Towhead | Mother's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

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

Added by htomsirveaux on 03-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
119
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
13.7%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
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Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of jaydoc
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.52/5  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.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerOps
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of lupercmda
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Suds
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle, this is a completely clear, golden-amber colored brew. Small white head. The aroma has a little grain and some bready malt, backed with a faint herbal hop scent. Nice clean flavor, with a crisp finish. Medium in body and I like the light malt flavor in the finish. Nice.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I got a bottle of Mother's Towhead that my brother is sharing with me. It's pretty hot today and blonde ale sounds good, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks nice, it goes with the name a little, but it isn't too eye catching. It poured a nice golden orange color that took on more of an orange color when held to the light with a little over a fingers worth of bubbly off white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This is a nice looking beer, but I was expecting the color to be a little lighter for a Blonde Ale.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and they impart a very bready. little bit of wheat, biscuit and sweet malt aromas which is followed by the yeast which is doughy at first then it goes into a slightly fruity yeast aroma with a little bit of stone fruit coming through and towards the end there's just a slightly herbal and grassy hop aromas. This beer has a nice aroma, it's just a little unique for the style.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but it's lighter and it starts off with a slightly lower amount of medium sweetness with the malts still being the first to show up and they impart most of the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but they are lighter and it goes into the doughy yeast which is also lighter. On the finish there's pretty much no hop flavors with a little bit of fruity yeast showing up with pretty much no bitterness and it doesn't have much of an aftertaste. This is an ok tasting beer, it's pretty average for the style.

M- Smooth, clean, pretty crisp, on the thicker side of being light bodied with some slightly prickly higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is good and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this beer was just ok and I thought it was pretty average example of the style, the aroma was nice, but when it got to the taste everything got lighter and it made for a pretty bland tasting beer. This beer didn't have the best drinkability, one is more than enough for me since the flavor doesn't hold my attention. What I like the most about this beer is the mouthfeel, it's easily the best aspect and it's the truest to style. What I like the least about this beer is the taste, it's just pretty bland with no complexity. I wouldn't buy this beer if I saw it and I can't say I would recommend it withe since it's just not a good example of the style. All in all I wasn't a big fan of this one, it just didn't have much to it and it wasn't memorable. It's my least favorite Mothers beer and it's average at best for the style. Better luck next time guys, this one could use some work.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.15/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Towhead has a thick, slightly off-white head, a mostly clear, golden appearance, and some glass lacing left behind. Aroma is of very yeasty, sweet, sourdough white bread, and the taste is of those elements, with a shadow of banana and coriander. Bitterness exists, simply for rounding purposes. Mouthfeel is medium and a touch slick, and Towhead finishes crisp and refreshing.

RJT

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of thufflife
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of soju6
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

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Photo of jroberts8811
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of LukeGude
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of DCon
3.36/5  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.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of Bear1964
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nuebs
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Towhead from Mother's Brewing Company
3.43 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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