Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc

Kronenbourg 1664

Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc

Heat and sunshine, which are a part of summer that we all enjoy, brings us opportunities to sample new ways to quench our inevitable thirst. Sipping new light beers, sweet and crisp white wines, and refreshing cocktails is the best method to discovering that signature drink of the summer.

One of the ‘just right’ beers I have recently had the pleasure of enjoying while on a patio, is the French Kronenbourg Blanc. Brewed by the famous Kronenbourg Brewery (Brasseries Kronenbourg) founded in 1664 by Geronimus Hatt in Strasburg, this company has grown and developed its brand for more than three centuries, all while observing the rise and fall of its nation’s government.

Kronenburg 1664 pale lager is the brewer’s staple premium beer and is the best selling lager in France. Easily identified as the Champagne of Beer, not because of its country of origin or its proud rich heritage, but because it simply invokes images of sophisticated men, an art Gallery in Cannes, or the terrace at Paris’s famed Le Cafe L’homme overlooking the Eiffel Tower.

Le Cafe L’homme, in Paris

The relatively new seasonal Blanc or ‘white’ beer is ideal for sipping in style. When poured, the unique qualities of the brew are immediately noticeable, from its cloudy light yellow glowing hue, to a perfectly clear white head. Moderately carbonated, to maintain that perfect head and keep the body, the Kronenbourg Blanc’s opening bouquet hits your nose with lemon, lime, and wheat, then finishes with a hint of spice. Sweet malts, lemonade, lime zest, and fresh green grass dominate the flavour, with the finishing taste a slight hint of spice. This drink is Incredibly refreshing and undeniably French.

Wherever the ‘it’ patio in your city is this year, order a Kronenbourg Blanc, a sophisticated summer beer that  will certainly gain winning glances from fellow patrons. Laine Valin

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4 thoughts on “Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc

  1. My friend and I visited France a few years ago, and it was on that trip that we discovered Kronenbourg. For awhile we couldn’t get it where we live, but it’s recently become more available. Kind of a bittersweet moment seeing it at the local liquor store: it’s great that I can get it, but sad that it’s no longer restricted to a faraway land… 🙂

    • Hey Roger.
      The best suggestion I can make for purchasing Koby in the U.S. is ask the butcher, ask to see paper work, ask who their supplier is and how they are getting it into the US. It’s very difficult to get Koby the best thing to do is do your home work on your butcher. Another idea is to look for a restaurant in your city that serves Koby the Chef will have done the home work for you. Call and ask the Chef who their supplier is or perches the stakes from the restaurant it self. Good luck and enjoy!

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