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Faxe Premium - Royal Unibrew A/S

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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 20.28%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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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Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +31.1%

08-11-2012 00:43:46 | More by djcreepshow
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1.75/5  rDev -38.8%

06-30-2012 10:19:28 | More by HankC
Photo of eduardolinhalis


2.9/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 litter can served in a chalice.

A: Pours a clear pale yellow to orange color forming a medium fluffy aired bubbled white head. Medium retention and some lacings left

S: Smells like a Euro Lager. Sweet grains, lager yeasts and hops. Annoying plastic smell here

T: Sweet grains backbone. Mild flowery hops bitterness. A dry crispy beer, in overall. Bit metallic too

M: Very light lager body. Good carbonation. Mild bitter end

O: Drinkable beer. A good Lager, I would dare to say

Serving type: can

06-08-2012 18:09:21 | More by eduardolinhalis
Photo of Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -30.1%

05-06-2012 10:03:52 | More by Wordslinger
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4.5/5  rDev +57.3%

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04-27-2012 02:00:57 | More by
Photo of Parrotshake


3.53/5  rDev +23.4%
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
Photo of Douberd


2.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Another 1 liter can of Faxe, this also picked up in Germany at a highway stop.
It pours a dark golden yellow color, with a 2 finger head that disappeared fast. Some bubbles rising to the top visible in the glass. Nothing special as far as the aroma is concerned, just lots of malts. Tons of malts on the taste too, with a slighty bitter aftertaste. A bit stinky taste. Watery mouthfeel. Medium to high carbonation, dry on the palte
I was kind of disappointed with this one.

Serving type: can

02-15-2012 20:59:47 | More by Douberd
Photo of thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev +17.1%
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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Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

01-06-2012 16:41:58 | More by ThinkAgain
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2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

12-30-2011 19:45:39 | More by cdwil
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4/5  rDev +39.9%

12-14-2011 18:43:33 | More by Zodijackyl
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Russian Federation

3/5  rDev +4.9%

12-13-2011 17:43:32 | More by NightINgale
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Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-24-2011 02:59:37 | More by oldp0rt
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South Africa

2/5  rDev -30.1%

11-15-2011 09:34:45 | More by Thehuntmaster
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2.33/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is the first time I bought a 1000 ml can of beer...
I picked it up in Germany.

A: Pale golden with some small bubbles. The white head is surprisingly thick, but sinks quickly into decent lacings.

S: Mild grainy sweet malt with a corny twist. Some very faint bitter hops. A bit bready.

T: Weak taste; grain, corn and sweet malt. Some rough bitter hops, not in any balance with the rest of the brew.

M: Body as well as carbonation is medium. Aftertaste is short and bitter in a unpleasant way.

O: Yet another boring Danish macro beer with a corny overdose.

Serving type: can

07-29-2011 20:26:34 | More by Evil_Pidde
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Ontario (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500ml Can

Appearance - Clear gold colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is a fair amount of lacing. The head lasted for 3 minutes.

Smell – Breads/grains, hops, corn, malts

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and the beer has a basic adjunct lager feel. I can taste breads and grains mixed with malts and lots of corn. There is also a little bit of hop taste and the beer finishes with a slight spiciness.

Overall – I'd say this is a slightly above average euro-lager. There is nothing offensive about it and its pretty drinkable. It's still not something I'd buy again however.

Serving type: can

07-15-2011 14:55:35 | More by spinrsx
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3.5/5  rDev +22.4%
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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Ontario (Canada)

2.9/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear golden-yellow colour with thin white head. Smells grainy with almost a hint of hops. Flavour is quite sweet, only a faint hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. Fairly big carbonation level, probably too high to make this really drinkable. Clean enough flavour, nothing off. Just an ok lager overall.

Serving type: can

04-26-2011 20:25:27 | More by kwjd
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New Jersey

2.45/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Nice creamy white head that erupted on the pour into my 32 ounce mug. Bright gold in the color of the body. A lot of bubblage as well. Not a bad looking brew at all.

I get grain, grass and some hops. Very bland smelling.

Mostly grain, burnt grass, biscuits in the beginning leaving with some booze and lemon peel. Very average tasting lager with all the flavors being weak.

Pretty carbonated in the mouth. Pretty blah going down. Nothing special going on here at all.

Overall I don't think I will have this again. Taste isn't good and is quite bland. This is a beer to get you drunk, otherwise I don't see the point. 33.8 Ounce can is what got my attention with a cheap price. That should have been my warning sign there. Oh, well... at least a slight buzz has landed.

Serving type: can

03-24-2011 06:22:42 | More by 9InchNails
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +22.4%
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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Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +28.7%
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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Manitoba (Canada)

2.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear yellow with a big white creamy head. Settles to a thin cap and leaves small dots of lacing.

S: It has a very sweet grain smell. Also a corn smell and I think I get some hops.

T: I don't get a lot for the taste. I get a grainy, corn taste but it's very weak.

M: It has light carbonation and a very light body. It's very easy to drink.

D: I got this as a gift. It came in a 1,000 ml can with a giant mug. It's very easy to drink but don't drink it if you're looking for something tasty. It's basically like a American macro beer but I think I might prefer this over most American macros.

Serving type: can

12-23-2010 03:34:15 | More by marty21
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3.68/5  rDev +28.7%
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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Alberta (Canada)

2.4/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

500ml can poured into pint glass july7 2010

A clear golden with plenty of tiny bubbles popping up from everywhere floating up to a thumbs width of head that quickly falls to a 1/4in film leaving only a patch of lace

S sour corn and a chemical smell that I can't quite place

T slightly better then the smell with a little sweet malt but still not very impressive

M feels like a basic lager with a thin feel and enough carbonation to fluff it up a bit in your mouth

D not overly enjoyable when all's said and done, and as it warms it just goes downhill

I doubt I'll be drinking this again, nothing special and odds are where ever you are you'll have better options

Serving type: can

07-08-2010 02:18:20 | More by wordemupg
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New Jersey

2.3/5  rDev -19.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2010 22:00:21 | More by beerthulhu
Faxe Premium from Royal Unibrew A/S
68 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.