Baby Tree - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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Reviews by timmay41:
4.3/5 rDev +10.3%
First batch, poured into a tulip
A: Pours a sort of muddy brown, purplish hue that looks earthy. As Nature intended. The off-white head crackles with carbonation but dissipates quickly on the first pour, dissolving into nothing. The second pour offers a more lively head that's retained a little longer.
S: Distinctly Belgian yeast, dark fruit, candied sugar, and some herbal spices. I took this out of the fridge and let it warm for 20 minutes and am glad I did. The nose offers many subtle notes that need warmth and time to breathe.
T&M: The plum/prune comes out in the taste... the first sip is a little sweet up front and then more tart on the finish. Light, refreshing overall (words not usually associated with quads, for sure). Balanced, well carbonated. Light to medium mouthfeel with a somewhat thicker coating on the back of the throat. Subtle, complex notes of caramel and dried fruit. Very little alcohol noticeable at all.
D: The quad designation is somewhat misleading; this is just a straight up good, dark, higher octane brew with some Belgian characteristics. Suspend disbelief on style expectations and enjoy. It's an engaging, inviting offering from Pretty Things that embodies the fecundity of late Spring.
05-12-2009 04:01:00 | More by timmay41
More User Reviews:
3.58/5 rDev -8.2%
Poured into a chalice a rich burgundy infused russet with a thinner tannish colored head atop.Funk and more funk overtop of dark fruit in the nose,maybe the most funk I have come across in a quad.Cakey with dark fruit flavors the at turn into quite a funky finish,Iam not a fan of funk so it kinda turned me off a little.A well made beer but I think the funk is heavy handed for the style.
09-29-2011 23:00:53 | More by oberon
4/5 rDev +2.6%
Had this on draft at Ciro's (Tavern on Cherry) in Woonsocket, RI to kick off their new Mug Club.
A - Pours a deep, brownish amber. Tan colored head is frothy and creamy. A bit of lacing. Looks pretty nice in my snifter, almost too good to drink, almost.
S - Aroma is a bit muted, but smells pretty sweet. Plums and cherries notes. Yeasty too, kind of like sourdough bread.
T - Fruity and sweet (neither overpoweringly so) with a malty backbone. Tasted acidic at first but much less so as the beer warmed up a bit. Plum flavor is definitely there, particularly in the finish. A cloying beer that stays on your tongue.
M - Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. Lighter on the tongue than I expected.
D - This is not a style that always ranks high on the drinkability scale, but this beer definitely does.
08-18-2012 00:06:17 | More by ExtraStout
3.9/5 rDev 0%
A- Cloudy brown, moderate carbonation, big off white head that fades to a covering leaving some lacing.
S- Light dark fruit aroma of figs and some caramized sugars.
T- Like the aroma but more full. Dark fruit, figs and raisins. Some sweet caramel with a kick of alcohol at the end.
M - Moderate body, tingle of carbonation, and warmth of alcohol...just like a quad should be.
O - A nice Belgian style quad, one that I will try again.
12-13-2011 04:01:49 | More by steelerguy
4.22/5 rDev +8.2%
Bottled Oct 2009
A garnet colored beer with a rim of tan head. Dark fruit and sweet malt aroma.
Taste of raisins up front, followed by a sweet taste of brown sugar, with a peppery finish.
A very smooth beer.
Eminently drinkable, a beer to sit back and savor.
02-14-2010 15:51:31 | More by lordofthewiens
4.23/5 rDev +8.5%
Pours a clear medium brown with almost no head. Thinnest of light tan collars. Aroma is of toffee, medium malt sweetness and a healthy indistinct nutty-fruit. Taste is deep fruit, medium malt and woody-nuttiness. Kinda thin body, with medium to low carbonation.
01-02-2014 20:29:54 | More by mverity
4.35/5 rDev +11.5%
Bomber bottle, tape over the cap says "Bottled July 2009,Batch two". Pours a moderatly dark shade of brown, murky and welcoming. The Frothy head is dark khaki, long lasting and leaving a rich collar, then well developed and quite beyond respectable sheeting/lacing. Nice looking beer. The sniff is soaked in ripe dark fruit, raisins and figs. Full flavor and quite tasty brew. Dark Belgian beer lovers rejoice. Loaded with notes of rum soaked raisins, ripe and goey figs and plums. Pleasing mouthfeel and smooth finish. Alcohol present but well folded into all the other good stuff going on here. Classy sipper, night capper, dessert beer. Well done, PT crew...
09-03-2009 00:07:10 | More by Billolick
4.72/5 rDev +21%
It pours a dark brown, with a creamy chocolate color, with a touch of grey to it. It's head is a lighter color--not true white, but a light yellowish color about a finger's width wide, with tight bubbles. It smells a little like caramel to me--I can't really gt any other sense of the smell, and its very faint--there's maybe a touch of an earthy scent, but that's all, really.
