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Faxe Extra Strong - Royal Unibrew A/S

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 2.28
pDev: 32.89%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-04-2002

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Ratings: 81 | Reviews: 43
Reviews by BucBasil:
Photo of BucBasil
1.98/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Poured from the 500mL can into a mug.

A: Orangey gold with a fizzy head that sticks around for a bit and then settles to patches. Carbonation all over.

S: Surprisingly faint. Strong aroma of alcohol and malts. Some sweetness in there. Corn.

T: Big alcohol kick with a bit of malt in the middle to somewhat hold it together. This thing is pretty sick. Not much else to say. Malt liquor quality and a slight sweetness mask the alcohol until swallowed, leaving only a gag. Don't really have any good words for this...

For getting drunk this thing will do the trick in a pinch, just like a malt liquor in the states. And like a malt liquor, it does what it sets out to do very well. Sitting here buzzed I can say that it worked. Outside of that, nothing special. Get a couple of regular beers to achieve the same effect without the taste...

More User Reviews:
Photo of cam477
1.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
1.49/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I keep passing by the huge Faxe section at the LCBO and figured I should probably see what the deal was. After drinking Extra Strong, I might abandon the whole project...

What poured out the can actually looked very good. I'm not sure if I lucked out or if something happened in shipping (the freshness date is April 2011, so we're good there). Medium golden hue, lots of frothy head that holds its weight, good lacing.

And the praise ends there.

I have a bit of a cold, so perhaps my nose isn't at full capacity, but all I could smell is alcohol and sugar. Not pleasant; it's like fortified beer...My friends couldn't detect anything else.

Sugary alcohol with a bit of fruit and malts. Compare this to a good Belgian Strong Ale for an idea of what NOT to do. Like they added a shot of vodka to each can...

Oily, well carbonated, but with a sickening alcohol finish.

No thanks. Might not be bad to get me a bit drunk with this cold, but I'd rather drink something else. A big PASS for this one.

Drain pour.

Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
2.03/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Picked up this one on a whim while visiting a liquor store in downtown Toronto.

(Note to self: Learn to resist whims)

One would expect something boasting a 10% ABV to have the appearance other than that of Budweiser. Sadly, such is not the case from this brew from Denmark. It poured a clear, fizzy yellow in color with a crackling short-lived white head. Aromas are sweet...not a malty sweet but a candy factory sweetness. Flavor is nasty. A grainy-corny front that is quickly shoved aside by a sickly sweetness that gets worse as it warmed up. Finishes with a most unpleasant alcohol burn, much like wood feels when paint remover is applied to it. Syrupy mouthfeel and virtually no drinkability. On the plus side, I've now tried a beer from Denmark.

Photo of ant1
2/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of scottford
1.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of biboergosum
1.92/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

1L, solid-ass black can - something I wouldn't mind brandishing in a street fight, on the way back from where I might have purchased this beast. However, in a more pertinent vein, the 'glucose syrup' in the ingredients list does very little for my initial perceptions of this lumbering beast.

This beer pours a crystal clear, pale golden yellow colour, with two chubby fingers of puffy, foamy, and certainly bubbly off-white head, which leaves a solid, thick, and raised bubbly wall of lace around the glass as it sinks away.

It smells of sweet, evil pastry grain, fruity (stale red grapes, mostly) women's makeup case odors, a touch of bewildered yeast, and mild sugary alcohol. The taste is, well the taste is where any goodwill I might have once possessed finally goes to die - overly sweet plain grain, heavy metallic booze, unholy drupe fruit, and skanky, um, well stank. Urp.

The carbonation is on the low side, rendering a slick, medium-weight side show of cloying sugar atrocity - so, smooth, yeah, if that's your sort of thing. It finishes with a musty grain sweetness, awash in overly forward booze tendencies, and heavy suggestions of nail polish nightmares.

What a fucking mess - why there isn't a European category of cheap (is there any other kind) malt liquors, I'll never know. Overall, this is sickly, pandering, and barely less than gag-inducing. A whole bloody liter of this dreck is way more than wishful thinking, my Danish friends - I respectfully request my kroner back.

Photo of traumaqueen
1.25/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of Kagwe254
3/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of beerluvr
2.88/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Quick fading slightly off white head settles quickly over clear gold with light amber highlights. Sweet sharp/perfumy nose, I get a light whiff of fruit too...very slight adjuncty note. Taste is lightly fruity at first then you get a sharp metallic hop attack that tastes kinda 'off', semi full bodied, lingering sharpness and as it warms you get some adjunct flavor and then cheap alcohol. Ends sharp and none too appealing. Drink it cold or pass lol

Photo of Mandrake
2.43/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a thick amber with a white head that fades quickly. Smells strongly of alcohol, grain, and hops. The taste is rather overwhelmed by the alcohol, and is quite bitter. The beer is sticky in the mouth, and difficult to drink, which is probably good, because I had a decent buzz after finishing the pint. More than two or three of these and I'd be pretty loaded, which is pretty much the point I think, and the reason that my college town liquor store has so much in stock.

