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Faxe Premium - Royal Unibrew A/S

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68
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140 Ratings
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 21.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly called Faxe Premium Danish Lager

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-29-2001)
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Reviews by uno99:
Photo of uno99
2.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Every once in a while a free can of Faxe gets forced onto my person from some chesty marketing girls outside my local soccer stadium. I usual give them away but I decided to give it another try

A: Not much to say here. looks like crappy euro lager. pale straw colored with NO head at all.

S: Even fairly cold from my fridge, its a bit offensive. Not the worst ever lager but kind of sweet and metallic.

T: Something is wrong with the malt here. tastesbadman.jpg Bitter in all the wrong way, horrible finish. metallic and awful.

M: Over-carbonated and grainy. decently dry though, but I get the impression that aspect is unintended.

Overall: Why bother with this? If this is your only choice for a beer, i really pity you.

uno99, Sep 20, 2012
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2.7/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml can, stereotypical taciturn viking imagery staring out from the label.

This beer pours a brightly clear, medium golden amber colour, with two fingers of bubbly, and loosely foamy dirty white head, which leaves a bit of ocean spray lace around the glass as it quickly recedes.

It smells of sweet and musty pale grain, unmasked lager yeast, a touch of phenolic plastic, a cheap, overripe pear fruitiness, and slightly skunky (in a can, WTF?) dead leafy and floral hops. The taste is more sweet grainy pale malt, a bit of it bready and tangentially caramelized, and that plastic essence persisting alongside a somewhat acrid sprayed grassy hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly average, not more than a peep after the onset, the body medium-light in weight, and too pithy from the lingering plastic bag character to be considered all that smooth. It finishes sweet, grainy, phenolic, and still mildly stanky in its weak-ass hop bitterness.

An barely-average European macro lager, rendered all the more unimpressive by the apparently additive-free nature of its ingredient list. Increasingly unpleasant as it warms, the dead-eyed sweetness of this one will haunt you for a while after the finish, I guarantee it.

biboergosum, Sep 10, 2009
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3.83/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clean, well-brewed, Euro lager. Nice golden color. Average head retention. Floral and herbal hops in the nose with a touch of grainy malt. Nice, lightly sweet, just slightly tart malt base (because of pH from yeast and fermentation - not infection). Solid bitterness. Really nice balance. Clean, drinkable, refreshing. And, OK, the big-assed can is kind of cool!

NeroFiddled, Oct 09, 2006
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3.58/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a huge-ass 1 liter can.
Features a pure white head sitting atop clear golden-yellow liquid. Gentle carbonation. Pleasant nose with aromas of grassy and lemony maltiness, sharp hoppiness. The taste is bittersweet with a great balance malt-to-hop, and a nice long bright hop finish with just a slight adjunct note...but not strong enough to distract from the enjoyability.

beerluvr, Sep 12, 2005
Photo of vanrassel
2.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drinking this was like getting drunk, because there is very little I remember about the experience.

When I looked at my notes, I see that it poured with a nice foamy head over a fluorescent yellow body. The head quickly dissipated to a thin ring around my glass.

The smell was virtually non-existent at first — maybe a bit metallic. When it revealed itself to a greater extent, it wasn't pretty. You know the smell of spilled beer on your clothes the day after a night of drinking? That was the smell. Stale. (The freshness date stamped on the bottom of the can was June of 2007, so the beer wasn't off.)

The taste wasn't awful — hell, it wasn't even bad. But that's all I can say about it. The carbonation was too light, the feel too thin for my liking.

The bottom line is: Why would I pay premium import price to drink this when I can enjoy a domestic macro like Molson Canadian for less money?

vanrassel, Apr 12, 2006
Photo of beerthulhu
2.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Packaged in 1 liter can.

A: Poured a golden-maize with a brilliant clarity, enough so as to clearly read text through. Being poured from a over-sized can led to a sloppy pour that invoked a monstrous 3 finger plus snow white head which displayed a fair amount of retention and was foamy in character. Small speckled lashes compose the lacing. Inside lied a mixture of quickly releasing macro-bubbles along with a snaking stream of micro-bubbles that danced and swirled around. With all said and done per style (euro pale lager) this was fairly decent.

S: The nose, or rather lack of, barely produced any mentionable traits. Dried corn with a light helping of buttered vegetables (string beans) were vaguely, if not unimpressive here. Even for a lager this came off unimpressive with very little to go on.

T: The flavor was sweet, with buttered dried corn with a bit of greenery being first detected. Dry grains move in midway through the experience along with hints of straw. There is a brief sweetness occurring on the finish with honeybread notes along with some fresh greenery. Overall the initial impression wasn't bad, though it wasn't good either and failed to improve.

