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Faxe Premium - Royal Unibrew A/S

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128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 20%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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4.5/5  rDev +57.9%

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04-27-2012 02:00:57 | More by
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4/5  rDev +40.4%

10-28-2013 20:15:04 | More by the_thumbzilla1
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4/5  rDev +40.4%

12-14-2011 18:43:33 | More by Zodijackyl
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3.85/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a one-liter can:

Pours straw yellow with a thick, foamy white head.

The smell is of sweet grain. Euro-style, but no "Euro-skunk". Some continental-type hops.

The taste is...well, like a Euro-lager without the Euro-skunk - Sweet grain with a fair amount of balancing hops. Finishes dry and crisp.

It has something of a body for the style.

Not bad at all for the style. I was pleasantly surprised. Sure beats many other Euro-lagers as far as taste...would make a nice summer "no brainer but tasty enough" refresher..Good enough to wonder if this comes in a keg for a summer barbecue...

Serving type: can

05-25-2007 05:53:01 | More by jwc215
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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!

Serving type: can

10-09-2006 22:47:04 | More by NeroFiddled
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

08-11-2012 00:43:46 | More by djcreepshow
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Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

05-26-2014 13:15:16 | More by Gottesverachter
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3.75/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

1 l can.

Pours into my 750ml Carlsberg glass with a surprisingly deep gold, not as pale or yellow as I expected. The head is white and has some nice retention. It isn't quite crystal clear with tons of tiny bubbles rising to the top.

The smell is underwhelming. There is a light perfumey hop scent and a lot of sweet malt smell. It has alot of smell just very un-noteworthy.

The first few gulps provide you with some tin can, but it gets better. It's a nicely carbonated easy drinking Euro lager, that perhaps is a tad heartier than most in appearance. The hops are light but they are there and the malt is mild and unoffensive. The drinkablity is high, perhaps it is the excitement of the large can that drives the urge to drink this one, my can says 5% not 5.5%, so theres no reason to share this one, just sit back relax, and quaff.

3$ a liter isn't bad, it's not bad for the style either.

Serving type: can

02-05-2010 21:44:06 | More by crossovert
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3.75/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flavorful Lager from Denmark. Worthy of an above average rating for a lager. Tasty and refreshing, with no objectionable after tastes or smells. If your belly (or wife) permits, you can easily drink massive quantities of this.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2001 23:48:41 | More by stoutman
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

09-10-2013 22:09:39 | More by Vyronian
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North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well, this is indeed a mighty sight..a one litre can of Danish lager..well, okay, if you insist. I like the viking on the label, you can't go wrong with pictures of viking warriors as far as I'm concerned.
A classic golden lager color with a good deal of carbonation supporting a respectable head. A nose of grain and yeast with a bit of a fresh fruity taste but nothing to write home about so far.
The taste is an open lager palate with banana tones initially followed by a not as nice metallic touch to the tongue. Still, this is not some sloppy Euro lager with no self respect. Some discipline here in the crafting keeps this to decent levels of drinkability. A bit of tartness or clove keeps the house in order and this is drinkable stuff, although downing a full litre can will take a little while. Better than I expected, if not a real superstar.

Serving type: can

11-20-2005 03:56:41 | More by daliandragon
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Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a beer mug.

Appearance: Pale golden yellow, with a reasonable head that dissipates without too much fuss, lovely lacing.

Smell: It smells almost a bit too sweet, and slightly sharp. Very few grain notes. Any chemist reading this will probably agree that it smells a bit like chloroform.

Mouthfeel: Quite thick, and very smooth, with few pricks from the bubbles. It almost feels like my tongue is being cushioned.

Taste: A bit more bitter than I'd like at the start, but the aftertaste is full of that wonderful, light malt flavour that got me into beer in the first place, and it lasts quite a while too.

Drinkability: I could probably nurse one of these for hours, and wouldn't refuse it for a second if offered under any circumstances. Quite nice overall.

