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

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly called Faxe Premium Danish Lager

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-29-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
174
Avg:
2.81
pDev:
32.03%
 
 
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Reviews by Shadman:
Photo of Shadman
3.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big white can with a tough looking norseman on the front.

A deep yellow in color, this beer had a decent head and retention, slight below average lacing. All in all, average.

Nose is very faint, some grainy malts, a hint of that euro lager hop.

Hop & malt seem to be in good harmony initially...neither wants to dominate the other. Only slightly sweet, slightly spicy.

Smooth, slight crisp mouthfeel.

A decent euro lager..one that is easy to drink and might be killer on tap. Would certainly be a good entry beer for someone unfamilar with Euro lagers ( ie. Molson Canadian Drinker)

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More User Reviews:
Photo of cam477
2.5/5  rDev -11%

Photo of olradetbalder
1.81/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Horrible brew, came in a 1 liter can, over carbonated, but it disapeared fast and instead you are left with 8 DL of pure butter mixed with metal.

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Photo of vinivini
2.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of djcreepshow
3/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of biboergosum
2.73/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml can, stereotypical taciturn viking imagery staring out from the label.

This beer pours a brightly clear, medium golden amber colour, with two fingers of bubbly, and loosely foamy dirty white head, which leaves a bit of ocean spray lace around the glass as it quickly recedes.

It smells of sweet and musty pale grain, unmasked lager yeast, a touch of phenolic plastic, a cheap, overripe pear fruitiness, and slightly skunky (in a can, WTF?) dead leafy and floral hops. The taste is more sweet grainy pale malt, a bit of it bready and tangentially caramelized, and that plastic essence persisting alongside a somewhat acrid sprayed grassy hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly average, not more than a peep after the onset, the body medium-light in weight, and too pithy from the lingering plastic bag character to be considered all that smooth. It finishes sweet, grainy, phenolic, and still mildly stanky in its weak-ass hop bitterness.

An barely-average European macro lager, rendered all the more unimpressive by the apparently additive-free nature of its ingredient list. Increasingly unpleasant as it warms, the dead-eyed sweetness of this one will haunt you for a while after the finish, I guarantee it.

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Photo of mintjellie
1.58/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Deep gold colour, 1/2 inch fizzy white head disappears quickly. No lace. Mild, vaguely beery aroma hints at fresh baked bread lightly buttered. Sweet, malty flavour with notes of white bread and light diacetyl. Light hop bitterness in the finish. Light-bodied with light carbonation for the style. Slick mouthfeel. This would be decent if it weren't for the diacetyl fault. As it is, this is not good beer. Take a pass on it.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.8/5  rDev +35.2%
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!

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Photo of Sweetdemonsweat
2.92/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of beerluvr
3.58/5  rDev +27.4%
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.

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Photo of vanrassel
2.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drinking this was like getting drunk, because there is very little I remember about the experience.

When I looked at my notes, I see that it poured with a nice foamy head over a fluorescent yellow body. The head quickly dissipated to a thin ring around my glass.

The smell was virtually non-existent at first — maybe a bit metallic. When it revealed itself to a greater extent, it wasn't pretty. You know the smell of spilled beer on your clothes the day after a night of drinking? That was the smell. Stale. (The freshness date stamped on the bottom of the can was June of 2007, so the beer wasn't off.)

The taste wasn't awful — hell, it wasn't even bad. But that's all I can say about it. The carbonation was too light, the feel too thin for my liking.

The bottom line is: Why would I pay premium import price to drink this when I can enjoy a domestic macro like Molson Canadian for less money?

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Photo of Juiposa
3.34/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerthulhu
2.29/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.13/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Can: Poured a bright golden color lager with a medium lightly foamy white head with better then average retention. Aroma of light floral malt is quite evident. Taste is refreshing with a nice dose of malt but sadly lacking hops resulting in a thin watery finish. Overall, this is just a slightly above average premium lager.

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Photo of Gottesverachter
3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

Photo of TimeLincoln
3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of Sanchorizo
1/5  rDev -64.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of MattCampbell
3.34/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThinkAgain
1.5/5  rDev -46.6%

Photo of Riddle
3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

Photo of ekempey
2.97/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from a 1 li, 1.8oz can into a pint glass.
A nice deep chapagne color and beige head top off this beer, as the large frothy head settles into a constant 3 finger state. The aroma of the beer hints of fruits and hops, and the taste is of mostly malty but also some hoppy notes. The 5% ABV is barely noticeable behind this as it is drinkable. The only problem is there is no backbone in the beer, there is taste on the front end of it, but barely any on the back end. An average beer at best imo, nothing to go out of your way for.

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Photo of scooter231
2.51/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Ah, faxe. Had this a few years ago while in Denmark digging up dead Vikings... I feel the same way about it now as I did then. It's okay enough looking, golden with some head. Smell is practically non-existent. A bit of sweetness, but you have to sniff really, really hard. Taste is watery- in fact, it tastes like water with a shot of beer in it. Barely hoppy, barely tasty. Mouthfeel is watery and thin. I could certainly keep drinking this- yes, the litre- if it was kept cold, and it does have some interesting Danish memories attached, but I will not be going after this again any time soon. Still, a litre that doesn't taste like crap and is cheap- college kids, get this instead of Bud.

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Photo of Amalak
3.25/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had out of a giant 33.8 oz. can.
A- Gold, very largerish color, as you would expect. Bubbly head with a decent amount of lacing and head.
S- Pilsner/lager scent.
T- Slight pilsner taste, but very smooth. Far better than an American Macro Lager. Slight bitter aftertaste. Very solid, even if nothing is spectacular.

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Photo of rm85
3/5  rDev +6.8%

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