Faxe Red | Royal Unibrew A/S

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Royal Unibrew A/S

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Globetrotter on 03-25-2006

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by VaterRoss:
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3/5  rDev +20%

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Photo of olradetbalder
1.88/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The only thing you smell is your own breath, and that aint good. Still you can taste a bit of red berries. Over carbonated.

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Photo of Mandrake
2.33/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a bright and clear medium red with a fairly small white head that has just the faintest hint of pink. Head retention is poor, and little lacing is left. Smell is quite sweet, light fruits and berries are present, but they take on a sugary and artificial tone, and there is an unpleasant metallic note as well. Taste has cherry and strawberry notes, but retains the metallic note, and seems completely fake. Mouthfeel is a bit syrupy, sugars lingering on the palate, and drinkability is mediocre. Adding artificial flavour and colour to an average lager would produce similar results, and I'm not certain that's not what they've done with this one. Avoid.

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Photo of dbaker61
2.48/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Very red-orange color. Poured with two fingers of slightly pink dense foam. Died to a fat ring of foam in about two minutes. Left rings of lacing.

Smell: First whiff was sweet, fruity, possibly cherry. Not much nose after that.

Taste: A touch of hops flavor, mixed with a little metallic can flavor and slight sweetness late.

Mouthfeel: Plenty of carbonation. Aftertaste is a weird combination of metal and sweetness. Finishes dry.

Overall: Not a good experience. Too metallic and not a good balance between hops and malts. I think I'll pass on it next time.

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Photo of CurtisD
2/5  rDev -20%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Globetrotter
2.8/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Found in a Moscow grocery store, the silver 1/2 liter can has a red label featuring the face of a bearded, helmuted viking above the name. The Russian import label lists only purity law ingredients. Best before 7/28/06, I opened it on 3/25/06.

Pours a clear cinnamon red under a 1/2 finger pinkish head that fades quickly, leaving no lace. The nose has a distinctive metallic tone with a bit of fruit. The mouth is very light and very prickly. A sweet cherry taste hits the buds, with a fairly strong, fairly harsh metallic bitter to follow. The aftertaste is more of the cherry than the metal, but the whole thing lacks substance. It's quite mediocre.

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Photo of RedAleMan
2.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of thehyperduck
2.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

500 mL can picked up at a TBS; packaged Feb 25 2014 and served well-chilled.

Pours a brilliant, translucent crimson-red colour, topped with one finger of loose, vaguely pink-tinged froth. It lasts for a minute or so before wilting entirely, leaving behind an uneven collar and some strands of sticky lace. This beer looks pretty good, although the fact that 'fruit juice' is listed in the ingredients probably explains the intense red colour. The aroma is quite faint, and not very interesting... some grainy sweetness, with corn syrup and cherry.

This beer is freaking me out a little. The fruity, red berry/cherry flavour seems very noticeable with the first sip, but quickly fades into the background. It finishes much like any basic, lower-tier Euro lager - grainy barley malt sweetness, some corn, but with an almost cloying sweetness that hangs around on the palate. The ingredients list includes both sucrose and glucose syrup; maybe they were added to help the carbonation or whatever, but if that's the case then not enough of the sugars were fermented out. Light-bodied, with strong carbonation comparable to most macro lagers, which gives it a crisp, almost refreshing feel. Some faint praise - this isn't a syrupy brew, which was one of my main concerns going in. Also, it's easy to knock back, but you can say that of any Euro lager, really.

Final Grade: 2.76, a forgettable C. I don't really like the taste of Faxe Red all that much, but I guess I can live with it. It's a cheap pint can and it sure tastes that way. I've had a handful of beers from this brewery, and I'd have to say that this one is easily the worst, and a little weird overall. I guess I could see this beer attracting a few Rickard's/Keith's Red fans (the fruit flavour is not all that noticeable) with its lower price point, but unless you're an amber beer fan on a shoestring budget, you can definitely do better than this.

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Photo of The-Jolly-Imbiber
3.04/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When I poured it out, it looked like raspberry soda going into the glass. The small head hardly stayed for a minute. Healthy carbonation, taste is at least average (not bad). Smell was uninteresting, though not off-putting. Overall, a mediocre beer (in my humble opinion), but I'd rather have one of these to go with a meal rather than any mass-produced beer.

