RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6580) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Bottle/Batch2/May11 bottling. Orange-golden with a pillowtop of a head. The aroma is fruity and yeasty. Rustic is a good descriptor for this beer -- rich with a grain-laden body, yet emboldened with a tart fruity edge. Nice beer in the farmhouse tradition. (#4350, 10/24/2011)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7519) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 11, 2011
22 ounce thanks to Matt. Golden hazy orange. Spices. Lemon zest. Orange. A Belgian ale spiced. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (10400) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2011
Bottle. Hazy gold with a medium foam. Aromas are honey and floral spices with caramel. Rye with lemon and alcohol. Flavours are bready yeast with sweet honey and flowers. Quite herbal and resinous. Caramel and biscuit with a decent grapefruit bitterness to finish with woody dryness. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - SEP 11, 2011
Enjoyed it. Pours a hazy gold colour with a nice what frothy cap. The aroma is grapefruit, hops, orange peel, and spice. The flavour is cool, some spicey zing plays with juicy grapefruit and orange zest, touches of gran and yeast, banana, some alcohol sweetness, finishes with more grapefruit. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Butters (4058) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Sampled (fittingly so) at mark’s farewell party. Batch 2. Pours a hazy straw color with offwhite head. Sweet and lemongrass citrus tones. Pick up the rye and wheat character, but honestly, wasn’t that impressed with this one. Just didn’t think it was all that great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2566) - USA - AUG 25, 2011
By the way, I like the cute little paper strip PT puts over their caps. And another quirky label - that is going to be in a book someday, I’ll wager, a book of craft beer labels from the early 2000s. An odd colored pour - olive and butterscotch tones. Lightly tarry, herbal, and sour notes in the aroma. Interesting flavor comes across like a hoppy saison mixed with a little gruit. The label says there is wheat and rye mixed in with the barley. Some random sourness and playful flavor clashes. Another very interesting release from PT.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1525) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Coriander, orange peel aroma: a spicy "zest." Touch of banana. Belgian white-y with a touch of hefeweizen. You can feel the spicy particles. The appearance is glorious, glowing golden yellow -- like a light bulb. Healthy head. Impeccably cloudy. Stunning color. The flavor: wow! The spices are extraordinary. Peppery and with a bitter citrus (grapefruit). Starts off light like a Belgian blonde/wit, finishes like a grapefruit bomb. Eases you into a false sense of security before slapping your lying mouth. The palate is chunky on the inside, slick on the outside. It’s a tale of two beers: a wheaty start and a grapefruity finish. Surprisingly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
annunz123 (957) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2011
22 oz. bottle. Pours a very hazy gold with a moderate linen white head that lasted beyond mid-glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of grain, orange, lemon along with a few floral notes. The flavor is more malt than grain with a touch of spice to it, candi sugar, and lemon. The sweetness is not heavy or cloying in any way and is not excessive and acts to brighten the other flavor components. This is my first beer from this brewer and I will be back for more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle pours hazy orange-gold with a white head. Aroma is herbal with notes of pepper, lemongrass, vanilla, a touch of funk and some spicy rye. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of citrus, a bready yeastiness as well as light florals. Overall body is moderate and starts a little sweet but quickly dries out and finishes spicy.

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