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Baby Tree - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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BA SCORE
88
very good

666 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 666
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%


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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cvm4

Mississippi

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark & cloudy amber with a light, almost eggshell head. Okay lacing.

S - I'm getting a lot of crisp fruit, pears & apples. There's a mix of toffee & a light smattering of brown sugar.

T - Kind of sweet all the way through, but not overwhelming & actually refreshing. You definitely pick up on the belgian properties of dark fruits, purple grapes, slight candy & brown sugar.

M - Lighter body, not heavy or cloying, great carbonation.

O - Well done & refined quad here. I like that it had the right amount of sweetness & dark fruits that balance wonderfully.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 00:33:23 | More by cvm4
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Salty Pig in Boston. 10oz serving in a Boulevard Glass.

A- Darkish mahogony cherry brown with just over two fingers of white foamy head that has nice retention and leaves layered lacing. Decent carbonation. Definitely a little bit lighter then your average quad.

S- Pears, apples, plums, grapes, bubble gum, very fruity. Decent aroma strength, pleasant smell but a little bit too much of a fruity bubble gum smell.

T- Pears, apples, plums, some grapes, bubble gum, lightly bitter finish with an aftertaste of fruits. Very fruity like smell, but again just a little bit too much like bubble gum. Otherwise fairly well balanced.

M- Medium bodied, decent carbonation, nice drinkability.

O- This was an interesting quad that definitely wasn't like your typical quad. This definitely had a lot more fruitiness going on which I liked, but it just reminded me a little bit too much of bubble gum. I enjoyed drinking it and recommend trying it out, just don't expect it to be nearly as good as some of those Belgian Quads. Definitely an interesting and unique try.

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2012 01:03:29 | More by jaasen64
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Somewhere between the spicy earth character of Belgian ales and the fruity-sweet versions that most American small breweries try to emulate, Pretty Thing's stronger, darker ale plucks at the strings of both influences.

It starts with its creamy pour of rusty brown hues and hazy garnet undertones. The beer swells with a creamy light tan head with firm retention and moderately solid lacing patterns. It's a good looking beer but doesn't billow with those rocky foam structures that sets the best ones apart.

Fruit and spice fill the nose with notions of grape, plumb, and red apples that alight well with red wine overtones and peppercorn counterparts, but then wrapped in a candied scent of confectioner's sugar.

Supple malty sweet taste of hard candies becomes the thread that pulls all of the estery fruits and yeasty spice together. Plumb, apple, dates, figs, grapes, blackberries all protrude through the candied sweetness and carry an attitude of vinous merlot. Spicy alcohols, seemingly of rum, along with a spicy tinge of fresh cracked peppercorn and freshly ground cinnamon balance the sweetness and fruitiness well especially in the absence of strong hop bitterness- the beer simply does not need it.

Medium-full in mouthfeel, there's the ample sweetness of unresolved malt and candy that evokes fuller impressions. But the tartness of acids, peppercorn spice and alcohol thinning that convinces the mind to register something lighter. A late palate of fleeting sweetness and exaggerated rummy alcohol, pepper, and wine closes the beer with savory refinement but also with a long lingering memory of fruit and pepper.

Although Baby Tree delves further into authentic Belgian taste and texture than do the more timid and more usual American attempts, it comes closer to tricking me into believing the true character of Belgium. But its creamy carbonation gives it away. A more sprite and zesty tactile notion here would have really sealed it for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 06:11:02 | More by BEERchitect
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a 22oz bottle poured into a duvel glass

A: pours a deep redish brown with a finger of slightly tan head... Dissapates nicley... Leavs some nice lacing.

S: alot of dark fruit in the nose here... Along with alcohol, sweet fig and raisin, touch of brown sugar. As the beer warms a nice dry cocoa powder aroma starts to come out, along with a touch of sweet toffee.

T: very similar to the nose I get alotnofndark fruit with a touch of alcohol. Reminds me a little of red wine, notes of raisin and plum, a touch of dry chocolate... Nice balanve and complexity.

M: although the body deffiantly has a touch of sweetness to It I find it to be very dry and almost tannic in the finish. Heavy medium body with creamy carbonation...

O: very tasty brew, darkfruit sprinkled with dry coca powder... Had a bit of alcohol bite to it, another good brew from pretty things.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 22:49:38 | More by PeterIngemi
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled Sept 2010, batch 8, just over 2 years old. The old style, brewed with dried plums.

A: Pours a dark reddish brown. Big fluffy light brown head adorns it. Fades at a moderate pace, leaving just little spots of lacing behind. Decent retention.

S: Very fruity, lots of dark fruits. Raisin, prunes, plums and maybe fig? Maybe even some grape? Nice caramel and brown sugar to back it up.

