Kronenbourg 1664 | Brasseries Kronenbourg

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Brewed by:
Brasseries Kronenbourg
France
kronenbourg.com

Style: Euro 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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pDev:
19.06%
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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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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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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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3.21/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dimwit_flathead
3.16/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Note: My bottle says it has 5.0% Alcohol not 5.50%.

Pours from a green bottle. Head vanishes quickly. Like most pale lagers it has no smell to speak of. It has a nice orange gold color and tastes like a lesser Carlsberg. I didn't have high hopes for a French beer and this one didn't disappoint. It just didn't impress me.

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3.29/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.46/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.13/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
2.76/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerAndFilm
2.52/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TaunusKnudsen
3.22/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.07/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
3.16/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Given to me for free by my professor.

Poured into a tall clear glass. Has a bright clear, pale yellow color. Thick fluffy head, good retention, and moderate carbonation.

Smells pretty skunky. Notes of hay, grass, faint caramel, pilsner scents, yeasty. Overall what a pale lager usually smells like.

Tastes very crisp that has a bready and biscuity flavors, caramel note, grass, slight skunky flavor, a spicy alcohol, and a strange sweetness to it: raisins, cloves? Feels creamy and rich in the mouth.

I normally disdain pale lagers for their general replications but this actually surprised me somewhat. The taste is definitely better than the smell, but it still is has a kick and is skunky.

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4.84/5  rDev +51.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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2.6/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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3.29/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FrancisM12
3.06/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChrisMartinez
3.19/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Maddcheff
3.16/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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Kronenbourg 1664 from Brasseries Kronenbourg
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 1,557 ratings