Serving type: can

02-19-2011 00:43:08 | More by Moontang
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3.68/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've decided this may become an institution in my household for years to come. While browsing the other day at one of the newer beer stores to open up in my area, I spied this colossus of a can on the shelf. Or, rather, I was chosen. For $2.99 how can one resist buying a 33.8 oz aluminum monolith of Danish beer with a friendly viking, whom I've dubbed "Terence", inviting you with a sly smile to drink his fat lager?

Now, the "institution" I've created involves (or involvED, as I did this today) having a t-bone steak, a baked potato with sour cream, bacon and chives and a can of Faxe for breakfast (time is up to the individual, but I indulged at 10am). "Faxe Friday" maybe?

Poured two servings into a clear glass midget seidel (exactly like the pic featured on the glassware page of BA). Drank the rest from the can - you have to... Had a nice looking frothy head for a moment. After it collapses, you're left with a pale yellow golden beer with an active bubble force. Smells grainy, sweet, and a little burnt. The flavor is real sweet - a potent sweet corn sweetness. Hopping is negligible, if present at all. Smooth and crisp with a healthy dose of carbonation.

On its own it drinks great, tastes not too shabby. I don't know how I could've gotten through the steak and potato without it though. It was a bloody perfect match. And I don't eat red meat. Tied together the whole meal superbly.

Moral of the story. Decent drinking beer. Have it with meat and potatoes. Can't go wrong.

Serving type: can

07-16-2010 18:34:15 | More by Bouleboubier
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Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber/gold, fluffy white head forms, laces well and has good retention. Smell is sweet and malty, honey, citrus, some floral hops, quite pleasant. Taste is sweet and malty, lots of citrus and floral, mild bitterness in the fnish. Mouthfeel is surprisingly thick, medium bodied with medium to low carbonation. Not bad at all.

Serving type: can

02-09-2006 21:48:35 | More by Viggo
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Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: can

09-11-2005 23:35:17 | More by beerluvr
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I'm not a huge lager fan, but gave this a try anyway (funny story about how I got it...but that's not for here)

Decent lager. Nice gold colour. Not much head, but whatever. Smell is skunky hops and corn mash. Not as strong as other lagers. Taste is corn, hops and faint traces of malt, with fruity hints in it. A decent lager taste, on par with my other favours, Tusker and Red Stripe. A little more bland than Red Stripe, perhaps.

A bit fizzy going down, but I find most lagers are. Easy to drink, a good session beer. Best served cold.

Serving type: can

03-25-2005 03:12:56 | More by BDTyre
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3.53/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1L can purchsed for the novelty. Clear, bright yellow with a finger or so of head which doesn't last long. Looks like a lager should.

Smells grainy, slghtly sweet, with a bit of grass and a metallic note from the hops. Taste is not dissimilar, although this is noticeably bitter for this kind of beer. Sweet grain, grassy hops, a slight toasty note in the finish as well as a hint of lager sourness. As the giant can warms up the sweetness dominates. Keep cold.

Light and crisp, goes down easy. If you want a pretty boring lager, this will serve you quite well. Better than Heineken or whatever. I dunno, it's hard to review stuff like this. Cool can, though. Which is how I got here in the first place.

Serving type: can

03-29-2012 13:39:52 | More by Parrotshake
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

03-10-2013 15:39:21 | More by TimeLincoln
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3.5/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml can into a Pilsner Urquell glass. Fills the glass a gold yellow with a respectable head of about 2 fingers fluffy whiteness. Simmers down fairly quickly to a thin cap on the beer. Some sticks to the sides of the glass.

Smell is of sweet grains and some grassy hops. Also detect some breadiness from the malt. A fairly standard Euro Pale Lager aroma.

Taste offers a some sweetness up front with a twinge of bitterness at the end. An overall even keeled lager that does not create too many flavor fluctuations. Refreshing and fine for what it is.

Mouthfeel is relatively smooth. Has a bit of a sweet stickiness as it passes through the mouth. Not as carbonated as i would have expected for the style.

