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Baby Tree - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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88
very good

686 Ratings
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Ratings: 686
Reviews: 343
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 59
Gots: 87 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Quadrupel with dried plums.

This beer is no longer brewed with dried plums as of June '11 batch.

(Beer added by: twelvsies on 04-21-2009)
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark brown fruity color with some nice ambering that reminds me of raisins. The head is very compact with nice little white cream head and some excellent carbonation running up the sides. Lacing is a dribbling sheet of white on the edges of the glass, leaving behind slight tendrils to suggest its passing. The beer smells sweet with dark candy sugars and dark fruit notes like raisin. The malt profile in the nose is sweet and the yeast is slightly souring and pear-like but nicely Belgian and definitely influenced by the trappist beers. There is a great syrupy sweet tinge to the nose which suggests a big sweet Belgian body. There is also a sweet alcohol smell lingering beneath everything else in the smell and suggesting the beer’s 9%. The beer tastes wonderfully complex with an interesting splash of pear-like esters in the initial sip rounded with dark fruits and the sweet malt blanket that gives the beer a creamy feel. The pear flavor actually continues into the aftertaste after a slight lull and gives the mouth a slight pucker when mixed with the hops bitters at the end of the sip. The beer is a little cloying on the mouth with the sweets. The hops are surprisingly there in the flavor with a nice dry bittering in the mouth and some slight earthy spice in the middle of the taste. The mouth is left slightly wet on the sides with saliva after the beer has passed but the roof and tongue of the mouth are quite dry. Overall this is an interesting take on the quad style, but I’m not sure I like the bittering that they did to the style. I see what they were going for in and American interpretation of the quad, but I wasn’t really blown away by the interpretation. Pretty Things is an awesome brewery, I love what they do but this one just didn’t do it for me. The beer is an average quad overall.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 23:59:40 | More by Maxwell
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A gorgeous looking mahogany brown-amber with reddish hues and a modest off-white head that fades some but does not disappear.

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Poured into tulip

A: Pours a deep mahogany with hints of ruby when held to light with a large, creamy, khaki, 3 finger head

S: Fruity and musty attic aromas, with hints of earth and clove.

T: Rich plum, apricot, and cherry flavors up front with slight funky Belgian yeast tones underneath. Barnyard flavors are there, but very subtle. Very little in the way of hops, but a slight old-world hop bitterness lasts in the finish along with black cherry tones.

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Baby Tree from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
88 out of 100 based on 686 ratings.