Kronenbourg 1664
Brasseries Kronenbourg

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Style:
European Pale Lager
Ranked #57
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
74
Ranked #48,010
Avg:
3.23 | pDev: 18.89%
Reviews:
543
Ratings:
1,643
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Brasseries Kronenbourg
 
France
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Year-round
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Notes: Kronenbourg 1664 was named after the year the Hatt family, the founders of Kronenbourg. Itis the fifth oldest beer brand in the world that still exists today.

Its golden hues and delicate bitterness come from selecting the best hops, the 'Strisselspalt', and the unique know-how of Kronenbourg’s master brewers for over 300 years.

Strisselspalt is also named the caviar of hops by the expert master brewers around the world for its low bitterness and aromatic qualities. Its specific soil and culture technique requirements makes it rare and quite unique to the Alsace Region and Kronenbourg recipes.
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Photo of OK_Denise
3.31/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is not a bad Pale Lager at all. I cannot say it is a great one, but it meets all the standard criteria for the style. The taste is pretty good but the finish seems a bit off to me, maybe that is just my taste buds. I like it and will drink it again, but I cannot say it is a great lager.

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OK_Denise from Oklahoma, May 22, 2020
Photo of NorthThoresby
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

As lagers go, this particular larger lacks the residual ammonium like notes that many berervages of a similar cost posess. It feels and looks like a geniune, albeit French, pilsner and is unapologetic in its distinctive herbal tones. The herbal nature of Kronenbourg does not debase itself to the lower standards of Stella Artois' however this lager does not fullfill all the bodily requirements that a larger should posess, such as texture from carbonation and effervescent.

An all round crowd pleaser, in the top echelons of the eclectic and ever affordable pilsner myriad.

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Photo of Parmesan
2.31/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

L:. Pours a clear straw gold with a small white head and no lacing.

S:. Some cereal malt and grain, a pretty weak aroma.

T:. Some cereal malt and a touch of grain, very little hop, not a ton of flavor, very inoffensive.

F:. Very light body and prickly carb.

O:. This is a very inoffensive beer but don't expect much flavor.

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Parmesan from Colorado, Mar 02, 2020
Photo of Singlefinpin
4.08/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drinking this on tap at European Street Restaurant in Jacksonville Florida.
Fresh tap poured into a pilsner glass.
Appears, Nice, white, tight foamy head, clear golden yellow, the head lasted all the way to the bottom of the glass.
Smells slightly floral, fruity, spicy.
Taste follows the nose, with enough hop bitterness to keep my interest.
Mouth feel is medium plus for the style.
Overall, one of the best lagers I've had in a while. I would definitely order again.

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Singlefinpin from North Carolina, Feb 27, 2020
Photo of beertunes
2.82/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

11oz, green bottle poured into 14oz teku. Very nice honey-gold color with an inch of white head that had very good retention and lacing.

The aroma was all green bottle skunk up front. soft malts and light hops in the background.

The skunk, while diminished, was still notable on the palate. The basic "beer" flavors were stronger, and the malts were nice and the hops floral.

The body was the expected and typical light of the style and had a dry finish.

Drinkability was fine, just what was expected.

Overall, a solid brew, once you get past the skunk.

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beertunes from Montenegro, Oct 26, 2019
Photo of puck1225
3.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bringing back some memories from college days! Haven’t had this in years.

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Clear yellow color with a good head and decent lacing. Grassy and slightly skunk smell. Actually a fairly pleasant grassy taste. Pretty good beer for the style.

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Photo of elnachooo
2.25/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Cerveza con una pequeña cabeza espumosa de retención baja. Aroma herbáceo y a cítricos. En boca es ligera, con una carbonatación media, y ligeramente dulce.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

(500 ml can, code 08/19; purchased 4-pk off shelf... poured into mug)

L: polished, pale golden liquid; huge inflation of tight, rocky, off-white foam on the pour; crystalline, fantastic meringue-like retention; chunky, barnacle lacing

S: apple must, hint of earthy urine, subtle spice at the back... the middle note seems to linger most loudly after a few sips; mellow intensity of aromas overall

T: soft, cider-y spice up front, turning lightly clove phenolic in the finish; mellow, doughy malt in its foundation, quiet in the background, but in settled balance with alc/yeast flavors... very mellow bitterness; delicate doughy aftertaste, spice buried in the back... the sedate apple cake note doesn't go away, but not necessarily a bad thing

F: foamy edges, velvety plushness to its light-medium body; blanket-soft texture all the way; faint alcohol warmth

O: for a Euro pale, marginally more refined than the lot?... the foam build/retention is incredible; in contrast to the crystal-clear beer, an attractive brew... just how old is this can? (1436)

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Bouleboubier from New Jersey, Aug 18, 2019
Photo of eberesford
3.52/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad: clear gold with a good head and lacing. Aroma and flavour less sweet than some. The caramel is still there but to are grassy hops. Decent balance overall and refreshing in the heat of a Paris summer.

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eberesford from Ontario (Canada), Jul 19, 2019
Photo of Bluecrow
3.77/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

-clear, golden bottle pour with 1 cm of fine foam. The aroma is hay-like. The flavor has a grassy sweetness and woody hop notes. The finish could be drier. This is a pleasant lager.