T: Lots of dark fruits up front as mentioned in the aroma. Caramel sweetens everything up nicely. Dried dark fruits kick in in the finish with a bit of a dusty, papery quality. Oxidized after only 2 years? Hmph. It's not super strong and doesn't detract too much, but it's there and it lingers in the aftertaste.

M: Smooth, mellow and fairly heavy.

O: Pretty decent quad. Very dark fruit-forward. Doesn't seem to be a huge amount of belgian spice influence (didn't get any cloves, pepper or anything). Just a sweet, fruity and mellow beer. Shame about the apparent oxidization, didn't expect a 9% quad to be going downhill after only 2 years.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 06:37:34 | More by Dope
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hagbergl

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a nice, big glass of Pretty Things' Belgian Quad, Baby Tree at Brookline's stellar beer bar, The Publick House, on August 31, 2012. It was served in a one of those oversized Pretty Things branded goblet–I like. As usual at PH, a quality pour. Review is from notes.

Appearance (4/5): Baby Tree pours a deep, dark brown with some red highlights. By the time it got to our table, the head had dissipated to a small, off-white layer. This is a pretty imposing dark ale, if I may say so. One of the cool things about the look of this beer is the sheet of off-white lacing residue that is left behind on the side of the glass after you take a sip and put the glass back down. Good looks, all the visual signs of good, fresh, well-carbonated beer are there.

Smell (3.5/5): I pick up some yeast, a faint sourness (probably from the yeast), some malt sweetness that is a little cocoa-like, dark fruits (blackberry and plum), and not boozy at all. Overall, though, this is not an exceptionally pungent Belgian-style ale. An okay nose, nothing offensive at all, but nothing special. It does seem to take a page from the Belgian Trappist ales with the very well-hidden alcohol content. This is definitely not like Urthel Samaranth!

Taste (4/5): Baby Tree's taste follows the nose, for the most part, though the fruitiness is more apparent. Now, I know this beer is no longer being brewed with dried plums, but man, there's a lot of dark fruit going on here: plums, raisins, blackberries. I detect a nice nice yeasty quality that adds a touch of spice. Some dark chocolate lurks deep within this brew, too. This is a very balanced beer–not highly sweet, the hops do a good job of balancing the malts while still allowing the malt character to command the show. Don't let the word "balance" fool you; this is still one very rich and strong beer.

Mouthfeel (4/5): Baby Tree has a nice moderate carbonation, is full bodied, and feels very smooth. Unlike some quads, it doesn't have any booze "heat" to it, so it's a fairly easy drinker that you won't tire of after getting halfway through it. It has some nice creaminess going on and never feels syrupy.

Overall (4/5): Pretty Things has a good beer here in Baby Tree, though I wouldn't say it's on a par with their other creations. Still, it is a tasty, fairly drinkable Belgian-style Quadruple ale that really hides its alcohol presence well and is loaded with good dark fruit flavors. Worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2012 18:38:52 | More by hagbergl
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
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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Kendo

New York

3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle says it was bottled in July of 2011. Consumed on August 31, 2012.

A: Poured from the bomber into a Duvel tulip. Body is chestnut brown with a small whitish head. Some splotchy lace.

S: Malt and yeast, with some spice and I'm getting a touch of wet cardboard.

T: Dark fruits, brown sugar and a touch of cocoa powder. Finishes with a lingering dryness, but it's also a bit sweet - fruity sweet. Alcohol is well-hidden.

M: Nice feel to it, with a good light fizziness reminiscent of the better Belgians. Call it medium to full-bodied.

O: Decent.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 02:09:47 | More by Kendo
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is fairly hazy and chestnut brown with a small tan head that leaves sparse lacing. The aroma malt, raisins, plums, a touch of yeast. The flavor is quite good, much better tan expected. A fine example of the style. Not on the level with the greats of the style, but a solid brew nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 02:52:01 | More by Huhzubendah
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2012 00:06:17 | More by ExtraStout
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Maudite snifter. Bottle clearly dated May, 2011, on the neck lable; how totally responsible and helpful is that? Pours a very dark ruddy brown amber with some dark floating particulates. One finger light tan head fades to a ring around the glass, leaving lacing. Dark Belgian aroma, dark and dried fruit, Belgian yeast, little bit of grape and brown sugar. Flavor follows with sweet dark fruit; plums and cherries, dried fruit; raisins and dates. Belgian yeast. Finishes somewhat dry, which is nice to offset the sweet start. A very pleasant take on a quadrupel, perhaps closer to a Berlgian dark, but tasty either way. A bit light in body and flavor for a quad with a medium body with light creaminess. I've yet to not fully enjoy a Pretty Things Ale. This was great.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 03:27:01 | More by LiquidAmber
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Greywulfken

New York

3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well, got a June 2012 bottling, so apparently this beer is no longer brewed with plums - kinda stinks because that was what I was looking forward to...

