ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent Kolsch, especially for an American brewer, and especially for Three Floyds for whom subtlety is not usually a modus operandi. Lemon and grass with a bit of citrus and hay in the aroma. A smooth, even slick mouthfeel and a medium to light body. Delicious.
homebrewdude (4) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have been drinking Calumet Queen since day one. Unlike the other original Floyd’s beers this one has gotten better over the years.
Golden haze in a glass, not a hop bomb like their other beers.
I rate this one right up there with beers from Cologne!
A must try for a simple light drinkable beer.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of TheAlum. Adam knows my tastes well! Thanks! Pours a hazy yellow appearance with a lasting white head. Straw, pale grainy, herbal, lightly floral hoppy aroma. Fairly dry grainy malty, herbal, light lemon, grassy flavor. Crisp and dry. One of the best (if not the best) American renditions of a Kölsch that I’ve ever had. Like.
emacgee (3874) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks a ton bauermj for this one. Pours a really nice and effervescent straw yellow with two fingers of crackling white head and a storm of carbonation. Absolutely wonderful beer, grassy and bready notes pair wonderfully with just a touch of wet hay and fruity notes from the yeast. A very light malt sweetness pairs well with a touch of citrus rind and spicy hop character. Light body with the perfect citrus rind bitterness on the finish. Man, I loved this.
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but purchased recently. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a foamy 1-2 finger bright white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, honey, grass, floral, herbal, and earthy spiciness. Nice, pleasant, and well balanced aromas with decent strength; on par for the style. Taste of pear, apple, lemon, cracker, bready grain, grass, floral, herbal, and earthy spiciness. Light yeast tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, cracker, bready grain, grass, floral, herbal, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice balance of flavors; with a typical flavor complexity for the style; and zero cloying flavors on the finish as expected. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Kolsch style! Nice balance of flavors with solid complexity; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink. Very enjoyable offering, and on par with the style as expected.
burgy (454) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is not what I expected as I didn’t even read the label when I bought it... Haha. I am pleasantly surprised! It is a great easy to drink beer. It has a solid malt profile, robust and slightly fruity. It’s a medium palate which is appreciated. It’s definitely no possible beer as others have stated.
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first ever Kolsch style! Pours a gorgeous, light, slightly hazy, yellow golden color with a pure white, foamy head. The head has decent retention. An 1/8 inch white cap sits on top of the beer and is perpetuated by carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom. Tart Czech Pilsener nose. A bit of green grape and some unripe banana peel. A pretty surprising mouthfeel given the appearance and the bouquet. One would expect something lighter and crisper. The mouthfeel is full and a bit thick, nearing chewy. Smooth on the finish. Really nice balance in the flavor. Sweetness and tartness work together nicely. Nothing obtrusive. It’s a really good beer overall. However, it shouldn’t be $7.99 a bomber.
BeerMonkey (11) - Lansing, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice change of pace after hitting some heavier beers. Crisp, light, and a beautiful golden hue. Great first beer at the tour.
adrian910ss (2277) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at DLD 2009. Pours a cloudy orange caramel with a medium off white head. Aroma of floral hops, citrus and pine. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
nuplastikk (4127) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Imperial pint draft at the brewpub. Easy drinking and smooth, the session light beer. Rather well done Kolsch actually, leaning more to the malty side of the spectrum. Filtered orange-tan color. Fresh malt and hop aroma. Refreshingly well done.