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Baby Tree - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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Ratings: 765
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 60
Gots: 107 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: twelvsies on 04-21-2009

Quadrupel with dried plums.

This beer is no longer brewed with dried plums as of June '11 batch.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle lists that this is batch three of this brew and bottle on October, 2009. Less than four months before it reaches my lips. Very cool to have on a label.

Pours a very deep ruby red with a little bit of a purple tint. Healthy head that maintains and laces moderately; in chunks.

Smell is of phenol and tart suggestions of cranberry juice. Also showing of some spicy, Belgian yeast.

Taste is like a mix between a belgian-style quad and cranberry juice or sour cherry; very sweet and tart while also very bold. Compliments perfectly with the standard spicy yeast of the quad style.

Mouthfeel is beautiful and refreshing. Tops this outstanding beer off to be so exuberant and tingling.

Drinkability is insane for a 9% belgian-style ale. (I see its listed as 8.7% on here but the bottle says 9%).

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

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Baby Tree from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
88 out of 100 based on 765 ratings.