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Pretty Things Field Mouse’s Farewell

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Welcome to our Field Mouse’s Farewell. It’s a late spring seasonal beer: French, rustic, 7%, full of different grains: Rye, Oats, Wheat and Barley. Like what a mouse would eat. The hops are Strisselspalt from Alsace, and Bramling Cross from England, and we combined Belgian and English yeast strains. Oldy woldy worldy.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark, orange color with a small white fluffy head that recedes to a small ring. Light haze is left on the glass, not really lacing. Nose is heavy on bready yeast notes with a light sourdough and some fruity ester notes as well. Palate is fairly heavy on carbonation up front that stings the mouth, followed by a more syrupy note in the back of the mouth. Lots of sticky residue is felt on the tongue and roof of the mouth. Flavors are yeasty and bready, less fruit notes and more of a champagne kind of dryness. The mouth is just full of stickiness, dry patches, stinging tongue...this is a high quality battle the mouth is facing with this beer. This is a fun, adventurous, experience.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4233) - Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2015
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 8/2015. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, clove, wheat, toasted oats, spicy rye bread, wood, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, clove, wheat, toasted oats, spicy rye bread, wood, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of earthy bitterness and yeast/rye spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, clove, wheat, toasted oats, spicy rye bread, wood, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate amount of dryness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp/sticky, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome and unique saison style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2010
The site’s deScription is largely wrong. There is one Field Mouse from Pretty Things and it’s a Belgian farmhouse, not an English Pale. Damn good, too. Cloudy amber, small head, very little lacing. Nose of yeast and assorted grains. Taste of, well, yeast, fresh bread, assorted grains, some sweetness, detectable rye and multi-grain complexity, some funk to balance the sweetness, and, i suspect a touch of English hops, just enough to justify thinking this might be an English pale. But it’s not. The predominant yeast and hop notes are definitely from the other side of the channel. Did i mention that it’s pretty good?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2010
tasting on 11/20/10. hazy yellow pour with a slim white head. Belgian yeast nose with some banana and citrus notes. medium body with more banana, candi sugar, apricot and orange peel. sweet finish with a citrus bitterness and some light fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13528) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Bomber from Half Time; bottled May 2011; Batch 2. Pours hazy dirty orange with a transient fizzy off-white head. Aromas of fresh fruit, citrus, earth and flowers. Med body. Fizzy. Astringent. Earthy. Almost barnyard. Woody. Fruity. Very astringent. Even dry. Amazing stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
annunz123 (945) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Wow. Pretty Things is brewed a few miles from me, so I’ve tried a few and never been really impressed. This is a very different story. Yeast, spice, and some citrus in the nose. Slightly sweet taste with some breadiness and maybe a little mint. Finish is dry and spicy. Tremendous.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2908) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Pours a deep copper color with a finger or so off white head. The aromas are ripe citrus, touches of sweet pale malts and alot of funky yeast notes as well. On the palate its a big Belgian golden ale style with lots of subtle herbal earthy notes mixed with sweet malty flavors and nice bitterness too. The spicy rye comes through as well as the smooth full body from the oats but loads of carbonation make this somewhat refreshing and not too boozy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
finol (2843) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours redish amber. Aroma of strawberries and dark fruits. Quite heavy, taste of dark fruits, grapes and some wooden notes. medium bitterness

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AGAquino (666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2010
On tap at Cambridge Common, in Boston. Cloudy golden color with tall foamy head and good lace. Nice hop aroma. Hoppy bitter flavor with noticeable sweet malt. Quite balanced with nice lingering aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5280) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Pours pale gold into a shaker. Bright white head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Candi, bubblegum and rye aromas. Crisp with sweet cotton candy upfront turning to a dry, lasting rye, resin and yeast finish.


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