Faxe Premium | Royal Unibrew A/S

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BEER INFO

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
Ratings:
180
Reviews:
77
Avg:
2.81
pDev:
21.71%
 
 
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4.5/5  rDev +60.1%

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4.26/5  rDev +51.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +49.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of monkist
4.03/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +42.3%

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4/5  rDev +42.3%

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4/5  rDev +42.3%

Photo of jwc215
3.83/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a one-liter can:

Pours straw yellow with a thick, foamy white head.

The smell is of sweet grain. Euro-style, but no "Euro-skunk". Some continental-type hops.

The taste is...well, like a Euro-lager without the Euro-skunk - Sweet grain with a fair amount of balancing hops. Finishes dry and crisp.

It has something of a body for the style.

Not bad at all for the style. I was pleasantly surprised. Sure beats many other Euro-lagers as far as taste...would make a nice summer "no brainer but tasty enough" refresher..Good enough to wonder if this comes in a keg for a summer barbecue...

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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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3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

Photo of crossovert
3.74/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

1 l can.

Pours into my 750ml Carlsberg glass with a surprisingly deep gold, not as pale or yellow as I expected. The head is white and has some nice retention. It isn't quite crystal clear with tons of tiny bubbles rising to the top.

The smell is underwhelming. There is a light perfumey hop scent and a lot of sweet malt smell. It has alot of smell just very un-noteworthy.

The first few gulps provide you with some tin can, but it gets better. It's a nicely carbonated easy drinking Euro lager, that perhaps is a tad heartier than most in appearance. The hops are light but they are there and the malt is mild and unoffensive. The drinkablity is high, perhaps it is the excitement of the large can that drives the urge to drink this one, my can says 5% not 5.5%, so theres no reason to share this one, just sit back relax, and quaff.

3$ a liter isn't bad, it's not bad for the style either.

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3.72/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well, this is indeed a mighty sight..a one litre can of Danish lager..well, okay, if you insist. I like the viking on the label, you can't go wrong with pictures of viking warriors as far as I'm concerned.
A classic golden lager color with a good deal of carbonation supporting a respectable head. A nose of grain and yeast with a bit of a fresh fruity taste but nothing to write home about so far.
The taste is an open lager palate with banana tones initially followed by a not as nice metallic touch to the tongue. Still, this is not some sloppy Euro lager with no self respect. Some discipline here in the crafting keeps this to decent levels of drinkability. A bit of tartness or clove keeps the house in order and this is drinkable stuff, although downing a full litre can will take a little while. Better than I expected, if not a real superstar.

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Photo of stoutman
3.7/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flavorful Lager from Denmark. Worthy of an above average rating for a lager. Tasty and refreshing, with no objectionable after tastes or smells. If your belly (or wife) permits, you can easily drink massive quantities of this.

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3.68/5  rDev +31%
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.

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3.65/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber/gold, fluffy white head forms, laces well and has good retention. Smell is sweet and malty, honey, citrus, some floral hops, quite pleasant. Taste is sweet and malty, lots of citrus and floral, mild bitterness in the fnish. Mouthfeel is surprisingly thick, medium bodied with medium to low carbonation. Not bad at all.

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3.63/5  rDev +29.2%
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.

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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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3.57/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BDTyre
3.55/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I'm not a huge lager fan, but gave this a try anyway (funny story about how I got it...but that's not for here)

Decent lager. Nice gold colour. Not much head, but whatever. Smell is skunky hops and corn mash. Not as strong as other lagers. Taste is corn, hops and faint traces of malt, with fruity hints in it. A decent lager taste, on par with my other favours, Tusker and Red Stripe. A little more bland than Red Stripe, perhaps.

A bit fizzy going down, but I find most lagers are. Easy to drink, a good session beer. Best served cold.

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Photo of Parrotshake
3.53/5  rDev +25.6%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

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2.81 out of 5 based on 180 ratings.
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