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

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pfhyde (54) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
One of my favorite pils here in NZ; has a real living-beer taste that reminds you of a bitter Orval. The smell after opening the cap is redolent--almost skunk-like--but the taste is far from. Has real drinkability--it’s the best Three Boys has to offer, I think (it’s better than their IPA by far, imho).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (924) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
Verre de 16 oz, d’un fût chez Hishigo Zake. Arômes délicats de malt pilsner et de houblon herbacé. Légères notes sulfureuses. Robe blonde et limpide, légère dentelle tenant bien et effervescence moyenne. En bouche, la bière montre un malt pilsner très bien extrait, aux complexes notes de grains et d’herbes fraîches. Le houblon apporte des notes épicées, assez semblables à celles du Saaz tchèque. Finale sèche et légèrement amère. Une bière qui devient meilleure au fil des gorgées.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wombata (358) - Kobe, JAPAN - APR 12, 2012
On Draft. Aroma: Earthy, dried passion fruit Flavor: Like the aroma: earthy, dried passion fruit. Comments: Very clean flavors and well balanced. Uses Motueka hop which I really enjoy. Much better than when I tried it in the bottle and the bartender agreed that it just doesn’t hold up well in the light green bottles. Drink it on tap!

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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (357) - 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).

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (2977) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2006
UPDATED: APR 29, 2006 Tasted 11/05/2006. 500ml bottle (bottle-conditioned?) from Regional Wines, Wellington. Batch 1001. Bright gold, medium carbonation, with a sudsy off-white head that disappears but leaves a spidery lace. Quite grainy on the nose with hints of grass and a little butter, at first, and then some pepper, later. More grain in the flavour, some lolly-like malt flavour at warmer temps. Quite dry, overall, with a long, grassy, bitterness and a touch of astringency on the palate. Light-medium weight and good, balanced, medium carbonation. Good drinking, appeals more as I get through it and would be top class without the astringency. Reviewed 26/04/2006 - Same descriptors but I’m even more impressed this time: so fresh, so well-conditioned, a lovely, quite bitter, pilsner.

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.


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