Three Blind Mice | Mother's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mother's Brewing Company
Missouri, United States
mothersbrewing.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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

Added by MarzenMan on 05-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
227
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
71
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 227 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of kylehay2004
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of superspak
3.26/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of russpowell
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap with Sushi in Joplin tonight!

Pours mahogany with some tan head that drops away fairly quickish. Okay lacing & head retention

S: Some herbal hoppyness & faint toasty notes

T: Toasty malt & herbal hops up front. As this warms, a bit of roastyness comes through as well along with dryness & more toasty notes. Finishes semi-crisp with some toasty sweetness

Medium bodied, slightly over carbonated along with nice balance

An easy drinker that needs a little more malt depth & hop snap to make this a good Alt, would buy this again though...

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnnniee
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received in trade from gregwilsonstl, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a dark copper almost brown color with a huge frothy beige head that persists forever. Big caramel and toasted malt with a hint of chocolate and a touch of earthy hop to counter. The flavor adds some dark dried fruits as well. Pretty good brown ale.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Lare453
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
3.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, amber color. Two inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, slight roasted malt, and slight pale malt. Fits the style of an Altbier. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of chocolate, hint of roasted malt, and a hint of grain. Overall, great appearance, decent body, and good blend.

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Photo of Sweffin
3.77/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.86/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of lupercmda
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of rudzud
3.22/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Received in a trade. Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip nice clearish light brown with a thin off white color that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of light toffee, faint chocolate and malts, very very light hops. Interesting nose.

T - Taste is messy, toffee, caramel, chocolate, the hops were rather herbal too, phenols as well.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit thin, watery.

O - Overall this was a huge disappointment. Just a very messy beer that never really comes together.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of Hohnbaum
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of barczar
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is nutty, with hints of chocolate and roast. There's a bit of a metallic note.

Flavor is slightly sweet, nutty, with a hint of chocolate and a roasty bitter finish.

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Photo of Suds
3.99/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sampled from a Mother's tulip glass.... This brew is a chestnut amber color with a beautiful, thick, creamy head. The aroma is a little woody, with a toast and cracker flavor. The taste is balanced, and not as sweet as expected. Dry amber malt underpins the entire beer. Clean finish and full in body. Wonderful.

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Photo of n2185
3.12/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: pours a clear copper-brown with a finger of off-white head that fades into a thin ring with little lacing

S: dry roasted aromas with some nutty notes as well. Slightly sweet caramel malt notes bring up the finish.

T: dry, roasted nut flavors dominate with some faint chocolate notes and a slightly bitter and charred finish.

M: medium body and carbonation, this beer could benefit from a creamier body.

O: an alright beer, though nothing special. I'd like a bit less bitterness and a creamier body.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a clear, light brown color with a nice float of tan head. Nice retention and lacing.

Nose is some earthy and burnt toffee malt with a fairly significant grassy hop aroma. This beer smells pretty unique, I am not sure if I have had anything quite like it before.

Lots of malty flavors ranging from biscuity to caramel to even some chocolate. Hops are mostly on the back end with a fair amount of bitterness. Yeast throws out a few light fruit flavors and a bit of bread. It is not as rich as it looks or smells, but the body is solidly medium. This beer is a little beguiling, odd little critter. I like it well enough, and always glad to try a small, new brewery. Could use a few improvements, mainly some richness and sweetness would be nice, but overall Im pretty happy with a six-pack purchase.

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Photo of dertyd
3.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Three Blind Mice from Mother's Brewing Company
3.49 out of 5 based on 227 ratings.
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