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Stumptown Tart (2014) - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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BA SCORE
79
okay

22 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 18.02%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lighthabit on 05-31-2014)
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22 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
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A - Beautifully pink-hued amber, Stumptown Tart is hazy but still shows off it's steady carbonation feeding the pale pink head of foam, which leaves adequate lacing on the tulip.

S - Belgian yeast imparts an immediately discernible dry chalkiness to the aroma that precedes banana, clove, and clay notes. The combination of blueberries and cranberries comes across like jam thinly spread across salt-less crackers leaving the yeasty aroma to take up it's slack.

T - Bready malt makes a near immediate shift to honey graham crackers, again, spread thinly with jam. Belgian yeast promptly takes over with a plethora of esters including clove and banana with clay and a pinch of white pepper spice finishing out.

M - Stumptown Tart's smooth entry becomes prickly quickly as carbonation dances on the tongue. Malty and medium bodied, this beer's high alcohol leaves it fairly dry finishing with just a kiss of sweetness lingering on the tongue, offset ever so slightly with a weak trickle of cranberry tartness.

O - If Bridgeport's Stumptown Tart would have been poured for me blind, I would have thought the pinkish hue peculiar but never would have guessed this clearly Belgian-styled beer was brewed with either cranberry or blueberry. Lightly jammy, the subtle fruit nuances hardly break through the effervescent Belgian yeast characteristics or it's dry finish. As American-brewed Belgian-style beers are concerned, the base beer is a great starting block but I was hoping for quite a bit more fruit involvement.

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A: Bright pink with a white head. Nice except for the super low head.

S: Slightly sweet. Light raspberry with a healthy belgian yeast backbone.

T: Sweet fruitiness of raspberry, strawberry, blueberry and blackberry. Tastes nice when the sweetness fades to a cranberry tartness. Mild belgian blond style yeast finishes with just a bit of banana. A touch of saltiness on the finish.

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O: Yummy. I know I shouldn't compare, but this beer had more belgian yeast notes than last years. Also a bit fruitier. Where it had more flavor, I felt it lacked a little in body. Last years was sexier.

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Stumptown Tart (2014) from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
79 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.