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%
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
315
For Trade:
0
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 330mL green bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich golden hue with no haze and a moderate effervescence. The color is surprisingly deep for the style; I like it.

Smell: a little sweet and rather grainy; nothing special but it's pretty well balanced.

Taste: much like the aroma, there's a fair bit of both sweetness and graininess here. It's better than an American macro lager, but there's very little nuance to the flavor.

Mouthfeel: body is light, but is actually pretty good for the style. Carbonation is pretty high, and while it's not creamy, per se, it's at least somewhat satisfying.

Overall: drinkable enough, this is probably great on a hot day. It's pretty clean with an emphasis on grain, which I like, but it's a hair to sweet to just guzzle away.

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look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I drank this on tap in a pub with limited choices in the hope that it would be a safe and "decent" beer. It wasn't! The appearance was ok to start with but the head quickly dissipated leaving little lacing and hardly any foam on top. The smell was sour and unappetising. I would describe it as a cheap lager aroma. The taste was insipid with an unpleasant sourness and no noticeable hop or malt accent. I wonder if Kronenbourg 1664 tastes better from a can or bottle and may revisit it in that format one day. Maybe the pub hadn't kept it too well.

The name sounds like it should be good. The logo looks nice. In Britain they have adverts with French soccer legend Eric Cantona extolling the noble people who pick the prized Alsace hops that they use. Sadly in reality it tastes like a cheap, slightly hard to drink lager. I would rather have a glass of cheap and cheerful red wine than this if it was the only beer on offer

My mark out of one hundred would be 55.

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A: Standard golden yellow euro-lager hue. Not really where this beer shines, but not bad. Won't comment on the head. I'm drinking this straight from the bottle (sue me) for this review. I've had in a Pilsener glass with good results.

S: Quite good. Floral, slight malt, light lawn clipings. Not much else, yet clean.

T: Light malt, floral hopiness comes through. Those Alsace hops seems to be showing, quite enjoyable. Unique. Not sure if it's the advertised Alsace hops but whatever hops are used, they are being executed very well.

M: Good for the style. Moderate carbonation, no surprises. Refreshing and simple. Again, quite standard, but it's very refreshing.

O: One of my go-to European lagers. This holds up well to many European Pilseners and Lagers I've had whilst living in central Europe. I quite enjoy this brew. It is easy to put many of these down, and the interesting flavor never seems to get old. Truly a well balanced beer. One I will be seeking out even as I return to the US. Worth a try? JUST DO IT! You may be pleasantly surprised!

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