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


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   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.

   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 (7229) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2009
UPDATED: APR 7, 2009 Pours golden yellow with a soaring snow white head. Aromas are fruit driven with alot of citrus and some tropical. Palate shows more of the same with some added grassy notes and hop spice. Weight and carbonation is spot on for a pils. Similar to the brilliant emersons pils, however this is a little more restrained, crisp and clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 7, 2009
Pale yellow hue. Soft, thin white head. Lime zesty hops, passionfruit sweetness, malt and grassy notes. Sweet, fruity flavours. Hops present as citrus and are nice and strong. A straw malt underlies complex fruity flavours, some of which I identify as peach and apricot. A mild bitter finish. Can get a bit too sweet after a while, but still awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Hazy, pale golden with a small, white head. Very fresh aroma of fruit and summer flowers. Quite a solid, malty body with a good malt sweetness before a very solid hop bitterness with loads of aroma hops and fresh flower notes. Yet another example to show that capable New Zealand micros can brew excellent pilseners with locally grown hops. 040208

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2008
Golden and slightly hazy body. Small head. Fruit and fresh hops in aroma. Carbonated with smaller boubles than i would expect. Nice fresh taste with bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2008
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon.
Crispy and hoppy.Nice and balanced.

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