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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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2013
This was bottled 5 months ago so it’s pretty fresh. The pour is a dark brownish-deep amber color with a good initial fluffy tan head. The aroma has the expected Belgian yeast and candi sugars, some clove, raisins, and dates. There’s some sugary spice flavors at first that give way to dark fruit, yeast, and some rumcake. The flavors pretty much fall in line with the aroma but the body is richer than I thought it would be with plenty of malty sweetness. Pretty impressive. As the case with most American Quads, this does fall short of some of the better Belgians but that’s no knock. This is a damn fine beer.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (4938) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle thanks to Nathan. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is dark fruit and figs. Medium mouth, bready malt, caramel, lingering sweetness, very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAR 5, 2015
A opaque brown body with an off white head. Aroma had notes of dried fruits, caramel malts, and a bit of yeast. Flavor was mostly sweet. It wasn't cloying and I could sense both the dried fruits and sweet malts from the aroma. Mild bitterness in the finish. Moderate mouth feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomekk1978 (683) - Ząbki, POLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Barwa i piana: barwa głęboko czerwona, zamglona. Piana lekko zabarwiona (ecru / jasno beżowa), drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, umiarkowanej wielkości, ale niezbyt trwała. Aromat: dominują nuty estrowe (wiśnie, śliwki, suszone morele, rodzynki) nieco porto, rumu oraz fenolowe akcenty drożdżowe. W tle lekka czekolada, biszkopty oraz karmel. Alkohol o dziwo dobrze ukryty, wychodzi dopiero po chwili. Całość przyjemna i słodka. Smak: początkowo dość słodko z nutami owocowymi (suszone śliwki, rodzynki, morele oraz winogrona i wiśnie) i słodowymi (czekolada, karmel, tosty). Następnie nuty drożdżowe oraz winne, a nawet rumowe z alkoholowym finiszem. Goryczka i odczucie w ustach: niska do umiarkowanej, raczej alkoholowa goryczka, lekko drażniąca, ale krótka. Krągła pełnia, umiarkowane wysycenie i nieco oleista konsystencja. Półwytrawna, raczej gładka, choć alkoholowa, rozgrzewająca przełyk końcówka. Pierwsze piwo z tego browaru, jakie miałem okazję próbować. Jest to quadrupel, wzorowany na odpowiedniku z holenderskiego La Trappe. Barwa odpowiednia, choć piana powinna być bardziej ofita i trwała. W aromacie i smaku jest już lepiej, jednak wolałbym żeby nuty słodowe były nieco bardziej wyraźne. Alkohol jest dobrze ukryty, natomiast wyższe są nuty owocowe. Piwo ma już jednak ponad 2 lata, zatem miało czas się ułożyć. Kupiłem na przecenie i obawiałem się trochę utlenienia, na szczęście bezpodstawnie. Niezłe, choć próbowałem już ciekawsze.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcr (2263) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Brown body with a short, fizzy, tan head. Aroma of pencil lead, candy, sugar, toasted grain, caramel. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The pencil lead aroma shows up in the taste along with some vinegar. Overly sweet with very few nuances. There is some overripe fruit but it comes off as prune juice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pacv27 (53) - - JAN 31, 2015
Light brown/dark red ale in color. You do smell the alcohol up front. The taste is smooth, sweet and crisp with some lingering bitterness at the end. Roasted malt flavors with hints of caramel and possibly cherries or other sweet fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Abner (90) - Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle. A hazy light brown with a reddish tint. Sweet and malty aroma. Sweet taste, layers of malt, some alcohol apparent as it warms. Medium to full bodied, minimal carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (644) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle from Beer Cartel (April 2014)). Murky red/brown, minimal tan head, lots of jammy fruit, candy sugar, spices, Belgian yeast, low bitterness, medium sweetness, full body, syrupy texture, sweet boozy finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1505) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bomber shared poured a medium somewhat murky brown color. Aroma sweet malt a dark fruits most likely plums. The flavor was a bit on the lighter side for a quad. Plenty of plums though. For a quad a little disappointed.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1631) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 30, 2014
Cervesa complexa, tant en aroma com en gust es noten diferents matissos, recomanable beure-la lentament. Cerveza compleja, tanto en aroma como en sabor se notan diferentes matices, recomendable beberla lentamente.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1790) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2014
Tap @ Torst. Served a fraction warm but to be fair allowed the flavours to fully come out. Plenty of malt driven sweetness, cooked fruits and a little spice to finish. All very classical and text book. No surprise that this is a little cleaner than a typical Belgian.


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