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Brewed by Three Boys Brewery
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Christchurch, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Three Boys Pilsner is a taste of Europe with a new world twist. Like the pilsners of old, it balances pale malt flavour and saaz hop bitterness. The Three Boys take it a step further using modern varieties of saaz hops grown in New Zealand, which give it that little bit extra aroma and flavour.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2016
Can. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty crisp grainy grassy aroma. Fruity malty grainy grassy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy grassy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
canadiankiwi (139) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 22, 2016
Okay. Nothing spectacular. Strong apple juice smell and flavour. Pours very light gold.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4874) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Can. My first from this brewery and what a start. Golden very clear appearance. Smooth creamy and crisp flavour. Some hoppiness as well.How can a pils be so tasty -its a miracle. And its in a can-fantastic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DylansDad (581) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 18, 2015
A grower. First aroma and taste are disappointing for those of us with little class. It could be any euro-slosh from a green bottle. But after a few sips, it starts expanding, the hay, grass, hops, bread dough, and touch of lemon become more 3-D, without any tacky show-boating. The light, not over-done malt, the good not over-done level of bitterness, the long dry finish mitigated by a touch of sweetly sour lemon conspire to make this an under-stated gem which I can’t wait to try again. Extra point for its reasonable price.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16471) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2015
Keg at the CP&K, 17/03/15. Clear golden blonde with a well presented white cap that stays for the show. Nose is cereal, pale malts, bread dough, straw, lemon zest. Taste comprises bread dough, fresh pastry, vanilla essence, sweet tones. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light grassy bitterness in the close. Decent clean pils.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (4233) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Can from Coppers, Newcastle. Slightly hazy pale golden in colour with a gentle grassy and delicate floral fruity flavour followed by toffee and sweet citrus on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (6274) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Can from at Cotteridge Wines; clear amber pour with a creamy white head, aroma has lemon and some malty action, taste has clean malts, along with honey a hint of citrus, refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Can’t say this is a bad beer. Does what a Pils should do. Super clean and can hammer it back. Solid

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 12, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2016 500ml bottle, rich golden colour, frothy head which slowly dissipates, enduring pleasing aroma, slight bitterness while not too hoppy, long succulent finish, very enjoyable pilsner

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KeefOz (1493) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
Tasted 8/2/2014. BB 21/May/14. Poured a clear golden colour with a one- to two-finger white frothy head that retained a while and laced OK. Carbonation moderate with large bubbles. Aroma of clean sweet caramel malt and grain; no hops; larger-like aroma. Taste of sweet mild malt followed by a mild hops bitterness; a pilsner-like taste. Light body. Clean and sweet with a long mild bitter finish.


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