My Review of Kronenbourg 1664 –
The first thing I noticed while pouring a glass, was its strong aroma. It has a strong skunky or dank smell, which is quite common with European lagers, and its something that I do like.
Its color is dark yellow with an orange tint and has medium carbonation. There is little head (about an 1/8 inch) and it vanished rather quickly.
It has a taste that reminds me a little bit of Heineken but with a little extra dank flavor. The dank flavor does not last very long however,as it does not have much of an aftertaste. Ultimately, it goes down pretty smooth.
The bottle/logo presentation is a little different than normal. The label/logo is at the top of the bottle, around the neck, rather than down around the mid-section of the bottle. The glass bottle is green in color and has large raised print around the mid-section of the bottle that reads “1664”.
My Rating: 4.3 out of 5 – The skunky or dank aroma and flavor may not be for everyone, but I like it. I really enjoyed this beer and will definitely drink it again!
Beer Info –
Beer Name: Kronenbourg 1664
Brewed By: Brasseries Kronenbourg (Kronenbourg Brewery)
Origin: Strasbourg, France
Style: Pale Lager
Brewer Description (via kronenbourg1664.com): “Kronenbourg 1664 is a lager with a noble history, characterized by its fine taste. Its golden hues and delicate bitterness come from selecting the best hops (the Strisselspalt), and the unique know-how of one of the French master brewers, for over 350 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.”
*DISCLAIMER: I am not a professional beer judge. These reviews are solely my opinion and yours may differ greatly. For instance, I tend to prefer more malty beers than hoppy beers, a lot of people are the opposite. I recommend you try them yourself (only if you’re able to legally and responsibly of course) and come to your own conclusion.