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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: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viter (33) - 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 (3336) - 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 (805) - 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 (10323) - 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.

4
   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 ;)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (2849) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle@The White House, wellington
Hazy pale amber-blonde with strong Belgian yeast esters and coriander on the nose. Dry orange peel and coriander with fairly astringent herbal finish. A straight up wit when perhaps I’d expected weiss.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (918) - FNQ, Australia, - APR 5, 2012
500ml bottle @ Brew on Quay, Auckland. Presents cloudy pale yellow with a decent white head. Aroma and taste of wheat malts, lemon citrus, coriander and a hint of cinnamon. Lively mouthfeel with a medium body. A decent Wit.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
omega (683) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 24, 2011
Ginger and coriander on the nose, with a cloudy complexion. Refreshing style that does have the "citrus zest", but I prefer my wheat beers to more banana than citrus.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TimE (3121) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 2, 2011
odd flavor, kinda seemed off but I think it was just the hops and Malts they use. Still I wouldn’t come back to this beer

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4757) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Sampled at the DC Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a hazy yellow with some thin, white head. Nose is BIG, tons of spice, ginger, coriander, lavender, chamomile. Flavor is pretty much the same, a big bag of potpourri, chamomile. Tastes like an Asian massage without the happy ending. Full bodied, herbal finish.


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