Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc - Brasseries Kronenbourg

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359 Ratings
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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 18.49%
Wants: 11
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
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France

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 Andrewharemza
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy yellow color with small white head. Sweet aroma of citrus, spices. Flavor is medium to high sweet, light bitter. Aftertaste is short and malty.

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
4.72/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Photo of Bm1
4.63/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Crisp delish taste. Almost like it was made with distilled water.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.82/5  rDev +7%
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.

Photo of drtth
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a hazy lemon yellow with a 1/2" white head that recedes to a ring around the glass and a thin irregular layer of foam over most of the liquid. Sipping leaves a sheet of foam on one side of the glass and a wide swath of patchy and speckled lacing on the other. Most of the lacing clings to the glass.

The aroma is very faint but seems lightly citric (lemony?) with a faint hint of coriander. Neither strong nor unpleasant but a bit "thin."

The flavors seem to be slightly citric (lemony), delicately spiced and lightly tart. There is also some light sweetness from the grains.

The feel is on the light side and the carbonation is slightly prickly and persistent. The finish is medium long and everything just fades slowly away into light dryness with a touch of tartness that invites another sip.

The key to this beer is "delicate." There are no strong flavors and no strong aromas so if that's what you are looking for, pass this one by. While there are other Witbiers I prefer (e.g, the Allagash or the St. Bernardus) this one would be a good one to have for a party where folks will be attending who say they don't like hops or don't like beer and where the focus is on enjoyment of conversation and a summer evening on the back porch.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.04/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had decided that for the moment, I am going to be French. I have a bottle of Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc and brie on bread. From a blue(!) 330 ml bottle, on to the beer:

The beer looks like pee yellow in a glass with a cloudy body and a few visible bubbles in the body. An inch of soapy head forms on top, slowing dropping away to a lace. However, the beer does kick up a lacing which retains around the glass. There's some confusion in the aroma. I get a note of orange and coriander, and also a stink of spicy hops. Without the stink, my mouth would be watering.

A big bite of orange hits the palate upfront. Fruity pebbles? It reminds me of Leinenkugel's version which is very fruity. Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc is similar and very fruity as well. I don't get much spice, the beer is ligh tand slightly creamy, and easy going down.

Decent beer, possibly for those who don't drink beer very much. Personally, I still prefer the original Kronenbourg 1664.

Photo of ARoman
3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap, poured into a shaker. The aroma is a mellow, creamy banana, with vanilla and a grassy note. It pours a murky banana pale with a dense, white foam head and good retain. The beer is a medium sweetness. The beer is light creamy and smooth with flavors of light lemon, grass, banana, and vanilla with a finish that's clean and grassy with a light spice and leaves and aftertaste of clove.

Photo of RyanAlex
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great food with beer for me.

Photo of Furlinator
3.19/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Smells musty and just generally bad. Mostly tastes like grains with a hint of citrus. Just okay.

Photo of VeganUndead
3.34/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I don't know if the flavors of apricot and peach are artificial, they taste like they might be, but it's not terrible

Photo of beerrat
4.83/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great taste what a Blue Moon should taste like.

Photo of mwar
4.58/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Surprised at how good this was. Witbier is not not my favorite, but this was outstanding!

Photo of Tyler_V2
2.71/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not a bad brew, but the dominant peachy flavour just tastes a little too artificial to me.

Photo of RyanS107
4.66/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very good beer I first had in Paris. Once I was able to find it here, it reminded me of France. A very good refreshing Summer beer.

Photo of doktorhops
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yes, yes, I’ve been neglectful in updating my blog again... life and all that... anyway I have (behind the scenes in RL) been drinking the occasional new beer here and there whilst keeping notes on my phone, so here is my review of Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc! I also just realised that I somehow haven’t yet reviewed Kronenbourg 1664 Regular, a surprising omission given its popularity as France’s biggest export beer, oh well another review for another day, now it’s time to get my Blanc on.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Chimay chalice.

A: Presents a hazed straw body with a thin white head... not bad, not great, just a typical Witbier here, move along [said in the style of a police officer]. 6/10.

S: Hmmm, wit(t)y with classic Wit aromas (hints of orange peel and coriander), honey and peaches give it an intriguing new slant before a granular Lager malt chimes in to suggest this may just be a mixture of regular Kronenbourg 1664 and a Witbier done on the sly and with as little effort as possible from the Strasbourg brewery. 6/10.

T: Again with those peaches, which are prominent throughout btw, I’m not personally a big fan of peaches but I do appreciate that Kronenbourg aren’t just rehashing a Hoegaarden-clone. There are definitely some grainy Lager malts reminiscent of original 1664 (review forthcoming!) with a hint of lemon in the finish, which is quite refreshing and lifts this brew from averageocrity (a portmanteau of ‘average’ and ‘mediocrity’ in case you hadn’t worked it out) to allrighteousness (you get the jist). 7/10.

M: Mid to light bodied with a medium carbonation. The body is good, heavier than most other Wits. 8/10.

D: And here’s the soundbite: “A refreshing and decent summer beer deserving of any BBQ/backyard cricket* combo.” I will bide my time through the chilling Canberra winter to imbibe this brew next summer, oh yes. 7/10.

Food match: BBQ stuff... prawns, fish, bits of beef fried on a hot plate, etc.

*A custom in Australia that involves a bizarre ritual where a family member slings a tennis ball at a garbage bin whilst another family member attempts to hit it with a an odd flat piece of 2 by 4 willow across the backyard (but not over the fence into the neighbour’s yard which is “out”).

Photo of Jsteez
3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good witbier! Mellow and mild in the body; smooth and clean going down. Just enough carbonation. A perfect warm weather brew. I generally am not into sweeter witbiers, although I have to say it's definitely heavier on the sweet side going in, and also in the aftertaste; but not enough to detract from the subtle grassy spice, citrus fruit, light coriander, orange peel, malt, and wheat. Smells of sweet malt, yeast, wheat, and orange peel; somewhat of a dry finish. There's just enough pepper and spice added to give it a bit of crispness. It pours a creamy white head; sticky lace left on the glass; a murky and cloudy/whitish orange. A nice and satisfyingly creamy beer, not bad for a mass produced brew. I could easily quaff a few on a hot and humid day.

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Photo of StrayteEDGE
4.46/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very surprised at how sweet tasting this beer is. Almost has a hint of mango to it

Photo of dukeandduke
3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

3/3 (Bottle) - Pale pour with a nice citrus aroma. Texture light and crisp, minimal carbonation. Taste was pleasent lemon and pear based. Not very strong, but an OK beer to pair with food or when one wants to drink a light beer.

Photo of NoSpamax
2.93/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

looks great , smells a bit feminie but taste is not mine at all

Photo of lelepat
4.71/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding beer. Better than the original version.

Photo of joesi
4.25/5  rDev +19%
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.

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very refined witbeer, fancy blue bottle to boot. Not much of a witbeer fan but have found this to be in best of that class. Don't hesitate to mix a batch of these into your next social.

Photo of BigBry
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Craft Beer Market.
Slightly hazed, light yellow with a foamy head. Settles down to a thin cap, sporadic laces dots scattered over glass.
Smell has some citrus and light spice.
Taste is pretty thin, lemon citrus and a little spicy yeast at the end.
Lots of carbonation, crisp mouthfeel.
Overall, a pretty average beer, refreshing and easy to drink, but there are much better examples of the style.

Photo of jbredbeard
4.37/5  rDev +22.4%
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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Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc from Brasseries Kronenbourg
81 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.