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Kronenbourg Blanc - Brasseries Kronenbourg

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BA SCORE
78
okay

187 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 187
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 19.24%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseries Kronenbourg visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wl0307 on 09-03-2005)
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Reviews by Boilermaker88:
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3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle bearing a "best before" date of 30.04.08 that was brought back from Europe by my brother..thanks, bro! Glass used was a Blanche de Chambly witbier glass.
Appearance: cloudy pale yellow color with a fizzy, sputtery white head that left nice lace and retained a thin skim across the surface.
Nose: very floral and citrusy, lots of lemon and orange notes with hints of apricot and peach.
Taste: hey, peachy! It's got the lemony/orangy citrus thing and is quite sugary with a bit a spiciness hanging around the fringe of the palate but the dominant flavor after a while is a floral peach taste that's, well, interesting.
Feel: light, a tad bit thin but refreshing.
Overall: not sure how much I really care for this version of the witbier style. I haven't had many that are this perfume-y and fruity yet lacking the counterpunch of spiciness. It's not bad but I don't think I could suck down more than a couple before slipping into a sugar coma or wondering what sugary umbrella-covered tourista mixed drink I accidently picked up.

Boilermaker88, Apr 11, 2008
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

cam477, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On draught at Failte's pub in uptown Waterloo.

Poured into a Hoegaarden clunker. An extremely pale golden, looked pretty washed out, with a thin white head and some retention. Looked like someone tried to print a picture of Hoegaarden but ran out of toner.

Nose is wheat malt, orange and peach juice. All great things, but incredibly simplistic.

Tastes like a mass market wheat beer, but with the fruit emphasis on peach, rather than lemon or orange. There's not a whole lot to this, other than that faint "wheatiness" that these sorts of brews possess.

High carbonation, drinks like a soda.

Here's the deal with this beer. It's peachy, it's fizzy, it's a far cry from the great witbiers of the world in terms of complexity and depth. But damned if it isn't a tasty way to beat the summer heat. Everyone at our table enjoyed it for what it is, and found it far more enjoyable on the patio than the usual lager/pils fare.

JohnnyBarman, Jul 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

andrewdanks, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of Franziskaner
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden hued with a quarter inch white head. Aroma of pale wheat is faint and somewhat tart. The mouth is sharp and crisp. Moderate carbonation. The flavor is somewhat sweet with a faint tart apple taste that blends with the pale wheat. That's the coriander,but I've never had that sort of tart note from that spice.

Franziskaner, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of Culture
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Culture, Sep 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

TheBrk, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

djcreepshow, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of JohnW
2.35/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured pale gold and a slight haze from the bottle, with decent tight white head. Aroma seemed typical of the usual mass produced "lagers" but with an added sweetness and hint of fruit. Taste was a real shock, and can only describe it as a rather typical nasty pretend lager with some peach syrup added! Tastes almost like a peach fizzy drink, and has no hint of hops or alcohol at all, even though the bottle says 5% alc. I can normally drink the usual Kronenbourg 1664 if offered it (or nothing else worth having, which would be rare) but this is just not nice at all. I could not finish the whole bottle, so marked it down for drinkability too, though guess some would enjoy it on a really hot day, as it could be thirst quenching I guess, but a beer ? No way!! Sorry, not for me at all.

JohnW
B'ham UK October 2007

JohnW, Oct 24, 2007
Photo of Hammarby
2.78/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Light straw, hazy with a white head.
S: Yeast, grapefruit, coriander, raincoat fabric, citrus, marmelade.
T: Grapefruit, yeast, coriander. A bit watered down. Syntetic pineapple flavor in the aftertaste.
M: Very little carboration. Light in body. Tends to give the brew a watered down quality.
D: Ok. No unpleasant taste, maybe a bit syntetic. Will go down quite easily, but certainly not a great beer.

Hammarby, May 04, 2007
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3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The newest offering from Brasseries Kronenbourg is a witbier. It seemed to be popping up a bit over Paris and was the best beer offered at one particular nightclub that I ended up in a couple of times.

