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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (4031) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Pour is a murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma is full of candi sugar and dark fruit. Maybe even some woody notes as well. Flavor is a bit sweet with some raisons and sweet plum. Finish is a bit more sugar and then after the swallow a bit of black bread appears. This was a pretty decent quad. This was bottled in May of 2014 and its still a bit to sweet, that’s really my only knock against this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1295) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Tap at Arts and Crafts Beer Parlor. Pours murky brown, thin white head. Aroma is candied sugars, currants, raisins. Flavor is similar. Lots of sweet candied sugars. Ester notes. Dark fruits. Very solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2200) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle a brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts caramel spicy dark fruits citrus and some hops flavor malts caramel spicy dark fruits citrus some alcohol and hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (2156) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle. Dark red/brown in colour with good white head. In aroma dark and red fruits, dried fruits, bisquit, caramel malt, candi sugar and some noble alcohol. In taste is sweet: caramel, fruits, raisins, liquorice, some wood and warming alcohol. After this medium bitterness. The beer is creamy with soft carbonation, quite dry with slightly but not unpleasant alcoholic finish. Very nice and tasty quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle @benzai with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Brown red color with a off-white head. Smells and tastes malty, sweet, fruity, watery, iron.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes and Ansjelaah. Nice dark red color, off-white head. Smell and taste malts, sweetish, some alcohol, lightly bitter. Decent body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle @ benzai. Amber colour with a small off-white head. Smells slightly iron, fruity, strawberry, hops. Tastes watery, hops, malts, sweet. Thin to medium body, soft to medium carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leghorn99 (239) - Livorno, ITALY - APR 18, 2015
E’ di un bel color marrone scuro con riflessi rubino; sottile cappello di schiuma color beige, dalla discreta persistenza. All’aroma malto, con un po’ di biscotto; caramello, zucchero di canna, frutta scura, prugna. In bocca è dolce e fruttata, sapori di malto, uva passa, biscotti, prugne; la carbonazione è bassa, il corpo medio-pieno. Il retrogusto è un mix di frutta scura, zucchero di canna e note speziate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (14074) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2015
660ml bottle (Alus Celle, Riga)
Pretty stinky aroma - stagnant water and caramel. Dusty later. Nice red, large persistent tight head. Sweet malty body. Caramel. Decanted into a goblet, it becomes quite alcoholic in the aroma. Sweet and caramelly, and bugger all else can push past the sugars. Apart from a bit of alcohol occasionally that creeps through from the aroma, which it now dominates. Smooth palate, not aggressive despite the strength, but a bit heavy, slick, and sticky. Not the most pleasant way of getting buzzed I’ve ever encountered, a pretty amateurish strong brew, devoid of anything to interest my nose or tastebuds. At least I haven’t said "sweet boozy mess" yet. ... Yet...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wiwetu (83) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 2, 2015
Butelka, 0,65. Barwa ciemnoczerwona, wpadająca w rdzę/brąz. Po przelaniu w szkoło atakują zapachy owoców: winogrona, jeżyny oraz porto. W smaku owocowe i winne nuty dają się we znaki, goryczka lekka, alkohol nieźle ukryty, choć butelka alarmuje, że 9%. Po paru łykach daje o sobie znać karmel, uwalniają się winne nuty, choć owocowy charakter wciąż zaznaczony. Słodko-wytrawne, przyjazne człekowi piwo. Więcej niż jednej butelki na raz jednak nie radziłbym pić. :)

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