Kronenbourg 1664 | Brasseries Kronenbourg

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Brasseries Kronenbourg

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.

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Reviews by jhtipton:
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3.15/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 330 ml can into my pilsner glass. Nice fluffy white head that dissipates pretty quickly. Some very mild lacing. Light golden color. Smell is eurolageresque, slightly sweet with just a bit of bitter aftertaste. Tastes a little sweet, but acceptable or slighly above average. Mouthfeel is nice, light, and slightly bubbly. Overall a decent beer, I could drink a few lounging around the house or on Rota beach. One side note is that the can said 5% vice the listed 5.9% ABV.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.9/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz slender green bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Decent lacing to being with then it slowly dissipates, good golden clarity showing some effervescence.

Smell: Clean graininess with some sweet tones, grass hop is the major aroma though there is a hint of solvent alcohol in the back.

Taste: Herbal and grassy hop with a light honey and doughy graininess to match. Alcohol is there, clean yet a touch of solvent. Long lingering hop flavour with a drying grain to boot.

Mouthfeel: Deeply lined crispness, real nice on the tongue as it rolls off with a smooth dry moderate body.

Drinkability & Notes: Very refreshing as I could put down more than just a couple. Simple and clean with a kick of hops and slight slap of alcohol. This one brings back memories and I am glad they are making an other push into the US market as this puts other mass produced Euro-lagers to shame.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.82/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a pilsner glass from draught at Firkin on July 20, 2017. Look is gold with a thick head and some lingering lacing. Smell is grain, grass and sweet malt. Taste is grain, grass, herbs and honey with bread malt. Feel is initially crisp but finishes smooth and a little dry. Better than most European lagers.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.42/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Vive la France! I recently picked up this single bottle during a look-in at Country Garden 6-Pack here in Lancaster, PA.

From the bottle: "The first French beer"; "Brewed with expertise since 1664". (translated from the French)

Following a Pop! of the cap, I went with a relatively heavy-handed pour. This led to the creation of two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head with good retention. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled strongly of Saaz hops underlain with a mild biscuity maltiness. Mouthfeel was medium. Taste was hoppier than I had expected, more grassy than anything else, with a mild biscuity maltiness. Finish was dry, but not gaspingly so. It was a tasty, refreshing beer, albeit kind of nondescript.

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Photo of TPZEM
3.12/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden color with a two inch head and lots of retention. Plenty of lacing present. Smells of lightly sweet corn malt, grass hops, toasted barley, and some other scent that is mildly skunky. Wasn't able to identify it because it is mildly off-putting. Tastes of roughly the same intermixing, but mildly stronger grain and wheat. Has a very light feel to it, but finishes clean with no lingering aftertastes after the swallow. Overall, a fairly decent Euro Lager. Much better than I was expecting, as this typically isn't my style of beer.

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

Very drinkable beer. Had this in Paris. You can find it in most restaurants, convenience stores, and cafes throughout Paris - a local favorite. I enjoyed it. Very refreshing. Mildly strong grain and wheat...this beer is much better then Kronenbourg original (see my review on that one). I would seek this beer out again. A nice one for those in the mood for a 5.5 ABV lager.

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Photo of oberon
2.7/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a gold color with not as much head as u might think for the style.Kind of a malty/bread like smell but not much to it,taste was kinda skunky but the smell wasnt so I think it was the natural taste.Realy nothing special here I wouldnt buy again for sure.

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Photo of Popsinc
2.73/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Golden pour with a medium head. Absent nose, almost no detectable aromas. Very, very, very dull taste. Not much in the way of flavour. Purely a smooth and creamy beer. Easy drinking, no taste. Nice mouthfeel howvever and i think it's a decent but not "good" summertime beer.

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Photo of RoyalT
2.52/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance – Light yellow in color, like a yellow highlighter, with a very nice-looking head that showed some good retention and left some awesome Belgian lacing on the inside of my glass.

Smell – Oh, something stinks in the State of France. The grain here is rough and rigid and is infected with some nasty-ass sugars. There’s some light fruity hopping that tries to cover its tracks but there’s no hiding this smell.

Taste – It tastes better than it smells but it still sucks. The grain and sugar stomp the few other smaller flavors leaving this one tasting like a cheap American macro.

Mouthfeel – This Lager is actually kind of smooth in the mouth and tries to be drying at the finish, but to no avail. It is a bit bigger than light-bodied and the nice mouthfeel kept it from getting dumped.

Drinkability – The only reason I didn’t pour this down the sink is because I just worked out and ate a bag of Funions so I’m friggin’ thirsty.

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Photo of cam477
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.54/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow piss color, lighter than the regular Kronenbourg and less skunky too, although the bottles of this stuff that I’ve had in the states are just ridiculously skunky. This one is similar to Busch but with some of the better aspects of Stella mixed in for fruity measure. Finish is slightly acidic and hopped. Clean and crisp. Almost as good as Budweiser.

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Photo of beerhunter13
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
2.77/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tbryan5
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of SkiBum22
2.25/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of newk340
2.83/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Free cans in the airport lounge of Charles de Gaulle outside Paris. Why not?

A: a very gold/amber, a light foam ring with hints of lacing.

S: very malt heavy. hops are an afterthought.

T: again the malts take center stage, but beyond this, there is much lacking in flavor.

MF/D: very flat in taste, though that may be due to the can. the flavors (what little there are) do not linger long on the tastebuds.

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Photo of mediumrare
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of FadetoBock
2.94/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Satyr179
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of DeanBB
2.65/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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 Lazaro
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +32.8%

Photo of Guden
3.15/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Nothing exciting, it looks like a European pilsner, extremely light in color with a small quickly fading head.

S- Again nothing to get excited about. A bit of pilsner sweetness but only just. Nothing off and a light amount of grassy hop character if I really stretch for it.

T- Stronger than the nose but still simple and balanced. Some grassy hops with a tiny hint of spice to them and the pilsner sweetness. Not too different from an American macro but no adjuncts or off flavors. A bit of skunk but lighter than I expected, especially compared to other skunky-corn euros like Heineken and Urquell. This is more in the range of a Yeungling and that's something to relish, and without the corn characteristic of American green bottled lagers this is definitely a prize.

M- Light and and watery as expected but not overly carbed and it goes down just as easily as it should.

D- There is no reason why I would go out of my way to buy this when it tastes like most all barley lagers, but as far as Euro lagers go this is one of the better ones.

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Photo of Weizenmensch
2.78/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

On tap at Filthy McFadden's in Kingston - reviewed from notes of spurious quality.

Appearance: Gold colour with lots of lacing and good head retention. Everything normal here.

Smell: Very lagery and slightly herbal. Otherwise thin in this department.

Taste: Nice, for the style, and as the umpteenth beer of the night in a smoky Irish pub. Bitter hops taste permeates, with an underlying blanket of fresh snow on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Effervescent and full of life. Half way between drinking garbage water and liquid silk.

Drinkability: Poor. I didn't even feel like finishing this beer, let alone several. I got sick of it early, even though it's pretty good for the style. Give me something with a bit more substance instead.

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