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RATINGS: 393   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2012
Pour is jet black with little to no head. Nose is of dark fruits and cadni sugar, there is something else there but hard to put a finger on. Taste is of everything sweet in the beer. Very nice, sugary taste.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (432) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 21, 2014
The plum flavor is very prominent. Has a beautiful aroma and smooth to drink. Just a little funky in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Serving: Bottle at Birch & Barley. It pours a dark cola like color with a dense, lasting head. There is a bit of stone fruit in the nose with some Belgian yeast esters. The flavor is a little sweet with notes of raisin, a little date, yeast, dark caramel, and candy sugar. It doesn’t have the depth of flavor or the robust mouthfeel of some the better Belgian quads. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says has a little unexpected. Tart mildly floral on the back pretty good for a microbrew She gives a. 3.3. V vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kirk36 (136) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Woozy!!! Lovely plums! This is a fruity quad. A bit dry. Straight rocket warmth to the brain. Sweet and playful. A bit wine like if not carbonated. Bitter after. Dark and deep brown. Small head. Lovely. Just lovely. A great starter quad for the uneducated. �� ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"pretty good beer - but for a quad, a little under what i’ hoped. sweet candy-like aroma and flavor. very malty, almost sticky, which can work for the style, but it was one dimensional for sure. not enough belgian yeast coming through, and i thought it tasted a little too much like another beer or two of theres...so maybe i’m looking for less house flavor and more difference between styles. still nice after all that :)"

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2323) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle. Hazy deep copper liquid with medium light tan head. Aroma of lemon, white pepper, toffee, caramel, light iron and grain. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of toffee, grain and caramel. Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
migwell (35) - - SEP 19, 2014
Gosh darn, gol dang Europeans haven’t got anything better to do than to drink ’our’ beer and make their nice comments about it, dag nab it! By gum, this here beer is brewed in Somerville, Massachusetts by red-blooded Americans! I wouldn’t put it in the same class as the various Belgian Trappistes, but it is an impressive offering from the Somervillians, or perhaps the Somer-villains, I was never sure in all the years I lived there. I’m proud of you lads. If the Euros like it, it’s probably pretty damn good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (745) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2014
Dark coppery pour producing a small tanned head. Aroma of malts, red berries and yeast. Taste is also malt-driven but has a nice touch of fruityness. Full bodied and softly carbonated.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5484) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle (bomber) from Bierkompass, Germany: Shday chestnut, medium beige head. Fruity,nutty, chocolatey aroma, some bubble gum. Meidum bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, low to medium bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (1471) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - SEP 5, 2014
65cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Dark red color. Thin head. Medium sweetness. Caramel, light fruit and yeasty aroma.


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