GRM (3812) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2006
2.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can, 500 ml, best before date 260106; eye: amber with golden reflections, small white head that disappears rapidly and completely, light effervescence, clear; nose: caramel, hops (grain), one unknown smell; mouth: in that order, malt, grainy, caramel, thin finale with a hint of pepper, lightly sweet, midly bitter, lightly metallic, medium body,thin, quite carbonated; overall: ordinary
Canette, 500 ml, meilleure avant 260106; oeil : ambrée avec des reflets dorés, petite mousse blanche qui tombe assez rapidement jusqu’à disparaître complètement, légère effervescence, claire; nez : caramel, houblon (grain), une odeur inconnue; bouche : malt, granuleuse, finale mince avec une pointe de poivre, légèrement sucrée, moyennement amère, légèrement métallique, corps moyen, mince, très carbonatée; en résumé : ordinaire
Lubiere (13064) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2006
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Golden amber with a thick dissipating white head. Aroma of apple and caramel. In mouth, a sweet metallic beer, rather light and boring. Rickards Red is actually better than this. Can from LCBO. Why????
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber brown. No head. Faint scent of caramel? Not too sweet. Fairly watery. Slightly metallic-bitter on the palate. Little aftertaste. Not too bad, but nothing special.
pootzboy (1694) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
1/2 liter Euro-can.
Poured a crystal clear very light amber-gold beer into my stem glass.2 finger chunky cap that reduces quickly to nothing...,NO lacing of the glass...assertive carbonation ( This is the tip off of a malt/dextrose extract syrup high gravity beer)
Aroma: light grains with a very light caramel sweetness soft, stale grassyness.
Weak malt spine, watery mouth feel. Light liquid body and semi-harsh character.
Starts with caramel sweetness with no detectable hop balance very watery...midway some stale hop additive is detected...fast finish.. sweet, some harshness in after taste...
..probably the least objectionable of the FAXE dextrose extract lagers but this type of high gravity extract-brewed beer always tastes lifeless, stale and too sweet to me. This is the type of crap Steelback makes on this side of the ocean...I see no need to import more from Denmark.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
One-liter oil can. Deep amber color with quickly dissolving off-white head. Aroma of malt, honey and leather. Flavor was basically off-sweet malt with some hoppiness but with kind of a chemical or metallic aftertaste. Nothing special except for the big-ass can, which would be handy for a tailgate or train ride.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Light caramel aroma. Very thin feel. Flavor isn’t bad. Better than a North American macro, but otherwise an average brew.
piscator34 (2370) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 5, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Canned sample. Light copper in colour with strong carbonation. Very sweet caramel malt aroma, along with a hit of sulfur. Cloyingly sweet flavors with a bit of peppery hop on the finish. Not much to this one. A poor effort.
Oakes (15821) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2006
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Did this side by side with the old Faxe Amber (1906 Classic). Identical colour of bright golden-amber. Aroma on this one is more alcohol oriented, with sweet caramel. Despite the lighter aroma, the flavour is stronger than its predecessor, mind you not as good. Just a flat, sweet, caramel syrup sort of thing. Sweet, flat finish. Not an improvement.
HenrikSoegaard (13371) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. OK moderate malty aroma. Week flavor, short finish. Watery palate. Compared to other danish industrial ADL. blå x-mas: much worse.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium-amber beverage with some dark-gold fading out towards the edges.
Unappealing soap-suds head. Mild aromas of cherry, toffee/caramel and sweet malt. Smooth palate enables effortless quaffing. Flavours are rather
lifeless, leaving the creamy palate to do most of the pleasing. Average, drinkable stuff.