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Kronenbourg 1664 - Brasseries Kronenbourg

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Kronenbourg 1664Kronenbourg 1664

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1,088 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,088
Reviews: 448
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 19.75%
Wants: 25
Gots: 79 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
1664 est une bière blonde de grande origine issue du savoir-faire de nos Maîtres Brasseurs depuis 1664, année au cours de laquelle Jérôme Hatt, fondateur de Brasseries Kronenbourg, a obtenu sa maîtrise de brasseur et repris la célèbre brasserie du Canon à Strasbourg.

1664 se distingue par le raffinement de son goût et l'élégance de sa bouteille au design élancé. Le houblon aromatique subtil et racé qu'elle intègre dans sa composition est le Strisselspalt, le "caviar du houblon" qui lui confère un goût unique.

Ses reflets dorés et le subtil mariage des arômes de fruits mûrs, de malt et de houblon savamment sélectionnés, permettent à 1664 d’avoir un équilibre et une amertume généreuse en bouche.

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Just ok. A little bready/biscuity with a pilsner-like floral hop aroma. Not that bitter. Probably a little skunked from the green glass bottle.

UPMD_Bill, Sep 27, 2014
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2.48/5  rDev -22.3%

JHansen, Sep 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

jasonyoonphilly, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.9/5  rDev +22.3%

Appearance – A good golden colour with a nice sized head with decent lacing to being with then it slowly dissipates as you drink also some nice effervescence in the glass.

Smell – Nice clean grain aromas with some sweet notes to it. There is grass and leafy hop which dominates the nose. Also some mild solvent alcohol in the back.

Taste – A nice crisp herbal flavour with leafy freshness some honey sweetness with a grainy flavour of malts, mild alcohol and lingering hop finish with a slightly dry back.

Mouthfeel – Very crisp, nice and smooth with a slight tongue tingle. Dry moderate body.

Overall – This was the main beer I had at my wedding. We got hitched in rural France in the summer; the guests were a mix of Dutch, British, Irish and French. With all that in mind I needed a drink that would suit a session so the guests could drink it all day; be refreshing in the heat and suit a lot of different tastes while not being too over powering. I tried a lot of different beers that were available to me in the area and this one came out on top for me. It suited the eclectic taste of the French guests, the crisp pilsner like tastes of the Dutch and the darker hoppy taste of the British and Irish. This was not completely perfect but it was more than good enough to keep everyone happy. That about says it all, this beer is an awesome all-rounder and I have very fond memories of it every bottle now takes me on a magical memory journey and as we live in the UK I’m pleased to say this beer travels well.

BeerDrinkersWorldTour, Sep 25, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -4.7%

MattGrimley, Sep 16, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Stuckey_Stuckey, Sep 16, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

jharris0624, Sep 15, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev +4.1%

Life-Love-Beer, Sep 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.3%

Ppuech, Sep 14, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.3%

Robloc303, Sep 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6%

Cook82, Sep 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

drinkin-beeers, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6%

Brams17, Sep 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

VitorLourenco, Sep 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

kwjd, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

mediumrare, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

probert, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

tjtjd, Sep 05, 2014
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2.32/5  rDev -27.3%

Lion088, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Premo88
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

11.2 oz. bottle poured into pilsener

L: fantastic ... yellow to yellow-gold with a super-sticky head of white foam about 1/2-inch tall and hundreds and hundreds of bubbles flying up the column; as much activity in a brew as any I've seen -- classic pilsener look; keeps a full skin of white foam, super thick collar

S: sour grain, some green grass, bread malt ... working through a six-pack of this brew, many of them had the skunk smell, but this one doesn't, and it's very nice; a lot more sweet bread malt than I first thought, but the top note here is grass; some lemon

T: grain, sweet bread malt, a bit of earthy/dirt/black pepper hops; the green/grassy aroma notes don't show up here

F: decent but surprisingly soft for a brew that shows off so much carbonation

O: a very solid beer; the green glass bottles are no good and did allow some skunkiness into part of the six-pack, but the beer still tasted good -- a kind of muted pilsener, with some decent bread malt notes and a bit of bitterness but way less than a good pilsener; it's interesting how the green/grassy hop smell doesn't translate into taste ... this brew's good enough that I might seek out others from the brewery, though this particular beer is most likely a one-off for me -- everything it has to offer, while good, I can get in a better German beer

Premo88, Sep 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6%

Elicoleman, Sep 03, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.3%

Arriskuwonder, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

wesbray, Sep 01, 2014
Kronenbourg 1664 from Brasseries Kronenbourg
73 out of 100 based on 1,088 ratings.