasty-good and I'd like a pallet dropped on my door step, just that if you're ever in a situation that requires 33.8 fluid ounces of Danish swill, this is consumable. Tastes like thin, adjunctly malt with a weird lightly, yet lingering bitterness.
M & D- A bit thinner than I expected. Any thicker than it is and this would be undrinkable. light carbonation.
i know the review seems a bit high for a not-good beer, but its not bad for what it is.
05-20-2008 23:18:17 | More by Avryle
British Columbia (Canada)
3.6/5 rDev +29%
Maybe the best Oktoberfest in a can. (Seriously this tastes just like an OK fest). Nice dark tan colour with decent head and a caramel nose ( more malt than hops) The flavours are full and slightly sweet with a solid finish. Considering the $2 a tall can this is a solid beer in a style not often seen in a can.
03-25-2008 03:52:02 | More by canucklehead
3.43/5 rDev +22.9%
Faxe Amber pours a crystal clear deep amber body beneath a short head of off-white. The head retention is fair and the lacing is limited. The nose offers a light bit of grainy malt and some very mild grassy hops. It's crisp across the palate with a medium-light body and gently effervescent, fine-bubbled carbonation. The suggestion of caramel malts appears in the flavor, but they're not distinct. Some hops do appear however, herbal and spicy against the delicately grainy malt. A bold bitterness backs it, and it finishes dry and refreshing. Overall, very basic but well made.
11-17-2006 00:24:38 | More by NeroFiddled
3.4/5 rDev +21.9%
Appearance - Clear amber colour with a large size frothy and fizzy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Malts, breads/grains, hops
Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts and caramel. There is also a fair amount of hops and a bit of a pear sweetness. The beer finishes with a caramel/malty aftertaste.
Overall - I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. That's not saying it's anything spectacular, but it's not offensive and is quite drinkable. It actually reminded me a bit of a toned down English IPA. It would work well as a session beer.
07-22-2011 13:49:33 | More by spinrsx
3.33/5 rDev +19.4%
Pours a light copper color, not as dark as I expected. The sticky bubbly head quickly dissappears leaving no lace. The aroma is light, just a bit of malt, doughyness and hop spice. The taste is malty and with cookie dough and hay flavors. A minerally quality also abounds. The finish is very lightly bitter with some noble hops and corn. The mouthfeel is average in every way.
This is a little better than their premium lager. It has less flavor but also less DMS. Still, their are much more interesting Euro lagers available.
05-29-2006 05:45:43 | More by CAMRAhardliner
3.23/5 rDev +15.8%
A fairly drinkable brew, albeit lackluster and uneventful. Pours out to an amber orange color with a smaller head of white foam that dissipated after the first few sips. Medium low carbonation. Aromas of caramel malts and flowery flour notes. Some grain elements. Taste is medium to medium-light bodied and mild; grains, caramel malts, some sweet fruit skin notes. Somewhat dry on the palate, this could quench a thirst if one was so inclined. Mouthfeel was otherwise uneventful, with little carbonation making its way to the palate. Drinkability is average. Worth trying. I bet this is better on tap.
09-04-2006 05:15:16 | More by Frozensoul327
3.2/5 rDev +14.7%
--500 ml can, no freshness date to be found.
--no surprise here, it poured a clear amber in color. Head diminished almost immediately.
--smell was not very stimulating, quite average.
This was a pretty average beer, not very impressive. It wasn't bad but it wasn't good either. There are much better amber beers out there that I would seek out instead.
03-08-2004 21:20:22 | More by canadianbarman
3.2/5 rDev +14.7%
Note: had the imported version which had a slightly different design and 5.0%ABV.
A- Golden copper, minimal head which dissolves quickly, and medium low carbonation.
S- Mostly malts. Sweet and bready. Hard to make out as it's very light.
T- Light notes of caramel, apple, grains, very minute amounts of spices. Apple was the most noticable of these. Pretty smooth for the most part, but tastes somewhat artificial.
M- Feels a little thin and syrupy. Smooth though, but a little wierd going down.
D- Fairly easy to go down and pretty cheap. I just didn't like how it sat in my stomach.
