1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Faxe Royal Strong - Royal Unibrew A/S

Not Rated.
Faxe Royal Strong
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.

21 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 2.59
pDev: 17.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Royal Unibrew A/S visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: canucklehead on 01-28-2004

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (12) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by trevorwideman:
Photo of trevorwideman
3.46/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I wasn't sure what to expect from this, it was a bit of a random choice at the LC. 500ml can poured into a Pilsner glass.

This is a really good looking lager, very clean looking, vicious carbonation, nice full looking head and nice body. Smell is very much of corn adjuncts, very sweet, but the first sip is really surprisingly hoppy. This beer is much more bitter than I thought it would be, but thats not a bad thing, most Euro Lagers tend to be a bit too much on the malts. Great bite on the tongue, smooth going down. It sticks in the throat a bit, but man, it hits you hard and fast. I couldn't drink more than a few of these before being quite buzzed. This isn't really all that bad though, I'm surprised...

More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
2.1/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of biboergosum
2.99/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear medium golden colour, with a few fingers of foamy, chunky white head, which leaves puffy curtains of lace around the glass. It smells of boozy corn grain, fairly medicinal, like rubbing alcohol. The taste is sweet white and corn grain, with a metallic alcohol edge. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, slick, and actually fairly smooth. It finishes off-dry, and with the booze making a re-appearance.

For its strength, it's evidently, but not overly, hot. Otherwise, inoffensive, and lots of drinkable wowee juice, for your hard-earned dollar.

Photo of Rutager
2.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance. Pale straw, really, really clear and bubbly with a finger of bubbly, albino-white head.

Smell. Fruity, spicy hops, light grain, slight floral perfume smell.

Taste. Sweet light grains, slight herby hops and a little yeast.

Mouthfeel. Bubbly and thin.

Overall. Not great, but drinkable.

Thanks to my buddy Mike for this little gem. Next time just keep the beer, kick me in the nuts, and we'll call it a day! :D

Haha, just kidding buddy. I always appreciate trying something new.

Photo of Anze
2.5/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of IronDjinn
2.14/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From a 500 ml black can, abv listed as 8%. Pours out a clear straw hue, tall loose spongy head that slowly settles.

Sour, tart, dry cidery grains on the nose.

Dry tart cidery grains in the flavour too, it's official. Pretty one-dimensional that way.

Mouthfeel is light yet not watery, although the carbonation is low, fairly smooth for a high abv beer.

Well then, this is pretty much foreign malt liquor, same as we have here, yet to give it a bit of credit it's not too rough around the edges, although still not worth revisiting.

Photo of DamageCase76
2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of RedAleMan
2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of liamt07
2.15/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Can from the Beer Store, 500ml into a pint glass. Best before March 15, 2012.

Poured a clear, pale gold. Very pale and almost watery. Generates a finger or two of head, before fading to nothing. Light lace. Nose is sweet malts, light grain, mild alcoholic notes, apple juice. A weird candied note develops as this warms. Taste holds more malt, metallic and weird fruits notes at times. Finishes relatively dry and mildly alcoholic on the tongue, but burns when it hits the throat. Blegh. Effect is amplified as it warmed. Thin body, dry and a weird lingering aftertaste. Everything got worse as it warmed.

Photo of Derek
2.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

8% abv.

A: Clear, pale yellow; fizzy white head dissipates rather quickly (no retention or lace).

S: Mild aroma of toffee & bread with hints of floral & metallic hops. Some buttery-popcorn in the background.

T: Alcohol & butter are up front. Hop flavour is really metallic & slightly floral. Not much bitterness or sweetness. Weird. Make sure it's ICE COLD!

M: It's well attenuated for its strength, I suspect there's a good portion of adjuct sugar here. Moderate body is fairly dry. Moderate carbonation.

D: Best buzz for the buck?

Photo of Jotora
2/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of LazyL
3.2/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very pale golden yellow with a loose head that disapates rather quickly.
I get alot of clover honey, maybe a bit of citrus and some herbal notes.
Same flavours in the taste, just a bit more pronounced. Somewhat sweet, but too much.
Light body and reasonable mouth feel. At 8% it is quite an easy drinker. For a tall cold can of beer I would take this over a big factory Lager anyday. Not a great beer but it has enough in it to make it OK.

