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

bottled
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (11455) - 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 (2888) - 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 (4030) - 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 (3381) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (327) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 12, 2014
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 (1062) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8457) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
A quiet, hoppy and clean Pilsner with notes of sulfur, grass, herbs, spice / pepper, leafy greens, small touch of celery seed, that’s the Saaz for sure. Malt is a tad crude, cereal-like and grainy. Light body, creamy carbonation but peaked mouth feel that could use more firmness and presence. The Saaz are nice, there’s no obvious defects, t’s well-made and spicy and a little green. Not a game changer but altogether solid stuff. From draft at Andrew Andrew in Auckland.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tourpiper (1) - - NOV 9, 2013 does not count
Its ok. Not a patch on an emersons or a croucher. Nice and refreshing after an afternoon in the garden

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (745) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 17, 2013
An enjoyable example of a style I’m not usually too keen on = a very good Pilsner. Looking forward to comsuming a few more this summer (weather permitting).

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 7, 2013
grassy hoppy flavours dominate, with a fairly robust bitterness holding on for a while. not all that interesting but refreshing when cold which does seem to be the purpose of a pilsner anyway.


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