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Member Name: Superjim03
Advantages: Geronimus Hatt, Are there any bad beers?
Disadvantages: Not very French after all
Kronenbourg 1664 is a premium lager sold in the UK at a 5.00% alcohol level, in France it is 5.5% (so what if the Brits are binge drinkers? The French just have stronger booze!). The version sold in the UK will usually have been brewed at the Heineken facility in Manchester so not really very French as Kronenbourg is now owned by the Carlsberg Group which is Danish and brewed in Lancashire.
The beer was originally brewed in Strasbourg by Geronimus Hatt in 1664, which has no relevance today other than Geronimus Hatt being a great name.
The beer itself would be classed in a similar 'premium category' as Stella Artois, San Miguel and Peroni and is a pale fizzy lager with a slightly sweet aftertaste.
It is available in the UK as a draught lager as well as in cans and bottles. To buy in a pub expect to pay between £2.50 - £4.50 a pint, depending on the venue, which is about average for this type of lager. It is less widely available than other premium lagers such as the ubiquitous Stella Artois and only has a small percentage of the UK lager market unlike in France where it can boast a 40% market share.
I personally find the beer to be very pleasant and without the sudden lurch to drunkeness which can be experienced with some other premium beers. I find it no more or less hangover inducing than other beers although I rarely drink to a level that would result in this level of hangover. (Although never say never!)
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