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RATINGS: 381   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.


Niko100's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1949) - Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, yeast, caramel, & dark fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, some yeast, caramel/syrup, dark fruit (notably plums), and spice; Nicely balanced; Pretty tasty.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (956) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2014
On tap at the abbey. Pours dark brown with a small ring of foam. Aroma is fruity, raisins and clove. Flavor is almost tart and creamy, dark fruit like cherry skins. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2014
27.06.2014, 0,65l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, dried dark fruits, caramel malts, grass, yeast, butterscotch, citrus, "knekk", almond cake, dark sugar, hints of alcohol. Taste is kind of harsh and metallic, caramel malts, grass, metal tank, hay, yeast, cardboard, chalk, almond essence, butterscotch, dried dark fruits. Medium bitterness, harsh mouthfeel, kind of a fizzy carbonation. Meh!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3641) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2014
650ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, red glowing, brown colour with small, creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Slightly vinous, fruity aroma, hints of dried fruit, plum, raisin, red berries, some yeast-spiciness. Taste is dry, fruity, notes of dried fruit, plum, raisin, spicy bitter hoppy overtones, some malt-spiciness, basic malt-sweetness; slightly sticky palate. Controlled, flattering, easy going, too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (1907) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle at World Cup Brazil tasting. Unclear brown body with a small offwhite head. Sweet caramel, ripe fruit, yeast, malt, light perfume, dark fruit. The best Pretty Things brew tonight.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13771) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle @ World Cup Tasting. England- Uruguay. Cheers to Hallinghansen. Pours dark ruby amber with a creamy white head and lacings. Sugar, dark fruit, alcohol, ripe fruit and yeast. Sweet and sticky. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Celest (126) - - JUN 1, 2014
Nice brown quadrupel but over valuated, we have something better in belgium. Caramel, dried and dark fruits as plum and figs, brown sugar. Okay, but body needs more softness and it is a bit more in the barleywine english way. Expensive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2078) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 29, 2014
From the 650 ml. bottle with an expiration date of February 2014 but this is a Quad that should last longer than that. And it seems to three months later. I get a beautiful reddish-brown pour with a full off-white head that fades but laces. The aroma is vibrant with Belgian sugar sweetness, yeast, dark fruits, molasses, and spice. The body is medium to full. The fruitiness of the nose is far more reserved in the taste but I still get plenty of Belgian malts, Belgian sugar, and biscuity and mild finish. Reminds me more of a quality Dubbel but I enjoyed it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (1420) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Draft at Meadhall. Dark clear amber pour with a white head. Malty Belgian biscuit nose. Nice taste, slight raisin and plum followed by lots of malt and a slight Belgian spice finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (2555) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle from Luekens in Oldsmar. Brown pour, light tan head. Aroma is banana bread. Tastes are wheat, spice, dark fruit, banana bread, toffee. Even and crisp. Not my style, but good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeadyDE (485) - Delaware, USA - MAY 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2014 June 2012 bomber pour..good pop from cap..medium brown dark brown hue.good amount of carbonation..aroma is dark fruit..figs..raisins..mouthfeel is silky and smooth and masks the 9% well...profile is solid yet sip seemingly melts away after coating the palate with brown sugar..molasses..raisin..not overly sweet but just the right sweetness..a well done example of an American quad that is pretty darn tasty 2 years down the road..good stuff..


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