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Kronenbourg 1664 - Brasseries Kronenbourg

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974 Ratings
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Ratings: 974
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 19.75%
Wants: 16
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseries Kronenbourg visit their website

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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1/5  rDev -68.7%

07-16-2012 03:14:07 | More by pin
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1/5  rDev -68.7%

10-13-2012 10:16:06 | More by bvlaminck
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1/5  rDev -68.7%

11-25-2012 09:26:23 | More by THEdrivethru
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North Carolina

1.05/5  rDev -67.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Picked up a Kronenbourg while in Paris a couple of years ago to drink on Montmarte with some friends. I was pretty excited because I had never tasted a French beer before.

This was the worst tasting beer I have EVER had. Skunked beyond belief and completely undrinkable. Had to pour it out on the steps. Only time I've ever done that to a beer.

That said, I'd like to try this again on-tap. I'm hoping it was just a case of improper storage and not the actual character of the beer that gave it such a miserable taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2009 19:23:03 | More by jnrankin
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1.25/5  rDev -60.8%

01-17-2013 13:57:20 | More by gnikola
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Quebec (Canada)

1.25/5  rDev -60.8%

09-13-2012 23:10:07 | More by Odri
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1.27/5  rDev -60.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Poured a color of golden straw as others have noted. However, after tasting it, I might rather compare it to the color of skunk urine. This is most likely a case of my palate overiding my sense of sight, but it can simply not be avoided. I generally follow the "respect beer" philosophy, but this is absolutely horrendous. I'm sure the trip across the pond doesn't help in the taste department, but I enjoy plenty of other European beers, which allows little credence to an extended shipping process as an excuse for the taste of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2009 01:52:45 | More by alkemy
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1.31/5  rDev -58.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I must have had a six pack turned bad. Absolutely smelled terrible and tasted just as bad. Thought it would be good since I bought it from Wegman's but I guess not.

Have to retry then repost review because I believe something was off for it to taste that badly. Maybe the french just like weird tasting beer though.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 02:05:27 | More by bobbyr5
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United Kingdom (England)

1.35/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pretty skunky lager. Smaller bubbles now they say, since the new recipe for Kronunberg 1664 it seems to have started tasting worse, it used to be just about an ok lager. Real disappointment here. A bit like Stella Artois but somehow quite a bit worse in the end, if thats possible.

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2008 12:44:59 | More by MrAleman
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Quebec (Canada)

1.38/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle version 25 cl - green bottle. Golden lager with medium that disapear in no time. As for the taste: Can you spell SKUNK, can you say bad brew. Why? Why? Why? The bottle format is the most inetresting thing about this beer. This is so bad I won't spend more time writing about this.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2003 14:44:57 | More by Phyl21ca
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1.4/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

First had: on tap at Zebulon, Brooklyn, NY

It was the most "exotic" thing they had at the bar, with only about 5 beers to chose from, so I gave it a whirl. Keep trying, France.

Poured clear golden-yellow with a slight white head, and fizzy carbonation. Grassy aroma, some sickening sweetness. Sweet malts in the taste, very light, grassy hops, moving on to mulch and leaving a skunky taste in the mouth. Light bodied and not very drinkable at all. After one glass, I was done drinking for the night.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2011 17:08:56 | More by Rifugium
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1.45/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Opaque straw yellow. Not anything different from the macros. But I guess it is common for the style. Just a tad stronger.

S: Smells like the rotten ass of a skunk. I actually used to think that expensive imports were supposed to smell like this.

T: I can't get past the roadkill skunk smell enough to even taste this stuff. As far as I can tell it tastes a little more watered down than the BMC stuff.

M: Well at least it isn't as over carbonated as the macros. Actually not too bad.

D: If you pinch your nose while you drink it this aspect may actually be good.

What is up with imports with green bottles being so skunky? This is why people turn their noses up at craft beer. This is posh to most BMC drinkers but have no idea what else is out their after judging all on stuff like this. There are way better euro lagers out there some are actually pretty good but not this skunky mess.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2010 05:46:54 | More by generalnotsew
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1.5/5  rDev -53%

01-08-2013 04:09:33 | More by Loogs
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New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -53%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle. Would never bought it myself, but my friend braught it over. Not very appetizing color. I'm not sure if there were any aroma. Maybe very slight, bread and sweet malt. Very watery on the palate. Taste of sweet corn. I could not finish the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 21:48:05 | More by mikeg67
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1.5/5  rDev -53%

06-24-2013 02:17:10 | More by beerbtl
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1.5/5  rDev -53%

08-07-2013 03:52:13 | More by remitrom
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1.5/5  rDev -53%

11-21-2012 23:51:34 | More by JorgeOjeda
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1.58/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Kronenbourg used to be a great beer about 10-15 years ago until it was bought out by Molson a few years ago. Anything Molson gets its hands on turns to crap, they did the same to Moosehead and Carlsberg. It's a shame, I remember a Kronenbourg with great head and a smooth mouthfeel. This one tastes like an American/imported-macro brew. Very disapointed, used to be my favorite.
Plus, I've seen a few reviews out there bashing American breweries. American breweries like Ommegang, Rogue, Anchor Steam...etc., are some of the greatest beers the world has to offer, you just have to not buy your beer at a local grocery store.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2005 00:26:58 | More by bigdeuce
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1.6/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

1.5 for it's drinkability... what else for a beer that tast more water than malts or hops... Anyway, this is certainly one of the beers that make most poeples say : "i hate beer". Alsacian brewers shall try to avoid that brewery to reclaim to be one of them.
Mouthfeel is inexistant, tast is impossible to be declaimed as it's totally not present... Smell has nothing special and appearance shall be a good one, but... hmmmm awful

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2008 15:29:35 | More by gregmurer
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South Carolina

1.6/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a bottle to a pilsener glass. Had a light golden color with a thick one inch head. Very thin texture. Some lacing, but not much.

Had a definitively skunky aroma (green bottles suck). A little bit of hops and malt come through, but not much else.

The hops and malt you smell come up in the taste, but mainly it's thin, watery, one-note and, honestly, kind of nasty.

There was a below average amount of carbonation, producing a lackluster mouthfeel.

The Kronenbourg is not a drinkable beer. The bottle I got might have been skunked, but it wouldn't even be that good straight from the factory. Pass.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2008 21:00:26 | More by avalon07
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1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

08-25-2013 19:02:20 | More by MaevaS
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1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

02-04-2012 17:49:03 | More by jmtpi
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1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

08-04-2013 03:38:25 | More by Brianhigginskc
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

11-21-2013 12:21:32 | More by pipinmalikonj
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1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

03-31-2013 15:32:54 | More by thibratschi
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Kronenbourg 1664 from Brasseries Kronenbourg
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