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Kronenberg Blanc

duckdown Nov 14, 2009 02:37 PM

Hey all,

I had a date last night and took her to West 50, a bar at Burnhamthorpe & Hurontario which boasts 108 types of beer on tap..

Unfortunately, the night was full of several disappointments (beer wise, not romance wise heheh), including the Denisons, which I was hoping would fare better than my canned version of the beer. Unless their kegs are suffering from the same problem (which I'm told they don't) then it must just be something with my tastebuds because I don't really find it that enjoyable and still can taste the "wine flavor" I referred to in my original beef with their canned product. They also were out of at least 4 varities of beer I tried to order, or were unacceptable and pouring foam... Including Paulaner :(

But anyways, the one standout of the night was Kronenberg Blanc. It's the most banana-ish fruity-ish white beer I think I've ever had, but a delicious and not overpowering amount. I've seen Kronenberg countless times at the LCBO but never even know they had a Blanc version.

My question is; is this one of these beers thats only available in kegs? I sure hope not, because it was delicious and I would really like to get my hands on some in the GTA.

If anyone has any knowledge about this beer, I am all ears!

thanks guys


  1. duckdown Nov 17, 2009 09:54 AM

    Well this F'n sucks, I was on Facebook searching out Kronenbourg Blanc and theres an appreciation page; but they're reporting that the beer has been cancelled :(

    I don't know if they're correct, but thats a bummer..

    2 Replies
    1. re: duckdown
      tjr Nov 19, 2009 08:28 AM

      They still serve it in restaurants here (Paris), and can buy it it all over the place, so I don't think it has been discontinued (it's also still on their website).

      Good luck getting the LCBO to carry it (or anything).

      1. re: tjr
        xiolablue May 27, 2010 01:50 PM

        Kronenbourg 1664 Lager is made with corn/glucose syrup which is a bit of a turn off for me

    2. k
      kwjd Nov 17, 2009 09:37 AM

      Your issue with Denison's Weissbier cans seemed to be a real issue, but that is resolved now.

      The issue with the keg may be that it is hard to maintain fresh kegs and clean lines with places that have so many beers. For example, I remember trying Brooklyn Lager at Bier Markt and thinking it was one of the most vile beers I've ever tried. I later tried it again and love the beer. For this reason, any beer I don't like at a place with a million taps, I assume it is the fault of the place, not the beer. I've only been to West 50 once and the beers I had were both good, so I'm not sure if this is the case there though.

      1. s
        Sui_Mai Nov 17, 2009 09:24 AM

        other than in the OP's location

        1. gregclow Nov 15, 2009 01:27 PM

          Kronenbourg Blanc is available in bottles in some countries, but only kegs are being imported to Ontario at the moment.

          I agree that it's a surprisingly good wit. I'm not a big fan of the Kronenbourg 1664 Lager, so I wasn't expecting much when I tried the White, but I quite enjoyed it.

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          1. re: gregclow
            duckdown Nov 16, 2009 01:34 AM


            Thanks for confirming.. Figures.. I've had this problem with a few beers now.. I wonder who I'd have to write to over there at Kronenbourg (haha, I misspelt it in my thread title I guess) to try and convince them to try bottling it :/


            1. re: duckdown
              Jamie Eats Burgers Nov 16, 2009 06:35 AM

              Its not a matter of bottling the beer. Its more if they can get it into the stranglehold of selling in ontario which is the LCBO and the Beer store.

              I actually like the lcbo and how every store is relatively consistent. But from a brewers/business perspective they really don't like it because those stores destroy their profit margins and its a mad struggle just to get them to carry it.

              I suggest emailing the lcbo and requesting that they start to carry Kronenbourg blond. the consumer pressure might help.

            2. re: gregclow
              Sui_Mai Nov 17, 2009 09:23 AM

              Where can you get it on tap? I drank it in Paris all the time. It has such a nice citrussy herby thing going on - what a quencher! In France it comes in a pretty blue bottle.
              It is a funny thing too cause the 1664 is pretty gross.

              1. re: Sui_Mai
                canchi May 27, 2010 12:22 PM

                a place called chimera (http://www.chimerabar.com/) at Metro square plaza near Steeles Ave. & Warden Ave.
                (the Asian plaza next to the IBM building.


                3636 Steeles Ave. East, Unit 157-8
                Markham, ON

                1. re: Sui_Mai
                  duckdown May 27, 2010 04:09 PM

                  West 50 is where I drank it on tap.

                  We just went back there a couple weeks ago, they were all out of Denison's but had some more of the tasty Blanc

                  Was surprised to see the low scores for it on ratebeer website, but I don't care. i think it's above average

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