Faxe Extra Strong | Royal Unibrew A/S

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2.26/5
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116 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: European Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,405
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
116
pDev:
32.74%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of D1noB
2.71/5  rDev +19.9%
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?

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Photo of gera123
1.31/5  rDev -42%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

worst beer i ever tasted in my life

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Photo of chicagoish
2.99/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of taxandbeerguy
1.88/5  rDev -16.8%
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.

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Photo of dandy14
2.37/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev +43.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.21/5  rDev +42%
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

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

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Photo of StormAles
2.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of mishi_d
2.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of monkist
3.03/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Mexiee
1.72/5  rDev -23.9%
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.

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Photo of Squeezyq
3.01/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Darkhnum
2.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of crissxhou_96
1.84/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Shanex
1.64/5  rDev -27.4%
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.

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Photo of Lewnanny
3.23/5  rDev +42.9%
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.....

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Photo of Xaldos
1.41/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of parpalapelix
2/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of RickyBfromCT
2.03/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of trevorreg
1.57/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of dougbreathe
1.02/5  rDev -54.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Taste like fuel!

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Photo of fortyfield
2.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Humbaz
1.17/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of stevoj
1.65/5  rDev -27%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Alcohol is what this beer is all about. Not much in the aroma or taste department,but that’s not the draw here, it’s the alcohol. Potent, but no burn...

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Photo of yeaprolly
2/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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Faxe Extra Strong from Royal Unibrew A/S
Beer rating: 2.26 out of 5 with 116 ratings