Calumet Queen | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Calumet QueenCalumet Queen

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A crisp and refreshing lighter summer offering, this Kolsch-style beer is golden in color, light-bodied and a perfect remedy for hot weather.

20 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-23-2002

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5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.92/5  rDev +33%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.72/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Indymom
4.69/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of udubdawg
4.6/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.52/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of RCLOHR267
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice delicious bright amber beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.44/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Bavarian Lodge, Lisle, IL:

The beer appeared a very nice, clear, golden color that produced a very nice, thick white head that we well retained.

The beer gave off hints of bananas and maybe citrus hops.

The taste of the beer was very good. Malty goodness and lightly hopped. If it was any better, you would swear that it was made in Germany.

The beer had an excellent feel, it was clean, crisp, and very easy to drink. It was smooth and very refreshing. Overall, an exceptional beer.

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Photo of Neorebel
4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm pretty hard on Kolsch Beer from America, having traveled to Koln and tasted many Kolsch beers on premise at their respective breweries as my introduction to the style. That being said I have to give it to Three Floyds for recreating this style quite successfully. With a mellow, Euro-hop aroma, a bit of grape-like esters in the flavor and a pleasant grainy mouthfeel, it's just about on par with the true German hallmarks. Do try this one - you will not be disappointed, and it's not just for fans of German style beer. Impressive label artwork as always, too!

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Photo of mynie
4.32/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

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4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of roadhouse
4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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Calumet Queen from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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