Faxe Extra Strong
Royal Unibrew A/S

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From:
Royal Unibrew A/S
 
Denmark
Style:
European Strong Lager
Ranked #75
ABV:
10%
Score:
58
Ranked #30,827
Avg:
2.33 | pDev: 31.76%
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
73
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 24, 2022
Added:
Jan 04, 2002
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  19
SCORE
58
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Notes: Faxe 10% is a strong beer with 10% alcohol.

The slight sweetness combined with the high alcohol percentage results in a balanced product with a vinous taste. It is easily drinkable and an excellent alternative to drinks and cocktails
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Rated: 3.1 by TurboMon_911 from New Jersey

Apr 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.2 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Mar 02, 2022
 
Rated: 2.1 by edthehead from New York

Dec 02, 2021
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Reviewed by scott451 from Canada (ON)

3/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured a 500ml can into a pint glass. A one finger bubbly white head on a clear pale amber. Good head retention and lacing.
Light malt smells.
Corn. Very mild hop finish.
Moderate body and carbonation.
Better than I expected
Oct 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.87/5  rDev +66.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
(1 liter can, 07APR20; purchased cold single 2 days ago from Beer World, Liberty, NY, sipped on soon after over the course of 2 mobile hours, pouring little by little into my new Genesee 9 oz tasting glass... review cobbled from recollections of that journey)

10% 'quality lager beer'; black can, red/gold/white branding (different label than what's pictured here)... slightly hazy (decomposing), amber liquid; ample foam build with each pour, and it actually collared and laced a bit... on the nose: fusel-kissed medicinal spice, barmy yeast, artificial fruit aroma undertones... on the palate: Wells Banana Bread beer, nuttiness enhanced, dried out and fortified/tainted with cheap, rotgut ethanol... textures: brief, round swell up front, dropping clean in the finish aside from a mild oily warmth, but no burn; delicate tickle from the aforementioned spice/nut elements; mild effervescence

summary: almost 12 years to the day, I finally found another beer with a nearly identical flavor profile to that of the Carlsberg Special Brew I had at the Prince of Wales pub in Aberdeen, Scotland; blown away: memories, reminiscence, flashbacks flooded my mind... that said, this isn't a spectacular swill (but I'd love to try a fresh can), though it's remarkably drinkable because, dang, I did end up finishing the whole can somehow (pacing?), and experienced no recoil from beginning to end... I guess it was worth the detour (1800)
Aug 16, 2021
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Reviewed by AaronShmig

4.2/5  rDev +80.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Faux 10% ultra strong beer or as me and my compatriate have affectionately renamed it: Beans. The stylish can reimagines the can as a can of beans and leans more to the experience as the physical attributes of the beer itself. Beans can turn your bad evening into a great one very quick, although the taste leaves some to be desired, this can be fixed by drinking beans out of the can which adds to the feeling that beans can give you which is rarely a tactic I have seen from my fellow beans drinkers. I urge everyone to forget about the taste of beans and to focus on how your day brightens after consumption. Beans can change your life, give beans the respect it deserves.

yours truly,
The Beans Brothers.
Jul 06, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

2.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Cloudy golden with a huge white head with decent lacing. This was the highlight of the beer. Aromas of nail polish remover, super sweet fruits especially pear and lemon, and boozy grains. Taste is so so so sweet, like wow, with booze to clash and amplify, esters are too nuanced to describe the sweet fruit, with some metal on the backend, a complete mess. Feel is boozy, resinous, sickly sweet, and sticky almost gummy. Not worth your time
Jun 11, 2021
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Reviewed by RockyM72 from Florida

2.02/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
I just hope Denmark has anything better to offer. This is just 10% alcohol, good for getting drunk quick and easy. But if you want to taste a good lager, look somewhere else.
Feb 28, 2021
 
Rated: 2.13 by polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

Jan 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

2.85/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Also known as Faxe 10%. Shared 1 liter can, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. Pale golden colour, moderate white head. Moderate sweetish aroma, slightly fruity, a hint of hops - better than feared. Very sweet flavour, warming mouthfeel, some hops in the finish. Could have been worse.
Jan 02, 2021
 
Rated: 2.63 by Hazey92 from New York

Nov 15, 2020
 
Rated: 3.02 by PvtSnowball from Florida

Sep 05, 2020
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

3/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Canned in a behemoth of a full litre can and served as per Steve from Beer Nouveau’s instructions for Spesh
Pours a crystal clear golden body with decent enough white head
Aroma is pear drops
Some of that pear drop flavour is there
Not as bad as I thought it would be
Jul 06, 2020
 
Rated: 2.77 by digitalflood from New York

Jun 16, 2020
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Rated by warriorman96

2.61/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75
Tastes like ass, but gets the job done.
Feb 12, 2020
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

2.73/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
Look: Crystal clear gold. One finger of fizzy white head with poor retention.

Smell: Sweet adjunct malt with a slight skunk and yeast note.

Taste: Sweet malt with an acidic, slightly bitter metallic taste.

Mouthfeel: Full, creamy body with high carbonation.

