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:
1,488
Reviews:
504
Avg:
3.18
pDev:
19.5%
 
 
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56
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315
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Posh half-pint at a beach bar in Ste Maxime: it's a Wedding Reception and the only beer on tap.

Looks like a lager, has no smell (like a lager) and tastes like a lager. Nothing wrong with it, just like most lagers it's cold and devoid of any real flavour. Hops may well lead in the taste, but there doesn't appear to be a lot of them about, or malts for that matter. It was crisp, sharp and clean, but not much was going on.

PS I always give a score of 3 for non-smelling lager/pilsners.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a lager fan and this has to be one of the best I've had from a bottle. Very crisp and refreshing with nice light hops and enough complexity to keep it interesting. Beats Stella Artois handily. The thinking man's EPL, if there is such a thing. Nice downing just one but this would make a nice session.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle poured into a lager glass.

A: Straw yellow, great clarity/ Rocky white head shows good retention. Foamy, sticky lacing clings in patches.

S: Dough and grain. Mild hopping is grassy with a touch of mint. Subtle scent of alcohol/menthol.

T: Grainy. Very slight toast. Dough. Grassy hops get a little spicy too. Slight skunk. Spicy/herbal hop finish.

M: Light bodied. Aggressive blast of carbonation. Short creaminess, but somewhat watery.

O: Better than the American macros; there's at least some flavor to be had here. Fairly aggressive hop character for the style too. Still skunky and watery though, and there are other Euro lagers I'd turn to first.

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Appearance - I am going to enjoy it in my new BJ’s Brewhouse limited edition Grand Cru glass. It is being served well chilled. As you can see, it pours a luminous light golden color with a two finger snow-white head. I can already smell that tell tale Euro lager funk that you get from beers like Heineken.

Smell – there is a sweet grassy aroma, slightly biscuity. There is nothing wrong with that pungent, skunky smell. In fact, many brewers desire it and select special yeast strains that accentuate it. There is the common misconception that all beers in a green bottle (like Kronenbourg) are “skunked” by light effecting it but do not fret, you are only drinking a carefully crafted masterpiece by a proud European brewer.

Taste – rather refreshing with a crisp, slightly spicy finish created by the hops. It produces a tang on the tip of my tongue. I would say it is a little maltier than Heineken but remains very sessionable.

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Kronenbourg 1664 from Brasseries Kronenbourg
3.18 out of 5 based on 1,488 ratings.
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