A: amber brown with a small head that'll slip away quickly

S: some caramel maltiness and orchard fruit notes

T: here's my only problem: it's a quad, but there's nothing about it to really set it apart from other quads - had typical quad tastes - the fruits, the sugars - but nothing really charismatic.

M: a little thinner than some quads I've had, low carbonation, fairly inert on the tongue

O: I can't give too bad a review, but I also like quads and BSDAs, and this was a good beer, so I am glad I bought it, but it does not displace my other (favorite) good quads

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 02:30:10 | More by Greywulfken
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far333

Connecticut

2.85/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Mahogany colored, not quite opaque, with some ruddy orange at the edges. An off-white head rises up to a half-inch of foam that settles out way too quickly.

Low aroma of sweet malt and yeast funk.

Flavor fairly matches the aroma, full of rich malt, some dark fruits, and an overpowering yeasty and phenolic flavor that detracts from the whole experience. Somewhat one-dimensional.

Watery mouthfeel, a bit slick. Overall could be darker, richer and maltier for me, with reduced phenols.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 18:14:32 | More by far333
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lovindahops

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I first tried baby tree at Meade hall in Boston and I lost my mind with how much I enjoyed it in draft. I made a mental note to grab some of these when I next say them in cuse

A- a dark brew that meshes between black and brown with fluffy white foam that lingers and stays on the edges of my surly tulip. Slow carbonation races to the top of the glass while the ruby hue edges gleam

S- massive dark raisins, fig, plum scents, molasses, and brown sugar. And not to mention a bready yeast scent that completey ties together this darkened fruit scent. Good scent profile for a quad

T- delicious raisin flavor that is both sweet and dry as the sweet sugars and syrupy molasses coates with flavor. Not too heavy and not too light. Just enjoyable with all the flavor

M- the flavor lambastes your mouth leaving layers of fig and raisin. Good flavor all over

O- baby tree is an amazing American Belgian quad of flavor that is so dangerously drinkable. The flavor is so complex and enjoyable that I can't say enough about it. Pretty things is an amazing brewery that has yet to put out a sub par brew

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 01:04:27 | More by lovindahops
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark cloudy amber/brown. Head dissipates quickly. Slight alcohol smell but true to this style. Strong beer, but not over-powering. Still a beer to have one of for the night and move onto something else. Taste is sweet - Belgian candy or brown sugar.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 22:00:14 | More by Oakenator
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A: Deep reddish/copper with ruby red highlights. Moderate carbonation. Excellent clarity.

N: Cherry pit, fig, candy sugar and concord grape.

T: Big flavors from dark fruits ranging from cherry, concord grape, figs and dates. This is backed by molasses and dark candy sugars. Belgian yeast characters are present bringing in some subtle barnyard and dried hay.

M: Light-medium bodied, silky, smooth and warming.

O: This is a very nice American brewed Quad. Big, sweet and slightly warming yet drinks incredibly smooth with a well masked abv.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 22:56:35 | More by justintcoons
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farrago

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light half finger coating across the surface of a dark tan color, mostly mid-sized bubbles, average retention, nothing unique either way, the lacing is basically a thin solid sheet which glides down the glass sides. The liquid is a dusky brown base, shifts into orange and yellow hues nearer the glass sides, actually notable for the lack of chunks floating about and general cleanliness, not many bubbles visible but when you swirl the glass it foams up again rapidly. The nose is dry and lean but not lacking, grass, yeast and packed dirt appear first, yielding to honey, brown sugar, maple syrup and orange peel, even as apricot, fig, date fruit appears never seems sweet, not getting a lot of spice scents, stays properly mannered and focused. Medium-bodied, very creamy and gently carbonated mouth texture which helps in distracting from the dryness, mouth almost gets parched as the glass gets drained. Again, not for any lack of chocolate, molasses, maple syrup, toffee or licorice flavors, even some coffee hard candy notes in there. Touch of ginger, the citrus element diminished. Fig, golden raisin, yellow apple, apricot fruit stays measured. Minimal traces of clove or banana, some yeastiness. Smooth, wears its alcohol level well, nothing to complain about.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 23:02:33 | More by farrago
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this as an extra from one of you generous fellows but I have forgotten who to thank so thank you all! Clear amber color, interesting wispy head that still laces the glass. Smells strong, alcohol, esters, a hint of apple, not bad. Taste is sort of ester, alcohol, fruit, and for a second I got a hint of chocolate which was cool. Overall not bad but not my favorite for the style. then again I don't usually seek out quads so what do I know?

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 02:51:03 | More by ArrogantB
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap @ the Fridge -thanks Erik! Enjoyed chilled in a Three Philosophers goblet.

