Kronenbourg 1664
Brasseries Kronenbourg

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Brasseries Kronenbourg
 
France
Style:
Lager - European Pale
Ranked #72
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
74
Ranked #29,143
Avg:
3.21 | pDev: 19%
Ratings:
1,694
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 02:30 AM
Added:
Jun 02, 2002
Wants:
  67
Gots:
  400
SCORE
74
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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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From a tap on a river cruise in the Bordeaux, pours as a clear straw yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is essentially nothing. Taste is of wheat and slight hops. Crisp and clean but its principle contribution is being cold and refreshing. Just OK.

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3.62/5  rDev +12.8%
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Kronenburg '1664' @ 5.5% , served from a 500 ml can
A-pour is light gold from the can to a clear gold in the glass with a small white head
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MF-ok carbonation , medium body
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Pouring golden and very clear with a three inch bone-white, meringue-like head that leaves clumps of lace and lasts the duration of the glass. The nose is subtle, light bread and spicy hops at first and a sweet stone fruit aroma becoming more prominent as it warms. Tasting dry and clean, grain and lightly bitter floral hops. Mouthfeel is on the high side of light and it has enough carbonation for a small crisp bite but smooths out as it effervesces. Clean refreshing and easy drinking.

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by JZH1000 from Colorado

On the pour a small head forms, with no lacing but the color is a golden straw that is quite colorful for a pale lager.

Smells like a lager nothing very interesting here but it does smell euro, almost pleasant, certainly not bad.

Taste is very sweet with some grain on the front and fades to subtle but present euro hops as and very light bitterness. Not the most balanced but refreshing and relaxing if your parched.

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looks crystal clear and tiredly average.
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Kronenbourg 1664 from Brasseries Kronenbourg
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