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Kronenbourg 1664 - Brasseries Kronenbourg

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BA SCORE
74
okay

977 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 977
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 19.75%
Wants: 16
Gots: 38 | 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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jferrara35

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +56.7%

01-15-2014 14:45:41 | More by jferrara35
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jcbetson

Florida

5/5  rDev +56.7%

08-12-2013 00:06:13 | More by jcbetson
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Snocat74

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +56.7%

02-01-2012 17:17:22 | More by Snocat74
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FelipeAlmeida


5/5  rDev +56.7%

07-19-2014 01:14:46 | More by FelipeAlmeida
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Staincliffe08


5/5  rDev +56.7%

07-14-2014 16:52:57 | More by Staincliffe08
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Charliehogarth86

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +48.9%

03-29-2014 04:01:55 | More by Charliehogarth86
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RyanBelle

Ontario (Canada)

4.55/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A top-shelf beer without question. First review in a while so I figured I'd make it a good one. This beer comes from France and the quality all around on it is far and beyond the norm for the EPL style.

A - Thick 1.5 inch head that takes several minutes to dissipate.

S - Corn, Hops, Fruity, Grainy, Warm (Inviting!).

T - Very hoppy and very special and unique because of the type of hops used. No it is not marketing ploy - It is true. Also, high carbonation throughout yielding a very pleasant feel on the tongue and palate, very lively, full of complex flavor, and especially full bodied for 5.0% abv. Impressive.

M - The best part. I like the mouthfeel of this beer because it's balanced, not boozy, at 5% but has enough of a kick to make you feel like you are drinking a classic beer rather than simply beer-flavored water. A trait worth noting I would say when you try the beer. Again, it may have something to do with that special type of hop used.

Overall: Try it and you probably won't look back. The best French beer I've tried yet.

Serving type: can

09-01-2011 03:43:50 | More by RyanBelle
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.53/5  rDev +42%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Not my normal style at all but I like it.

Excellent grassy aroma. Clear light amber brew with almost no head.

Flavor is dry and crisp with grassy and coppery notes. Fair amount of fresh grain, moderate hops.

Nice full mouthfeel but more carbonated than I like.

Extremely drinkable. Best euro lager I've had in recent memory. Would make a great session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2010 04:08:01 | More by jmbranum
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

4.53/5  rDev +42%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On-tap at several places

The appearance and smell aren't anything particularly special, but it does have a nice golden color and decent lacing.

However, I am in love with this beer. This style (and similar styles) are hard to stand out in, but this one does. There's some sort of ineffable magic here. Maybe it's that special hop they talk about on the package. It's simple, crisp, smooth, refreshing and all too easy to put back a few.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2011 21:25:56 | More by TheRealBigC
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Clockwork12

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

02-23-2013 04:08:33 | More by Clockwork12
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Nolin

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

05-31-2013 20:00:16 | More by Nolin
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donquixote

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

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TheStashRide

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

10-08-2012 02:50:35 | More by TheStashRide
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RichWolfe

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

02-19-2014 21:51:46 | More by RichWolfe
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Tithar


4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

12-27-2012 01:33:08 | More by Tithar
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

09-03-2012 13:20:36 | More by mquinn919
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edwardkersh

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

01-17-2012 16:54:48 | More by edwardkersh
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MaxOfMetal

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

08-24-2012 18:58:15 | More by MaxOfMetal
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fe9191

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

01-30-2014 04:32:43 | More by fe9191
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Geiseman

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

10-06-2012 18:53:02 | More by Geiseman
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blacqlock


4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

06-24-2014 04:09:50 | More by blacqlock
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billybob

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

pours a light gold in color with a two finger frothy white head with an easy pour with a fine network of lacing. grassy and herbal nose going into a slightly skunky smell. your typical lager taste but kicked up a notch. mouthfeel is light with a crisp carbonation. clean, light, well balanced, easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2007 19:03:11 | More by billybob
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assmandugle

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours a nice goldish orange color with very little head. Smell is a bit skunky almost like a Heineken or a Straub. Taste is light and more on the sweet side. Very smooth and is extremely easy to drink. Very refreshing and is an easy beer to sit back and drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 04:41:52 | More by assmandugle
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DrewSnyc667

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

11.3 oz custom Euro bottle into a pilsner glass...

A - Light straw color, pours to a Nice fluffy 1 inch head that sticks a bit to the glass. Decent activity

S - Very grassy, slight euro skunk is cut with sweeter, lighter malts

T - Sweet floral hops are there and balanced nicely by the malt. Lemon grass finish has a nice sweetness to it.

M - Nice and crisp, nice amount of carbonation leaves the palate clean, extremely refreshing and easy to drink

O - Really nice lager, a great step up from the AAL and an EPL of note, one of my personal favorites. It goes under the radar for most, but it shouldn't.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 18:36:39 | More by DrewSnyc667
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iceball585

New York

4.38/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Bright yellow color, clear, one finger thick white head that faded to a thin layer, tiny bubbles rising throughout

S- Toasted grains, pale malts, slightly sweet, hint of bitter hops

T- Pale malts, wheat, grains, honey, earthy, doughy bread, light lingering hops flavor

M- Light/medium body, medium carbonation, clean, crisp, refreshing

D- Great session brew

Seems to me that this is what the American macro breweries are aiming for when they brew their pale lagers... except this one is really good.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2008 22:47:59 | More by iceball585
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Kronenbourg 1664 from Brasseries Kronenbourg
74 out of 100 based on 977 ratings.