Stumptown Tart (2010) - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
3.15/5 rDev -7.1%
Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.
Appearance: slightly hazy amber-gold color; almost red but not quite. Head poured one finger of fizzy ivory foam that dissipated almost immediately. It looks like it could be a berry tripel, but isn't very exciting.
Smell: light, very dry fruit aroma. The fruity character suggests raspberry, but it would be hard to definitively say what the fruit is without that fact printed on the bottle. It's not bad, per se, but it also doesn't have any exciting tripel aromas that I love so much. Eh.
Taste: fruity and somewhat tart; the fruit is definitely discernible as raspberry in the flavor. It's got no interesting malty or yeasty tripel characteristics.
Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a bit of astringency but OK carbonation. Feel is alright (though nothing like a tripel).
Drinkability: the dry, tart fruitiness is actually somewhat refreshing, even if the overall flavor is somewhat disappointing.
This is listed here on the site as a tripel, but it doesn't say that anywhere on the bottle or the Bridgeport website. If the brewery were really calling this a tripel, I'd have to rate it harder than I did here. Not a terrible beer (though not great either), it would be pretty bad for a tripel.
08-07-2010 03:05:30 | More by flagmantho
3.2/5 rDev -5.6%
Pours a hazy orange-ish to copper color with an off white head. In the aroma, tart, dry fruit. In the taste, mellow tartness and fruity, with a dry end. I really did not get the raspberry, but there is fruit notes. A sour bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry tart fruit in the aftertaste. A nice mellow sour, but was expecting raspberry, and maybe some oak, not just standard sour fruit notes, it was good, but misleading.
01-15-2011 17:36:16 | More by OWSLEY069
3.13/5 rDev -7.7%
Poured into one of my trusty plastic cups, Stumptown Tart is a medium=gold color with a light layer of film across the top. Those nose certainly features a lot of raspberry sweetness. backed by a moderate maltiness. Raspberries dominate the flavor, almost to the exclusion of everything else. It's not cloyingly sweet, not quite, but it's close. I can't really detect any oak character, but it may be because the fruit smothers everything.
Extremely unsubtle; I like raspberries a lot, but this is too much for me. I couldn't finish the bottle.
07-31-2010 20:38:43 | More by allengarvin
3.08/5 rDev -9.1%
Poured a nice cloudy light orange color with a very small head.
This smells like a raspberry field covered in raspberries.
Thankfully the raspberry flavor is less prominant with mild bready malts and a nice lightly tart finish.
The mouthfeel is light and oily, the oak is slightly evident here drying out the mouthfeel a touch.
This is ok, a little to fruity for me.
09-06-2011 00:57:16 | More by bashiba
2.78/5 rDev -18%
Pours hazy copper with a pinkish hue and a white thin head. A partial skim coat and sporatic dots of lacing throughout the glass.
Aromatics are a blend of raspberry candies, bubblegum, husky malt, and cloves. A hint of "dirty stall" surfaces after a few.
Light bodied with a crisp, fizzling mouthfeel.
A trace of raspberry flavoring and wheaty twang lead off the palate. Mildly sweet and pretty disinteresting after the raspberry leaves.
Finishes with some raspberry candies, sweet malt, and barely a trace of tartness.
Pretty dissapointing. The raspberry is lacking and theres no funk or "tart" to speak of. Comes off like one of those "fruit beers" from the 90's.
08-13-2010 01:04:37 | More by brewandbbq
3.5/5 rDev +3.2%
Decided to pop this open 9.28.11, poured into tulip glass.
Less than half a finger white head small bubbles, very quick dissipation resulting in broken ring around edge of glass. Clear orangish amber some ruby highlights, several streams of small slow rising bubbles. The raspberries are prominent in the nose, balanced by wheat dryness, not much in the way of hops, a bit floral. Tripelish taste, I did pick up good dose of coriander though it's obviously faded a bit, berry sweetness in the middle. finish is pretty dry, tart but not sour. A bit on the sweet side, I understand the concept but wonder if the base beer could have improved the final product.
09-29-2011 02:11:34 | More by jdense
3.3/5 rDev -2.7%
Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.
A: Hazy, light amber color with less than one finger of diminishing white foam head. No lacing remains on the glass and a few dense streams of bubbles rise eagerly in the column.
S: Fruit-dominated overall, yet at first it seems to harbor only a slight raspberry presence. Once settled comfortably in the glass, the smell becomes all raspberry, but largely lacking any suggestion of sweetness.
T: Begins almost dry, with bright acidic raspberries and faint bready malt. The middle continues to deliver raspberries, though the flavor is somewhat less honest that it was early on. Old wood provides a musty quality in the finish, along with mild bitterness that reminds of raspberry seeds.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, fairly slick but only slightly acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: This unremarkable fruit beer shows honest raspberry qualities at times, yet is not compelling. It doesn't fatigue the palate, although the half-finished glass stands a chance of simply being forgotten. It should also be noted that nothing about the qualities of this beer are indicative of being a tripel--not even the labeling. As an example of that style it is anemic at best, though unrecognizable is a better descriptor.
