Kronenbourg 1664 | Brasseries Kronenbourg

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Kronenbourg 1664Kronenbourg 1664
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasseries Kronenbourg
France
brasseries-kronenbourg.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,483
Reviews:
503
Avg:
3.18
pDev:
19.5%
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
311
For Trade:
0
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Photo of beaulabauve
3.64/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of davidward
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A well balanced, malty European Lager.

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Photo of Sexmortus
3.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jhart96
3.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satsuma
3.44/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucular
3.29/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrfehon33
3.52/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hendryxdp
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Zzzzzzzz. At a French restaurant and wanted to try something French.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
2.78/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of zbooks
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of liquorpig
3.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SGR1220
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gajo74
3.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

When I was in high school, my French class went on a student exchange trip to France. One of the highlights was the fact that, while still teenagers, my friends and I could still sit at a bar or cafe and order alcohol without being carded. This is what we often drank, so I decided to give it a try for nostalgia purposes.
Pours a golden straw color with visible carbonation. The large foam head retained well and was pleasing to look at.
In the aroma there was a fleeting scent of grass and lemon. However, this quickly passed and was replaced mostly by malt sweetness.
Similarly, the taste seems to have a predominantly toasted malt like characteristic. It is also fairly clean and even has the slightest touch of grassy and herbal hops for balance, although definitely not as biting as, say, a German pilsener. The body is light and the carbonation fizz ads crispness.
Overall, this brew is easy to drink and not terrible for a macro lager. However, im not sure if I would make it a session brew simply because it's a tad too much on the sweet side, not enough hops punch, and not too interesting.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.79/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SkylerShores
3.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mtbdonn
3.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of anthony-s
3.85/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of I3eer
3.05/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerBobber
3.74/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a slightly hazy golden golden color with a nice two fingers of a foamy and rocky white head.

The smell was a bit skunky with some thick bready malts coming through.

The taste profile was a bready lager flavor with some flowers coming through.

The mouth is pretty light with an easy finish.

Overall i liked this beer for the style. Just beware the ABV is all over the map on this one. A friend on YouTube states his bottle says 5.4% ABV while others say 5 and my bottle says 5.2 % and on BA it is 5.5%. So who knows what the real ABV is. I did notice as this warmed a bit how similar it was to a much cheaper for cost and ease of availability Euro Pale Lager, Heineken that is.

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Photo of tyronegangsta
3.15/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FBarber
3.67/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Profundobaso
3.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first time ever having a French beer! Didn't have very high expectations for it, but was pleasantly surprised:
L - standard pale lager look: bright yellow, big carbonation that fizz away quickly
S - clean, slightly hoppy, very light. Not as skunky as some of the adjunct lagers
T - crisp and fairly flavorful. Wasn't expecting this, but actually tastes pretty good
F - light-bodied, but not watery. Fair bit of carbonation
O - I thought this was an above average Euro lager. Not everyone might agree, but I definitely enjoyed it

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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Giangio
2.68/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Branlott42
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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Kronenbourg 1664 from Brasseries Kronenbourg
3.18 out of 5 based on 1,483 ratings.
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