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Bluecrow from New York, Jul 15, 2019
Photo of gvickery
4.4/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I always thought this was another Netherlands wannabe beer, I was surprised to see it’s from France. Perfectly clear medium gold with a huge white head that dissipates into a combination of whipped cream and soap suds. Smell is lightly fruity and sweet with a grass/hay quality. Taste is similar but only semi sweet. I’m slightly obsessed with good lagers, mostly Pilsners, but this is very good. The hops are very approachable, grassy and earthy without a lot of bitterness. Mouthfeel is is medium with a semi dry crisp finish. I will definitely be having more of these. If you like Euro pale lagers this is top notch.

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Photo of Cholla
5/5  rDev +54.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A very clean tasting euro lager. Tried it on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. Very easy drinking beer. Not too hoppy or sweet. Seemed very balanced to me. Cheers.

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Cholla from New Jersey, Jun 10, 2019
Photo of C-Stockwell
3.52/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: very impressive transparent gold and thick white bubbly head
S: faint, but some hops pepper
T: little bitter, little hops, little malt, balanced and light
F: could use more carbonation

Goes very well with food. I could see this beer pairing well with a light, creamy cheese and ham sandwich. Any pork, really. Definitely one of the better mass-produced Euro lagers available here in the US.

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C-Stockwell from Rhode Island, May 26, 2019
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3.6/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice, light, refreshing, easy to drink. Pours a slightly orange-golden color with some mild head and barely any lingering lacing. Smells mainly of malt, grain, corn and some caramel. A hint of vanilla. Taste follows the nose. Fairly smooth, thin, mild mouthfeel and decent carbonation. Not too bad at all, and I actually enjoyed it much more than I thought I would - good for days outside near the BBQ or beach.

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beersampler6 from Michigan, Mar 18, 2019
Photo of detgfrsh
3.03/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From a can. Clear yellow with fluffy white head. Grassy smell with a little sweetness. Medium body with plenty of carbonation. Tastes of sweet caramel malts with some grassy hops. Pretty average for the style, maybe pick one up if you're in France because it's ubiquitous there but otherwise not worth seeking out.

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Photo of Jbbdrinker
3.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Fruity aroma rises from the tall white head. It fades to a bubbled film atop a toasted amber brew. The carbination is shap, but not overbearing. Creamy, plum flavored malt is balanced by a unique grape-like hop character. There is a slight cooked vegatable note that keeps this from being a standout lager.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.34/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a crystal clear yellow with a thick white head that recedes rapidly but leaves generous lacing. Aroma is dominated by European noble hops. Flavor is pretty straight forward, grainy malt and the noble hops. Feel is light and crisp, well carbonated. Overall an average European lager.

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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota, Nov 08, 2018
Photo of Nass
3.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Yes, this does taste like your typical Euro Pale Lager, but that is not a bad thing. There is nothing offensive about it. This is decent in the style & worth a try if you can get this beer in your area. Cheers! B-

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Nass from Florida, Oct 17, 2018
Photo of Schlitz74
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a darker gold color with a soapy white head, there was descent lacing on the glass. This beer was typical of a euro lager. Nothing stands out in this beer to recommend it.

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Schlitz74 from Illinois, Aug 15, 2018
Photo of REVZEB
2.88/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pale euro lager with some character. The smell is not great, with adjunct and booze reigning supreme. The taste has a more refined boozy note for the style, with some sweetness and graininess to the body to add dimension. Still not great shakes, but for the style is has some character to set it apart

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REVZEB from Illinois, Aug 06, 2018
Photo of craigbelly
3.56/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Solid Euro pale lager. Pours a light very fizzy golden straw color. Aroma of mildly grainy malt, yeast, and grassy hops. Taste follows the nose with sweet caramel and bread grain, mild hop profile, and the typical euro skunkiness. Medium to light bodied.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine, half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of mildly grainy malt with a little semi-sweet caramel, grassy hops. Flavor follows with mildly sweet grainy malt, grassy hops. Finishes with lightly husky grains and unassuming grassy hops. Medium bodied with very light creaminess and sharp carbonation. A fairly typical Euro pale lager profile with a little more husky grain than usual and a little interest from the light caramel. The latter dies away before the finish, which is a little rustic due to the light flavor and raw edges of the grainy malt. A satisfactory example of the style and much better than I expected when I bought the green bottle (no evidence of skunkiness here, which is nice). Not an interesting style, but above average flavor interest even with a rather muted flavor depth. Looks quite nice, but flavor got thin and slightly astringent by the end of the glass. Reviewed to style, not craft interest.

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LiquidAmber from Washington, Jul 22, 2018
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3.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle, it pours a lovely golden color with a stunning white head. A bit of lace as you enjoy the beer. The scent is grainy. The taste is The taste is a light lager taste with a touch of bitterness, not unpleasant, at the end. Decent but not exceptional.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This fine lager pours
a very light pale amber with a decent head of white foam
that subsides to a thick ring, thin clumping pool, and sports
some nice light lacing. Nose of light grains, lager yeast, and
herbal hops. Flavors hit the same note but with a light crisp
honey note and floral hop that is very welcome after a nasty
hot and hard days work. Good mouth feel; medium high
carbonation, light body, and a crisp moderately clean finish.

Overall a very welcome brew on a hot day.

Cold-wet-refreshing----what more could one ask for!?!?!

Cheers

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.24/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a green 11.2oz bottle into glass. Possible dating information on label is '7213 J 17'.
Clear, pale gold colored body. Light, off white head. A few spots of lacing left behind with each sip.
Slight aromatic and spicy hop aroma.
Taste is slightly sweet, with spicy hop notes.
Thin mouth feel. Good carbonation.
Rather clean lager taste with spicy notes.

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Kronenbourg 1664 from Brasseries Kronenbourg
Beer rating: 74 out of 100 with 1643 ratings