Photo of Erik-P
2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
2.18/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a palid gold color with lots of big carbonation bubbles and a crackly flash in the pan head. The aroma is boozy and lightly malty. The taste is sweet and, as the nose betrayed, very boozy for 8%. Some cooked veggie notes and noticeable in the background. The mouthfeel is full and a bit numbing from the booze. The finish is sweetish and, alas, boozy.

Not a very good strong lager. There are many other beers of this strength and price that are more drinkable.

Photo of Shadman
2.26/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Quite pale, clear, with a decently rich head that settled slowly into a thin white cap.

Sweet( glucose is one of the listed incredients), quite boozy, with a noticable graininess.

Noticeable alcohol taste right away. The phenols actually feel like spirit liquor @ the back of the throat. Some harsh graininess, a bit of sweetness whether it is from malts or the glucose I can't tell. A real bitterness lingers @ the back of the throat that is more Buckley's mixture than hop.

Sticky from the sweetness. Feel wise it isn't as bad as it tastes.

If ya wanna get drunk quick and don't feel like lugging a big glass bottle around then this beer is your friend.

Ditto on the import Malt Liquor comment from Iron Jeffro.

Photo of Graham5161986
2.43/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: pours a golden yellow with tiny bits of sediment floating around. Nice 2 1/2 finger bubbly head that reduces to a thin foam and leaves a bit of lacing. Almost no rising carbonation bubbles at all.

S: grassy hops up front with hints of cooked vegetables and a slight touch of brown sugar sweetness

T: not what I expected - floral hoppiness with definite tones of sweet ripe fruit and a subtle grassy finish. Decently complex, but I can also taste the alcohol in the background.

M: medium to heavy bodied but a tad watery. A subtle carbonation snap and goes down somewhat smoothly.

D: I was very disappointed with this brewery's premium lager. I think this one is a tad better but still I'm not too impressed. I was surprised by the floral hoppiness too it and the rich fruit flavours, but it is decently heavy and I think they could have done a better job of masking the alcohol. Nevertheless, it definitely delivers an easy buzz for your buck and would make a good catch-up beer. Bottom line: too watery and too sweet for my liking so I don't think I could handle any more than one of these at a time. So unless I have some major catching up to do, I don't think I will buy this one again.

Photo of MylesMac
2.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of canucklehead
3.48/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the slightly less powerful cousin to the extra strong
version, but it still packs a punch. Not too sweet and fairly
well made this a beer is way too easy to drink for such a high'
alcohol level. This may be the best "catch up" drink I have
encountered for relatively little money. It's not a winter warmer
but rather a hangover in waiting

Photo of BDTyre
3.33/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

After finding Faxe Premium to be rather drinkable, I decided to give the Strong a try (esp. now that my local liquor store has picked it up).

Nice pale gold colour, okay head. Smells too sweet, like corn syrup. "Glucose syrup, maize" on the ingredients would probably explain that.

Taste is similar to the Premium: malt, hop bitterness and corn mash. Now with extra alcohol bite!

Okay...but a bit overpowering. I might as well just buy the premium and save 15 cents.

Photo of DaftCaskBC
2.43/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: 3/4" white head that dissipated quickly over straw coloured liquid with excellent clarity.

S: Pears, citrus, and yeast.

T: A metallic taste with some pine hops.

M: Thin viscosity with low carbonation.

O: Avoid this one. The high ABV does not redeem the taste or mouthfeel...

Photo of dcmchew
2.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Now turned to Faxe Royal Strong, at 8%.
Pours pale golden, small half finger white head that pops away really fast, leaving just a bit of lace.
Smell of sweet malts, some apples, faint honey and some booze.
Taste of way too sweet malts, a spicy weird feel and big acidity (enhanced by the big carbonation), like a bad apple cider. Some floral notes, probably the only nice thing about this beer. Wet cardboard and metal in the finish, cloying sugar syrup.
Way too fizzy, but light bodied, rather easy to drink, so one should be wary of the high abv.
Pretty bad. No helping this one.

Faxe Royal Strong from Royal Unibrew A/S
68 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.