Faxe Amber | Royal Unibrew A/S

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Royal Unibrew A/S
Denmark
royalunibrew.com

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Popsinc on 08-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
88
Reviews:
53
Avg:
2.79
pDev:
19.71%
 
 
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0
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Photo of StormAles
3.31/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squeezyq
2.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of biboergosum
2.85/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml can - always, er, 'nice', when they specify that they've used corn in the malt bill, right there on the label.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy tan head, which leaves a bit of just-uncovered lost desert city lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of bready and doughy caramel malt, overripe red apples, corn cakes, and very plain leafy, musty, and dead grassy hop bitters. The taste is grainy and corny malt (not particularly caramelized), muddled pome fruity esters, a bit of wayward son yeast, and more very underwhelming leafy, weedy, and blandly floral hoppiness.

The bubbles are pretty inert, barely manifesting in a wan and put-upon frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and sort of smooth, a growing pithiness not serving us well here. It finishes fairly off-dry, the mixed malt still not trying all that hard to do us any favours.

Yeah, another bland amber lager, this time of European extraction, that mimics that typical shit that we see across the North American beer plain - somewhat sweet, but from inferior ingredients, which eventually just make you want to scrape your tongue, and reset your better beer senses. Nope.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Boo-urns
3.8/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorreg
2.32/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Electros
3.41/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fortyfield
3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Isaac420L
3.75/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shigg85
3.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of der_meister
3.18/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheHammer
3.29/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatsmyspot
3.01/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of FLima
2.62/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Darker amber color with a thin off-white head with short retention.
Aroma of toasted malts, caramel, mild corn syrup and bread and butter.
Likewise, flavor with notes of toasted malts, caramels, just a bit of herbal and floral hops, metal and very mild cardboard.
Mildly dry aftertaste with a low bitterness.
Light body with good carbonation.
Evaluation is rather relative, it depends what you compare this to, to a Dark Adjunct Lager (or International Amber Lager) or to a Vienna Lager. If you compare this to the former, this ship will float but it will sure sink if to the later. I looked into that as a half cup full, this is an interesting alternative to Pale Adjunct Lagers. Not overly sweet, easy to drink, no sharp off-flavor and with a perceivable toasted touch.

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Photo of Skav
2.02/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Light taste but nice colour

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Photo of Srecko
3.12/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mintjellie
1.41/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Pale copper. Quarter-inch pale beige head is gone as soon as it arrives. No lace. Aroma is faint, giving notes of toast and diacetyl. Insipidly malty with a gentle bready note, followed by buttery and metallic notes. Mildly bitter finish. Light-bodied with somewhat low carbonation. Thin but slightly slick mouthfeel. Swill.

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.88/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty alright brew, definetly enjoyed it.

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Photo of DeonHB
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DeanBB
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev +7.5%

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3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of mjacquard
2.28/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of MayonakaStout
2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of BILF
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

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Faxe Amber from Royal Unibrew A/S
2.79 out of 5 based on 88 ratings.
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