Photo of robotiks
1.25/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of SaintG
2.76/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

ok so this is my first beer review, im a canadian boy, just turned legal drinking age. for many a year i have loved beer.

so faxe extra strong good for college parties not so good if u wanna remember them. its a very strong and bitter tasting beer, and for some reason its thick as all hell. i dont mind it its a good way to start the night or finish it off, but no more then one, cuz this beer will get u done.

lets face it this is a vikings drink, or wanna be vikings drink. from the appearance of the can you know your in for it. its scary. i still will drink faxe extra strong just because im cheap and for $3.15 at the beer store im in.

Photo of paxkey
2.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

saw this sitting on the counter at the store checkout. someone had left it there and figuring i never tried it i snatched it up.

looking at the scores i will probably regret this decision.

the can i have looks different than the one pictured. black can with red label.

poures pale yellow with large cascading head. looks like mass produced lager.

picking up hops and malt in the nose. smells pretty standard uninspired.

starts with bitterness than quickly turns into the taste of ethanol. all i taste in this beer is alcohol. it is awful. not going to finish this crap. blech

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.34/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Can: Poured a golden yellow color beer with a quite large frothy pure white head with average retention and no lacing. Aroma of alcoholic phenols with some grossly sweet adjunct. Taste is also dominated by grossly sweetened adjunct with some very apparent alcohol. Body has an oily texture with good carbonation. I wasn't' expected much but this is a lot worse then I had expected with loads of alcohol and adjunct easily detectable -drain pour.

Photo of ZorPrime
2.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Tasted on May 12, 2009.

A: Copper color with some head that disappear quite fast.
S: Malt + Alcohol.
T: Alcohol + Malt. The alcohol is taste easily. The beer is round which is probably due to the alcohol. Absolutely no bitterness.
M: Medium-rounded bodied

Well, nothing extra in this beer... just a simple beer. Nothing more nothing less.

Photo of dbaker61
1.69/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

1L can. Brew Date: Apr. 7, 2011; Best By: July 5, 2012. 10% ABV, 18.2 degrees Plato.

Appearance: Yellow with a tinge of brown, very clear. Two fingers of very white soapy foam, which had fair retention, and left lots of lacing.

Smell: Sickeningly sweet, as soon as the can was popped open. After it was in the glass, overpowering corn adjunct-ly smell. Oh, this doesn't look like it will end well.

Taste: Unquestionably has a kick of alcohol to it, but the flavors are really off. Lots of corn, metallic can taste, ho-hum hops bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with a very dry finish. All that alcohol sucks the moisture right out of the mouth. Carbonation is okay, not high.

Overall: I don't think I want to finish this liter can of very bad beer. The metallic twang is quite strong, and the adjunct character is off-putting. My advice: This is one for lying down and avoiding.

Photo of WillAndSarah
2/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of irishkyle21
2/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of tatterdash
1.78/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

OK, I swear this used to be better...

Pours an attractive clear amber with a rapidly dissipating white head. Aroma of hops and whoa! Too much alcohol! Taste was very strong bitter nasty alcohol and a bit of hops. Mouthfeel was stingy and awkward. I used to love this stuff, but now I don't know, I think they changed it. This brew has degraded into a "choke it down and get drunk fast" beer... What a shame.

Photo of Dhuckaby
2.5/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of papat444
1.98/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

WARNING: This lists fructose syrup & maize as ingredients before hops. Should have taken that as a sign...

Poured from 500ml. can, best before 030613.

Appearance: Orange-gold body that starts with a creamy 2 finger head but goes to a thin ring.

Smell: Some mild fruit but corn is all over this though it manages to be tolerable (barely).

Taste: Aggressive, strong alcohol taste that subsides after a bit burn still leaves a sting. Heavy on the adjuncts and the mild spiciness and fruit are shoved to the back.

Mouthfeel: Bitterness that might be due to flavor but more likely attributed to the ABV. Marginally better than flavor.

Overall: An assault on good taste. Could barely finish 1/4 of it before drain pouring it.

Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev +53.5%

Photo of Caudalie
1/5  rDev -56.1%

Photo of RedAleMan
2/5  rDev -12.3%

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Faxe Extra Strong from Royal Unibrew A/S
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