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Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc - Brasseries Kronenbourg

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Reviews: 94
Hads: 386
Avg: 3.44
pDev: 39.83%
Wants: 13
Gots: 61 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: wl0307 on 09-03-2005

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Photo of AdmiralBaltimore_29
4.95/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is truly France's greatest product. While yes, they well known for their wines... (even though California wines are rated so much better apparently) and I am really happy to say that they do great with this beer too. It has a FANTASTIC taste.. it doesn't taste like a beer, it tastes more like you are drinking a dessert over an actual wheat beer. Kronenbourg 1664 is definitely the toast of France!

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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
4.7/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The smell of the beer is the best and the most sophisticated I've ever smelled. Smell of tangerine, peach and pineapple hit the nose. The water they use is so pure and filtered, like they made an entire beer with Brita water. It's so smooth and so delicious, and this is coming from a heavier abv beer drinker. Absolutely amazing!

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Photo of G-Spot
4.56/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really good white beer with highly distinguishable zesty profile, amazing and delicious. Has the tangy refreshing notes you want in a white beer, perfect for the summer and really good year round.
Though I do get the hiccups each time I have my first few sips, I really love going back to it consistently.
Available on tap in Canada more so than in the US, and also conditioned in bottles and cans, any format, container was consistently good and refreshing.
Go Kro!!

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Photo of kevofficiel
4.55/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So tonight I gave a try to that special beer. Yes it is a special beer.
This is the second it review on the 6 august 2015.

So the look of it: Cloudy yellow with about a finger of head. Medium Carbonation

The smell of it: The peach is just awesome on this beer. It is all about fruits, mango, citrus , peach

The taste of it: Peach taste is really strong. Its not too much carbonated,. . Fruity taste some citrus, mango, orange, peach.... Very well made beer.

So overall would I recommend it ? I will recommend at 1000000 % that beer even to ur wife or girlfriend not necessary in a particular season. The only con is that its hard to find that beer u really need to go to a big liquor store. This beer really impressed me I didn't try yet the original 1664 but this one really got my intention and France really impressed me with that beer. Good job Kronenbourg in Strasbourg !

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Photo of ipogios
4.55/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

An excellent beer! Golden cloudy appearance with a thick frothy head. I couldn't really distinguish what was the dominant fruit composing the beer but it felt like a blend of tropical fruits giving it a very pleasent smell and smooth taste. Light mouthfeel with sweet and very moderate sour hints so one can easily enjoy 3-4 pints. It's a shame that this beer is not found in pubs very often. If you can get it... Try it!

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Photo of jbredbeard
4.37/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I usually don't care for fruity beers, but this one is exceptional. Strong spiced pear and peach in the aroma follows right into the flavor and lasts all the way through. Could have used a little more alcohol, very good overall.

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Photo of joesi
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

At first, I didn't know what to say.
It's quite a simple beer, but not at all a typical one.

In my opinion the beer is all about the flavor—whether you like it or not. It's a nice very prominent peach+citrus taste that has a sweet vibe (but probably hasn't actually much sugars in it), with very little hops. I'm not sure if the flavor if artificial or not, but if it is, it would be the only one I've liked; It's really hard to describe the flavor, but I'd say peach + yeast, plus some 7-up. Overall just a great witbeer in my opinion.

I really loved the taste but everyone's taste may be different. I'm a big fan of stouts, but love this too. If you like non-sour fruity beers you should definitely like this. It also has low hops flavor/bitterness so one might like it for that as well.

edit: lowered my rating slightly, because PERSONALLY I would have liked more alcohol.
double edit: I had a can of this a few months later, and liked it way too much to keep the rating at it's slightly lower score. Also updated some descriptions. It's not just a mild citrus flavor.

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Photo of 2roosters
4.24/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is, quite frankly, just plain delicious.

Served on tap it has a big frothy head and a slightly cloudy pale yellow/gold appearance.

The nose is citrus but not over the top, at this point I was thinking "Well this'll be a nice summer sip".

The taste is amazing, white peach dominates with layers of dried citrus peel and cloves. The inherent sweetness that many witbiers have is hinted at but it doesn't have any cloying after taste. The first sip leads to second gulp and very quick re-order.

The finish is long and clean and leaves you wanting more. I had three in rapid succession at my first sitting and two in a short time the next.

Highly, very highly, recommended.

