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Faxe Amber - Royal Unibrew A/S

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BA SCORE
68
poor

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 19.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Popsinc on 08-06-2003)
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Photo of Suds
3.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

At one liter, this was hands down the biggest beer can I’ve 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. There’s a little caramel and toastiness, but their qualities are restrained to the point of disinterest. It’s 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, it’s just not very flavorful. Not offensive, but certainly not exciting.

Suds, Oct 01, 2006
Photo of Frozensoul327
3.23/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Frozensoul327, Sep 04, 2006
Photo of pootz
2.7/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

1/2 liter Euro-can.

Poured a crystal clear very light amber-gold beer into my stem glass.2 finger chunky cap that reduces quickly to nothing...,NO lacing of the glass...assertive carbonation ( This is the tip off of a malt/dextrose extract syrup high gravity beer)

Aroma: light grains with a very light caramel sweetness soft, stale grassyness.

Weak malt spine, watery mouth feel. Light liquid body and semi-harsh character.

Starts with caramel sweetness with no detectable hop balance very watery...midway some stale hop additive is detected...fast finish.. sweet, some harshness in after taste...

..probably the least objectionable of the FAXE dextrose extract lagers but this type of high gravity extract-brewed beer always tastes lifeless, stale and too sweet to me. This is the type of crap Steelback makes on this side of the ocean...I see no need to import more from Denmark.

pootz, Aug 15, 2006
Photo of fisherman34
2.38/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Canned sample. Light copper in colour with strong carbonation. Very sweet caramel malt aroma, along with a hit of sulfur. Cloyingly sweet flavors caramel and toffee with a bit of peppery hop on the finish. Surgary sweet without any interesting malt character to back things up. A poor effort, and barely drinkable.

fisherman34, Aug 10, 2006
Photo of mwrseeley
2.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

In celebration of their 100th anniversary, the Danish brewery Royal Unibrew (formerly known as the Danish Brewery Group), introduced this amber beer in 2001.

Supposedly, the attractive amber colour of this beer is the result of a caramel-malt.

Well, the head was wispy despite being given plenty of room to grow in my wiezen glass. I thought the taste was pretty bland and, while it may go down well on a hot afternoon, it certainly isn't anything special.

mwrseeley, Aug 05, 2006
Photo of funkengruven
3.63/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

funkengruven, Jul 12, 2006
Photo of relapse
1.9/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I bought a can because the beer store was out of carlsberg. I was in the mood for a light, easy lager, so maybe that taints my expectations of this dark lager.

Pours out limply, like criminals surrendering from a bank after a five-day seige. Doesn't really fight, just pours and produces a quiet, small head.

The beer is amber and the head is white tinged with amber. Go figure.

Smells a lot better than it tastes. You smell some flour and hops, that nice fermented beer scent and envision a nice, gently bitter dark lager. You taste it and get something much more cruel. Maybe it's just the aluminum, but the bitterness is almost metallic, and leaves an 'aftersmell' as it travels back up the nasal cavity.

Difficult to drink, difficult to enjoy. Forget about it. Might be tolerable if it's found on tap.

relapse, Jun 14, 2006
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.33/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

CAMRAhardliner, May 29, 2006
Photo of Globetrotter
2.8/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Found in a Moscow grocery store, the burgundy can has a gold and green label featuring a coat of arms based on the Danish flag underneath the name. The Russian import label identifies only purity law ingredients. Best before 9/1/06, I opened it on 3/26/06.

Pours an orangish pink under a slightly off-white one finger head that actually manages to linger fairly well and maintains a large collar and a few strands of lace. The nose is strong and sweet, mainly of plum or grape. The mouth is very light and quite prickly. The taste is a real let down, as there isn't much here at first. As it warms, it becomes harsher, with metallic hops coming on strong. The appearance and nose are misleading, as the brew is ultimately quite unsatisfying.

Globetrotter, Mar 26, 2006
Photo of slitherySOB
2.48/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Colour is a clear, copper/amber. Head pours out about a 1/4 inch thick and disipated to nothing but a thin film. Weak smell. Mainly of malts, grass, herbs and grain husks. Though, what I do smell is nice, it needs more strength. Tastes like a decent beer that has been watered down. Definite bready malts, grains, grassy and herbal flavours with some hop bitterness, but it's too subdued. Mouthfeel is watery. Drinkable? Yeah, I guess. It's alright. Not bad, but subpar okay.

slitherySOB, Dec 28, 2005
Photo of Viggo
3.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Viggo, Aug 21, 2005
Photo of BigBry
2.85/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500 ml can (same as pictured), best before date stamped on the bottom. Pours out a light brown / amber color. Nice white head right after the pour, then settled down to a thin cap covering that lasted the whole glass. Not alot of smell, some aroma of grass or grain and tiny bit of hops. Flavour has some sweetness in the middle and a very mild hoppy finish. Taste is OK, but if if you are expecting a full flavor, it will seem a touch watered down. Not alot of carbonation giving a smooth mouthfeel rather than a crisp tingle. An average amber ale, drinkable but nothing special. For the higher import price I will probably pass next time.

BigBry, Aug 06, 2005
Photo of Shiloh
2.42/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This brew arrived a very deep amber in colour with a short crown and a high lace.
Carbonation is very light.
The body is a thin/medium light at best.
The taste is well balanced but lacking with a slight edge to the grains.
This expierience was disapointing...Not much here
Oddly, the thin taste has a slight linger to it.
Sad.

Shiloh, Sep 07, 2004
Photo of IronDjinn
2.8/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well who would have thought, I found a drinkable product from the Faxe brewery here. Came in a 500 ml burgundy coloured can, best before date stamped on the bottom--this appears to be some pretty fresh stuff. Pours out a light clear golden amber tone, nice frothy off-white head in the first minute or so. Smell contains grassy hops, a bit of metallic grain. Flavour is somewhat watered down, some sweetness at first but very subdued, carried over to a mild grainy middle, and ends on a mild hoppy note, with a faint astringent aftertaste, faintly herbal. Mouthfeel lacks carbonation but gets fuller as it passes along the palate, although even then the body is light. For a Faxe beer this is actually drinkable, I'm impressed that I don't have to pour the rest of it out. But in comparison to everything else sitting around it on the shelf of your beer haunt of choice/necessity it's pretty much a pass. A very one-dimensional amber lager at best.

IronDjinn, Jun 11, 2004
Photo of canadianbarman
3.2/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

--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.
Thx

canadianbarman, Mar 08, 2004
Photo of TerryW
2.42/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Comes across like macro pap. Boring.

Pours clear amber orange. Head dissipates immediately. No lace. Looks like a zillion other beers.

Weak aroma and equally weak taste. Kind of carmel sugary. Tastes like some corn in there. Way light.

Did I mention this was boring?

TerryW, Jan 25, 2004
Photo of Popsinc
2.55/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: 500ml can. Pours, what else...amber in colour with a small white head that fades quickly.

Smell: very mild nose. little is detectable. very light fruity-sweetness and malty undertones.

Taste: subtle off the top and then a light maltiness sneaks up on your tongue and slowly turns to a caramel-fudge-sweet finish. not much complexity here. a one-dimensional beer.

Mouthfeel: towards the flat side. some fuzzy dryness in the middle but a body of little distinction.

Drinkability: a below average amber. extremely light in all aspects. i would pretty much never buy this brew again.

Popsinc, Aug 06, 2003
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Faxe Amber from Royal Unibrew A/S
68 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.