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

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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
Ungstrup (29168) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25089) - 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

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (9172) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7884) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6542) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3183) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3108) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 2, 2011
lovely saazy hop nose with a strong toasted malt character. Very restrained bitterness, dry finish. Fairly nice for what it is.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2007
Bottle, a slight haze to the gold colour with a white foamy head. A lovely crisp hoppy aroma. A crisp and clean palate, a good fruity flavour. A superb pilsener.

3.4
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimthechap (1566) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 19, 2011
Appears perfectly acceptable with a fluffy whtenduring head. Golden yellow malt aromas immediately waft from the glass along with subtle grassy, sprucy hoppiness. Tart grassiness is the first of the flavours and then resin. Fresh and light, crisp and quenching. Fairly simple, but does the job.


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