Alcoholic Air Miles 4 – Kronenbourg 1664

13 Jan


So, moving from a wine that I thought was from Germany to a beer that thinks it is!  Yes, yes.  French beer has that little… je ne sais quoi.  As in, they don’t know where the hell they are.  The French may be known for many things: great bread, great wine, great intolerance of immigrants.  But they certainly aren’t known for great beer.  And, as sure as anything, French beer is always from a small, eastern part of the country called Alsace.  The thing about Alsace (and this is something that I distinctly remember from grade 11 history) is that it has changed hands between France and Germany (and its previous incarnations) many times over the last few hundred years.  What does it mean though?  Well, it means that French beer is pretty much just German beer.  Same recipes, same pilsner taste, and probably the same ingredients.  Suffice to say, if you like German beer, you’ll probably like French beer.

One of these “French” beers is Kronenbourg 1664.

Kronenbourg is a fine beer.  It’s taste is crisp and has that refreshing feeling that is so appreciated in a lager.  I drank it with leftover ribs, but it would probably go fine with any meal.  Overall, it has a clean taste, but with a taste.  Sometimes I find lagers a bit lacking when it comes to flavour,  Kronenbourg seems to take what it does and do it well.

I highly recommend picking a tallboy up from the LCBO to get the bonus air mile and snag a taste of a good beer from a region that is ripe with history in Franco-Prussian relations.  Bottoms-up!

Cost $2.55
Bonus Air miles 1
ML 500
Airmiles/$ 0.39
ML/$ 196.08

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