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Calumet Queen - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
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373 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 15
Gots: 38 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-2002)
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Cris4545

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

06-28-2014 18:57:58 | More by Cris4545
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +26.2%

I had this on tap at DLD 2009. Kolsch style doesn't get much respect but I enjoy its subtlety and I've wanted to try this one for a while. It was served in about a 12oz plastic cup. The beer was a little murky, bright orange color, thin white foam. The smell is classic, light and malty, a little fruity funk like Fruh or Reissdorf. Same with the taste, addictive and sweet, very mild, easy to drink a lot of. I would definitely buy a lot of this if it was available in bottles, a great summer deck beer.

04-25-2009 22:14:14 | More by TurdFurgison
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zachpaschal

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

07-25-2014 05:14:18 | More by zachpaschal
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fbc24

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-03-2012 21:23:08 | More by fbc24
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

09-17-2012 21:13:57 | More by atone315
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Ak555667

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

04-18-2013 14:02:38 | More by Ak555667
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Honus1

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-17-2012 04:00:05 | More by Honus1
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ArtieSox

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-28-2013 06:16:50 | More by ArtieSox
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jrpapajcik

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

09-09-2012 16:02:56 | More by jrpapajcik
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udubdawg

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

08-04-2014 20:47:36 | More by udubdawg
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roadhouse

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +20.6%

Had on tap 4/5 at the brewpub in an imperial pint glass.

Appeared a clear golden color with a one inch white head on top. It retained a cap the whole time and left some moderate lacing on the glass.

Aroma was grainy overall with a sweet touch, some fruitiness akin to pears and red apples, a bit of a lemon, some herbal hop notes and a very faint sulfur note.

Taste had an initial sweet grainy taste with a light toasty quality to it, mild fruitiness in the middle just like the aroma. Finishes with a nice crisp bite of herbal hops and a mild lemony citrus zing.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. A very nice crispness to it that makes it very drinkable.

I had two pints of this at the pub but I could have easily had about six of them. Very good example of a Kolsch, I wish they had this one more often.

04-06-2009 03:26:37 | More by roadhouse
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mynie

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +19.8%

Imperial Pint at the brewpub.

Pours a murky off red, pretty with a medium-sized and retentive head. Darker than your average Kolsch but whatever.

Smells nicely metallic and floral. Big pale malts--surprising for the style--combined with the more traditional fruit nodes and light weediness. Remarkably complex, for the style.

Tastes, again, very complex for a Kolsch but still Koslchy enough to be a proper example of the style--Three Floyds is always good at this, taking bland or played out styles and amping them up in an appropriate way. Many other brewers just pour on the hops or add some unwelcome flavoring and then act as if they've just invented the wheel. Not the Floyds.

Anyhow--jesus what was I saying--um, the beer. It's good. There's a certain dryness to Kolsh's that tastes like *something* but I've never been able to accurately describe what. Here, that something is much, much more intense than it's been in any other Koslch I've had, and that's actually a very good thing. The strong malt hits you hard up front, moving into a sweeter middle and some very faint hops near the end.

This is a crisp, big-bodied and full-flavored beer that is also immensely refreshing and quaffable.

03-29-2009 15:25:15 | More by mynie
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coffygrinder

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

03-03-2013 09:04:57 | More by coffygrinder
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OrestesMethuon

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

10-09-2012 16:28:16 | More by OrestesMethuon
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3agle87

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

01-02-2013 09:29:54 | More by 3agle87
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bhurley

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

05-10-2013 16:08:38 | More by bhurley
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bigjer78

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

09-29-2012 18:39:43 | More by bigjer78
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AdamThomas

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

01-09-2014 17:16:47 | More by AdamThomas
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beerhawk41

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

01-06-2013 01:41:37 | More by beerhawk41
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

06-13-2013 21:52:11 | More by 2dogbrew
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

11-03-2012 21:26:49 | More by baybum
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

06-08-2013 14:22:37 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Greasy

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

08-14-2013 20:05:57 | More by Greasy
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Talz420


4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

09-13-2012 19:04:33 | More by Talz420
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scott2269

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

02-09-2013 00:51:44 | More by scott2269
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Calumet Queen from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
81 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.