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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" isnít 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 havenít 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. Itís a dark, 8.6% beer..."Baby Tree" is Pretty Thingsí 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5272) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
65 cl bottle.
Pours dark copper color with a large frothy head. Aroma is a bit grainy at first, some spice notes slowly emerge with some dark ripe fruit notes as well, sweet sugary malts and yeast can be found also. Flavor is somewhat sweet and fruity, wood, yeast and malts with some caramel, hints of spices and a dash of grain. Palate is somewhat smooth but way, way too thin and grainy. I expect rich and complex flavors from quads but this just doesnít cut it. A decent effort though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NosirIwont (1893) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. 9.0%. No best before date. Bottled Feb. 2011. Pours a clear deep golden amber with a light tan/yellowish head. Quite nice, but unfortunately only a little lacing. Sweetish and a bit tart aroma with notes of dark fruits and wheat. Spicy note as it warms. Dried/dark fruit flavour with light notes of oxidation and bread, and with a bitter overtone. As it warms, the sweetness increases a bit, bordering molasses. Bitter and fruity finish with a lingering grassy note and an alcohol burn. A wee bit too much carbonation. Overall okay. 30.12.13.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gruberm (315) - - DEC 24, 2013
Dark fruits come through in the taste, as mentioned. A nice dark Trappist ale for sipping. Tough to see more than one being had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Haslinger (853) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
bottle shared with kegbear, solid caramel nose, tastes of fruits and sweet toffee, pretty solid beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Always impressed with Pretty Things. Murky brown pour. Sweet dark fruits and caramel blend with drier, toastier malts. Nice and weighty, very full flavor. Impressive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
11/27/2013. 22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of dried fruit, malt, and Iím picking up some odd aromas almost like plastic. Itís a little sweet at first with the alcohol being very pronounced. Itís sticky and almost leave a coating in your mouth. The balance is off and while drinkable, it does not stand up to the true Trappist style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
suprchunk (1952) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Amber/brown colored pour. Bordering on a toffee color. Small off-white head that quickly falls down. No lacing. Aroma of vinegar, slightly. Some raisin and date. Mostly the acetic note. Taste is a vinegar-y raisin mess. Not the best example of this style, or beer for that matter. Still it has some decent qualities and if it was a sour beer it might have been received a little better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2145) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of dark bread and roasted grain, light cooked orange for the hops, moderate leather and meat for the yeast, with hints of fig, toffee and a hint of red wine. Head is small to average size, frothy, off-white with fair lacing and good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear mahogany. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet, acidic and bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily, with a sof tcarbonation anda modrately alcoholic and chewy finish. A littl bland for a Quadrupel, but a good Belgian warmer nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (11905) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Tap @The Publick House, Brookline, MA
Dark, almost opaque black color, steady beige head. Candy sugar, dark fruits in the nose. Medium to full bodied. Very much strong Belgian yeasty flavor. Candy sugar, some spices, dark fruits, alcohol. By ageing this would be super.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1739) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
A: Dark Amber/Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Sweet Malts, Raisins, Red Plum T: Raisins, Sweet Malts, Plums, Cherries M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet Overall, a really nice well balanced quad with good malt/fruit nose and taste.

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