Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc | Brasseries Kronenbourg

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Brewed by:
Brasseries Kronenbourg
France
brasseries-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

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Ratings:
479
Reviews:
116
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
18.97%
 
 
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126
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Photo of Pantalones
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Review written from notes from last week. Last of the three bottles I picked up from the local beer/wine store earlier this month. No bottling date that I can find, so I have no idea how old this one is.

Pours pale, semi-hazy yellow; once in the glass it's more of a golden color and VERY hazy, basically impossible to see through without the help of a flashlight. With a light I can see that there's a good number of rising bubbles. Decent little bit of white foam on top at first, shrinking to a thin cap with a few thicker patches in a few minutes.

Upon first opening the bottle and pouring, I got a little whiff of almost skunky hops... but once in the glass, this goes away instantly. All I can smell at this point is, interestingly enough, peaches! Smells *really* good, though not especially "beery."

Taste is mostly peachy, too -- peaches right away, then a sweetness blending in, maybe the tiniest hint of grassy/spicy hops(?) but they are barely present. It's pretty light overall, but the peachy flavor is definitely the most noticeable one. Maybe a little sweetish breadiness in there too, sort of reminding me of white bread. I am noticing a bit of that spicyish thing in burps this time, oddly enough.

Light and super-drinkable. It's hard not to take big ol' gulps; there's not really that "prickly" carbonation that makes some beers harder to drink quickly, and it also doesn't feel thick or heavy (or on the other end of the mouthfeel "scale," watery) at all. I could easily drink two or three of these, between the feel lending itself so well to drinking multiples and of course the nice peachy smell/taste.

Overall, this is a fairly simple but interesting beer -- "peachy French witbier in a blue bottle" pretty much describes it. I'm actually kinda wishing I'd gone for a full six-pack rather than just three; this will definitely be a beer I revisit in the future if I can find it again.

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Photo of epyon396
2.91/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RDW
3.16/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.02/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pearly white head with hazy orange body. The scent is very orangey, yet not very wheat based or anything. The taste is again heavy on orange juice, low on beer. Feel is fine, but that doesn't save the beer.

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Photo of Tone
3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy, gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of citrus, coriander, pale malt, sweet malt, and a hint of hops. Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus, coriander, pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hop, and a hint of yeast. Overall, good appearance, aroma, decent feel, and decent body. Truthfully, much better than I was expecting.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yeaprolly
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kattenbach
5/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Brew_Darrymore
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of bigpoppa67
2.94/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bruno74200
3.03/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Robertas
4.47/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of DonnieHops
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very floral almost perfume-y flavor...

Good for that American Market that wants Blue Moon or a slice of orange in their beer...

Tastes kinda like bubblegum....

Not what you would expect from a French beer, but they are going for that chain restaurant "imitation craft beer market"....and this does that...

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Photo of adamranders
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brp94
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Birgir
4.29/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of salias
4.13/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AdmiralBaltimore_29
4.95/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is truly France's greatest product. While yes, they well known for their wines... (even though California wines are rated so much better apparently) and I am really happy to say that they do great with this beer too. It has a FANTASTIC taste.. it doesn't taste like a beer, it tastes more like you are drinking a dessert over an actual wheat beer. Kronenbourg 1664 is definitely the toast of France!

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Photo of MatthewWalters
3.81/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KaraBoBeera
4.17/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lucky_rodent
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of kitch
4.13/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 330ml blue bottle with a best before date of April 2016 and poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Poured a hazy straw yellow with a slightly more than one finger white head that dissipates within a minute leaving stringy lacing.

Aroma: Fruity aromas of orange, banana and peach with honey floating about and a light citrusy lemon wheat backbone.

Taste: Flavours are mainly peachy with hints of fruity lemon, banana and apricot.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall: Light, crisp and very easy to drink. It is refreshing on a hot summers day with the nice peachy flavours.

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Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc from Brasseries Kronenbourg
3.48 out of 5 based on 479 ratings.
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