Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc | Brasseries Kronenbourg

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Brasseries Kronenbourg

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 133 | Ratings: 573
Photo of ThreatLevel5
4.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Looks great white and hazy.
Just the right amount of foam.
The taste is really good everything comes together perfectly. Wow this is one of the best beers I’ve ever tasted.

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Photo of qrazvan
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

White aspect, really nice head and carbonation.
Fruity smell, peaches mainly. The taste follows the smell, with the peaches really on the front.
Very nice and refreshing!

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Photo of superspak
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled on 4/28/2018. Pours fairly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lemon, peach, pear, melon, orange zest, red apple, coriander, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, spices, pale/wheat malts, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, peach, pear, melon, orange zest, red apple, coriander, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal, floral, grassy, zesty bitterness; yeast/coriander spiciness; and slight wheat tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, peach, pear, melon, orange zest, red apple, coriander, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, spices, pale/wheat malts, and light earthy hop flavors; with a solid malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitter/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is an excellent witbier. All around great fruity/spicy yeast, spices, pale/wheat malts, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mildly bitter/spicy/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Awesome balance of Wit yeast complexity, spices, and pale/wheat malts; with solid earthy hop presence/balance. A really enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. One of the better imported Witbiers I've had.

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Photo of monkist
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a witbier with some orange peel and herb flavor added, which makes the whole thing tasty like a juice. Not bad if you're drinking it carelessly or after a couple of others.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a heavily hazed golden color with a one finger head of billowy white foam. The head fades slowly over time to leave a tons of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a coriander and clove smell mixed with other aromas of a bit of bread and yeast. There is a little bit of grass as well as a hint of hay, creating a decent smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with flavors of a bready nature that has some other tastes of the spice detected in the nose. Along with the coriander and clove spice is also some flavors of nutmeg and a good showing of yeast. These tastes take the taste to the end, where they leave one with a moderately bready and spiced Belgium white taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average to slightly chewier side with a carbonation level that is rather moderate. For the bready and yeasty taste, and the decent showing of spice, the feel is pretty good and makes for a nice media for all the tastes to be appreciated by the tongue.
Overall – While nothing out of this world, a decent Belgium white overall. Easy to drink, rather flavorful, and quite smooth.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.31/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(330 ml blue bottle, code 8114 J 10; purchased cold... poured into an Innis & Gunn fluted goblet)

L: tall, two-finger high, tight white pillow of foam atop a rather cloudy pale yellow liquid - now this is what I expect to see in a wit... head doesn't hold as long as expected, but it does lace thick and crusty

S: popped off crown - skunked!... once poured in glass, the skunk persists, but rather lovely, potent, perfumy tones of the citrus and subtle coriander push to the fore... the skunk may linger in the background, but overall the aromas are inviting

T: interesting taste at first... rather wheaty like a puff pastry and colored in flowery tones... by the second sip it's definitely growing on me... dry, lemon-zesty aftertaste, coriander gradually builds... the skunk essence does vapor forth onto the palate while going in for a sip, lingers a little in the aftertaste, but the full flavor of its core elements sound loud enough to drown it out - if you'd had Heineken enough over the years, this little defect shouldn't distract much, but it'd of course be preferable without and I'm sure make a noticeable difference

F: foamy and fluffy, fleecy soft; subtle powdery touch, delicate little spicy tickle at the back of the palate... not much in need of adjustment - easily gulpable

O: wasn't expecting such restrained intensity, color, and quality in flavor - might be one of my new favorites... gotta find cans though - can't help but think I'd rate higher off that

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Look: Very hazy, cloudy golden yellow with a small white head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Yep, this one got skunked. Stop putting your beers in blue bottles, people! A small amount of spiciness is detectable.

Taste: Mild, creamy malt with faint citrus zest. There's not really any skunk on the nose.

Mouthfeel: Decent thickness, very high carbonation.

Overall: What could have been a pretty decent beer is hurt by the manufacturer's ignorant insistence on bottles that lead to skunking.

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Photo of MNAle
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pleasant, light aroma. Floral with some spiciness to it with hints of citrus - lemon perhaps. Tall, thick, creamy white head from a fairly vigorous pour into a weizen glass. Hazy yellow, with slight golden hues. Nice looking beer. Leaves plenty of thick lacing on the opposite side of the glass as you drink. Moderate feel. Lemon and coriander taste, with the floral notes also. As with the aroma, a pleasant taste, if a bit subtle. Just a slight bite with the initial taste that does not persist. Finish is mild and floral and just a bit sweet. A good middle-of-the-road wit. As an aside, the blue bottle is certainly attractive. IDK how well it protects the beer from light.

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very hazy golden hazy appearance with some small sediment chunks visble. A small white head that goes maybe one finger seems to be a creamy packed white head. Nice lacing on the glass.

Smells like citrus and some spice as well. Maybe coriander for the spice. For the citrus it varies from orange to a bit of a lemon smell. Also getting sweet white bread.

Taste is very much like orange peel and coriander. Kind of a creamy malt flavor in there and picking up some slight hops as well.

Mouth is medium and creamy textured. Finish is like a lingering wet finish.

If you like the Witbier style that runs along the Blue Moon line you will probably like this one. This really seems like a French version of Blue Moon. For creativity points this one would go low. For quality of imitation and quality of product this scores very nicely. So go out and grab you a six of this very nice French Blue Moon beer!

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Photo of rocketcat
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Kronenbourg Blanc is an interesting beer, it claims abit citrus aroma which translates almost like Jaffa orange soda drink. Easily drinkable and stable flavours.

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Photo of Nvrmind16
4.09/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The bottle itself is nice, and clearly custom made, what i was most impressed by was the smell. It really hits you with the aroma of spices. The flavor and feel by themselves are ok, but the more subtle efforts to make the beer different from competitors is what won my vote.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the blue 330 ml. bottle. Sampled on February 24, 2018.

