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Three Blind Mice - Mother's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.94%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: MarzenMan on 05-22-2011)
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Photo of TheCondor


3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Side poured with standard vigor from a bottle into a pint glass. No stanges here, just pint glasses.

Appearance - Pours a clear reddish brown color, like that of fall leaves in a pile. Decent one finger head with minimal retention and lacing. Cool packaging and back story, I like the idea of the brew.

Smell - Toffee, malts, caramel, almost a wood smell in the brew is interesting. Light hops notes.

Taste - The caramel and toffee certainly make an appearance here, along with the light hops. Very delicate, not too overwhelming in any direction. The caramel and toffee washes over the palate, followed by malts and finishing with the hops.

Mouthfeel - Hop finish, smooth, medium bodied and medium carbonation.

Overall - A decent beer. I do like the packaging, it looks really cool. But it is just an average beer. I would drink it again, probably not going to buy it again. Just nothing really exciting at all about it.

12-10-2012 03:18:27 | More by TheCondor
Photo of facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev -4.3%

a deep ruby/mahogany pour with a finger of creme colored head, great retention. smells of chocolate, pistachios, toffee. the flavor is of slightly bitter toasted grains, dark chocolate, faint hint of dark fruits (plum mainly), a bitterness that is almost unidentifiable hits you towards the end.. almost a burnt caramel flavor. medium in body, moderate carbonation, has the typical brown ale feel.

not a huge fan of this one.. nothing special really, a bunch of off flavors and smell that don't really blend in well together. i'll sick to their ipa's for sure.

12-06-2012 07:32:32 | More by facundoCNB
Photo of JJFordick


3/5  rDev -13.8%

11-14-2012 19:49:08 | More by JJFordick
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

10-24-2012 14:57:11 | More by poodog
Photo of OUBrewer


3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

10-22-2012 21:35:15 | More by OUBrewer
Photo of pixieskid


3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

10-11-2012 20:44:40 | More by pixieskid
Photo of Dieck


2/5  rDev -42.5%

08-30-2012 02:53:24 | More by Dieck
Photo of KegsAndEggs


2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

08-27-2012 21:30:35 | More by KegsAndEggs
Photo of AllHailBeercules


2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

08-27-2012 21:29:50 | More by AllHailBeercules
Photo of ZorroMulder


4/5  rDev +14.9%

08-26-2012 14:58:11 | More by ZorroMulder
Photo of MrBarbecue

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

08-22-2012 00:05:09 | More by MrBarbecue
Photo of Ed_Johnson

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Had this beer on tap while in Branson, MO.
Pours nicely dark brown with a nice sized head. Has a nice caramel aroma and some chocolate which carries over into the taste. Carmel malt dominates the flavor. Finishes with a slight bitterness which I found quite pleasant. Not super complex brew, very drinkable (to quote another Missouri brewery). I would buy again.

08-20-2012 18:55:04 | More by Ed_Johnson
Photo of 6demonbag


4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

08-11-2012 08:28:19 | More by 6demonbag
Photo of IanNewton84


4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

08-08-2012 13:26:06 | More by IanNewton84
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

08-04-2012 17:40:10 | More by Kpitevl
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-17-2012 14:56:45 | More by BuddyLoveFosho
Photo of MathNut


3/5  rDev -13.8%

07-14-2012 05:12:29 | More by MathNut
Photo of brewmandan


3.9/5  rDev +12.1%

Found this brew while vacationing in Missouri. Pours a reddish-brown from the bottle with an off-white/cream colored head that seemed to disappear at about half gone. Smells of sweetness from the malt. Tastes of sweetness also from the malt as well as a nutty/bready notes. I enjoy brown ales and this one I enjoyed more than some others I tried.

07-07-2012 19:02:48 | More by brewmandan
Photo of Stinkypuss


2.83/5  rDev -18.7%

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.

07-04-2012 21:08:38 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of amart80


3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

06-25-2012 18:10:17 | More by amart80
Photo of CCBrews

2.1/5  rDev -39.7%

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.

06-23-2012 17:01:47 | More by CCBrews
Photo of ButtomsUp


3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-24-2012 22:15:56 | More by ButtomsUp
Photo of soju6


3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

On tap at the brewery.

A; Pours a reddish brown color with a good head that fades to some lacing.

S: Nice muted aroma of roasted malt, caramel sweetness and roasted malt.

T: Taste is a blend of the caramel sweetness, bit of chocolate and roasted malt. Nice easy bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Medium body, smooth and a bit creamy. Nicely balanced.

O: Good drinker that goes down easy. This beer hit the spot for some reason. Worth checking out.

05-21-2012 16:20:23 | More by soju6
Photo of Vixie


3.15/5  rDev -9.5%

Pours a deep ruby red color, with about a 3/4 inch tan head. Nice looking beer.

The smell is mainly malt, with a bit of yeast and pepper.

Starts out with a bit of caramel and toffee notes, also a hint of coffee. Then the pepper kicks in, giving it a bit of bite, and finishes with a touch of hop bitterness.

Just a bit thin on the feel, was expecting a touch more body.

Overall a pretty nice beer. Bit spicier than others of the style, but glad I was able to try this one, which I was able to get on vacation, as this brewery's products are not sold in my area. Worth a try if you can find it.

04-29-2012 01:19:40 | More by Vixie
Photo of zeff80


3.83/5  rDev +10.1%

A - Poured a clear, light brown color with hints of red. It had a small, off-white head of bubbly foam.

S - Smelled of mild chocolate, caramel and some roasty malt.

T - Good sweet caramel with some toffee and light chocolate flavors. Nice grassy bitterness.

M - It was very crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a pretty nice brown ale. A nice brew by Mother's.

04-18-2012 01:37:56 | More by zeff80
Three Blind Mice from Mother's Brewing Company
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