Please note, these ratings apply only to the "on tap" product. I recently had it in bottle and would probably drop a full point off the ratings

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Photo of leffeblind
4.2/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought it for $9 a 12-Pack in the US. Not sure anyone knew what the f___ it was and it ended up in the bargain bin. Darned shame except for me finding this gem. Not only is the bottle really cool, its contents are as good if not maybe a little better that Hoogarden. Really nice balance of acidity and the usual but not too overpowering wheat beer suspects coriander, clove, and nutmeg.

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Photo of oonthego
4.13/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden color, thick head upon pour but dissipated fast.

S: First smelled like skunked Budweiser then after the head dissipated my nose sensed sweet notes of candy peach rings.

T: Lacking carbonation but tastes like smell, candy peach rings.

M: Finished smooth no discernible aftertaste.

O: Very good beer. The 1664 Blanc will be on the shortlist of good summer refreshing beers.

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Photo of kitch
4.13/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 330ml blue bottle with a best before date of April 2016 and poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Poured a hazy straw yellow with a slightly more than one finger white head that dissipates within a minute leaving stringy lacing.

Aroma: Fruity aromas of orange, banana and peach with honey floating about and a light citrusy lemon wheat backbone.

Taste: Flavours are mainly peachy with hints of fruity lemon, banana and apricot.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall: Light, crisp and very easy to drink. It is refreshing on a hot summers day with the nice peachy flavours.

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Photo of horshamguy
4.08/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap served in a pint glass.

A--Very hazy, bright yellow (although that may be exaggerated b/c it was backlit by the sun). Nice head
S--Quite citrusy. Lemony with a little orange.
T--Follows the smell perfectly. A whole lotta lemon. Almost like a summer shandy (of which I am not a fan), but I really liked this. Crisp & clean, refreshing.
M--Crisp & light. Bubbly & quenching, left a quick but nice aftertaste.
O--An excellent one if you're having more than one on a summer day. I had two at my local beergarden with dinner and give it two thumbs up. Possibly better than other reviews b/c I had it on tap vs. bottle like many others here. I'm planning on getting a case next week.

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Photo of veganbeerboy
4.08/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Opaque straw yellow to orange

N: Initially some huge hop notes (which I even noticed when popping the bottle) and then a kind of citrus-y peach note.

T: Light floral taste at first then a pretty dominant peach flavour that lingers.

M: Light carbonation (pretty well exactly what suits the style), light-medium body that doesn't coat your mouth or linger too much.

O: I dig it. Probably wouldn't buy it myself, but it's a good summer patio beer and a good entry to wheat beers in general. The lingering peach is what really makes this speacial- cider drinkers who don't like beer would probably like this lots.

(Served quite cold in a Pilsner glass.}

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Photo of basica
4.07/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy golden with a thin and quickly receding head that leaves a thin layer with good lacing. (3.5)

S - Light but fruity and perfumy nose of fresh peaches or apricots. (4)

T - Upfront fruity tastes with peaches or apricots and some citrus; pleasant perfumy or floral notes deck the background with a tad of spices. After taste is fairly lasting and pleasantly fruity and perfumy. (4)

M - Light on the mouthfeel with slightly higher than average carbonation and slight creamy smoothness. (4)

D - Very drinkable and sessionable due to the really pleasant tastes for a witbier style brew. I first had it on tap at Helipad (@ Clarke Quay, Singapore) and found it pretty good and ended up picking up two 4-packs. The bottled version seems to taste more fruity and perfumy than on tap. I highly recommend this as a very sessionable witbier. (4.5)

Picked up 8 x 25cl bottles at Cold Storage in Singapore

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Photo of Intrinsic
4.06/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am thoroughly surprised by this beer. It looks absolutely amazing, a very light, cloudy green tea colour with a very healthy head and great retention. The smell hints of banana (like those popsicles you used to get at the corner store) and citrus. Its incredibly light and tasty, with fruit flavours that go perfectly in a witbier. In fact, this takes second place in the witbier category for me, after Hoegaarden. This beer is very underrated.

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Photo of Zach136
4.06/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Light pale yellow, hazier than a motha. One finger white head.

S - Huge orange peel and coriander notes.

T - Tons of orange flavor, solid bit of wheat sweetness. Orange creamsicle. No hop character. Bit of spicy - ester-y yeast character.

M - Medium bodied, and creamy.

O - Great brew, one of the more intensely adjunct forward wits I've had.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.02/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled this evening on 3/21/15. Comes in a cool 330ml (11.2 ounce) blue bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a tulip glass.

