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Baby Tree - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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Ratings: 713
Reviews: 347
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 60
Gots: 98 | 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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4.36/5  rDev +11.5%

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.

M: Slightly viscous body with mild to low carbonation.

O: This is an excellent example of an American produced quad. Fruity and rich; this beer is a great after dinner sipper. Pretty Things hits a home run with Baby Tree. If you’re a fan of dark Belgian or Trappist beers, this is definitely worth picking up.

KelsoSaaz, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of Andrew041180
3.99/5  rDev +2%

A - Poured into the center of a St. Bernardus chalice. The beer takes on a deep brown hue, with a surprisingly thin head. The head recedes to pretty much nothing after a while, leaving little to no lacing on the glass. I noticed just a little bit of visible carbonation. Tough to spot through this dark, somewhat cloudy beer.

S - Nice aromas that I associate with a quad, albeit a little lighter. Dark fruit is dominant, but there is also a little indistinct sweetness.

T - Again, all the tastes that one would expect, and follows the nose fairly closely. Dark fruit again dominates, the sweetness is a little more distinct here, mild, but something like caramel. There is also a touch of alcohol on the finish.

M - The weakest area of this beer for me. Much thinner than I would expect, and without real supporting carbonation. Finishes clean. Slight dryness and alcohol heat.

O - Nice beer. It doesn't stack up with the best, but I certainly wouldn't turn one down.

Andrew041180, Mar 30, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -4.6%

As recommended on the site, poured directly into the pretty things Stemmed glass and served cold.

A- Deep brown with hints of red with two fingers of head with a slightly cherry pink color.

S- Cherry, pine and a subtle bite.

T- Cherry and very slight plum taste forward. Light milk chocolate following and sweet following from oats.

M- Smooth and surprisingly light. Has a very clean finish.

O- Advertised as a spring beer it is very light for a quadruple.

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Baby Tree from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
88 out of 100 based on 713 ratings.