Overall: Pretty bad guys.
Feb 02, 2020
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Reviewed by ElCommodoro from Texas

1.92/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5
This is...WHEW! That one word could pretty much sum up the whole experience. I used to praise Euro strong lagers for doing what American malt liquor brands never could, but THIS. I don't know what they were thinking with this. The smell is akin to the most alcohol-forward malt liquors, chemical. The taste retains that cleanliness found in euro strong lagers compared to their American cousins, but it is just TOO MUCH ALCOHOL. I cannot stress this enough. It goes down hot. They were nice enough to add in a seemingly random helping of hops and a touch of sweetness, but none of the rough attempts at balancing I've had in British offerings of the same style. This is just random ingredients mixed together with MAXIMUM ALCOHOL being the only attempt. Making this is itself absurd, importing it to the United States where I am attempting to enjoy it now, is just another level. Why?
Nov 04, 2019
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Reviewed by D1noB from Oklahoma

2.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
This will knock you back, on smell alone. It has a deepness to it. It does loose it's luster as you go because of how strong it is.

Taste rating in words: It's putting a ladder on scaffolding on a picnic table in a truck bed. Just why?
Aug 28, 2018
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Rated by gera123 from Canada (ON)

1.31/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5
worst beer i ever tasted in my life
Jul 16, 2018
 
Rated: 2.99 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Jun 24, 2018
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

1.88/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
Initially gave this a 1.75 in my earliest days as a BA. For some reason decided to give this another chance. Must be a glutton for punishment. Anyway here goes. 500 ml LCBO purchase for $3.60 CDN, a whopping 5 cents cheaper than the 9% Polish Baltic Porter I've been enjoying lately.

Appearance - Clear rich golden color, not much in the way of bubbles and a tidy two finger white head that appears fluffy, gave off sparse lacing and had some staying power. Honestly doesn't look half bad.

Smell - Metallic, harsh boozy and grainy aromas. Vegetative mixture. Not much else. Saccharine sweetness. Could be worse.

Taste - And worse it gets. Boozy, artificial sweetness some metallicness going on. This is pretty harsh, not unlike the viking who is featured on the can's living conditions, a thousand years ago. Worse as it warms and the more you drink of it.

Mouthfeel - Rough, boozy, finish is too sticky.

Overall - Better than the first time I had it, but that's not saying much. It is good for one thing... killing brain cells. Made it through halfway and dumped the rest, the calories and misery aren't worth it.
May 26, 2018
 
Rated: 2.37 by dandy14 from Brazil

Dec 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by paulish from New York

Oct 31, 2017
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.21/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Faxe Brewery "Faxe Extra Strong Beer"
1,0 Liter can, "Mindestens halter bis: E 08 11 2018 G: 13 43" and sampled on 26 09 2017
€3,99 @ Serways (Rasthaus Köschinger Forst Ost), Hepberg, DE

Look: Golden in color with fingerprint-through-the-glass clarity beneath a short head of bright white that hold briefly and then drops to a standard collar, but which also then continues to leave decent lacing behind.
Smell: The alcohol is clear as are some other esters due to a high fermentation. It's quite fruity with a lot of apple.
Taste: Unfortunately the flavor follows the aroma. The alcohol is too clear, and the fruitiness is too high - the label doesn't state whether it's an ale or a lager, but I'll assume it's a lager, and for that it's too rough. Even as an ale it's too rough. It's also sweetish and fruity, and only balanced by the alcohol and some limited bitterness. The finish is sweetish and dry at the same time (?) with the alcohol and stiff bitterness fighting off the residual malt.
Feel: Medium bodied and gently crisp.
Overall: Poorly brewed with flaws.
3.75/2.75/3/3.75/3.75
Oct 08, 2017
 
Rated: 2.09 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jul 10, 2017
 
Rated: 2.5 by mishi_d from Romania

May 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.03 by monkist from Hungary

May 08, 2017
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Reviewed by Mexiee from England

1.72/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 5 | overall: 2
Faxe was an experience. Everyone took a turn, bonding experiences are strongest when hardship is shared. The first sip was surprisingly light, leaving one unbeknownst to what was to follow. Two seconds the metallic taste invaded the pallet. It was disagreeable. Such a strong beer in a tinnie that reassembled cheap cat food was not to be recommended. Oh dear.
Apr 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.01 by Squeezyq from Canada (ON)

Feb 24, 2017
 
Rated: 2.28 by Darkhnum from Israel

Dec 10, 2016
 
Rated: 1.84 by crissxhou_96 from Italy

Oct 03, 2016
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Reviewed by Shanex from France

1.64/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
I want to be clear here: this is by far the worst beer I have ever had in my life. That's saying a lot for someone who tried hundreds other brews already.

Use this to flush the toilet.
Aug 06, 2016
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Reviewed by Lewnanny from Canada (NB)

3.23/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
I rank this beer in the low middle range of my pallet.

The ABV of 10%, give a relatively correct taste to this beer. This is a tricky one, you cannot drink too much before feeling the alcohol in you body : )

A nice beer to start an evening with.....
May 10, 2016
 
Rated: 1.41 by Xaldos from Ukraine

Apr 23, 2016
 
Rated: 2 by parpalapelix from Romania

Apr 19, 2016
 
Rated: 2.03 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Apr 08, 2016
 
Rated: 1.57 by trevorreg from Indiana

Mar 05, 2016
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Rated by dougbreathe from France

1.02/5  rDev -56.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Taste like fuel!
Feb 22, 2016
 
Rated: 2.5 by fortyfield from Canada (ON)

Jan 25, 2016
 
Rated: 1.17 by Humbaz from Brazil

Jan 24, 2016
Faxe Extra Strong from Royal Unibrew A/S
Beer rating: 58 out of 100 with 133 ratings