It has a foggy pale yellow look to it under a moderate white head. But I scored the look low because the label reads "caramel color added."

Definite aroma of coriander, rosemary, sage, lemonzest, and orange peel. Some toasted bread under the forward spiciness.

Light to medium body.

The taste has a spicy character but I wouldn't call it bold. Also a sweet euro-malt flavor too.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330mL blue bottle
Served in a Carlsberg pilsner glass

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale yellow color. It is topped with two inches of fluffy, white head that leaves decent lacing.

It smells skunked as soon as the cap is removed. After the skkunky aroma dissipates I smell a healthy dose of candy orange which is a welcome relief.

The taste starts a little skunky but not as bad as the initial smell would indicate. Once I get past the skunked flavor I get sweet orange flavor. The skunked flavor persists throughout the entire beer.

Light mouthfeel with a lot of carbonation

This would probably be a lot better on tap without being lightstruck. I think I'll pass on the blue bottles in the future.

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Photo of dsa7783
2.59/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Bonds Tavern in West Orange. Pours a golden effervescent hue with minimal frothing. Mellow aroma replete with hints of citrus and sugar. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brasseries Kronenbourg "Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc"
330 ml blue glass bottle, production coded but without freshness dating
$2 @ Weis, Conshohocken, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Another beer that I've had many times but never reviewed, probably because I'd thought that I'd already had. Mostly I've had it on draft though, and I wasn't aware that it had "natural flavor and caramel color added". That's a little disappointing, more for the "natural flavor" than the "caramel color". I wonder what that natural flavor is? Anyway, it's a hazy yellow gold beneath an average-sized head of bright white that steadily dwindles down into a thin creamy cap. The aroma is floral and delicately spicy over a sweetish, lightly wheaty malt base. The flavor adds a distinct note of lemon, and then orange, and I'm guessing that's the "natural flavor" that's been added. There's a touch of coriander seed in both flavor and spiciness, and along with a limited bitterness and light touch of acidity it comes to a semi-dry finish with just a dollop of sweetish malt gently lingering. A light body and crisp carbonation help as well. It's not the best Belgian-style witbier, but it is nice. It's actually quite refreshing on a warm day, although I've also enjoyed it at an outside bar on a chilly spring afternoon.

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Photo of Tossed
5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this beer in a restaurant in Vegas. hoping to find it in a liquor store in Utah but was unsuccessful, not surprisingly! This was one of the smoothest best tasting summer beers I've ever had and I would love to find it.

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Photo of Anacross
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a light and smooth belgian witbier style, made in Strasbourg, France. It pours a fine yellow liquid with a little foamy head. Orange taste is very present, with some subtle spicy notes. It goes down easy. I recommend it for those who cannot take Franziskaner or Hoegaarden, but still would like to enjoy some beer in that style. 3.85/5

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy light yellow color with a white head and also has some lacing. Fruity and skunky on the smell. Taste and feel are both good, light body and lemon lime flavor. Not bad on a hot day.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Has cloudy yellow looks and pours a nice foamy head. Lime and lemon is there along with some spice and sweetness Drinks super easy. Very different but worth a try

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the blue bottle, it pours a hazy golden amber with a nice, fluffy head. Citrus and spice in the nose. The mouth enjoys the light malt and then lightly citrus flavor. Easy to drink! Enjoyable!

2018 update: nice!

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Photo of Hockeygirlkw219
2.82/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

It is a lighter beer that has a skunky smell and is sweeter. A very different taste than I was expecting. First couple of sips I didn't like at all but it is growing on me.

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.09/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Cloudy pale yellow color with almost one finger of foamy white head that stays for a short while and collapses to only some bubble sheet along with not much amount of lace.

Wheat grain, lime, lemon rind, sweet honey, and some spice in a nose.

Grain forwards in the taste while lime and lemon peel provide their zesty tang shortly thereafter. Some spice closely follows while the end is all those aforesaid flavors mixed up together.

The body is light to medium with some crisp and lively carbonation generated semi-smooth mouthfeel through the palate, dry finish.

Not that bad, refreshing and easy to drink Wit but still a bit flat by overall.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice appearance, with a pineapple juice colored body, and a fluffy white head of 2 fingers. Leaves wonderful skirted lace as it recedes.

Aroma is just heavenly. Canned peaches, with some apple and pear notes. A few tropical notes as well.

Flavor is a bit on the thin side, but the aftertaste is great. It goes some light wheat and grain notes, followed with fruit cocktail and peach. Some circus peanut on the finish, too.

Super, super carbonated...but you know what, it drinks so easy it's hard to knock it. I like it a lot.

Overall, I will probably be buying this often. I really enjoyed this, it's better than most people make it seem. A sleeper hit.

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Photo of YoungMtn52
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Has a sharp, piney smell and a cloudy look with lots of carbonation. Has a nice bready, fruity taste with a spicy finish...pretty tasty beer...I like it because its different from the American beers I usually drink...

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Photo of homefront
4.48/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first review here...
Have to say, many reviewers have better language skills than I and described the complexities better than I could, and accurately.
I piked this beer up today because, as an old school typographer and ad man, I found the packaging to be beautifully done. I bought it with the expectation, based on the description, that my wife would really like it.
I was correct... and surprised. I love it, this stuff is beautiful!
Very clean and light feeling, nice blend of citrus flavors with high notes of peach, but real peach. No lingering aftertaste, no bitterness, very PLEASANT to quaff, refreshing to say the least. Great flavor, not "beery" or bitter (and I like IPA's).
I'm off to buy a case...

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Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc from Brasseries Kronenbourg
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 573 ratings