Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc | Brasseries Kronenbourg

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasseries Kronenbourg
France
brasseries-kronenbourg.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wl0307 on 09-03-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
480
Reviews:
116
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
18.97%
 
 
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19
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127
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Photo of mnbrewery
3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hchuang
4.21/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
4.8/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The smell of the beer is the best and the most sophisticated I've ever smelled. Smell of tangerine, peach and pineapple hit the nose. The water they use is so pure and filtered, like they made an entire beer with Brita water. It's so smooth and so delicious, and this is coming from a heavier abv beer drinker. Absolutely amazing!

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Photo of Bm1
4.63/5  rDev +33%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Crisp delish taste. Almost like it was made with distilled water.

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Photo of changdulla
3.12/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Great Divide cervoise glass.

Look: A cloudy sunburnt lemon yellow colored body holds up a fizzy white head that recedes to a bubbly wisp. A few bands of foamy lacing remain.

Aroma: When I first poured it in the glass, it smell like a skunk. Oh no! But after it settles, it smells like a radler -- a nice soft scent of orange zest and lemon peel. Underneath the citrus there's a very mellow wheat body.

Taste: The beer starts off with the citrus combination of both orange and lemon zest - it's a very soft taste, not like bitter rind or something. As the citrus fades away there's a more typical witbier body but very subdued. Wheat, grains, and subtle yeast.

Mouthfeel: Vibrant, kind of bubbly like a soda or carbonated fruit drink.

Overall: Thought I might hate it after the initial whiff of skunk, but it bounced back and is quite refreshing. Tastes more like a railer than a fruity witbier, but it was worth the one bottle. I suppose on a hot summer evening I could drink more than one.

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Photo of Drifter1
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drtth
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a hazy lemon yellow with a 1/2" white head that recedes to a ring around the glass and a thin irregular layer of foam over most of the liquid. Sipping leaves a sheet of foam on one side of the glass and a wide swath of patchy and speckled lacing on the other. Most of the lacing clings to the glass.

The aroma is very faint but seems lightly citric (lemony?) with a faint hint of coriander. Neither strong nor unpleasant but a bit "thin."

The flavors seem to be slightly citric (lemony), delicately spiced and lightly tart. There is also some light sweetness from the grains.

The feel is on the light side and the carbonation is slightly prickly and persistent. The finish is medium long and everything just fades slowly away into light dryness with a touch of tartness that invites another sip.

The key to this beer is "delicate." There are no strong flavors and no strong aromas so if that's what you are looking for, pass this one by. While there are other Witbiers I prefer (e.g, the Allagash or the St. Bernardus) this one would be a good one to have for a party where folks will be attending who say they don't like hops or don't like beer and where the focus is on enjoyment of conversation and a summer evening on the back porch.

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Photo of jesticals
4.11/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dykemyster17
4.23/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleJ
3.04/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had decided that for the moment, I am going to be French. I have a bottle of Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc and brie on bread. From a blue(!) 330 ml bottle, on to the beer:

The beer looks like pee yellow in a glass with a cloudy body and a few visible bubbles in the body. An inch of soapy head forms on top, slowing dropping away to a lace. However, the beer does kick up a lacing which retains around the glass. There's some confusion in the aroma. I get a note of orange and coriander, and also a stink of spicy hops. Without the stink, my mouth would be watering.

A big bite of orange hits the palate upfront. Fruity pebbles? It reminds me of Leinenkugel's version which is very fruity. Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc is similar and very fruity as well. I don't get much spice, the beer is ligh tand slightly creamy, and easy going down.

Decent beer, possibly for those who don't drink beer very much. Personally, I still prefer the original Kronenbourg 1664.

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Photo of ARoman
3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap, poured into a shaker. The aroma is a mellow, creamy banana, with vanilla and a grassy note. It pours a murky banana pale with a dense, white foam head and good retain. The beer is a medium sweetness. The beer is light creamy and smooth with flavors of light lemon, grass, banana, and vanilla with a finish that's clean and grassy with a light spice and leaves and aftertaste of clove.

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Photo of bryantan
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpwobbles
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RoyFokker
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanAlex
3.97/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great food with beer for me.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.19/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Smells musty and just generally bad. Mostly tastes like grains with a hint of citrus. Just okay.

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Photo of VenAtta
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.34/5  rDev -4%
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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Photo of beerrat
4.83/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great taste what a Blue Moon should taste like.

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Photo of DuBeats
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mwar
4.58/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Surprised at how good this was. Witbier is not not my favorite, but this was outstanding!

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Photo of Jefffeyvanspengen
3.61/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc from Brasseries Kronenbourg
3.48 out of 5 based on 480 ratings.
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