Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc | Brasseries Kronenbourg

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3.6/5
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521 Ratings
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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:
#38,540
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
521
pDev:
17.78%
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Ratings: 521 |  Reviews: 121
Photo of Hohnbaum
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zanth
4.65/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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 der_meister
4.26/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zsarkocsi
4.26/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light and sweet, just like my lady friend.

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Photo of RadiationNeon
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of bkatof78
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jminch
3.04/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of robert812
4.27/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McMatt7
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy yellow color with small white head. Sweet aroma of citrus, spices. Flavor is medium to high sweet, light bitter. Aftertaste is short and malty.

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Photo of Chucker17
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mnbrewery
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hchuang
4.21/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
4.8/5  rDev +33.3%
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 +28.6%
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 -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
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 +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drtth
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
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 +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc from Brasseries Kronenbourg
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 521 ratings