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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Baby tree is a "quadruple" brewed with a single strain of Belgian yeast. While a commonly used style name on the internet, "quadruple" isn’t in fact a style name at all but a brand of beer produced by La Trappe in the Netherlands. Its found a common usage as a cover-all for the darkest and strongest beers produced by Trappist monks, mainly because they haven’t named them themselves. Two Belgian brewers use the term "Abt", Flemish for "Abbot". Historically the best beer made in an abbey (by the Cistercians/Trappists at least) was referred to in Latin simply as "prima melior". This has also become a brand name in recent years.Our "quadruple" benefits from the addition of 40lbs of dried California plums in the kettle - hopefully contributing to the overall dark-fruit character of the beer. It’s a dark, 8.6% beer..."Baby Tree" is Pretty Things’ first seasonal beer.

Brewed and bottled by Dann Paquette of Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project, Inc. at Buzzards Bay. Previously brewed at Paper City. Not a Paper City or Buzzards Bay brand beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6206) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014
Dark amber coloured, and clear, as far as I can see. A bit pale for a abt, but still an ok beer. Malty, lightly roasted and toasted, faint plastic. Flavor starts heavy sweet, yeasty notes, finish light bittter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy and yeasty aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. candis and fruit dominating. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Too sweet to be fantastic but still nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (3790) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
pours clear brown-reddish with a small but nice light beige head showing a good retention and lacing. spicy caramel - smooth and complex layers of caramel, fruits - raisins, plums and delicious low levels of phenols, fairly yeasty - tasty and doughy, chalky, grassy and very spicy. warming and never boozy. average to moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, gently sweet and grassy-spicy finish. solid abt.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2255) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle, 13C. Dark brown with a fat coat of off-white head that fades after a time but never quite disappears. Aroma of stewed and dried fruit - prunes, raisins, dried banana - dough, cloves. Full, somewhat syrupy texture, lowish carbonation. No real chocolate notes. Bass register fruitiness that’s lightened by a dry, spicy and discreetly bitter finish. Slightly disjointed like a low res picture - maybe would come together more in another few months. But pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niksko (263) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2014
Pours a dark ruby with a bit of brown, with a fine off white head.
Nose is plum, prune, honey sweetness, clove, banana, slightly tart and funky. Interesting and enticing nose.
Flavour is sweet and malty on the attack, with clove, banana, more dark dried fruits, a hint of vegemite, slightly roasty on the finish with a good dose of sweetness.
Very smooth, fairly heavy body.
Really excellent beer, lots of lovely dark flavours and wonderfl to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RihardsF (81) - LATVIA - JAN 24, 2014
Aroma of sweet caramel, like barley wine. Sweet, with some carbonation and caramel. Big malts. Big body. However I won’t buy it again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
two7offsuit (122) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Pours brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of dried fruit with similar flavor and some maltiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NYCTrav (4) - - JAN 15, 2014 does not count
Nice. A bit too effervescent, both in the nose and in the mouth. Pleasant fig and plumb aroma, which segues smoothly into the palate. Somewhat chocolatey finish. Not enough alcohol backbone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steasy66 (804) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Pretty typical for an american quad. Not complex, unimaginitive, none of the nice dark fruit.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mverity (249) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Pours a clear medium brown with almost no head. Thinnest of light tan collars. Aroma is of toffee, medium malt sweetness and a healthy indistinct nutty-fruit. Taste is deep fruit, medium malt and woody-nuttiness. Kinda thin body, with medium to low carbonation.


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