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Three Blind Mice - Mother's Brewing Company

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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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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Ratings: 127 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
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Brianhigginskc

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

08-04-2013 03:25:57 | More by Brianhigginskc
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dpottsy3

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

07-26-2013 17:52:47 | More by dpottsy3
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -13.5%

07-12-2013 22:14:37 | More by Whiskeydeez
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3/5  rDev -13.5%

07-11-2013 23:24:08 | More by jmccullough108
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pascilla

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-02-2013 01:35:15 | More by pascilla
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skloeff

Missouri

3/5  rDev -13.5%

06-09-2013 18:40:32 | More by skloeff
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psmith161

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

05-30-2013 01:20:42 | More by psmith161
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kvnstfrd

Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

05-23-2013 13:58:35 | More by kvnstfrd
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JoshBrews

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

05-14-2013 13:44:54 | More by JoshBrews
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-12-2013 16:50:19 | More by JamesStreet
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elvish

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

05-10-2013 21:58:02 | More by elvish
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MarshallMan

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-09-2013 16:44:58 | More by MarshallMan
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dalepryor

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -13.5%

05-07-2013 20:58:05 | More by dalepryor
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-03-2013 16:31:09 | More by jklecko2
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Black_ox

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

04-30-2013 23:15:17 | More by Black_ox
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scratch69

Missouri

3/5  rDev -13.5%

04-28-2013 01:22:54 | More by scratch69
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pointone

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

04-20-2013 02:49:08 | More by pointone
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skyisland

Missouri

4/5  rDev +15.3%

04-08-2013 01:03:16 | More by skyisland
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

04-04-2013 23:43:03 | More by Boone757
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle served in a SN IPA glass

A - Pours a clear mahogany brown with a tight knit tan head. Nice rings of lacing with good retention.

S - Brown bread crust, yeasty, brown sugar, nutty, hints of oxidation, faint herbal hops.

T - Grassy hops are the first thing I notice which were not very present in the nose. Charred/toasted brown bread, some toasted toffee, roasted grainy barley. The cocoa-like bitterness is peppery and rounds out the toast notes well. Finishes bitter and roasted.

M - Moderate creamy carbonation, smooth feel, medium body.

Nice take on the style. Hop forward with a strong toast character.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 20:25:11 | More by StaveHooks
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Jamison85

Indiana

4/5  rDev +15.3%

03-27-2013 05:31:05 | More by Jamison85
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brown ale pours from the bottle to a dark brown color and perfect clarity. It offers a nose that is one of sweet, lightly roasted malt and caramel. The foam level is a less than I would prefer, but it isn’t too bad and there is enough present that most will not notice.

Moving to the flavor, this beer is good- tasting overall and like its name suggests, it hits you from different directions because it is supposedly an ale that combines the qualities of three different types of ales into one. The standout flavor is caramel malt, but there are some other flavors present as well, such as chocolate, roasted malt, and toffee. There are some slightly bitter, earthy notes in the finish but the beer leans toward the sweet, malty side overall.

This beer is a little lighter in body than other brown ale, but there is enough good taste and quality to make this beer deserving of a try. I am not so sure I would refer to this as a German Alt, but judged as an American brown ale, it is a good- tasting brew that may not be the most complex on the planet, but still has enough good flavor to recommend.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 04:07:21 | More by BryanCarey
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zeledonia

Minnesota

2.48/5  rDev -28.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 05:01:59 | More by zeledonia
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.4/5  rDev -2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 02:30:51 | More by Goosehunter75
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

02-23-2013 21:54:31 | More by LambicPentameter
Three Blind Mice from Mother's Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.