Kronenbourg 1664 | Brasseries Kronenbourg

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasseries Kronenbourg
France
kronenbourg.com

Style: European Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2002

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Reviews:
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Ratings:
1,572
pDev:
19.06%
 
 
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Photo of NoahS
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Callednumbers
2.55/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Griphon
3.28/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Schlitz74
3/5  rDev -6.3%
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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Photo of tfsimpkins
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerDreadz
2.25/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of REVZEB
2.88/5  rDev -10%
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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Photo of lmaduells
1.59/5  rDev -50.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

I ordered a beer at a restaurant and they brought me this. The restaurant was very good, but the fact that I could only offer this product with a beer name but it seems like a runny goat I was disappointed

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Photo of craigbelly
3.56/5  rDev +11.3%
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 +14.7%
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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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.51/5  rDev +9.7%
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 VILJ
3.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Metalsnota
3.99/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.44/5  rDev +7.5%
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 ryell0913
4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is what got me started in trying beers outside the usual Canadians and coronas. This changed everything for me. I can never go back.

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Photo of MKrauss
3.69/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
3.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of travelguy
2.95/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.24/5  rDev +1.3%
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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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, light golden color with less than one finger white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, there is significant lacing on the glass, higher than average carbonation.

SMELL: bread, sweet caramel and some euro skunk.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet caramel and bread then a mild hop profile with the usual euro skunk taste, the skunkiness was more understated this time than most but it's there.

PALATE: lighter body and higher than average carbonation.

OVERALL: this is an average euro pale lager, nothing special here, I enjoyed it but there are better beers to be had so I would not seek this one out again.

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Photo of AllHopsMatter
3.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alexc11
3.34/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice thick lace and golden body. Didn't really detect any distinctive hop flavour along with moderate carbonation and really little bitterness. It's a good tasting, light beer despite its aroma which bordered on musty (?). I detected a sweet taste reminiscent of banana.

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Photo of ToOletime
3.97/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I ordered a 2nd one. Went down smoothly. Nice light beer . Taste was a bit sweet but not too.

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Photo of rsquared59
3.21/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Kronenbourg 1664 from Brasseries Kronenbourg
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 1,572 ratings