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Photo of der_meister
2.48/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Viggo
2.06/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sweet, more lagers!

Pours a crystal clear pinkish orange, decent off white head forms, leaves some lacing, okay retention. Smell is sweet, sugary, fruity, bit of grass, not much going on. Taste is similar, mildly sweet, weird hard to place fruity flavour, very bland, unpleasant. Mouthfeel is thin, light bodied, medium harsh carbonation. Not fun at all.

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Photo of GodOfBeer
1.53/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a very clear red, almost fruit punch colour, not very attractive. Not much smell, sweet, malty.

The taste so awful I couldn't even finish it. It tasted like beer mixed with cream soda, It's most likely Faxe Lager with red juice added to it after the brewing process...lazy danish assholes.

Very carbonated mouthfeel, think cream soda. Not drinkable, avoid this beer at all costs.

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Photo of Socialiste
1/5  rDev -60%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Everything you hate in a beer: very sweet and strong alcohol taste even if only 5%

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2/5  rDev -20%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of pootz
2.95/5  rDev +18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a copper-red clear beer in the glass with an impressive fluffy pink cap which had modest retention.

Aroma is sweet with a synthetic "perfumey" berry fruit tone to it but it does not offend me because it is subtle...weird!

Has a light bodied spritzy character, minimal pale malt spine.

The front is interesting...dominated by a sweetish pilsner-like pale malt presence while the fruity tartness adds balance... then it goes to a fast, clean, crisp, dry finish with light berry aftertaste.

Ya know I could really kill myself for saying this, But I didn’t mind this at all considering how obviously cheap and synthetic it is....it just connects at all the right levels to carry off being a subtle light fruit flavored pils....unpretentious...and if you aren’t expecting too much from this, I think you have to admit it is at least a pleasant light commercial beer with a humble uniqueness.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
2.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a reddish copper color with a fluffy cap that lasts a long with and leaves a good smattering of lace. The smell is sweetish and thin, with a bit of graininess and minimal hop character. The taste is malty sweet with some maize and vegetal flavors and extremely light hop presence. The mouthfeel is thin yet somehow cloying. The finish is short and sweet.

This is a mediocre lager, but still one of the better offerings from this brewery.

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.06/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Electros
3/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Eric_Standard
2.51/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheDoctor
2.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Serving: Can
Date: Feb-20-2017

Pours an eerily pinkish amber with a fat head the color of a white shirt that got washed with something red. Mediocre retention; no lacing. (3.5)

Sweet and a little corny. (1.75)

A neutral malt sweetness with elderberry and seltzer water. (2.75)

Light body with fizzy carbonation and a slick soda-like finish. (2)

It pours a creepily pink-tinted amber with a soft pink head. Blech! Elderberry, glucose, corn and sugar. You can tell. A sweet, pop-like drink that seems nothing more than a neutral malt background splashed with elderberry flavor and sweetener. Honestly I don't think the elderberry is that awful bad but it is too sweet, and the base beer is pretty bland. (2.5)

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Photo of paulish
3/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Clear red color with a powerful amount of activity. Weak light pink 1 finger head that lasts for 5 minutes, with some very good legs.

Very faint smell of grains. Flavors of metal, sweet malts, flowers, noble spices, and berries. Strong sugary taste with low sharpness.

Slick full body with prickly carbonation. Light and short finish, ending with a sweet flowery and fruity tongue feel, but very faint, and faint herbal spices.

Overall below average quality. Faint watery flavors. Interresting look. Decent freshness while slightly stale. Overly syrupy.

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Photo of allergictomacros
3.27/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

What the... Red indeed. Pours a clear red with a thick, loose pink head. Leaves some nice lacing. Nose is fruit, floral hops, and butteriness. Ever so slightly metallic with some toastiness as well. Taste is raspberries, some apple, and a lightly bitter aftertaste. Very sweet and hop flavour is pretty minimal. Body is medium, sharp and highly carbonated. I'm not sure what to make of this really. Primarily it's certainly surprising and a bit different. It's not bad though - a lightish refreshing kind of summer brew. Maybe they're marketing for a different crowd (my initial impression from the silver/white can was "sugarfree soft drink...) If you told me this was an EPA with some fruit and sugar added, I would believe you.

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Faxe Red from Royal Unibrew A/S
Beer rating: 2.5 out of 5 with 24 ratings