09-12-2011 01:47:33 | More by beagle75
3.13/5 rDev -7.7%
BA describes this as a tripel, but the label calls it a "framboise." Do they mean it's a lambic? Is it a tripel brewed with raspberries? Let's find out.
A-Poured into a burgundy glass. A hazy maraschino cherry color with a 1/2 inch of light pink head. Leaves almost no lacing.
S-Simple. Raspberry sweetness and a touch of fruit earthiness.
T/M-Plenty of raspberry flavor up front, with just the slightest hint of tartness in the back end. For a beer with "tart" in the name, it's not very tart. Just another element of this beer's identity crisis. The body is light with vibrant carbonation, not unlike a good witbier.
D-Would try next year's release just to see if it's any different.
11-27-2010 04:04:17 | More by DaveHS
3.9/5 rDev +15%
Poured into a schooner goblet.
appearance - pink/orange in color, big carbonation in the pour, little bubbles crawl up the glass and eventually settle, the head is nice but recedes to the sides of the glass very quickly, lacing is nonexistent
smell - raspberries are huge on the nose, chardonnay and pinot noir barrel qualities provide a complexity to the aroma, hints of yeast
taste - tart raspberry and big malt body, oak finishes out the flavor, some hops hidden in there as well as cloves
mouthfeel - medium carbonation, light-medium body, dry finish that lingers on the roof of the mouth
drinkability - the raspberry flavor is great as are the notes imparted from the oak barrels, however the beer lacks a certain balance and has some clear imperfections that bring my scores down on many areas, that being said it's still a great beverage and kudos to Bridgeport for these Big Brews
06-01-2010 04:33:58 | More by djbreezy
3.15/5 rDev -7.1%
Probably my biggest mistake was trying this side by side with Lindeman's Framboise.
I wanted to find this brew totally awesome, but came away rather let down. Not sure how this is classified as a tripel either. It was thinner on the tongue then I would have expected.
Given what I was expecting the fruity taste just wasn't there....and overall it was pretty watery.
Still, the alcohol content was hidden well, and I really should have tried this brew by itself.
01-23-2011 04:20:19 | More by IRONRakkasan
4/5 rDev +18%
Pours a dark golden color with a pinkish hue to it as well. Has a white head that recedes to a ring. Smells of raspberries, tiny bit of malt. Tastes of malts and raspberries, not actually very sour of tart, but it has a nice taste. The mouthfeel is medium with light carbonation. Overall, it definitely doesn't match up to the characteristics of a tripel, but its a enjoyable beer, its fun and different. I don't think I will get another one of these, but Bridgeport seems to release a new one every year, I am looking forward to the 2011 Stumptown Tart.
09-25-2010 18:00:18 | More by gkunkle
3.4/5 rDev +0.3%
Bottle has an attractive dark haired pin-up posing on the label. Red foil covers the top of the bomber. I split the bottle between two pint glasses for my wife and I to enjoy.
The pour yielded two fingers of soapy white head sitting atop a medium gold hazy body. Absolutely no lacing is apparent.
Smell consists of mild fruits. Tart berries, bananas, and juicy fruit dominate the aroma. Its a nice smell. Belgian yeast was obviously used in the making of this brew.
Taste reveals huge banana and a touch of sourness. The berries show up on the aftertaste along with a little vanilla. This tastes like there was some wheat added to the malt bill.
Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation with average body. A little stickiness is left on my lips. Nothing really exceptional going here, but its not really deficient in any way either.
Drinkability is easy but I don't really want any more after one glass. Its worth a try but I won't be buying again any time soon. I never really want to session Belgians so I guess its about appropriate as far as the style goes.
05-26-2010 02:28:29 | More by hopsbreath
4.03/5 rDev +18.9%
A-sour cherry aroma fills the nose.
A-thin film of white head that quickly dissipates. Cloudy orange-amber.
M-medium carbonation and body.
T-sour flavor from the aroma is forward but not overpowering. Sweet cherry flavor follows closely behind. Fairly dry finish. Sourness mellows nicely as the beer warms.
D - decently drinkable sour beer.
06-14-2010 02:06:30 | More by Yeastcakes
3.35/5 rDev -1.2%
This is my first framboise. The price was within reason, so here we go. I am rating this as a beer that I chose to purchase and drink and obviously not as an authority of this style.
It's got a cloudy, dark orange look, not much foam.
Fairly fizzy, alcohol whiffs, tart berries, like drinking berry wine mixed with malt liquor.