It comes in bright celyon bottle. "Ceylon" is fancy color printing for "blue". The aroma is very fruity: peach, cinnamon and clover dominate. It's light and whitish. Initially, it's quite refreshing. The yeast is balanced with the sweetness of the fruit flavors. This balance dissipates after a bit and the fruit really takes over. Have one, not many.

sloejams, Jan 09, 2007
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Tarks, Oct 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

intoxabroad, Oct 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml, weird dark sea blue bottle, at the Ship & Anchor in Calgary.

This beer pours a very cloudy pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of broad foamy white lace, which leaves a few specked swaths of lace around the glass as it steadily settles.

It smells of edgy semi-sweet wheat, sugary orange citrus, mild yeast, and airy menthol. The taste is sweet wheat grain, cantaloupe, musty, juicy orange, savoury coriander, a bit of white pepper, and mild earthy, floral hops.

The carbonation is on the low side, the body a belt-tightened medium weight and quite fruity in it's mostly natural smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the melon character really persisting.

It bills itself as a flavoured witbier, and that's what you get - fruity, moderately spicy, with a subtly forlorn grain essence in the mix. Refreshing enough, I suppose, on a hot summer day.

biboergosum, Aug 09, 2011
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2.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Yellow and opaque with protein haze. Good, tight head formation, only somewhat well-retained, with very little lace. Strong aroma of oranges and apricots. Tastes peachy and citrusy with a slight tang from the wheat malt and a hint of cantaloupe. It's a little bit on the sweet side without being cloying, perhaps from the glucose adjunct listed on the label? The fruit has a slightly artificial character to it, like the fuzzy peach candies Maynards manufacture. That doesn't put me off of it, I like those candies, but I prefer the natural citrus flavours of a more traditional witbier. Light-bodied with lots of fine carbonation and a soft, fluffy mouthfeel. A decent witbier that could be better if a little more attenuated and less artificial tasting.

mintjellie, Feb 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

bearbreak, Jul 24, 2014
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2/5  rDev -41.7%

dertyd, Jun 02, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 6 pack of these at a BC Liquor Store in Vancouver, eh? I've never been able to find this in the States -- only the regular (and pretty damn dull) Kronenbourg 1664. Blue glass 330mL bottle. Beer pours super pale yellow, slightly cloudy, with a thin white head. Lemony sweet aroma. Could be mistaken for lemonade.

So here's the thing about this beer: it's not "good" in any conventional sense any self-respecting beer snob would recognize. It is however tasty, tasty candy. And if beer snobs can debate the virtues of fruit flavored, adjunct-laden Belgian lambics, we can get over ourselves and check out a fruit flavored wheat beer from a serious Eurotrash macro brewery.

This beer is as much alcopop as witbier; as much smirnoff ice as hefeweiss. Sweet, with flavors of citrus (lemon) and tropical fruit, moderate carbonation, delivered via an honest wheat beer vehicle. And while there's some unfermented adjunct sweetness in there, it's not gross or cloying (at least for me). Just really refreshing and tasty.

I don't get much spice out of it, although the ingredients (holy moly, an ingredients label on a beer!) claim coriander in addition to orange peel. This beer would be more favorably represented not as a Witbier but as a Radler, or to be more specific, a Ruß, (but "Fruit / Vegetable Beer" in BA-speak regardless).

hreb, Mar 29, 2012
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2.86/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

1664 Blanc. In a bottle, pours with a rich foam head but the color has a weird tone to it Almost greenish. Smells very grapefruity with lots of coriander. Tastes very sweet and fruity. The grapefruit is almost over powering. Drinks smootg. Nice summer wit if your looking for something different.

jcubz, Aug 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

The Kronenbourg Blac is a decent drinking beer....more subtle than most Wits I've tried. The beer pours a cloudy pear color with thin white head that is leaving a modest lace. The scent carries fruit like spices to the tune of dried apricot. The taste is evenly balance with spice and malt. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a sessionable wit.

WoodBrew, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Ciocanelu, Jan 27, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +7.3%

Lion088, Sep 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

KevinCraft, Jul 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Reem, Sep 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +45.8%

wendymerissa, Mar 18, 2013
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Kronenbourg Blanc from Brasseries Kronenbourg
78 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.