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3 Golden Hairs | Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

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3 Golden Hairs3 Golden Hairs

Brewed by:
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
Colorado, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
3 Golden Hairs is a clean, crisp, hoppy Pilsner. Brewed in the Czech style this beer features a malty pilsner aroma and flavor. It’s perfectly balanced with the floral hoppy character of Saaz hops. With medium light body and a crisp finish Pilsner was invented in 1842 in teh Czech city of Pilsen. It is a very blonde, clear, effervescent lager. The water in the Czech region is very soft which suppresses the hop bitterness and allows the hop aromas and flavors to shine. Our local water is also very soft making it perfectly suited for brewing pilsner beers. We have chosen to use the floral, spicy Saaz hops over German hops as ths beer is always refreshing.

Added by denver10 on 08-05-2013

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 23
Photo of Todd
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Floral, Spicy, Soft, Clean

In the Czech Pilsner style, 3 Golden Hairs drops out of the can with a clear, pale yellow color and a thin white lace. The nose is fresh and pleasing with biscuity malts and floral hops. It hits the palate super crisp, creamy and lively. A mild sweetness upfront with a soft bready malt base is cut by a spicy, floral Saaz hop note and restrained bitterness. Crackery and clean in the finish. Overall a damn solid, refreshing and highly crushable Pils.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #107 (December 2015).

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Photo of SamN
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Radiant white head; thick, soapy, lathery. Oily looking. Seems to hint at the hops waiting inside. Color is a slightly lackluster light honey color. Superb head and lacing. Aroma is perfumey, musty, fragrant. Reminds me a bit of kolsch. Toasty grainy aromas. Light sweetness. Adheres to style pretty well. Big hits of Saaz hops and cocktail bitters. I am just not a Saaz fan, their spicy characteristics make the sharp bitterness unpleasant to me. This must be a US variety because they are quite aggressive. Despite the hop variety used, the beer is still tasty enough. The brewer recommends serving at ~45 degrees, and I think cold serves the beer well. Its still light, plenty crisp and low-ABV.

I can't fault the beer for personal preference, so I'd say this Czech pils is pretty good; true to style, boldly Coloradon, and easy to drink. Saaz fans, you'll like this one.

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Photo of beergoot
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear, bright, light yellow body; lots of fine carbonation; fair, one-finger thick white head. Mild malt fragrance; grassy aroma. Light cereal flavor with an great, slowly building hop bitterness at the finish. Primarily light body; soft; semi-dry finish.

Overall, a very nice, easy drinking, nicely balanced example of the Czech pils styling. It leans towards the light and delicate spectrum of scents and flavor and makes for a great summer time thirst quencher.

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Photo of tempest
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at Terminal Bar. Smooth pale malts upfront, but what defines this beer is the crisp, spicy hop burst at the end. Overall, a great, hoppy pils. Very satisfying as a hop lover, but also crisp and drinkable.

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Photo of mactrail
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big yellow brew with a sturdy mouthfeel. Clear color in the Blanche de Chambly flute with a fluffy white head. Attractive brew with a flowery aroma.

Some bitter aftertaste with some of the perfumey notes that a Kolsch or Pilsner would typically have. Grainy and resiny taste seems like typical Pilsner. The hops are quite bright and just bitter enough.

Not a bad gulp, and handsome plus aromatic. It's maybe a little more flabby and coarse somehow than the optimum, but it grows on you as you sip. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Grapevine Liquor in Denver.

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Photo of denver10
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light yellowish golden with a dirty white head. Aroma is crackers, straw, and grassy with a tease of some fruitiness there. Flavor starts off crackery and straw but quickly transitions into some nice hoppiness with some grassinesss and just a tease of some sweet fruit essence. A crisp, active mouthfeel. Overall, not my favorite style but decent for what it is.

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3 Golden Hairs from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
3.72 out of 5 based on 23 ratings.
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