The color is deep burgundy with translucent clarity and thin quickly falling cap of tight tan beads. The smell is vinous and slightly pruny with a hint of raisin and spice. The hint of woody aroma from the hops comes out as it warms with a mild alcohol ester. The feel is good -substantial body with moderate sweetness and slightly spicy and bitter balance with tinges of warming alcohol in the finish.

I like the way the malt and yeast bring forward some toast and slightly dried fruit flavors together with a pine/herbal hop flavor. There is a slight currant/vinous tinge with a mellow element of raisin and fragrant wood accent with some mild sugar and alcohol in the background with spice and other hop flavors appearing mid-taste. I like the flavor and it is pretty drinkable for the strength-not the best quad I ever tried, but certainly high in drinkability-welll worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2012 16:59:03 | More by Slatetank
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larryi86

Delaware

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank you DrewShal9 for this!
22 oz bottle, July 2011, poured into a Chimay glass

A- A deep clear ruby red with a small off white head.

S- Dark fruits, plums, figs, yeast, spices, hints of chocolate, very enjoyable.

T- Lots of dark fruits, plums, hint of cherries, some chocolate, a good amount of earthy spices in the finish, pretty well balanced.

M- Smooth, medium body, a little creamy.

O- A solid Quad that I am very happy the I got to try. I have not had too many American Quads, but right now this is my favorite. This is only my second beer from Pretty Things and can't wait to try.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 01:31:52 | More by larryi86
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SHODriver

California

4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

May 2011 batch

A: pours a deep brown with a finger of light tan head that fades to about 1 cm
S: smells of dark fruit, plums and alcohol. very sweet with notes of caramel as well.
T: sweet caramel and dark fruit flavor kicks things off with flavors of alcohol soaked cherry and more fruitiness toward the end. a bit of candi sugar comes in as well. aftertaste is more candi sugar, dark fruit, and some somewhat medicinal spice that I can't quite place but plays very nicely, almost licorice like.
M: slightly prickly carbonation lends to a medium mouthfeel.
O: I can't help but want to keep smelling this beer and it tastes fantastic. Pretty Things is quickly becoming one of my favorite East Coast breweries.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 16:29:23 | More by SHODriver
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a deep mahogany pour with about a finger of head which quickly diminished.

smells of dates, nutty, banana, a slight hint of alcohol comes through in the end.

sweet taste of brown sugar up front, followed immediately by a roasted nut/caramel flavor, raisins. very tasty!

medium body with slight creamy feel on lips, nicely carbonated throughout pour keeps it fizzy on palate/cheeks.

a very nice sipper! comes in a beautiful looking bottle, pours very nicely with a very reflective (in the light) deep shade of mahogany. smells and tastes wonderful with a nice even balance of fruits and nuts. a great beer by pretty things.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 06:40:03 | More by facundoCNB
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-black with a nice tan head

S-malty. Nice cinnamon and peppercorn. Slightly roasted dark Belgian malts. Good scent

T-comes in with a great taste of dark roasted Belgian malts, dark fruits, and peppercorn. It's a great taste that forms a matching after-taste with a touch of bitterness. 

M-medium carbonation with a crisp finish. A little bit more smooth than I like my quads.

O-this is pretty impressive for an American quad. The flavors are all pretty decent and it's extremely drinkable. It does become less and less complex though not any less enjoyable. 

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2012 04:29:41 | More by AdamBear
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AgentMunky

California

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Koningshoeven chalice.

A: Light, frothy head. The beer is dark mahogany, barely translucent.

S: Very yeasty! Light, Belgian, and spicy, if a bit grainy and muted. Smells more like a tripel than a quad.

T/M: Interesting! Lively yeast and very light body. This does not feel like a quad, but it tastes great. Dancing fruit (grape, plum, apple, banana) is full of depth and spice (clove, cardamon, cinnamon, administered with a light hand. A delicate, floral, yeast-forward 'quadrupel.'

O: An intriguing, engaging beer, and probably the best example of the style made in America that I've ever tasted. Highly recommended. Would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 05:39:33 | More by AgentMunky
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a tulip, the beer is a dark, vibrant, chestnut brown coloring with a thin, small bubbled, dense, beige head. Aromas are subtle, with some dark sweetness and earthy characteristics. Flavors are heavy in old world fruit sweetness, with raisin, date, and fig flavors giving a heavy, layered, and earthy tang for the backbone. Slightly spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon characteristics, the beer has a solid, balanced, and smooth body. The aftertaste is rich and earthy, with a slight tropical fruit highlight. Smooth, rich, and roasted finish. This is a tasty, strong brew.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2012 17:13:16 | More by GarthDanielson
Baby Tree from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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