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My wife and I dug deep into our reserve this past Mother’s Day and pulled out a beer we’d been saving for a special occasion.  It had quickly become one of our favorite local brews back when we were first venturing forth into the beer scene and has held a special place in our hearts ever since.  With the brewery that made it sadly closing down back in 2015, this beer is something of a rare and dwindling commodity these days so we wanted to make sure it given a proper sendoff.

Beer Name: Baby Tree

Brewery: Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project

Style: Quadruple

ABV: 9.0%

Description: A Belgian-style quad from my one my favorite (and sadly disbanded) Massachusetts-based breweries.  The date on the label said March 2015.

Appearance: It poured a creamy, reddish brown body topped by a line of tan foam.

Smell: Sweet caramel malt with a distinctly Belgian hint of yeast.

Taste: The beer opened sweet, with notes of caramel and dark fruit, followed by a very slight toasted malt presence.  The sip closed with a complex dark sugar and smooth yeasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body with low carbonation.

Hype: Off the charts!  As I mentioned above, this was an old favorite that I probably enjoyed for the very last time.

Overall: Excellent and every bit as good as I remembered it!  Time certainly treated this beer well.  My only regret here is that this was the end of my Pretty Things stash.