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Towhead - Mother's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother's Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Marrying the best elements of traditional German golden ales and classic Midwestern wheats, this American Blonde lives up to Mother’s expectations. Towhead is refreshingly light-bodied with flavor that won’t quit. It starts slightly sweet with hints of fruit and finishes with the faintest hop kiss that’ll leave you reaching for another. And another.

Towhead is Mother’s little blonde baby. We've captured a subtle blend of sweet, fruity flavors—well suited for close examination yet balanced enough to go down smooth, clean, and crisp when you just want something cold and tasty.

21 IBU

(Beer added by: htomsirveaux on 03-20-2012)
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zeff80

Missouri

3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a clear, golden color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly, crackly foam. It left very little lacing.

S - It smelled of mild spices, caramel and some grains.

T - It tasted sweet with some nice caramel and grain flavors. Mild hop bitterness.

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

O - This is a solid blonde ale. Easy drinking and would make a good yard beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2012 02:17:07 | More by zeff80
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-18-2014 19:18:01 | More by russpowell
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 8/12/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, grass, cracker, floral, bready grain, wheat, and black pepper spiciness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of lemon, apple, pear, cracker, grass, floral, bready grain, wheat, herbal, and peppery spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, cracker, grass, floral, bready grain, herbal, and peppery spiciness on the finish for a bit. Nice flavor balance with solid hop flavor complexity; more hoppy than malty; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good blonde ale style. Light, yet nicely hoppy and flavorful; and extremely smooth to drink as expected. Typical well executed blonde; nicely enjoyable stuff.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 04:57:50 | More by superspak
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-07-2014 23:38:02 | More by Boone757
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

07-17-2012 20:28:00 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

06-07-2014 17:02:50 | More by Immortale25
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

10-25-2013 03:51:38 | More by lupercmda
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soju6

Missouri

3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery.

A: Pours a light golden color with a decent head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Mild aroma of grain, citrus, some herbs and bit of malt sweetness.

T: Flavor of grain with bit of caramel sweetness, Mild bitterness with a dry finish.

F: Light body, fairly crisp and somewhat refreshing.

O; Easy drinker, not too complex but good fit for the Midwestern fondness for this style.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2012 15:09:13 | More by soju6
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DCon

Missouri

3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought a Mix-A-Six Pack from MacDoodles in Joplin, MO for $9.85 and added a 12 FL. OZ. bottle of this to it. Poured from the Brown labeled bottle with Yellow Silhouette of a child's head into a Shaker Glass. Has no freshness date on the bottle.

Aroma- Malty, sweet, and all other characters are very light.

Appearance- Pours a .5 finger head that has good retention. Has a deep golden body. Leaves good lacing.

Flavor- Very sweet and soft characters all around. Finishes a medium sweet finishes.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, High Carbonation, Sweet, and offers no other out of the ordinary character.

Overall Impression- A very approachable brew by Mother's and my first from them. Would definitely like to enjoy many more by these guys. For the style, above average but doesn't knock my shoes off.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 13:23:04 | More by DCon
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htomsirveaux

Texas

3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle tried 28 Nov 2011. Served in the Schlafly shaker pint.

Large white head. Medium carbonation. Clear golden yellow in color. Sweet grainy aroma. Starts quite sweet and grainy. Light malts dominate. Light body, moderate ethanol. Fairly malty sweet throughout with a touch of bitterness at the finish.

Nicely done, quite easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 04:16:10 | More by htomsirveaux
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-26-2013 15:19:55 | More by sgttibbs
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dsauter

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-01-2014 23:19:49 | More by dsauter
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thufflife

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-16-2014 20:56:01 | More by thufflife
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jroberts8811

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

06-19-2013 00:14:15 | More by jroberts8811
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sammo

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-29-2012 15:22:44 | More by sammo
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jmccullough108

Missouri

4/5  rDev +15.9%

07-10-2013 01:24:52 | More by jmccullough108
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J_Dub

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-24-2013 01:57:09 | More by J_Dub
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scratch69

Missouri

3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Golden yellow color with a fingers worth of head. Nice head retention with good lacing.

Smell- Grain with a hint of spices and floral hops.

Taste- Grain flavor with a bit of malty sweetness. Slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Fair amount of carbonation.

Overall- A nice easy drinking beer. I picked this up at a gas station in Branson, MO and I am pretty pleased with it.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 20:49:29 | More by scratch69
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Punisher

Missouri

3/5  rDev -13%

10-10-2013 23:25:46 | More by Punisher
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Pours a hazy bright straw yellow color with 1 finger of white head that does not linger very long, and leaves some mild lacing on the glass.

S- Smells malty, it aslo has some spiciness to it. Yeasty and grainy aromas.

T- Follows nose well. Only slightly sweet, taste is crisp and refreshing. Finishes dry.

M- Lively amount of carbonation almost feels like it dances on the tongue. The lightness in body makes this one easily sessionable.

O- Goes good on a hot summer day. A crisp, refreshing American Blonde.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 00:30:23 | More by rfbenavi80
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Carl_R

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -13%

07-11-2014 22:43:34 | More by Carl_R
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

01-22-2014 23:42:39 | More by cmwilliq
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Gerred

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-02-2013 23:54:45 | More by Gerred
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snansel

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-30-2014 18:41:33 | More by snansel
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Golden/ straw in color with the faint aroma of pale malt and light spice, this beer has a slightly hazy body and a good pour creates a small amount of foam with tiny bubbles. The foam level isn’t impressive, but it is adequate and it does leave some lacing as you drink.

This beer offers a smooth taste that combines pale malt, biscuits, grains, and a little bit of grassiness. There is a slight bitterness in the finish, the body is crisp, and the texture is creamy. The bitterness is short- lived, however, as the beer quickly returns to the taste of sweet malt.

This is a very easy- drinking beer that makes a good choice when you want a craft beer that isn’t too complex, too filling, or too overdone. It’s a good session beer overall and it makes a good choice when you want a more thirst- quenching brew on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 04:32:49 | More by BryanCarey
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Towhead from Mother's Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.