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Faxe Extra Strong - Royal Unibrew A/S

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BA SCORE
58
awful

73 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 73
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 2.26
pDev: 33.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-04-2002)
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stoutman

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +81.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Another flavorful, but powerful Extra Strong Lager from Denmark. Tasty and refreshing, with no objectionable after tastes or smells.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2002 20:11:50 | More by stoutman
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Faxe Bryggeri A/S is a Danish brewery located in the town of Fakse. It was founded in 1901 under the name Fakse Dampbryggeri by Nikoline and Conrad Nielsen. After Conrad Nielsen's death in 1914, his young widow continued to run the company. In 1989, Faxe merged with Jyske Bryggerier to form Denmark's second largest brewing company, now known as Royal Unibrew.

On this occasion, we sampled Faxe's Quality Extra Strong Beer. The beer came in a good looking 500 ml can with a picture of a Viking on the front and back, and production and best before dates of February 26, 2013, and May 27, 2014 respectively printed on the bottom. Faxe was a whopping 10% alcohol by volume.

Faxe poured an attractive, clear golden colour with about 1" of off-white head that completely disappeared after 3 minutes, leaving some very minor spotting down the glass. A strong alcohol smell overpowered any other aromas that may have been present. In terms of taste, Faxe was REALLY sweet up front with sweet light malts and glucose syrup, followed by an alcohol burn and mildly bitter finish which lingered for quite some time as an aftertaste. I would describe the beer as medium bodied with a fairly subdued carbonation and non-descript mouthfeel. While not a drain pour, Faxe's overwhelming alcohol presence ruins the experience for me.

The moral of this story...before you buy a beer, take a look at the list of ingredients. I should have been tipped off by the 'glucose syrup' and 'maize' as to the quality of this beer. Faxe sells for $3.35 per 500 ml...a premium price for non-premium quality.

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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...

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I grabbed this one along with a few other unfamiliar beers during my last visit to the local liquor store. Upon reading the ingredients and seeing GLUCOSE SYRUP and MAIZE I instantly made the assumption that this beer would not be "quality" as the can boasted.

A- Very similar to well known macro lagers. Think of Budweiser with less carbonation.

S- The smell is very strong and not to mention horrid. If anything, the scent of the beer gives a preview of possible tastes the drinker might experience and also serves as a good indicator to drink or not to drink. Upon analyzing the smell I knew that this beer was not going to be pleasant by any means.

T- I didn't think it was possible but yes, the taste is definitely worse than the smell. I would have listed some tasting notes but I was too busy cringing in horror.

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Faxe Extra Strong from Royal Unibrew A/S
58 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.