Kronenbourg 1664 | Brasseries Kronenbourg

Kronenbourg 1664Kronenbourg 1664
BA SCORE
3.2/5
1,516 Ratings
Kronenbourg 1664Kronenbourg 1664
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasseries Kronenbourg
France
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
Ranking:
#43,330
Reviews:
508
Ratings:
1,516
pDev:
19.38%
Bros Score:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
335
Trade:
0
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Photo of I3eer
3.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerBobber
3.74/5  rDev +16.9%
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 -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FBarber
3.77/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Profundobaso
3.65/5  rDev +14.1%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Giangio
2.68/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Branlott42
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Antg8989
4.18/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not bad at all for what it is.

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Photo of cknoch
3.03/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.54/5  rDev +41.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this beer once and in Paris, sold it on the street with a salami sandwich, ate the sandwich then washed it down with this beer, hit the spot. Very crisp and refreshing. Would give this beer a 5 but because of its glucose ingredient I cannot do such a thing, but it is very refreshing on a hot day.

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Photo of 8BaconBits
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

had in restaurant in Amboise, FR. Was decent.

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Photo of Jodio
3.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of agreenman19
3.97/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
3.39/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MathieuTheard
3.34/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of needMIbeer
3.61/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarbageMan10
2.71/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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 socon67
3.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tigerbrau
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tottel
2.24/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of duvel1979
1/5  rDev -68.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of mytu420
3.34/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mitch84
4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kronenbourg 1664 from Brasseries Kronenbourg
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 1,516 ratings
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