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Baby Tree | Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Baby Tree was our first Easter beer. We LOVE Easter here at Pretty Things. Usually after the long Boston winter, we’re itching to bring out the bunnies, bonnets and yellow fluffy chicks and get on with our Springtime.

The Baby Tree is a real tree. This must be said. It dwells in Sexhow and carries cavorting baby-dolls and in season, a few pears appear. It belongs to great friends of Dann & Martha, and they chose to rescue these small plastic people from a landfill-fate by allowing them to ride in their pear-tree many years ago. And thank heavens they did.

Our Baby Tree is a very magical, traveling tree filled with waving, happy babies, some of whom may or may not resemble Mikheil Gorbachev. There may also be some discrepancy in the number of limbs, but we cannot be sure where other baby heads may be poking through the leaves so we don’t worry ourselves about it. If you want, read our poem about it.

Baby Tree beer is a Pretty Things take on the best of Abbey-style brewing from Belgium. Inspired by monastic and abbey quadruples, embellished with dark fruit flavours, not too sweet, not too heavy, it’s a springtime beer with some of the richness of late winter. It makes it perfect year round, so that’s when we offer it! You should be able to find it most months of the year, on draft or in bottle.

All in all, it’s our way of bringing a bit of Springtime to you and to us, all year round. Hooray!

Added by twelvsies on 04-21-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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

Bottle marked as April 2012. Sucks they no longer brew it with dried plums.

A - Pretty sweet quad deep brown a touch hazy with a 1/2 inch of opaque colored head that settles to a thick lace ring that never quits.

S - Mild dark fruits mostly plum and fig with a touch of brown sugar malts.

T - A touch dry but quite smooth and sweet with brown sugar and dried fruit goodness (despite not being brewed with any)

M - Like I said it is smooth with a medium to heavy body bubbly dry but hides the ABV well.

Overall It's an above average quad and picking it up for 5 bucks I hoped it was old since 1+year old quad are tasty. Wish it was brewed with plums it would have added that extra layer of complexity.

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Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at his "end of the world" tasting.

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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.

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Baby Tree from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 820 ratings
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