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Three Blind Mice - Mother's Brewing Company

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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 2
Gots: 20 | 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 zeledonia
2.48/5  rDev -28.7%
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.

zeledonia, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of Goosehunter75
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a pretty reddish amber color. It had almost 1 finiger of a slightly offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing.

S - Very light smelling beer. I had trouble picking up much other than a slight malty smell.

T - Quite tasty. I noted hints of caramel and coffee. Thre was even slight chocolate hints. Sweet up front with a slightly bitter finish

M - I found it to be light bodied beer with low carbonation. It felt creamy in my mouth

O - Very drinkable beer. Npt a super complex beer but still enjoyable and I will definately be picking up more of their beers.

Goosehunter75, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of LambicPentameter
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

LambicPentameter, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of Punisher
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Punisher, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of WhiskeeTango
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

WhiskeeTango, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of jewellrunner
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

jewellrunner, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of Mnewcomer1219
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Mnewcomer1219, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 9/25/2012. Pours hazy reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, apple, bread, grass, light chocolate, light citrus, light nuttiness, and herbal hops. Decent aromas with good strength and decent balance; too fruity. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, bread, grass, light chocolate, roasted grain, light citrus, and herbal hops. Light herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, bread, grass, light chocolate, roasted grain, light citrus, and herbal hops on the finish for a short bit. Good flavor balance, but the flavor robustness is definitely lacking; zero cloying flavors are present on the finish, and quite dry on the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a slightly creamy, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a decent brown ale. Very drinkable with solid flavor balance; but definitely could use more robustness of flavors, and a finish that is not as dry. A fairly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of Stoshua
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Stoshua, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of Archimedes
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Archimedes, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of djschnabel
3/5  rDev -13.8%

djschnabel, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of Blind
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Blind, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of WoodburyMN
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

WoodburyMN, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of TheDrunkenDwarf
2.93/5  rDev -15.8%
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!

TheDrunkenDwarf, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +14.9%

sgttibbs, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of TheCondor
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

TheCondor, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

facundoCNB, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of JJFordick
3/5  rDev -13.8%

JJFordick, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of poodog
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

poodog, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of OUBrewer
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

OUBrewer, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of pixieskid
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

pixieskid, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of Dieck
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Dieck, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of KegsAndEggs
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

KegsAndEggs, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of AllHailBeercules
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

AllHailBeercules, Aug 27, 2012
Three Blind Mice from Mother's Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.