Kronenbourg Premier Cru | Brasseries Kronenbourg

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Brasseries Kronenbourg

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cypressbob on 02-24-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by wl0307:
Photo of wl0307
2.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The beer has an BBE date of 31/08/05 and comes in a blue, coated bottle (500ml). Looks rather interesting for a Lager, or any beer indeed.
Appearance: I deliberately choose to use a 200ml Kolsch glass, so the beer pours an incredibly pillowy and long lasting white head and a dark golden to almost light amber colour, quite different from K's flagship beer; but the fizzy appearance is the same. On nose there is buttery malty sweetness and a bit strange acidic scent (a bit of lemon and a bit of dough?); refreshing, albeit a bit too acidic to me. On palate, somehow it feels a bit sticky(?) and tastes very malty, if not overly sweet, with quite high alcoholic mouthfeel; finished with medium-sweet maltiness and light touch of hoppyness--a bit lackluster, to be honest.
Compared with some standard European lagers, this one is of average quality and not as special as its bottle-design intends to pretend. But given that I bought it at the Sainsbury's at just one pound (on sale) and also that it's served in a Kolsch glass, hence the lasting head and a handsome presentation, I am not disappointed by this beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.53/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Second beer of my French beer tasting evening, blue 500ml bottle, best before 30th April 2008, drank during a cold damp Oct 2007.

Poured into my Hoegaarden Grand Cru glass.

Looked good, a fine dark amber with a firm white head.

Fairly sweet aroma, not lagerish thats for sure, more a toffee smell.

Again sweetish and not very lagerish at all in my opinion.

OK mouthfeel, the sweetness hangs around and is pleasant enough.

Overall not bad at all, I think some reviewers have made their minds up about this beer before they have tried it, just because who brews it.

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Photo of mdagnew
2.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle bought from Sainsburys..

Poured a crystal clear amber colour... Slightly off white head poured quite thick and foamy and faded fairly quickly to very light covering with thickish edging. Light carbonation drifts slowly to the surface... some patchy lacing...

Aroma - Toasted graininess mixed with some sweet toffee malt, sickly sweet overripe (rotten even ?) fruits (apples, pears, banana), marzipan notes, boiled rice, cut wet grass, some toasted bread...

Taste - Toasted bready malts to the fore, slightly burnt toffee sweetness, quite peppery, lots of nuttiness, light nutmeg spiciness, again some sickly graininess although not to the same extent as the aroma, spicy fruits (apples, pears, figs), sweet honey, some saltiness, metallic traces...

Feel - Pretty sharp and dry... light bodied... too sickly to be very drinkable...

Overall - A very average Pale lager - way too many macro notes coming through... probably not worth a try...

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Photo of GreenCard
2.22/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: deep gold, good clarity, thinnish cap of froth that fades to a thin layer of spittle

Aroma: euro-lagery hops, iron, touch of grain

Flavor: quite sweet at first (a rather empty sweetness) then a light hop flavor and simultaneous barely-there bitterness, finishes sweet with a lingering sugariness

Mouthfeel: full body, flacid carbonation, slight alcohol warmth

Other comments: Premier Cru? More like Premier Crap. Then again, I didn't expect much from a Premier Cru version of 1664 which is not very good to begin with. The shelf-label in the Sainsbury's where I purchased this waste of £1.69 had a label attached that stated: "Discontinued - Dress me off". Not going to miss it.

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Photo of Doiv
2.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer is supposed to be the big brother of 1664, with a sronger flavour and packing more of a punch. It is coppery-amber in colour and has a very brief off-white head. The nose is citrussy and doughy, but mainly unxciting. Alcohol also appears at the end. Flavour is malty, a little sour, otherwise quite ambiguous and not too exciting. It has a good mouthfeel and went down well, but I'm still not sure if I liked this one.

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Photo of cypressbob
2.45/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bought this in a 500ml bottle, matt blue with cru 6% on the side

This beer doesnt appear to be much different for 1664, its a pretty standard brew

Pours with a thin whispy head, and a light amber body

Taste is akin to most euro lagers, does nothin special

A bit over priced at £2 a bottle for a pretty bog standard beer, daylight robbery inmo, 500ml bottle, £2, thats more than fullers 1845, westmalle, duvel etc, plus, u could get nearly 2 sam adams boston lagers and 1 1/2 snpa's

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Photo of JDV
2.42/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle shared at tasting. Thanks!
Pours a clear thin looking amber with little head. Smell is lager like maltiness and a bit of yeast. Taste is thin with a slighly caramelly like character to the malt. Not knowing the style when drinking it, it reminded me of an American Dark Lager. Drinkable, and not offensive, but nothing too special.

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Photo of Toddv29424
2.83/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours much darker than other Kronenbourgs and carries a much higher alcohol content. The smell is pretty similar to the original, although there is more wheat involved. The taste is just the same... the same light crisp taste of Kronenbourg with more depth and wheat and added hops. If you are a fan of normal Kronenbourg, then this would be worth a shot, but if not it's nothing new.

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Kronenbourg Premier Cru from Brasseries Kronenbourg
Beer rating: 2.78 out of 5 with 8 ratings