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


on tap


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crabbey (17) - - APR 25, 2010
Cloudy pale gold with large white pillowy head that lingers. Lemon zest, coriander, pepper and ginger on the nose. Quite a bouquet, perhaps a bit over-pronounced. Moderately sour with low bitterness. Low-medium body with a lasting slightly cloying finish. Enjoyable beer which promises a whole lot. IMO wouldnt take too much to tweak this into a great local example of the style. 500mL bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skarecrow (590) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 31, 2016
500ml bottle. Subdued citrus hoppy pine aroma. Poured pale gold with slight haze - most of the tear remained on the bottom of the bottle. The taste was the surprise here - very slight phenolic palate with mild bitterness and a clean finish. Hoegaarden this aint so if you are a real wheat beer snob - avoid. Otherwise it was OK. A Wheat beer for people who dont really like wheat beers.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
tombutlin (300) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 1, 2016
Rather a nasty, sweet and spicy little beer. The bar had a limited range and this looked like a safe bet, but alas was not. I normally find Wit beer OK, but is not my favourite style. If youre a hop junkie considering a taste this for a change of scene - dont. 2 colleagues also turned their noses up. 1 was a connoisseur and the other a peasant, but same result

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (25572) - Malm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2016
Can. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy aroma. Fruity wheat malty spicy coriander flavor. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy coriander and citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjp12 (1734) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Nice Belgian yeast aroma , which gives way to quite a citrus fresh flavour. Slight spice finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (1052) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
330ml can from Wine Seller Wolves. Aroma is wheat honey floral. Taste is floral wheat straw honey. Pale cloudy amber with white head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (5134) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
330ml Can from Bottle Bank, Falmouth. Clear, pale gold with medium white head. Not a bad attempt at a wit, some fuzzy zest but perhaps an overly spicy finish. Still, quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (5306) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Can. Clear yellow with spices and citrus blending together to produce a very interesting beer.I am not really a fan of this style but this is an excellent beer no matter what style it is. Cant believe you can get so much flavour into a can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (5001) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Can from Glug, Newcastle. Hazy straw coloured with a slight sour citrus and spicy wheat flavour, lemon and vanilla notes with a spicy herbal and floral smooth finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
alkolord (519) - - MAY 31, 2015
Aus der Dose, hefig Pfeffrig in der Nase, erfrischend im antrunk, hefig in Geschmack, cremig im Mund, heftiger Abgang, solide bittere. Lecker erfrischend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 9, 2015
Bottle poured with a fine grapefruit citrus zesty aroma & hazy the taste is wheat citrus spicy slightly dry sort of bitter all worked really well enjoyed this

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