Three Blind Mice | Mother's Brewing Company

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3.53/5
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236 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#40,736
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
236
pDev:
14.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
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75
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Ratings: 236 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of Skabiski
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lare453
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophead723
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a relatively fresh bottle into a goblet. I will start unusually by saying that if you think hops have anything to do with this beer than you are just inexperienced..

Look: Pours a dark brown with a fleeting off-white head. I held it up to the light and the body glowed a glorious ruby red throughout.

Smell: Roasty toasty malt abound with a slight fruity yeast characteristic. The aroma is quite simple.

Taste: It tastes largely of simple malts with an upfront rush of fruity ale yeast. There is a touch of lingering brown sugar and toffee but again it is quite simple.

Feel: Medium body and not a lot of carbonation but it does carry it's weight well.

Overall: I did expect a bit more from this brew but there is a discernible quality and richness that opposes the general lack of expressive attributes.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jlynde
2.89/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The taste really did not hit me. I think it is a little too hoppy for me with a brown.

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Photo of bpkrippner
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scientist_McGee
2.41/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not much character or taste

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Photo of Get_Lowell
2.91/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Malts fail to leave much of an impression. They come and go on the palate like the wind. Looks great though, it has a beautiful reddish brown hue. Mouth feel is pleasingly thick and frothy.

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Photo of aphamer
3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gordonj
3.87/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RedSon06
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the best brown ales I have had, so far.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a deep, deep brown with a touch of red in the body where the light comes through. A relatively big and frothy head forms and sticks around for a long while. The lacing is very good.

S- Medium to dark malts greet the nose first and provide a solid, mildly roasty scent. There is a touch of coffee mixed into the smell underneath the malts. On the back end there is a touch of chocolatey sweetness.

T- This beer starts off with the lightly roasted malts from the scent and moves progressively a little darker and more bitter throughout. None of the coffee in the smell is found in the taste, but more chocolate is present on the tongue. The chocolate is semisweet to a little dark and bitter and is the finishing flavor of the beer.

M- For a brown, this is way on the thin and watery end of the spectrum. There is no detectable alcohol and very little weight on the palate.

Overall, this is just your average to below average flagship brown ale. Nothing to write home about here, but maybe if it was thicker and a little more roasty it would be a little better.

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Photo of Hayscotty
3.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
2.9/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is a burgundy, oxblood color. Aroma is a bit weak, malty and non descript. Taste is pretty clean with notes of chocolate, slight toffee and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is thin, but enjoyable for an easy drinking brown. Overall, not the best brown I've had but easy drinking.

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Photo of BlackhammerOhio
2.95/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of desireonrepeat
4.28/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thin, watery, fairly generic. Not bad overall

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Photo of dertyd
3.87/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChiefsPaleAle
3.6/5  rDev +2%

Photo of snansel
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Bragen
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of Kingston
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of infinitebruner
4.21/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

November 2, 2014

Draft/growler, weizen glass

A – Dark brown, fairly clear. An inch of slightly off-white foam on top, moderate retention. Somewhat bubbly.

S – Floral hop aromas with moderate bitterness showing. Light chocolate, mildly roasted grains. Warm, dark brown bread, a touch of pumpernickel.

T – Toasted dark brown bread, not particularly bitter from the malt. Some minor roasted coffee and a light semi-sweet chocolate backbone. Hops are somewhat herbal, moderately high, with well-balanced bitterness holding it all up.

M – Moderate carbonation, enough to scrub the palate. Bitterness as much from the malt as the hops, very pleasant.

O – Somewhere between doppelbock, Northern English brown, and brown IPA, this is an interesting entry for any of those styles. Regardless of genre, really an excellent, very drinkable brew.

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Three Blind Mice from Mother's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 236 ratings