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Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc - Brasseries Kronenbourg

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Reviews: 101
Hads: 413
Avg: 3.44
pDev: 39.53%
Wants: 14
Gots: 82 | FT: 0
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Brasseries Kronenbourg
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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 Auraan
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Poured a cloudy golden body, true to style, with a thin white head, a bit under in fullness for the style. Not bad, but lacking. Scents of lemon juice, light Belgian yeast spiciness, orange zest, hints of clove and lightly sweet malt. Overall impression of aroma is of a very citrus-forward witbier with just a touch of the other aromas of the style. Enticing, yet different. Flavor begins medium sweet with notes of peach, melon and light clove and, light tart wheat and lightly tart orange. This moves into a still medium sweet middle with notes of lightly tart wheat, tart and sweet peach, light clove, orange zest and faint lemon in the background. Finish is lightly sweet with medium notes of clove, orange zest, tart wheat and softly sweet malt with light lemon in the background. Aftertaste is sweet and bready malt and clove. Overall impression of flavor is of a good witbier, but one that is a bit simple and a bit too heavy on citrus without as much malt and yeast character as it should have. Not bad, but lacking a little. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation, light creaminess and a bit of a drying finish. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a good, true to form witbier. Overall this is a good witbier. Better than almost all the American macro examples, not quite as good as Hoegaarden or the craft offerings. Refreshing and pleasant, but not the best in any category. Still worth trying.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

This is a solid witbier. It is refreshing, zesty and the citrus flavours seem real, rather than artificial. I'm pleasantly surprised with the overall flavour. Definitely something to add in to the rotation for next summer!

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.83/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of skunk, artificial citrus, perfume, and slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus juice, artificially flavored citrus candy, and slight spice flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer with odd skunk and fake citrus qualities that make this one a bit hard to drink much of.

Serving type: bottle.

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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 DaveBar
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Purchased at the LCBO for $2.75 for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a challis

A- 4.0- Opens well and pours a nice white head that stays a bit. Unfiltered and very light

S- 3.75- Rather light. Coriander. Sour

T- 3.25- Lemon hits you right away. Citrus galore. Unbalanced

M- 3.25- Sour. Bit over carbonated

O- 3.57- Not much more than this. Ok white but way too much citrus for me.

Food Pairing

This ok white beer went well with..... Corned beef sandwiches. Nice pickle on the side

Enjoy

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Photo of chinchill
3.51/5  rDev +2%

330 ml blue bottle served in a snifter.

Aroma: lihtly spicy with a pronounced note of ripe arpicot.
Orange and apricot dominate the flavor, with some wheat underneath. Very good sweet/tart mix, with faint bitterness in the aftertaste.

Soft lively carbonation nicely complements the medium-light body.

O: a soft, French vounterpart to Magic Hat #9

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Photo of misternebbie
1.69/5  rDev -50.9%
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.

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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 WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

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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 SmashPants
3.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: an embossed crystal-blue 330mL bottle with a standard macro label. The hand-grip bottle and the frankly awesome blue takes it well past the half-way mark.

Appearance: pours a slightly hazy light straw yellow with a persistent white hea that hangs about at one-finger. Fine carbonation and brilliant, thick lacing.

Aroma: the usual witbier aromas of citrus, coriander and plenty of wheat. Decent.

Taste: again a reasonable witbier - wheat with coriander, and a light citrus over the top. Not mind-blowing, but quite pleasant.

Aftertaste: a touch of wheat fug with some hop bitterness. A touch of yeast too.

Mouth feel: very nice at this price - better than pretty much any witbiers at AU$50 a case of 24 x 330mL bottles.

Overall: a pretty good witbier - not the most amazing I have ever had, but for AU$50 a case of 24 x 330mL bottles (2014), this one is well worth it. A good all-rounder.

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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 JayQue
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very basic Witbier. Poured from a "Noxema blue" colored 11.2 oz bottle into a Weisen glass. Good size white head, spotty lacing and average head retention.

Aroma is malty, not much in the way of yeast or lemon. There is a little wheat bitterness.

Taste is similar. Malty, a little sweet, some balancing wheat bitterness and a little coriander.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp. A good summertime thirst quencher but nothing exceptional flavor-wise.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer has a hazy glowing lemon yellow body with a sticky soft peaked snow white head and a gentle carbonation gliding to the surface.

S- The big perfume aroma of apricots and some softer club soda notes finish with a papery aroma.

T- The faint peach stone note leads to a soft dry tartness in the finish. There is a dry flowery taste that lingers with a soft little carbonic acid note.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a texture that feels very flat on the tongue and is a bit odd.

O- This beer has some nice apricot and peach characters that are soft enough to be very drinkable but still has a sort of artificial quality to them. It was nice to drink a 6-pack of this but there is something that is just a little off, and I would prefer a more natural yeast ester profile.

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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 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 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 Pegasus
3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Hazy light golden color, with a moderate, persistent white head, which retains well. The lacing is fine and scattered.

Aroma: Modest aroma of coriander, wheat, understated herbal hops, and a slight mustiness.

Taste: Opens with mild wheat malt, and a flourish of coriander. As the taste progresses, some earthiness from the wheat is apparent. Late in the taste, there is a modest herbal hop presence. The finish is graceful and mild.

Mouth feel: Light body, with soft carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A pleasant, drinkable, and somewhat understated example of the Witbier style.

Presentation Packaged in a custom cobalt blue glass bottle (!) with a pry-off crown, served in a new Belgium Brewing chalice.

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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 Franziskaner
3.41/5  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.

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Photo of xk6m6m5x
2.65/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Got a sample bottle from a sales rep poured into a pint glass.... Appearance and tastes were on par wit others reviews but the smell was terrible... Mine smelled just like a dead skunk... I don't know what happened but I was very off put by the smell

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap, appears in standard witbier color garb, pale murky straw with some white foamy head. One is immediately struck by the pungent sweetness on the nose, a strong corn sweetness accompanied by fruity bubblegum and light tangy citrus. The palate is more of the same, lemon-lime, Juicyfruit gum, and buttery sweet corn with almost a tobacco perfume. Minimal spice for the style. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth but finish is mild acid, faint woody and grassy hop extract, little in the way of lingering bitterness but rather a sour finish. The citrus is too muted but the total picture was better than expected and quite refreshing. Not a must have but won't waste your time or savage your palate on a nice hot day.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.12/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Aw, my bottle isn't all white and stuff...but it is cobalt blue! Silver linings, people... Anyway, this stuff pours a cloudy straw topped by a finger or so of white foam. The nose comprises dry wheat, light coriander, mild lemon peel, Indian corn, and an odd funkiness I can't quite put my tongue's finger on. The taste brings in more of the same, with a slightly brighter lemon component and a stronger bit of corn, which is now more sweet than Indian. The body straddles the border between hefty light and light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mostly smooth feel. Overall, this is a nice enough wit, I suppose, but that corniness doesn't help anybody, and that strange semi-funk in the smell is a bit off-putting. It's not all bad, but it's not good, either.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy, pale straw color, with a big cloud deck of white foam.
Aroma-Wheat, citrus notes
Taste-Pale wheat, faint citrus zest, light-bodied. Refreshing and quaffable if a bit lacking in the substance department.

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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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Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc from Brasseries Kronenbourg
79 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.