Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Faxe Amber

Hailing from Faxe (of Fakse), Denmark, Faxe Amber is a tasty brew sold in 500mL cans that feature a viking with a strangely shaped beard (who am I to talk?). It's a lager, and clocks in at a standard 5% alcohol. It's a strikingly clear brew that pours an attractive amber colour. It's topped with a luxurious, but quickly fading, eggshell head. F.A. has a bready aroma that's tinged with brown sugar. It has a slightly toasted flavour with a relatively malt forward character for a lager. There is some bitterness in the aftertaste.

It tastes nice, but not all that substantial for an amber beer. I'd like a touch more flavour. Still, it's refreshing, drinkable, and very attractive.  I won't be rushing out to stock up on cases of this one, but I'd definitely be receptive to trying it again sometime.

Rating: 6.5 out of 10.

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