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Three Blind Mice - Mother's Brewing Company

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176 Ratings
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.45%
Wants: 3
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother's Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MarzenMan on 05-22-2011

Three Blind Mice is inspired by our favorite qualities from English brown ales, German altbiers, and Irish reds. Mother’s trio of beer connoisseurs sipped away many a night, working to find this ideal combination. Mother’s beautiful brown beer is medium-bodied with caramel, toffee, and subtle chocolate malt flavors—all balanced by moderate hop notes and a clean, dry finish.

Three Blind Mice combines components of several malty beers for the unique brown beer experience you've been missing. After lots of research to find the perfect styles for our base, the clear winners were the lighter body and caramel characters of Irish red ales, the soft chocolate and toffee flavors from English brown ales, and the hop component and balance of German altbiers. We used traditional elements from each beer style and added our own touch for one incredible brown beer.

24 IBU
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1.5/5  rDev -57.5%

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2/5  rDev -43.3%

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2.15/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottles purchased on a business trip through Springfield, MO from Price Cutter. Five of the bottles out of the six purchased contained a high volume of what looked like rubber material floating in them. I called the brewery to notify them but no one answered at 11:00 AM on a Thursday. The following is a review from the clean bottle poured into an Imperial pint glass:

A: Bright, but blackish brown in appearance.

S: One of the first things I noticed is the light hop resins indicating obvious post fermentation hops are utilized. Smells of roasted barley, caramel, and chocolate malts.

T: I picked up a hint of trans-2-nonenal on the nose, but it came through more on the taste. Tasted a tiny amount of Czech hops, possibly Saaz or Sterling. The caramel and chocolate came through, even through the light oxidation.

M: This is when I poured out the pint. Watery and flat. I can tell they were going for something between an Alt and a Brown, so the texture was meant to be medium to light.

F: The beer never had a real head, even after a pretty rough pour. Lacing was also missing.

O: Overall, I wouldn't buy another beer from this company. Not only do they have some serious production concerns with oxidation, but the product doesn't even appear safe with black pieces of rubber floating in nearly every bottle I purchased. I checked the Julian date on the bottle that many brewers have printed on their products and it does appear this bottle has been sitting on the shelf since mid March, which may excuse the trans-2-nonenal.

It appears other's have had better luck with with this company than I.

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2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of zeledonia
2.58/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Picked this up on a recent trip through Kansas City. Tasted 24 February 2013.

Pours quite dark brown, appearing opaque without light behind it. That light reveals red, deep cherry red. One finger of light tan head, good retention, solid fingers of lacing. Nice.

Smell is good. Warm, slightly buttery and toasty. Like a buttery biscuit. All in the malts, and all very smooth.

Taste is where this beer takes a downward turn. It's actually kinda bad. Dull, a touch herbal but almost flavorless, but for an unpleasant medicinal twang. Really not working for me. Not sure if I can finish this.

Mouthfeel is fine. But I want this beer out of my mouth.

Borderline drainpour. Not terrible, but definitely worse than okay. Strange thing is that several elements of the beer are actually pretty good. Not sure what happened with this one.

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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2.86/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Three Blind Mice
Mother's Brewing Company
Style: Altbier
ABV: 5.50 %

LOOK: Clear ruby colored brew with an off white form that leaves a few spots of lace.

SMELL: Toffee, caramels, roasted malts, sherry, and floral herbal hops are all apparent in the smell.

TASTE: Mellow roasted malt and stewed hop flavors are there but fairly acidic with sherry like oxidation notes that are fairly distracting. Some coarse, leafy hop notes are in effect with a mild bitterness. Muted fruit, stale bread, faint nuts and watery caramel round things out.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated, smooth, and clean on the finish.

OVERALL: An attempt at a German altbier. Possibly has lost some character due to oxidation. This is still an alright beer, but can certainly use some cleaning up.

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
2.9/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is a burgundy, oxblood color. Aroma is a bit weak, malty and non descript. Taste is pretty clean with notes of chocolate, slight toffee and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is thin, but enjoyable for an easy drinking brown. Overall, not the best brown I've had but easy drinking.

Photo of TheDrunkenDwarf
2.93/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I just bought some of this beer from a local grocery store. From the "brown beer" on the label, I was kind of expecting either an english or american brown ale. That is certainly not what this beer is.

The pour is ruby-colored with a white 1 finger head that has moderate lacing. The color is reminiscent of that of an irish ale like Smithwycks. The initial smell had a sweet caramel, nutty tone, with slight hoppy floral/grassy notes. Others on here have stated that this beer has a malty character, but I really wasn't able to pick that up in the taste. While there is a bit of caramel/toffee at the start, the middle and finish are pretty much dominated by a slight peppery bitterness of hops. The taste and body remind me a bit of a toned-down APA. Maltiness does come out a little bit as the beer warms though. All in all, not a bad brew for kicking back and tossing back a couple with friends. However, from the labeling, I was really hoping for a good malty english or american brown ale and this beer is far from that!

Mugs up to ye' laddies!

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2.95/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -15%

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Three Blind Mice from Mother's Brewing Company
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