This beer strikes me as relatively cool, for a beer of its strength--it doesn't warm me up immediately, and it goes down smoothly. The first actual flavor I notice is one of sweetness--again, a sort of rich, caramelly sweetness. I can sense some dark fruit, but can't get the plums themselves. The beer almost seems to have a creaminess to it as well, both in flavor and texture--the mouthfeel is both thick and smooth. It doesn't have a lot of a flavor kick to it, but it does make it extremely easy and satisfying to drink.
I absolutely love this beer. It's one of my favorites. I'll be buying it again, and again, and again.
08-21-2009 01:17:18 | More by Perkyanda
2.88/5 rDev -26.2%
Dec 2010 tag.
Pours one fingers worth of off white creamy head. Cola
colored clear body.
Smells of Carmel, earthy hops, some figs and plum. Touch of alcohol mixed with big fruity esters.
Taste is sweet dark fruits, cherries, plums and grapes. Mixed with Carmel and earthy hops. A sharp and lingering metallic taste just about ruins this one. It's a bit disappointing to be honest.
Mouthfeel is medium thin. Medium carbonation. The finish is a touch oily to go along with the metallic taste.
Overall this had some good qualities but the metallic finish hurts this one quite a bit.
$6 a Bomber
11-01-2011 03:16:14 | More by Homebrew35
3.9/5 rDev 0%
Appearance: 1/4 inch head, dark leather brown in color, clear, high carbonation
Smell: bread and toasted malt. Not as strong a smell as I getfrom other quads.
Taste: bread, toasted malt, cinnamon, and dark fruit
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, light body, sweet start with a bitter/dry aftertaste.
Drinkability: A nice and complex beer and certainly one I would get again. I like the breadiness and fruit. There are other quads I would reach for first. However, I would still reach for this over several other beers across styles. A good beer, in a style with several excellent brews.
07-19-2010 16:44:28 | More by tigg924
3.68/5 rDev -5.6%
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.
Pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is a lot of malt with some fruit. Not as much aroma as I expected. The flavor is better, with caramel malts, dark fruit (cherries and plums) and some Belgian candi sugar. No detectable alcohol. Creamy mouthfeel.
03-11-2010 03:26:38 | More by Mora2000
3.95/5 rDev +1.3%
Bomber enjoyed at a recent beer tasting - cheers Brad!
Poured into a wine glass. Amber tawny, nice haze, billowing head that recedes into a thick ring, good lacing. Nice looking quad.
Nose is Belgian yeast, citrus, plum, fig, chocolate. Lovely quad smell.
Decent quad, all the usual flavors are there with a bit more spice than I could detect in the nose. Enjoyed the fig-plum flavor. Lacking the depth of some of the monsters of the style, but still quite enjoyable.
Aggressive carbonation - might have been a bit hot - thinner bodied.
Worth checking out, certainly for the brewery's sake (and for the bottle artwork). While it's not the most complex quad this side of the Atlantic, it's certainly quite tasty.
04-15-2012 23:51:12 | More by JohnnyBarman
4.28/5 rDev +9.7%
This belgian quad appears a fruity raisin brown and smells like a mild yeasty belgian ale with a hint of the dried plums. The name quadruple to me is a bit bold, this is a beer which hides its alcohol well and comes off as a tripel or double. The beer is full bodied with a very delicate mouthfeel which blends amazingly with the dried plum flavor. Baby Tree won't blow you away with intense hoppy or yeasty flavors but to me is a well balanced and enjoyable fruity belgian that I could recommend to anyone.
04-04-2012 04:56:31 | More by BenHesk12
4/5 rDev +2.6%
22oz bomber poured into an Ommegang tulip.
Pours a nice ruddy dark brown with a small light brown head. Nose is all malt and dry dark fruits.
Taste is rich and sweet but still it's not too dry. It's got lots of raisins and dark fruit. It's really got a nice rich mouthfeel, very tasty and drinkable.
07-23-2010 22:48:08 | More by kingcrowing
4.22/5 rDev +8.2%
Picked this up at Whole Foods Bowery on a recent trip to New York. Had a chance to sample this at the BBF and wanted to give it another try.
Appearance- Pours a hazy medium brown with lots of rising carbonation in the body and a nice two finger head of light brown head that sticks around for quite awhile before dying back. Medium amounts of lacing left as I drink and a touch of beading carbonation.
Smell- Interesting combination. I pick up on lots of bready malt with some sweetness and a touch of yeast. This is made more interesting by a slight whiff of tartness which I take to be the plums at work.
Taste- A rich but airy breadiness with some sweet malt showing through. Rather yeasty, which lends a banana fruitiness to the beer as well. Quite rich and complex and make more so by an very unique tart finish. Rather than come across as a sweet, dark fruit flavor, the plums add an almost lactic tartness on the finish. Very interesting and unlike other tripels I have had.
Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Mouthfeel is substantial and adequately carbonated. The beer is a bit sweet but with such and interesting and complex flavor profile that it will keep you sipping.
Overall, a very good quad and unique in a very good way. I'll be having more Pretty Things in the future.
01-26-2010 01:16:37 | More by boatshoes
Baby Tree from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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