09-03-2010 21:54:12 | More by BBP
3.18/5 rDev +14%
Random 500 mL can picked up from the LCBO; this can claims 5% abv instead of the 4.6% seen here. A vigorous pour reveals an attractive translucent light copper coloured brew topped with a finger of head that dissipates rather quickly. A soapy, off-white film is left behind on top, as well as a creamy collar around the edge. The smell is very faint and not all that interesting; mostly malty, caramel and biscuits; pretty typical amber lager fare.
Taste is quite approachable - lightly roasted biscuit malts, caramel and grains. There is some underlying and residual bitterness but sweet malts are the dominant flavour, which seems to be the case with this style of lager. Fairly light-bodied and watery, with moderate carbonation, just enough to make it a bit crisp. Quite refreshing for a brew that leans toward the sweet side.
Drinkable, but nothing that special. I may get it again; it's reasonably tasty and quite different from standard macro fare. A good alternative to Sleeman Honey Brown, without the honey part - if you're a fan of that beer but want to try something less sweet, you'll probably enjoy this. Nothing exciting, but nothing offensive either.
[Updated Feb. 23 2014]
Another can, this time compared side-by-side with some other amber lagers (Creemore Springs, Barking Squirrel and Sleeman Honey Brown). Not really anything new to report about this one - it's definitely one of the weaker offerings in that quartet, with an annoying caramel/corn syrup vibe that the other three beers lack. Thankfully, this beer is fairly watery and none of the flavours are particularly strong, or lingering. Given the price (basically 2 bucks a can) I really can't complain about this one - it's both drinkable and tolerable; better than some macro ambers but not at all comparable to most craft examples.
Final Grade: 3.18, a C+.
08-26-2011 03:47:42 | More by thehyperduck
3.1/5 rDev +11.1%
At one liter, this was hands down the biggest beer can Ive every had. The brew pours a light and clear amber, with a soapy head. The aroma is primarily caramel and malt, with very little hop presence. The taste is a little hollow, with a touch of sweetness in the foretaste. Theres a little caramel and toastiness, but their qualities are restrained to the point of disinterest. Its a light and almost watery brew, with very little to make you pay attention. The finish has just enough hops to provide a little balance, and the brew could stand to have a lot more bitterness. Fairly low carbonation makes this one very easy to quaff, its just not very flavorful. Not offensive, but certainly not exciting.
10-01-2006 18:13:58 | More by Suds
3.1/5 rDev +11.1%
Pours a very clear amber/orange/brown, small white head forms, no lace. Smell is clean and malty, little bit of citrus hop aroma near the end. Taste is pretty malty, honey sweetness, grassy bitter finish. Light mouthfeel, medium carbonation, not a bad beer, the cheapness overtakes crapness.
08-21-2005 06:16:34 | More by Viggo
3.08/5 rDev +10.4%
Appearance: Nice coppery amber color. Poured with about two fingers of dense foam. Settled within a minute to a cap-and-ring; left small bits of lacing.
Smell: Not a lot of aroma to detect. Slight hoppiness in the nose.
Taste: A timid amount of bitterness, not much contribution from malts.
Mouthfeel: Feels pretty light in the mouth. Not too much carbonation. Finishes dry.
Overall: Quite drinkable, but not remarkable. No glaring problems, but a little boring.
06-02-2011 14:43:32 | More by dbaker61
3.05/5 rDev +9.3%
Clear golden amber apperance with thick white head that slowly disappears and decent lacing. Smell is sweet with a hint of bread, grain and caramel.
Taste consists of, apples, grain, sweetness, caramel and some bitterness. Not a bad combination, but has an alcoholic hint to it. Medium bodied with high carbonation. After taste is a lingering bitter caramel taste.
This beer is okay, different take on amber beers but feels in inconsistent. Not bad for the price. Try it out if you like sugary apple tastes.
06-02-2011 00:16:39 | More by CrazyMike
3/5 rDev +7.5%
Picked this up on a whim, can size was amusing.
Poured a golden amber color with quite a bit of carbonation and little head.
Smelled faintly of malt and alcohol, not much else.
Taste wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Light malt flavor with a bit of bitter aftertaste, alcohol is mildly present.
Mouthfeel is bubbly and fresh, pretty thin too.
Drinkability isn't bad. I'd drink this again and it makes a great party beer. Not as bad as some might lead on, but this definately isn't cream of the crop or top shelf quality. Consider this as you would any readily available domestic beer. Better than Corona.
07-28-2008 00:26:04 | More by LumpyGuitar
Faxe Amber from Royal Unibrew A/S
68 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.