Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc Launches in Australia


Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc

In 2006 towards the end of a 2 month trip through Europe, I stumbled into a London bar and ordered the first beer I saw on tap, a Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc. It was the first time I had tried the beer and I was instantly hooked. I returned to Australia and looked in vain, but I couldn’t find this beer anywhere.

It’s taken the French 8 long years but Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc is finally available in Australia. I don’t know what took them so damn long but I’m glad it’s here. The Blanc is a very different beast to the original Kronenbourg 1664.

For starters it comes in a distinctive blue glass bottle. The beer itself is cloudy white in colour as befits a wheat beer and has a fruity, slightly bitter palate with a hint of citrus and coriander seed which makes this beer very sessionable (though I would encourage drinking it in moderation).

This is a beer that matches really well with food, particularly Indian and Asian cuisines, so next time you head to your local BYO Thai restaurant, take a 6 pack of this along. You’ll thank me.

Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc is now available in bottle and on tap and selected bottleshops, restaurants and bars.

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Author:Jeremy Bowell

Jeremy Bowell is the founder and editor of Taste Explorer. He also writes for,, and has featured in the Sydney Morning Herald's Good Living section. He is an avid connoisseur of all things food and drink related.

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  • Joce

    Yes! Haven’t seen it in a bottle shop yet but I’ll get a pack as soon as I see them.

  • anus