Overall a good, slightly above average Euro Pale Lager. Likely won't get you excited, but won't disappoint.

Serving type: can

06-04-2011 20:25:55 | More by JohnnyP3
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I think half of all purchases of Faxe must owe to the novelty of the gigantic 1-liter can. It's a bit of a budget Heineken -- it reminds me of a Heineken copycat beer (whose name escapes me) that used to come in 12-packs. Anyway, Faxe is a little too light on the palate -- thin body and not a lot of flavor. That said, not a bad quaff when you are interested in volume at a decent price.

Serving type: can

03-20-2011 22:59:07 | More by hmk22
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3.48/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice Euro Pale. Pours out to a medium golden orange color with a short livedwhite foam head. No lace. Medium to medium low levels of carbonation. Aromas of buttery malts and sweet fermented grain dominate, with traces of biscuits and yeast. Taste is enjoyable; mildy buttery malts, raw grain, sweet bread and light rye, with a touch of light smoke. Mouthfeel is smooth, with a touch of bubbliness on the tongue. Drinkability is pretty good. I'd have this again. Worth a try.

Serving type: can

08-06-2006 23:41:36 | More by Frozensoul327
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United Kingdom (England)

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.

Serving type: can

10-27-2007 09:58:48 | More by BlackHaddock
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New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brilliant pale yellow with a big frothy white head that quickly diminishes. The smell is a pleasant sweet, grainy, malt with a hint of floral hops. This Faxe Danish Lager, out of the 1L can, is light bodied and has a low carbonation that gives it a smooth mouthfeel. The taste is light and balances the dominant pale malt with a very, very slightly bitter/mettalic finish. Overall a beer that is easy to drink and surprisingly light tasting for a 5.5 ABV.

Serving type: can

01-02-2007 20:06:17 | More by 86sportster883
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Manitoba (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

500ml Can poured into a pint glass.

Pours with a 3/4 inch bubbly frothy head that subsides to a strange uneven splotchy lace and sticks around until the bottom of the glass. Very low carbonation evident. Very faint corn adjunct odour, but mostly clean, with a apple juice sweetness and floral hops in the nose.

Taste is not unpleasant, the same juicy sweetness is in evidence, apples, pears. Slightly nutty malt backbone with a citric acidity. Nothing mindblowing here, mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery, but isn't overcarbonated. Nice alcohol warmth on the way down, but the thinner body really makes this a chugger. I guess if I had a lawn I'd call this a lawnmower beer.

Serving type: can

09-30-2006 01:11:42 | More by trevorwideman
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Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 mL can from TBS; best before November 2012.

Pours a bright, clear golden-yellow colour, generating about a half-finger of white, foamy head. It lasts for a minute or two before fizzling away, leaving an even, wispy cap behind. Rings of lacing coat the sides of the glass as the volume drops with each sip. Very effervescent, with tons of bubbles rushing to the surface. A reasonably attractive pale lager. Decent aroma reminiscent of a bland German pilsener; some bready pale malts and light grassiness with a hint of lemon.

Decent taste; much like the aroma it is inoffensive and boring, but balanced. Bready malt sweetness and a light graininess are countered by some modest grassy bitterness. Thin mouthfeel; maybe a bit more body than your typical Euro lager. Surprisingly low carbonation level, certainly lower than average for an EPL... this makes it not an especially crisp-tasting lager, but a bit smoother than average.

I am slightly impressed with this beer, but keep in mind that a) I like pale lagers in general and b) my expectations were kind of low to begin with. Much like the other beers from this brewery that I have tried, this is a serviceable, unremarkable brew that tastes alright for the style and offers little else beyond that. For what it's worth, I'd pick this over comparable imports like Carlsberg or Heineken in a heartbeat based on taste alone; the lower price is just a bonus.

Final Grade: 3.35, a low B-. Worth a try if you like the style, but otherwise this is something to skip.

Serving type: can

01-15-2012 02:59:34 | More by thehyperduck
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Faxe Premium from Royal Unibrew A/S
68 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.