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Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc (DUPLICATE) - Brasseries Kronenbourg

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188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 19.24%
Wants: 8
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseries Kronenbourg visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

1664 Blanc est une bière blanche fraîche et fruitée. De par sa saveur et son design, elle incarne l'élégance et le goût à la française dans l'univers des bières blanches.

Authentique, elle est accessible et légèrement fruitée, révélant des arômes subtils d'agrumes, de citron et de coriandre.

(Beer added by: wl0307 on 09-03-2005)
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Photo of horshamguy
4.11/5  rDev +19.8%
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.

horshamguy, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

kylehay2004, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of jcubz
2.86/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

jcubz, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of JoshRosario
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

JoshRosario, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Vindixx26
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Vindixx26, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.96/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

DrDemento456, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

ShanePB, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of 40ozofGore
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

40ozofGore, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

thecheapies, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of bumchilly25
3.5/5  rDev +2%

bumchilly25, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of KevinCraft
3/5  rDev -12.5%

KevinCraft, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of TerryW
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

TerryW, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Kunstman, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of RedAleMan
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

RedAleMan, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of bigox420
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

bigox420, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of Buggies
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Buggies, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, a small lemon citrus and a light skunk presence. In the taste, lemon citrus and sweet grassiness. A spice bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dryer sweet lemon rind citrus in the aftertaste. A nice sweet lemon citrus to a mellow average wit.

OWSLEY069, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of MrTinnedPEach
3.5/5  rDev +2%

MrTinnedPEach, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of TheMrFarnham
4/5  rDev +16.6%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

DaftCaskBC, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of darren8221
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

darren8221, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of JeffTheJuice
3/5  rDev -12.5%

JeffTheJuice, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2 fl oz bottle with no bottled on date present. A friend got this six pack discounted with the purchase of some bottles of Beringer's Pinot Grigio. My first encounter with a beer from France, I believe, and my first time having a beer from this brewery. My bottle is a little different than the one pictured, and is packaged in blue glass.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours about two fingers of fizzy white head that dissipates quickly. Body is the color of cloudy murky lemonade reminiscent of a shandy.

S - Smell is of clean wheat and very prominent bright creamy peaches. A light and refreshing smelling beer.

T - Crisp, tart, & fruity. Peaches. Apricot. Lemon. Wheat. Cream. Tastes like an apricot chobani yogurt as a beer. Not detecting any noticeable or distinctive spice characteristic. Perhaps just the faintest hint of brett in the finish.

M - Feel is crisp, tart, dry and with slight bitterness. Smooth and easy drinking.

Overall a beer I would try again. Nothing spectacular and definitely not in the vain of a true witbier but it was refreshing and satisfying.

Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc---3.5/5

mfnmbvp, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of George2744
4/5  rDev +16.6%

George2744, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Jun 20, 2013
Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc (DUPLICATE) from Brasseries Kronenbourg
78 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.