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Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc - Brasseries Kronenbourg

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Kronenbourg 1664 BlancKronenbourg 1664 Blanc

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BA SCORE
80
good

326 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 18.93%
Wants: 9
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseries Kronenbourg visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: wl0307 on 09-03-2005

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Ratings: 326 | Reviews: 91
Photo of thierrynantes
1.18/5  rDev -66.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Beer bottle (25cl.), tasted in 2006.

Appearance: white foam, presistance fairly short. Pale yellow color, veiled.
Smell: dominant citrus
Taste and mouthfeel: Fresh, acidity provided by a strong presence of citrus (lime)
Drinkability: not impressed beer in the style Witbier

Review translated from french 6-17-2008.

Photo of BS-
1.25/5  rDev -64.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
1.5/5  rDev -57.6%

Photo of misternebbie
1.69/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

to me this one always has an unnatural flavor sort of a perfume after taste, not my cup of tea and I had given it plenty of chances, I have a friend that always has a fridge full of it.

Photo of aztraz
1.75/5  rDev -50.6%

Photo of Jaysicles
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of dertyd
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of Blissmo
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of backslide311
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of camelgar
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of Doomclaw
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of XmnwildX12
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of oldp0rt
2.06/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle looks inviting and i usually rather like this style of beer but this one won't be bought again.

When you pour it, it smells good and looks nice. The first few sips are alright nothing special here. When you get halfway through, you start to hate it. It tastes way too artificial, and then you decide to read the ingredients and notice that this isn't much of a beer.

Final thoughts - You will see this beer and might be tempted but try and refrain from buying this, you will just be another disappointed customer.

Photo of wl0307
2.17/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Having read the other reviews, I can't help suspecting if my first disastrous encounter with this beer (on tap) was due to having tried much better real ales right before this beer (although I do remember vividly a rather flat body and infection-like flavour that half-pint showed)? To prove that I AM capable of appreciating a good beer so highly regarded by other experienced drinkers, I grabbed a bottle at the Sainsbury's yesterday (since it also happed to be on sale~~), and here comes my second encounter with this witbier (bottled-version this time).

BB 30/04/2007, served lightly-chilled in a slim goblet.
A: pours a fresh lemonade like murky, pale yellowish hue; a nice, thick and creamy foamy beer head sustains on top of abundant fizziness. Looking very nice indeed.
S: a very faint wheat-beer base has huge troubles to pierce through an almost overly sour-sweet fruity aroma, like ripe mangos, articial orange flavouring, and an assertive smell of Japanese yeast drink: Yakult/Calpis... Overall, just like my last encounter, the smell is one-dimensional, artificially sweet (almost like that of tropical fruit flavoured bubble-gums!!), and rather unbalanced without necessary spices and wheat/malt entry in the mix. For sweet-toothed beer lovers it might appeal to their senses big time, but not for me.
T: a slightly sour-sweet lemon+mango fruitiness rinses the tongue with a fluffy texture of Witbier but without enough wheatish or malty flavour true to the style... turning slightly dryish with a touch of neutral wheatish touch in the end, but I can't find traces of spice anywhere on the palate, apart from but a little coriander at the very end of the tongue; the finish is short and tasteless, albeit clean.
M&D: the soft fizziness is probably the only positive point worth mentioning in the mediocre performance, making it taste refreshing at least. Thin-bodied and lacking essential elements of taste as of Witbier, the experience with this bottled version in the end only contradicts the self-assigned mission set out in the beginning, and reinforces my deep disappointment at this brew. The beer label mentions that this bottle is "brewed by Scottish&Newcastle under agreement with Kronenbourg Brewery"--I only wish the "original" Kronenbourg product wouldn't taste like this, and all the fault actually fell on Newcastle's lack of brewing capabilities in re-producing a foreign beer... But since Kronenbourg IS part of the Newcastle empire now, this must be THE original version eh? Oh well... I could only say it's not my cup of tea then.

Photo of jsh420
2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of JohnW
2.4/5  rDev -32.2%
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

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2.46/5  rDev -30.5%

Photo of TheBrk
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of goalie35
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of endless1408
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of Saksis
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of jrempel
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of vegasmac99
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of thgreatrandini
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Imagine if hoegaarden tasted of nothing

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.53/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a light yellow color ale with a medium size pure white foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of light wheat malt is pretty thin. Taste is dominated by lightly sweet wheat malt notes with no spices or other characteristics. Body is bit thin with OK carbonation. Watery version of the style with limited amount of coriander or orange peel makes this an unattractive beer.

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Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc from Brasseries Kronenbourg
80 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.