Where was this beer when I was in university? An inexpensive import beer with a high alcohol content that would have let me look sophisticated, while getting drunk quickly on a reasonable budget. That's win, win, win! Having said that, I'm no longer in university and the idea of drinking beer with a 10% alcohol content doesn't have the appeal it once did.
Faxe 10% looked promising when poured. It was slightly cloudy with a light brown colour and it strong sweet malty smell. It had a small fine head that clung to the sides of the glass.
I didn't like it at first, but it grew on me the more I drank it. Maybe it was the fact that it was hitting me on an empty stomach, or that it went well with the hot wings I had to fill my empty belly. Had I had a couple more, I would have been well on my way to getting drunk. This beer packs a punch!
Brewed by Royal Unibrew A/S since 1901, I was surprised that glucose syrup and corn were part of the ingredients list. Perhaps the extra sugar is needed to pump up the alcohol percentage.
Taken into context of other strong beers, Faxe 10% is good. Comparing it to other strong beers, I give it three burps. However, to stay true to my burp rating guidelines, I have to give this Danish bad boy two burps.
If you want to get drunk, drink a few of these!
Drinking the world.
One beer at a time.