Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc | Brasseries Kronenbourg

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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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Ratings:
482
Reviews:
117
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
18.97%
 
 
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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

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

Photo of Tyler_V2
2.71/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not a bad brew, but the dominant peachy flavour just tastes a little too artificial to me.

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Photo of RyanS107
4.66/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very good beer I first had in Paris. Once I was able to find it here, it reminded me of France. A very good refreshing Summer beer.

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Photo of ledouxfan
4.22/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of doktorhops
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yes, yes, I’ve been neglectful in updating my blog again... life and all that... anyway I have (behind the scenes in RL) been drinking the occasional new beer here and there whilst keeping notes on my phone, so here is my review of Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc! I also just realised that I somehow haven’t yet reviewed Kronenbourg 1664 Regular, a surprising omission given its popularity as France’s biggest export beer, oh well another review for another day, now it’s time to get my Blanc on.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Chimay chalice.

A: Presents a hazed straw body with a thin white head... not bad, not great, just a typical Witbier here, move along [said in the style of a police officer]. 6/10.

S: Hmmm, wit(t)y with classic Wit aromas (hints of orange peel and coriander), honey and peaches give it an intriguing new slant before a granular Lager malt chimes in to suggest this may just be a mixture of regular Kronenbourg 1664 and a Witbier done on the sly and with as little effort as possible from the Strasbourg brewery. 6/10.

T: Again with those peaches, which are prominent throughout btw, I’m not personally a big fan of peaches but I do appreciate that Kronenbourg aren’t just rehashing a Hoegaarden-clone. There are definitely some grainy Lager malts reminiscent of original 1664 (review forthcoming!) with a hint of lemon in the finish, which is quite refreshing and lifts this brew from averageocrity (a portmanteau of ‘average’ and ‘mediocrity’ in case you hadn’t worked it out) to allrighteousness (you get the jist). 7/10.

M: Mid to light bodied with a medium carbonation. The body is good, heavier than most other Wits. 8/10.

D: And here’s the soundbite: “A refreshing and decent summer beer deserving of any BBQ/backyard cricket* combo.” I will bide my time through the chilling Canberra winter to imbibe this brew next summer, oh yes. 7/10.

Food match: BBQ stuff... prawns, fish, bits of beef fried on a hot plate, etc.

*A custom in Australia that involves a bizarre ritual where a family member slings a tennis ball at a garbage bin whilst another family member attempts to hit it with a an odd flat piece of 2 by 4 willow across the backyard (but not over the fence into the neighbour’s yard which is “out”).

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Photo of Jsteez
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good witbier! Mellow and mild in the body; smooth and clean going down. Just enough carbonation. A perfect warm weather brew. I generally am not into sweeter witbiers, although I have to say it's definitely heavier on the sweet side going in, and also in the aftertaste; but not enough to detract from the subtle grassy spice, citrus fruit, light coriander, orange peel, malt, and wheat. Smells of sweet malt, yeast, wheat, and orange peel; somewhat of a dry finish. There's just enough pepper and spice added to give it a bit of crispness. It pours a creamy white head; sticky lace left on the glass; a murky and cloudy/whitish orange. A nice and satisfyingly creamy beer, not bad for a mass produced brew. I could easily quaff a few on a hot and humid day.

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Photo of Chronark
4.2/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of whatname
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.02/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled this evening on 3/21/15. Comes in a cool 330ml (11.2 ounce) blue bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a tulip glass.

Brew pours a hazy golden honey in color with a good 3-finger foamy white head. A good amount of lacing is seen when sipped that sticks to the inside of the glass. The aroma is of floral hops and citrus for the most part. Pretty much the same is said for the taste. Very pleasant with a good mix of flavors. Pretty smooth overall and finishes with a very light dry finish. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation. A tasty brew which I would drink again.

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Photo of StrayteEDGE
4.46/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very surprised at how sweet tasting this beer is. Almost has a hint of mango to it

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BcCraft710
3.37/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dukeandduke
3.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

3/3 (Bottle) - Pale pour with a nice citrus aroma. Texture light and crisp, minimal carbonation. Taste was pleasent lemon and pear based. Not very strong, but an OK beer to pair with food or when one wants to drink a light beer.

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Photo of NoSpamax
2.93/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

looks great , smells a bit feminie but taste is not mine at all

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Photo of BcOneSeven
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of lelepat
4.71/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding beer. Better than the original version.

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Photo of oldsailor
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joesi
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

At first, I didn't know what to say.
It's quite a simple beer, but not at all a typical one.

In my opinion the beer is all about the flavor—whether you like it or not. It's a nice very prominent peach+citrus taste that has a sweet vibe (but probably hasn't actually much sugars in it), with very little hops. I'm not sure if the flavor if artificial or not, but if it is, it would be the only one I've liked; It's really hard to describe the flavor, but I'd say peach + yeast, plus some 7-up. Overall just a great witbeer in my opinion.

I really loved the taste but everyone's taste may be different. I'm a big fan of stouts, but love this too. If you like non-sour fruity beers you should definitely like this. It also has low hops flavor/bitterness so one might like it for that as well.

edit: lowered my rating slightly, because PERSONALLY I would have liked more alcohol.
double edit: I had a can of this a few months later, and liked it way too much to keep the rating at it's slightly lower score. Also updated some descriptions. It's not just a mild citrus flavor.

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Photo of Ralphs66
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dansmcd
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very refined witbeer, fancy blue bottle to boot. Not much of a witbeer fan but have found this to be in best of that class. Don't hesitate to mix a batch of these into your next social.

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Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc from Brasseries Kronenbourg
3.48 out of 5 based on 482 ratings.
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