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Baby Tree - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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88
very good

700 Ratings
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Ratings: 700
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 60
Gots: 90 | 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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ClassicBrad

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +23.5%
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%).

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2010 03:12:40 | More by ClassicBrad
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New York

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Perkyanda

Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +20.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2009 01:17:18 | More by Perkyanda
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle purchased as a single at Julio's, Westboro, MA. Cap tape says Batch 2, Bottled July 2009.

Poured into a Chimay chalice, formed a 3/4" brown head over the cloudy dark red brew. Frothy head receds very gradually, with a thick coating of lace. Aroma is yeasty, spicy, and dark fruits. Taste is moderately sweet upfront, fruit in the middle, and the close finds the spice and alcohol coming together. I'm having trouble separating the flavors, they all merge so well. Mouthfeel is way smooth, and drinkability is excellent. Liking this.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2009 00:34:31 | More by ppoitras
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JimbobAlonymous

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Tried a glass of this beer from the Blind Pig pub in Athol, Mass. The beer tap was actually a tree with babies in it.

I wasn't sure how well a beer with 9% alcohol would taste, but I was plesantly surprised.

It had a slightly fruity smell, but not strong like juice or anything, just slightly detectable.

The flavor was fantastic. I have never had a beer like this before, it was very clean and crisp, but still felt like drinking a beer. No bitter taste what-so-ever. It wasn't too sweet either. It was like they made a fantastic beer using the cleanest water in the world somehow...not sure how they pulled that off.

Feels very good in the mouth and goes down smooth. Not a chugging beer by any means, but it's smooth enough where that 9% could get you in trouble pretty quickly.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2010 15:31:08 | More by JimbobAlonymous
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Baby Tree from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
88 out of 100 based on 700 ratings.