Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc | Brasseries Kronenbourg

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasseries Kronenbourg
France
kronenbourg.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wl0307 on 09-03-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
482
Reviews:
117
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
18.97%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
131
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Ratings: 482 |  Reviews: 117
Photo of BigBry
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Craft Beer Market.
Slightly hazed, light yellow with a foamy head. Settles down to a thin cap, sporadic laces dots scattered over glass.
Smell has some citrus and light spice.
Taste is pretty thin, lemon citrus and a little spicy yeast at the end.
Lots of carbonation, crisp mouthfeel.
Overall, a pretty average beer, refreshing and easy to drink, but there are much better examples of the style.

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Photo of Mr_Rocca
4.05/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jbredbeard
4.37/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I usually don't care for fruity beers, but this one is exceptional. Strong spiced pear and peach in the aroma follows right into the flavor and lasts all the way through. Could have used a little more alcohol, very good overall.

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Photo of JackieKu
3.76/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Jesse1258828
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thgreatrandini
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Imagine if hoegaarden tasted of nothing

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Photo of Svingjo
4.16/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Tommyplink
4.09/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it draught not bottled.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.37/5  rDev -3.2%
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 Auraan
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Poured a cloudy golden body, true to style, with a thin white head, a bit under in fullness for the style. Not bad, but lacking. Scents of lemon juice, light Belgian yeast spiciness, orange zest, hints of clove and lightly sweet malt. Overall impression of aroma is of a very citrus-forward witbier with just a touch of the other aromas of the style. Enticing, yet different. Flavor begins medium sweet with notes of peach, melon and light clove and, light tart wheat and lightly tart orange. This moves into a still medium sweet middle with notes of lightly tart wheat, tart and sweet peach, light clove, orange zest and faint lemon in the background. Finish is lightly sweet with medium notes of clove, orange zest, tart wheat and softly sweet malt with light lemon in the background. Aftertaste is sweet and bready malt and clove. Overall impression of flavor is of a good witbier, but one that is a bit simple and a bit too heavy on citrus without as much malt and yeast character as it should have. Not bad, but lacking a little. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation, light creaminess and a bit of a drying finish. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a good, true to form witbier. Overall this is a good witbier. Better than almost all the American macro examples, not quite as good as Hoegaarden or the craft offerings. Refreshing and pleasant, but not the best in any category. Still worth trying.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

This is a solid witbier. It is refreshing, zesty and the citrus flavours seem real, rather than artificial. I'm pleasantly surprised with the overall flavour. Definitely something to add in to the rotation for next summer!

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Photo of WillAndSarah
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Devman171
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of olradetbalder
1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

Photo of rfhallett
5/5  rDev +43.7%

Absolutely, the best wheat beer that I have ever tasted!!!

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Photo of BaronJin13
4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

Photo of Merlin68
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.83/5  rDev -18.7%
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 nmcgill
4.4/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of ella_kim
4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

Photo of Dicers
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of PvtSnowball
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jgutierrez77
5/5  rDev +43.7%

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