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
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.