Brew pours a hazy golden honey in color with a good 3-finger foamy white head. A good amount of lacing is seen when sipped that sticks to the inside of the glass. The aroma is of floral hops and citrus for the most part. Pretty much the same is said for the taste. Very pleasant with a good mix of flavors. Pretty smooth overall and finishes with a very light dry finish. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation. A tasty brew which I would drink again.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
3.97/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml blue bottle purchased from LCBO for $2.25 CDN. Served cold into a Keith's pint glass.

Appearance - hazy pale yellowy color. Capped by just over a finger of fluffy white with fairly impressive retention. Moderate sticky lacing left behind.

Smell- peaches, apricots and some lemon zest. Not a ton else, but a well rounded fruity aroma.

Taste - pretty much the same as the nose, plenty of juicy peach and apricot flavor, with a touch of lemon coming through. Very refreshing and no bitterness whatsoever.

Mouthfeel - lively feel, relatively watery, with a slightly dry finish.

Overall - a different, very unique wit, that personally is a great beer in the summer, as the peach and apricot combination really stands out. Also bonus points for high level of accessibility.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Man what a find on my House of 1,000 dollar shelf. Never had a french Witbier before. Into a pint glass.

A - Well can't knock it a solid 1/4 inch of bubbly head atop of a hazy bright orange yellow beer. Big carbonation bubbles floating.
S - Well thats different the orange smell is quite candy like with a mild spice edge. Smell is balanced with a mild wheat edge.
T - Well for a blue bottle I expected skunked mess but I will be dammed its a great representation of the style! Mild lemon and strong orange candy sweetness meets some wheat flavors and quite a crisp finish. Yeast is not dry or cloying I quite enjoy it.
M - Like stated before its crisp, clean and light to medium bodied with a smooth finish.

Overall its probably gone but damn I should have picked up a few more bottles. Quite a refreshing beer miles above blue moon.

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Photo of knowledge
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Really impressed with the advertising bottle, the brew itself makes you want to drink it. The beer is a french treat, and you know the french, they always hold quality high. No head on this beer and pours pale goldish white. Very intriguing smell of fresh hops. This beer is a definite try. Well worth the effort to find..


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Photo of tone77
3.91/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a pretty blue 11.2 oz. bottle. Yes, a blue bottle. Has a cloudy yellowish/white color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, some spices. Taste is good, citrus, some spice, a bit of wheat, refreshing and highly drinkable. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer, the glass is becoming empty quickly.

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Photo of bark
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer comes in a bright clear blue profile bottle. Have I seen a blue beer bottle before? Don’t think so…

The colour is pale yellow, the liquid is very cloudy. The two finger white firm head sinks very slowly leaving some massive lacing.

The smell is very fruity with sweet notes of bananas, apricot jam, gooseberries, lemonade, fruit drops. There are some sour notes too.

The taste is sweet-sourish with lots of lemonade-like flavours. Citric flavours are mixed with herbs, sour wheat, some yeast, and fruit candy. The aftertaste is refreshingly sour with notes of sweets, lime coordinal, green apples and passion fruits.

The carbonation is very strong; the small bubbles creates a foamy mouthfeel.

A very lemonade-like beer with lots of artificial flavours. Probably a perfect thirst drencher on a hot summer afternoon.

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Photo of Andreji
3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The 1664 i came accross at the Champion supermarket in rue de buci (paris) after shopping for lunch (a poulet roti). The beer turned out to be a brilliant companion to my lunch.

it's a commercial witbier, really. but i liked it particularly because it exceded the considerable citrusy sensation belgian wits give off. this beer was far more grainy in its taste albeit this made the nose much more subtle. less lemony but equally good. the only downside was i found it rather too fizzy.

but a good beer all in all.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.82/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Great Divide cervoise glass.

Look: A cloudy sunburnt lemon yellow colored body holds up a fizzy white head that recedes to a bubbly wisp. A few bands of foamy lacing remain.

Aroma: When I first poured it in the glass, it smell like a skunk. Oh no! But after it settles, it smells like a radler -- a nice soft scent of orange zest and lemon peel. Underneath the citrus there's a very mellow wheat body.

Taste: The beer starts off with the citrus combination of both orange and lemon zest - it's a very soft taste, not like bitter rind or something. As the citrus fades away there's a more typical witbier body but very subdued. Wheat, grains, and subtle yeast.

Mouthfeel: Vibrant, kind of bubbly like a soda or carbonated fruit drink.

Overall: Thought I might hate it after the initial whiff of skunk, but it bounced back and is quite refreshing. Tastes more like a railer than a fruity witbier, but it was worth the one bottle. I suppose on a hot summer evening I could drink more than one.

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Photo of hreb
3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
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).

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Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc from Brasseries Kronenbourg
79 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.