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Three Boys Wheat

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Brewed by Three Boys Brewery
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Christchurch, New Zealand
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Three Boys Wheat evokes ancient abbey ales, when yeasts were wild and spices instead of hops were added for bitterness. We use genuine Belgian yeast that with the wheat malt produces the authentic frothy head, cloudiness and huge flavours sought in this wit bier (white beer) style. The addition of coriander and citrus zest really make this beer special.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McNeillR (1567) - SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Hazy pale golden and white ringed head. Creamy lychee and white grapefruit nose into the initial taste. Lean bitter. Soft creamy and spicy loft on the mouthfeel. Finish is lean pineapple and funky linger.

Can, Beerhive, Sake Monday tasting

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (5158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Can at Craig?s. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aromas of light cereal. Taste is thin, wheat. Finishes sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Can at Craig’s. Pours clear pale golden, nose is banana, clove, toffee, taste is dry toffee, banana, yeasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15922) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
can at home ... light hazy amber .. soft salty zezty lemon ... dry fruit nose ... light fruit ... soft clean fruits ... soft fruit .. mellow fruit .. light floral fruit

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GlassBrass440 (178) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2014
From the can. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a thin layer of foam. Big orange and coriander nose with some floral notes. Flavor is heavy on the coriander with a backing component of orange juice. Off sweet with spritzy carbonation. A bit too much coriander for my taste, but a very nice wit.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viter (34) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 18, 2014
(Bottle) Good beer. Cloudy yellow colour, no head? Banana and coriander in the aroma. Lightly sweet with plesant and resfreshing lemon sourness in the finish. Full body and high carbonation. Refreshing wheat with touch of belgian wit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3413) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 10, 2013
The head is ok, cloudy. It smells fresh, fruity, coriander, bit yeasty. The taste is yeasty, citrus, coriander, bit hoppy, sweet, refreshing.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cantabrian (905) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle, a gift from the great Travlr. Interesting to try a local Witbier, as it has been suggested (my friend Bartlebier) that my scepticism about the style could be due to the poor tolerance of these beers to long-distance travel. Well, this one is from Christchurch, right in my backyard, from one fantastic brewing house. And I still don’t like it that much. There’s a guy below who says that if you don’t like you shouldn’t rate, but I don’t think that is the rationale of this site, is it? The beer has that pale unhealthy look, with a tremendous white head, lasting for quite a while. I hate the word “retention”, as it sounds more to me as an obstetric term. This interesting beer is evidently spicy, with the aroma of my family’s chicken & pork marinade: red wine vinegar, garlic, chillies, lemon, olive oil and bay leaves. Later the aroma breaks up and a nicer lychee nose comes out. Very zesty on the taste, spicy, with a strange perfumed flavour of sour lemon cordial. Interesting, and not much different from the other whites I have tried before.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (14385) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Draft at the Twisted Hop. Hazy pale yellow color. Aroma of lemon, banana. Taste has citrus and tropical bubblegum, scant spice. Decent.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alectron (30) - - APR 20, 2013
I love traditional german wheat beers, but this tasted quite different, which is not a bad thing at all. This was citrussy & fruity which reminded of NZ hops with only a nod towards the banana style wheat bears. My summer beer cuppa ;)


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