Calumet Queen | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Calumet QueenCalumet Queen
BA SCORE
51.7%
Liked This Beer
3.65 w/ 513 ratings
Calumet QueenCalumet Queen
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
513
Liked:
265
Avg:
3.65/5
pDev:
12.05%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
81
Trade:
2
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwood06
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Some friends of my wife and myself were over just a few nights ago and decided to pick this bottle up from a local bottle shop since the NFL games were not going our way. We figured spending our time catching up and talking was more worthwhile than watching two NFL games that were not incredibly fun to watch.

This beer pours a cloudy, light yellow/straw hue with a white frothy head that dissipates ultra slowly to a rocky layer with a neck. There is light carbonation easily visible despite the cloudiness. 4/5 The aroma is very simple and light with white bread, lemon fruit & peel, pilsner malt, and cracker really coming out nicely. A bit of yeastiness comes through as the beer warms as well that amps up the esters and breadiness a bit. 4/5 The flavor is every bit like the aroma with light caramel and cracker leading off before being back up by a fresh white bread note. A lemony sportiness with both lemon juice and peel really dominates throughout the length of the sip along with a bit of generic citrus peel backing up the lemon. The bitterness is moderate and more reminiscent of a pilsner, but it is pleasant and lingers moderately long on the finish. 4/5 This is a light-bodied beer with a light carbonation tickle up front that leads into a light drying that lingers for quite some time. 4/5 This is definitely a summer pleaser, or a beer for any time that a lighter option is desired. The focus here is very much on the lemon but it is not overpowering. 4/5

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Photo of Beef_Curtains
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rjk00
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This not one of my favorite types of beer but it is a nice summer beer a solid beer from a great brewery.

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Photo of psmith161
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of torwart94
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rsquared59
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.29/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Slightly hazy yellow-gold with a large white foam head that dies to an asymmetrically thin layer with bubbly edges and creepy lace.

Smell is nutty and cheesy, almost like a non-salty/non-sour gose, with lightly bready, buttery, and grassy corn elements.

Taste is tangier than smell. Grassy and floral, with a slight astringent taste of something like iron, and grape skin. Corn and faint lemon are also present.

Crisp but fluid and smooth.

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3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juicebox
4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngEo
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jcrampton94
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle. Served in a Three Floyds pint glass.

Pours a clear golden body, with a light brownish hue, two finger white head with just the right amount of retention and plenty of lacing. Medium collar. Smells of a light lemon hop aroma, bread, a bit of caramel, slightly perfumey, light grape-like sweetness. It's odd, it's enjoyable but certainly odd. Flavour is similarly on the sweet side for a Kolsch, bread, light biscuit, touch of lemon, and a bit of grape juice fruity sweetness to it. It's not quite grape soda, but it is a little distracting. Finishes with a bready sweetness. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, crisp, refreshing and a nice one to dirnk on a warm evening. It's not bad as far as Kolsches go, but it's certainly not one of my favourites.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nat1975
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hosehead83
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from homer bottle into a standard pint glass.
Hazy, yellow-gold with a bright white cap of foam.
Aroma-Pale malt, cracker, grain.
Taste-Pale malt,Flowery, soft earth noble hop note, cracker malt crispness. Refreshing and spot-on to the Kolsch style. A tailgate crowd-pleaser.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rammed96
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of athesing10
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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Calumet Queen from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 51.7% out of 100 with 513 ratings
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