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


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (11511) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 18, 2011
500ml bottle - brought at great expense by Oliveer from work - thanks!
5 Fairly standard non-gimicky craft lager aroma, light sweet grains and some fruitiness in the hops.
2+ Typical lager colour, but with a nice persistent tight white head.
5 Very bitter taste, packed full of bitter hops, but quite papery.
3 Soft palate, pleasant carbonation. Finish starts a little sweet and fruity, but gets bitterer every second.
9 A little too much like a simple lager with amplified bitter hoppiness, but losing a bit of balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KapitiCritique (375) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - MAY 15, 2010
500 ml bottle Aroma: bread yeast, not much hops but there is a faint whiff. There is a hint of something, floral honey? Appearance: Pale gold colour, large head that dissipates quickly leaving a fairly extensive lacing. Taste: Bitter-hops come out fairly well, faintly sweet. Finishes semi sweet with a bitter touch. Palate: light to medium body, thin creamy texture, carbonation not soft but not lively either. Light alcoholic finish Overall: Not a bad little beer. Pleasant and would add charm to a local.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30970) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2010
Bottled. A golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma has notes of hops, grass, and hay. The flavor is sweet malty combined with notes of hay and grass, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eczematic (1323) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2009
first beer I had on my nz trip and one of the best. an nz pils all the way - zesty fruity hops in the nose without being toilet duck. nice pils malt body balances long bitter and crisp finish. very clean, despite the "bohemian" tag up there this one has no diacetyl, which the emersons pils seems to have unfortunately developed lately. the king of nz pulseners for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3681) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2009
Good carbonation lots of head on top of a clear light gold pour aroma seems fresh to crisp fruit hops grain note flavour good taste of hop bitter has some body lemon taste malt sweetness of caramel a citric peel bitter sharp finish smooth malt crisp hops nice bitter good pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours deep golden with large white head. Aroma is full of hops with some citrus and pine. Flavours are nicely balanced between the malt and noble hops. Nice dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2009
Pomeroys tasting, bottle. Pleasant aroma of citrus and well balanced malt to sweeten out the bitterness of the hops. Felt the malt was perhaps a little too fat for my liking and probably the weakest beer of the tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8198) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear brassy golden with a large frothy white head that leaves lace all the way. Fragrant flowery citrus rind aroma with underlying clean grains. Crisp grainy palate, perfumey lemon hoppiness, and a striking dry bitter finish. An excellent pilsener, true to style, delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2009
500mL bottle from Regionals. Pours classic golden, white bubbly head which hangs around for a bit and dissipates.
A nice crisp lemony hop aroma, bit of honey and grass to it. Hops are definitely showcased on the aroma, very nice.
Flavour is crisp, as one would expect from a pilsener but not without flavour. There are nice citrusy hops, making things crisp yet not clean with a good bitterness. Honeyish malt comes in a bit later, not too strongly so it remains crisp, but the grainy honey flavour doesn’t really match the zesty hops. Otherwise no complaints.
Crisp and hoppy, this one is a real thirst quencher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2009
Draught at MarchFest 2009, Nelson. Pours golden with a small white head. Pale malt, citrus, grass and floral notes. The mouthfeel is clean and crisp. Thin bodied with OK bitterness. A decent pils.

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