M: The mouthful was light bodied, and rather boring with an almost juice like quality.

D: Overall this was a ho-hum experience that continued to get more tiresome and boring with every sip. A single serving would be a struggle and waste of time let along trying to consume the whole liter. I originally bought this as a joke with regards to the oversized can, I guess the joke ended up on me. Not worth the aluminum its packaged in. A big pass.

beerthulhu, Apr 19, 2010
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2.13/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Can: Poured a bright golden color lager with a medium lightly foamy white head with better then average retention. Aroma of light floral malt is quite evident. Taste is refreshing with a nice dose of malt but sadly lacking hops resulting in a thin watery finish. Overall, this is just a slightly above average premium lager.

Phyl21ca, Jul 21, 2005
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Riddle, Aug 04, 2014
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2.98/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from a 1 li, 1.8oz can into a pint glass.
A nice deep chapagne color and beige head top off this beer, as the large frothy head settles into a constant 3 finger state. The aroma of the beer hints of fruits and hops, and the taste is of mostly malty but also some hoppy notes. The 5% ABV is barely noticeable behind this as it is drinkable. The only problem is there is no backbone in the beer, there is taste on the front end of it, but barely any on the back end. An average beer at best imo, nothing to go out of your way for.

ekempey, Jul 02, 2007
Photo of scooter231
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Ah, faxe. Had this a few years ago while in Denmark digging up dead Vikings... I feel the same way about it now as I did then. It's okay enough looking, golden with some head. Smell is practically non-existent. A bit of sweetness, but you have to sniff really, really hard. Taste is watery- in fact, it tastes like water with a shot of beer in it. Barely hoppy, barely tasty. Mouthfeel is watery and thin. I could certainly keep drinking this- yes, the litre- if it was kept cold, and it does have some interesting Danish memories attached, but I will not be going after this again any time soon. Still, a litre that doesn't taste like crap and is cheap- college kids, get this instead of Bud.

scooter231, Jul 17, 2006
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3.23/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had out of a giant 33.8 oz. can.
A- Gold, very largerish color, as you would expect. Bubbly head with a decent amount of lacing and head.
S- Pilsner/lager scent.
T- Slight pilsner taste, but very smooth. Far better than an American Macro Lager. Slight bitter aftertaste. Very solid, even if nothing is spectacular.

Amalak, Sep 09, 2009
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3/5  rDev +5.3%

rm85, Oct 21, 2012
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2.88/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Came in a 500ml can with a freshness date stamped on the bottom. Pours out a nice clear golden hue, with a bit of a head that immediately fizzles out like a spent firecracker. Not much of a nose to detect. Taste is of grainy sweet malt, hops are oh so faint, as if they're hiding. It goes down smooth though. An uninspiring lager, but it's drinkable.

IronDjinn, May 29, 2003
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3.4/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One litre can, best before 24/June/2009.

Poured four times into my Veltins pilsner glass.

It is a clear deep golden yellow with a good white head.

Like all lagers/pilsners it doesn't have a big nose.

It could almost be a Dort or a good German Export Pilsner, it has a good solid body and tastes clean, with a hop and yeast feel. It is certainly better than a lot of other lagers out there.

Overall an ideal beer for quenching your thirst, but not a world beater in excitment or inovational brewing.

BlackHaddock, Oct 27, 2007
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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

CurtisD, Oct 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Noelito76, Aug 06, 2013
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2.68/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a medium straw hue with a three finger pillowy white head. There was very good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured a faint grainy malt and a light balancing noble hop.

The taste consisted of a light grain with a an astringent bitterness toward the finish.

The mouthfeel was on the thin side with a dry finish.

Overall an unimpressive Euro Lager. Many better out there. The one liter can was pretty cool though.

plaid75, Aug 16, 2007
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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

DamageCase76, Jan 11, 2014
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1.98/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

I tried this lager after trying the Fest Bock and was disappointed. If this is your first Faxe brew don’t judge them all off this one but hey you might like this one.

Appearance- I do think this is a great looking beer. It has some carbonation that really brings the clear gold body to light. About finger and half of head with some thick lace.

Smell- Smells of corn it is a very grassy and earthy aroma.

Taste- Adjunct flavors of rice,corn and maybe some sugar (it is overly sweet for a lager) hit your tongue right of the bat. Not much real malt taste and just sort of bitter. I thought the aftertaste was unpleasant as well.

Mouthfeel- Full for a beer of this style and smooth.

Drinkability- I don’t really recommend this beer other than to give it a try.

MTNboy, Jan 05, 2008
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Faxe Premium from Royal Unibrew A/S
68 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.