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:
#33,026
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
513
Liked:
265
Avg:
3.65/5
pDev:
12.05%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
81
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 513 |  Reviews: 87
Photo of TravisMason
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spacecake9
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy golden color with 2 fingers of head that never completely go away.
S - Grassy and a little sour.
T - A little lemon, a little grassy.
M - Light, crisp and refreshing.
O - I've found that I really like the Kolsch style, much more than a typical lager. And this one is very good. Very drinkable beer.

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Photo of jrborchert74
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dewsby
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaxOhle
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Domvan
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Tasted in a Teku glass from a 1 pt 6 fl oz bottle on September 14, 2015. Look is cloudy gold, thick head that dissipates to a thin ring and some lingering lacing. Smell is grassy and herbal with faint sour citrus notes. Taste is similar to the nose with the addition of some wheat flavor. Feel is light in body and crisp in the finish.

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Photo of Gaddabble
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dreadnaughtzombie
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lexgoblue
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Hoppity1
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of jcb7472
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of DeFaz
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Kolsch: Most find it boring, some defend it like it is their child. I'm fairly new to the style, but I appreciated this beer despite not finding it to be incredibly complex. Smells and tastes somewhat sour, and there's a good balance of malt and hops, with a dry finish and some lemon and grass flavors. Mouthfeel is nice--nicely carbonated and with that Three Floyds mouthfeel that is easily recognizable regardless of the style (someone else described it as coating the tongue, and I like that description). Overall, probably a nice representation of the style but unlike most Three Floyds' offerings, not something I'd seek out again. The "overall" score is a bit lower due to the high cost of $9 for the bomber (too high for this one).

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Photo of BPMeyer27
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
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 cjohns73
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a fairly fresh bomber into the closest thing I could get to my Google search for "Kolsch beer glass." Color is a fairly unappealing pale straw with a big big head made out of giant bubbles. Big gobs of lacing left over. Smell was refreshing, but with a hint of that Rolling Rock stinkiness that makes me worry. Luckily, that is extremely muted in the taste, which is light, kinda crisp, very refreshing. The feel is good, but coats everything in that dry stickiness that makes you long for more drink. I find myself taking big gulps of the beer to wash it away. Vicious cycle. At $5 per bomber, I should have bought a whole case to try to slake my unending thirst. Is it beer, or is it a marketing scheme?

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Photo of Trevor11
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevem68
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light golden color with a bit of cloudiness. Mild aroma of, almost wheat like. Had a light crisp flavor with a touch of tropical fruit. Very light drink. Not bad overall but a little mild for my liking

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Photo of KTCamm
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

8/24...pours gold color, clear, white fizzy foam. Clean grassy nose. Taste nails the Kolsch style. Can taste those midwest heartland grains in there. Light carbonation. Tasty and simple.

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Photo of Josbor11
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vermilcj
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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