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Kronenbourg 1664 - Brasseries Kronenbourg

Not Rated.
Kronenbourg 1664Kronenbourg 1664

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BA SCORE
73
okay

955 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 955
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 19.5%
Wants: 14
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseries Kronenbourg visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2002)
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wjimson

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2.9/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

From the general reviews and comments I have read of this beer, I have been left with the impression that this drink should have a floural aroma and a bitter aftertaste. This could be one of those mass produced brews that still retains a high quality. However I was dissapointed after trying this out.

I had to sip this brew a few times before I conclude that the flavour is rather too modest or lacking. The taste is neither floral nor bitter. I conclude that the sweetness is the first thing that hit me, followed by a rather bland middle and a sour after taste. I was very much hoping to taste some bitterness but its definatley not there. This beer left nice lacing though, and it left traces at the sides of the glass like rock layers at the Niagara escarpment. Another plus is that this beer taste clean, but then definately not as clean as something like Heineken, which at least has a decent bitterness.

Overall, this beer is greatly lacking in character.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2006 22:36:52 | More by wjimson
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Kronenbourg 1664 from Brasseries Kronenbourg
73 out of 100 based on 955 ratings.