Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc | Brasseries Kronenbourg

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3.6/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasseries Kronenbourg
France
kronenbourg.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wl0307 on 09-03-2005

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Ranking:
#38,103
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
513
pDev:
17.78%
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of acurtis
3.02/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.83/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of skunk, artificial citrus, perfume, and slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus juice, artificially flavored citrus candy, and slight spice flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer with odd skunk and fake citrus qualities that make this one a bit hard to drink much of.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of metter98
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation near the edge of the glass. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Moderate aromas of sweet green apple candy are present in the nose, which somewhat resemble a Jolly Rancher.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of green apples, but there is no sweetness and hints of spices and pale malts.
M: It feels light-bodied and a touch watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink, but the green apple candy-like aromas and flavors seem like they are artificial.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of biboergosum
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml, weird dark sea blue bottle, at the Ship & Anchor in Calgary.

This beer pours a very cloudy pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of broad foamy white lace, which leaves a few specked swaths of lace around the glass as it steadily settles.

It smells of edgy semi-sweet wheat, sugary orange citrus, mild yeast, and airy menthol. The taste is sweet wheat grain, cantaloupe, musty, juicy orange, savoury coriander, a bit of white pepper, and mild earthy, floral hops.

The carbonation is on the low side, the body a belt-tightened medium weight and quite fruity in it's mostly natural smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the melon character really persisting.

It bills itself as a flavoured witbier, and that's what you get - fruity, moderately spicy, with a subtly forlorn grain essence in the mix. Refreshing enough, I suppose, on a hot summer day.

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Photo of zeff80
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.53/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a light yellow color ale with a medium size pure white foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of light wheat malt is pretty thin. Taste is dominated by lightly sweet wheat malt notes with no spices or other characteristics. Body is bit thin with OK carbonation. Watery version of the style with limited amount of coriander or orange peel makes this an unattractive beer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
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 chinchill
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%

330 ml blue bottle served in a snifter.

Aroma: lihtly spicy with a pronounced note of ripe arpicot.
Orange and apricot dominate the flavor, with some wheat underneath. Very good sweet/tart mix, with faint bitterness in the aftertaste.

Soft lively carbonation nicely complements the medium-light body.

O: a soft, French vounterpart to Magic Hat #9

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Photo of olradetbalder
1.5/5  rDev -58.3%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dcmchew
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of XmnwildX12
2/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

The Kronenbourg Blac is a decent drinking beer....more subtle than most Wits I've tried. The beer pours a cloudy pear color with thin white head that is leaving a modest lace. The scent carries fruit like spices to the tune of dried apricot. The taste is evenly balance with spice and malt. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a sessionable wit.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.37/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I purchased this at Brass rail deli in a mix-a-six, poured chilled from the cobalt blue bottle into a tumbler.

The color is clear golden with 2 fingers of frothy white with a very fine bead and good retention with thick rings of lace left sticking. The smell has a very citrus dominant almost citronella type lemon/orange scent with slightly sweet aroma. The feel has a very light sweetness with mild carbonation and tangy yeast with juicy citrus sweetness and very dry finish.

The taste is tangy like a lemon soda without the carbonic acid quality, more of a soft citrus flavor with light malt and gentle yeast with subtle grainy flavor and subtle chalky taste in the finish. Overall I consider this okay, not great: basically a wheat beer with citrus taste and a little sweet for me personally and lacks the spice to balance that you expect from a witbier

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TMoney2591
3.12/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Aw, my bottle isn't all white and stuff...but it is cobalt blue! Silver linings, people... Anyway, this stuff pours a cloudy straw topped by a finger or so of white foam. The nose comprises dry wheat, light coriander, mild lemon peel, Indian corn, and an odd funkiness I can't quite put my tongue's finger on. The taste brings in more of the same, with a slightly brighter lemon component and a stronger bit of corn, which is now more sweet than Indian. The body straddles the border between hefty light and light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mostly smooth feel. Overall, this is a nice enough wit, I suppose, but that corniness doesn't help anybody, and that strange semi-funk in the smell is a bit off-putting. It's not all bad, but it's not good, either.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I don't know if the flavors of apricot and peach are artificial, they taste like they might be, but it's not terrible

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Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc from Brasseries Kronenbourg
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 513 ratings
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