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Towhead - Mother's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 22 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

GRG1313, Oct 03, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

zeff80, Apr 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

russpowell, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +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.

superspak, Jan 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Boone757, Jan 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Whiskeydeez, Jul 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

lupercmda, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Immortale25, Jun 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

thufflife, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of soju6
3.1/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

soju6, May 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

sgttibbs, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of DCon
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

DCon, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of htomsirveaux
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

htomsirveaux, Mar 20, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

jroberts8811, Jun 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

dsauter, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

J_Dub, May 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

sammo, Jul 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Punisher, Oct 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

LukeGude, Aug 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

cmwilliq, Jan 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

snansel, Jun 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Carl_R, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

jmccullough108, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of scratch69
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

scratch69, Aug 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Gerred, Jun 03, 2013
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Towhead from Mother's Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.