Kronenbourg 1664
Brasseries Kronenbourg

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Style:
Lager - European Pale
Ranked #66
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
74
Avg:
3.23 | pDev: 18.89%
Reviews:
547
Ratings:
1,662
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Brasseries Kronenbourg
 
France
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  64
Gots
  398
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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BuckyNBeer from Wisconsin

3.35/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This pours a golden straw color with a thick head and a decent amount of carbonation. The aroma is clean and slightly sweet. However as I taste it there is still a very slight sweetness but it isn't as clean. It is slightly bitter and while it is malty that also seems to be dulled. Overall this is a disappointing Lager to me.

Mar 28, 2021
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Tony787 from Canada (ON)

3.73/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I bought 6 bottles 330ml at 5%abv of this beer at the lcbo in Ontario .
poured a 1finger head into glass golden clear color with medium carbonation.
easy drinking and enjoyable beer to drink smooth light malt and light sweetness.
overall a good beer.
cheers

Dec 24, 2020
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Medium gold color with perfect clarity and white lacing / foam that sticks to the sides pf the glass.

S - Crisp, aromatic sweet honey malt with spicy citrus.

T - Sweet honey malt nips the tongue up front followed with some spicy citrus and finishes with some lingering citrus on the palate and slight mineral-like character.

M - Medium body with sprightly carbonation.

O - This would best be suited for quaffing after mowing the grass.

Nov 24, 2020
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Guiltybyproxy from Texas

3.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I like the taste. It's different from my usual IPA and whatnot. It won't get you buzzed or anything, but it's a nice beer to have for dinner or just sitting around with friends. I'd recommend giving it a try. It's like a taste between Moosehead and Heineken, but not as skunky.

Nov 13, 2020
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Steve555 from Wales

2.86/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours from bottle a dark yellow with bubble medium/small head. Smell of malts and a bit of ammonia. Taste is quite grainy and boozy with an acrid hop bitterness fighting though it leaving a very distinct although (in my opinion) quite an unpleasant bitter aftertaste. Dry finish with quite intense carbonation. It's an unusual tasting lager for a macro and a lot of people really like it but as a Euro macro I would always take Stella over this. To note UK level of abv is just 5%.

Aug 15, 2020
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OK_Denise from Oklahoma

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 special tasting lager.

May 22, 2020
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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.

Apr 09, 2020
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Parmesan from Colorado

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.

Mar 02, 2020
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

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.

Feb 27, 2020
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BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

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.

Oct 26, 2019
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puck1225 from Texas

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.

Sep 15, 2019
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elnachooo from Spain

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.

Aug 30, 2019
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

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)

Aug 18, 2019
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eberesford from Canada (ON)

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.

Jul 19, 2019
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Bluecrow from New York

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.

Jul 15, 2019
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gvickery from Texas

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.

Jul 04, 2019
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Cholla from New Jersey

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.

Jun 10, 2019
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C-Stockwell from Rhode Island

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.

May 26, 2019
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beersampler6 from Michigan

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.

Mar 18, 2019
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detgfrsh from Texas

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.

Mar 08, 2019
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Jbbdrinker from Texas

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.

Jan 25, 2019
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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

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.

Nov 08, 2018
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Nass from Florida

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-

Oct 17, 2018
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Schlitz74 from Illinois

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.

Aug 15, 2018
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REVZEB from Illinois

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

Aug 06, 2018
Kronenbourg 1664 from Brasseries Kronenbourg
Beer rating: 74 out of 100 with 1662 ratings