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Kronenbourg Blanc - Brasseries Kronenbourg

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BA SCORE
78
okay

181 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 181
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 19.53%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | 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 thecheapies:
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +9%

Strangely, I was provided a weizen glass with this. Let's just roll with it.

Super hazy yellow beer with a thick foaminess. Head amounted to two fingers and more. Looks pretty good.

Semi-sweet lemon and wheat are soft, yet raw. Has some pils-like grassiness, but offers ale-like breadiness and clean yeastiness. Very smooth. Reminds me of pie crust with a bite of lemon filling and meringue remaining. Hints of lime.

Follows the nose with sweeter and spicier fruit notes. Juicy lemon zest, bready wheat, rosewater, light coriander, hibiscus, lime, and cracker. Not snappy, because it's short on bitterness, but the light grassiness keeps the palate happy. Still impressed by the lemony notes. Not bad for what I was expecting.

Filled out in the body with a tangy backend. Has a spicy sparkle that simmers down across mid-palate.

This is surprisingly good stuff. French witbier? I recommend it.

07-27-2013 03:24:29 | More by thecheapies
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2%

09-28-2013 22:52:05 | More by cam477
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

07-18-2011 23:30:48 | More by JohnnyBarman
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andrewdanks

California

3.5/5  rDev +2%

04-27-2014 17:41:00 | More by andrewdanks
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.4/5  rDev -0.9%

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.

02-07-2014 22:11:53 | More by Franziskaner
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Culture

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

09-23-2013 22:05:17 | More by Culture
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TheBrk

Sweden

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

09-18-2013 14:24:04 | More by TheBrk
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djcreepshow

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +16.6%

11-16-2011 06:02:21 | More by djcreepshow
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JohnW

United Kingdom (England)

2.35/5  rDev -31.5%

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

10-24-2007 21:08:56 | More by JohnW
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Hammarby

Sweden

2.78/5  rDev -19%

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.

05-04-2007 17:53:42 | More by Hammarby
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sloejams

California

3.13/5  rDev -8.7%

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.

01-09-2007 00:07:49 | More by sloejams
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Tarks

Manitoba (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

10-12-2012 18:54:55 | More by Tarks
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intoxabroad

Taiwan

4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

10-08-2012 12:57:53 | More by intoxabroad
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2%

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.

08-08-2011 23:43:56 | More by biboergosum
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mintjellie

Ontario (Canada)

2.7/5  rDev -21.3%

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.

02-25-2012 09:41:07 | More by mintjellie
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bearbreak

Korea (South)

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-24-2014 17:26:42 | More by bearbreak
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dertyd

California

2/5  rDev -41.7%

06-02-2013 03:11:21 | More by dertyd
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hreb

Washington

3.78/5  rDev +10.2%

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).

03-29-2012 01:52:23 | More by hreb
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jcubz

Saskatchewan (Canada)

2.86/5  rDev -16.6%

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.

08-12-2013 14:42:44 | More by jcubz
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WoodBrew

Illinois

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.

08-20-2014 23:13:50 | More by WoodBrew
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

01-27-2014 20:51:49 | More by Ciocanelu
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KevinCraft

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.5%

07-20-2013 07:58:15 | More by KevinCraft
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Reem

France

3.5/5  rDev +2%

09-28-2013 14:41:02 | More by Reem
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wendymerissa

Florida

5/5  rDev +45.8%

03-18-2013 04:25:40 | More by wendymerissa
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aztraz

Sweden

1.75/5  rDev -49%

06-30-2012 19:09:20 | More by aztraz
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Kronenbourg Blanc from Brasseries Kronenbourg
78 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.