Well, we’re getting to the point that Frankenstorm is going to make landfall. It’s pretty bad here. One of my neighbors already lost three trees. I really hope that they cancel work tomorrow. Honestly, I don’t even know how I would get there. Well, here’s the last backlogged entry, so then I could crack open another brew and do a new review!
Style: Quadrupel (Quad)
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Baby Tree was our first Easter beer. We LOVE Easter here at Pretty Things. Usually after the long Boston winter, we’re itching to bring out the bunnies, bonnets and yellow fluffy chicks and get on with our Springtime. The Baby Tree is a real tree. This must be said. It dwells in Sexhow and carries cavorting baby-dolls and in season, a few pears appear. It belongs to great friends of Dann & Martha, and they chose to rescue these small plastic people from a landfill-fate by allowing them to ride in their pear-tree many years ago. And thank heavens they did. Our Baby Tree is a very magical, traveling tree filled with waving, happy babies, some of whom may or may not resemble Mikheil Gorbachev. There may also be some discrepancy in the number of limbs, but we cannot be sure where other baby heads may be poking through the leaves so we don’t worry ourselves about it. If you want, read our poem about it. Baby Tree beer is a Pretty Things take on the best of Abbey-style brewing from Belgium. Inspired by monastic and abbey quadruples, embellished with dark fruit flavours, not too sweet, not too heavy, it’s a springtime beer with some of the richness of late winter. It makes it perfect year round, so that’s when we offer it! You should be able to find it most months of the year, on draft or in bottle. All in all, it’s our way of bringing a bit of Springtime to you and to us, all year round. Hooray!”
Random: I finally brought a real beer glass to Katie’s house! Go me!
Yet again, I’m pulling from my Massachusetts stash. This one poured with a half a finger of tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown color with light carbonation visible throughout. The nose was relatively fragrant with dates, tobacco and some smoke. I also got some alcohol heat as well. The taste was big dark fruits and smoke with tobacco, which was very similar to the nose. I also got some mild candi sugar with some yeast as well. On the taste, I didn’t get as much heat as I expected. The body was thick with higher carbonation than expected. The finish was long with some sugar. It was a decent quad, but nothing mind-blowing.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0