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Kronenbourg 1664 - Brasseries Kronenbourg

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BA SCORE
73
okay

957 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 957
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 19.5%
Wants: 14
Gots: 30 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

05-13-2014 00:38:09 | More by nineworldseries
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

05-12-2014 06:07:31 | More by Localdrinklax
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

05-12-2014 01:30:08 | More by Georgiabeer
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KDawg89

Georgia

4/5  rDev +25.8%

05-09-2014 01:29:37 | More by KDawg89
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rulisekmartin

Czech Republic

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-05-2014 06:01:40 | More by rulisekmartin
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monkeybeerbelly

New York

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

05-04-2014 16:06:39 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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LummyGiles

United Kingdom (England)

3.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can bought from local newsagents. 500ml, 5% Vol., imported from France.

Pours a lovely amber colour, with a lot of head.

Smells like other premium lagers; Stella, Carlsberg Extra, etc.

The taste has a lots more bite than other premium lagers. A little stronger than other lagers, too.

I look forward to drinking this lager beer whenever I buy it.

Serving type: can

05-03-2014 19:13:00 | More by LummyGiles
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Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

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Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -45%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

04-28-2014 17:47:08 | More by SuperMario
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

04-28-2014 01:38:05 | More by MaddDogg84
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass at Disney's Epcot.

Appearance: Golden yellow with a thin white head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Light cloves, hops, and wheat.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of hops, cloves and light wheat.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Nevada

3/5  rDev -5.7%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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Iowa

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +25.8%

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New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

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New York

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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BuckyBeerBeaver

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The modern Brasseries Kronenbourg can trace its origins to June 9, 1664 when Geronimus Hatt started up the Canon Brewery in the Place du Corbeau in Strasbourg, France. Frequent flooding, however, compelled its relocation in 1850 to higher ground in Cronenbourg, an area still within the limits of Strasbourg. In 1922, the Hatt Brewery changed its name to Tigre Bock, and following World War II "Kronenbourg" became the name of the company, which began its international expansion. In 1970 it was acquired by industrial group BSN, and later merged with the Société Européenne de Brasseries (Kanterbräu). British company Scottish and Newcastle PLC ("S&N") acquired Kronenbourg in 2000, and in April, 2008 S&N's operations were sold to Heineken and Carlsberg, with the latter acquiring Kronenbourg's assets.

For his first sampling of a French beer, Bucky selected Kronenbourg 1664 ("1664"). The beer came in a 500 ml can with a best before date of May 2014 printed on the bottom, and was 5.0% alcohol by volume. 1664 poured an absolutely clear golden colour with some large, slow rising carbonation bubbles visible. Pouring produced about 1" of bubbly, white head that faded to a thin collar of foam and patchy film within 2 minutes. The retreating foam left some modest lacing behind. This is certainly a good looking beer. Its aroma was of sweet, light malts with hop undertones. I see on the list of ingredients that the beer is made with hop extract...the first time I've seen this in a beer. The beer's taste was sweet caramel malts up front followed immediately by a secondary burst of sweetness, finishing with a mild hop bitterness which lingered as a noticeable, but unobjectionable aftertaste. 1664 was light bodied, had a typical level of carbonation and a bit of a thin mouthfeel. Essentially, this is very similar to, though slightly sweeter than, most European lagers. An inoffensive but uninspiring brew. 1664 sells for $2.60 per 500 ml can...a bit on the pricey side given its run-of-the-mill profile.

Serving type: can

04-17-2014 23:05:37 | More by BuckyBeerBeaver
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California

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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Kronenbourg 1664 from Brasseries Kronenbourg
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