It's not bad, it "went down" with the greatest of ease...but this style isn't something that I would seek out based on first impressions.
It is worth trying, though.
07-01-2010 21:25:48 | More by industrialswill
3.95/5 rDev +16.5%
poured into Duvel Tulip glass
Appearence: clear, amber with 1" dense foam
Smell: Rasberry/Cherry LOTS OF THEM
Taste: Rasberry up front. It is a very refreshing zing, though it is little cloying. Silkiness of the malt balances well with the fruit's zest.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and silky touch on tongue. Finishes very dry. Pleasant tartness from the fruits.
Drinkability: so so. The fruit is bit too strong, making it little less sessionable. However, the dry nature, which masks the alcohol, making this beer really easy to drink.
10-22-2010 02:45:32 | More by Takahiro
3.4/5 rDev +0.3%
Aroma: Rich, bright, and slightly sour character of raspberries as well as a nearly equal blend of dark cherry pushing through the nose. While I've never smelled an actual "horse blanket", this beer exhibits the sour aroma often found in beers spiked with Brettanomyces, and often described as horse blanket. No hop aroma. Little if any malt character here other than a hint of light biscuit.
Appearance: Golden amber with a translucent, unfiltered haze throughout. Moderate carbonation bubbles are seen rising to the top which form a low creamy-white head. Shortly after pouring the head fades to a light ring along the edge of the glass only. No lacing.
Flavor: Surprisingly "malty" upfront with quite a focus on wheat bread, or maybe even white bread. Not biscuity, but the malt dominates the palate. Sour character only slightly transcends the aroma into the flavor adding only a faint sour twang at the back of the throat. Very light raspberry with some lemon actually playing in. Finish is sweet white bread.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation. Bread character of the malt fills the mouth nicely and the sweetness holds the palate with a near chewy texture into the finish. Just enough sourness to bite the back of the throat and jaw muscles at first sip, but the palate quickly adapts. In the finish you'll find the remnants of raspberries.
Overall: I loved the aroma of this beer. Sour, raspberries, and some cherry all present themselves very clearly in the nose. There is certainly a nice touch of a spontaneously fermented ale here, but there is little follow through into the flavor. Raspberries are hardly noticeable in the flavor, and the sourness is muted. The bread-like qualities of this beer are not off-putting by any means, it's a nice drinking beer. With a Framboise I hope for a little more fruit sparkle and stinging sourness.
06-26-2010 04:41:42 | More by DanOLeary
3.38/5 rDev -0.3%
A: Slightly cloudy mahogany colored with a very light pink two finger head that is very fizzy and bubbly, quickly disappearing to a light film. Very little to no lace.
S: Pleasant, sweet and fruity with a slight hint of oak. Made me look forward to drinking this beer.
T: A little disappointed in the lack of flavor. A very thin oak sweetness with a slightly tart finish. The carbonation and sourness to the finish keep this drinkable.
M: Very light with high carbonation to make it quite fizzy. Alcohol is well hidden, but present. Finishes very clean and dry.
D: I would say this is a drinkable beer, just a little lacking in complexity. Not put off... just won't track it down.
04-03-2011 00:58:58 | More by timmick
2.78/5 rDev -18%
I did not like this beer.
However, that's just personal preference.
I liked the muted red color and the carbonation.
At the start of a sip, it tastes like a Belgian Ale; then berries kick in at the end.
Even though the berries aren't sweet, this beer is not to my liking.
I'd like it a lot more as a refreshing summer brew without the berries.
07-06-2013 16:32:08 | More by jalepeno4
3.03/5 rDev -10.6%
22 oz bomber poured into a snifter.
Pours a clear golden color, with a slight bit of frothy white head. Just a hint of reddish copper when held up to the light. A good looking brew.
Smells kind of fruity, banana-raspberry, not really great.
The banana-raspberry comes back in the taste. It's not overly strong, but neither does there seem to be much of any other flavor. More what I would expect from a commercial brewery than a craft brewery. Not only do I not get any oak, I can't really taste any malt either. There may be a bit of floral hop flavor, but I can't really distinguish it from the raspberry.
Despite a fairly high alcohol content and moderate carbonation, this still manages to feel pretty thin and watery.
Overall, the more I drink this, the less I like it. It's not a terrible beer by any means, but a little disappointing given the price. Reminds me of a cheap raspberry flavored extract kit beer I made when I first started brewing. Not something I would ever buy again.
06-05-2010 21:17:31 | More by honeybrewer
3.58/5 rDev +5.6%
I received this as a gift from a coworker. The bottle was interesting and I did some research on the brewery as I drank this. I served the brew in a 12 oz frosted mug.
A: The beer poured a pink copper color. There was a slight head that disappeared quickly. The head had a fizzy consistency. The was no lacing to speak of.
S: The smell was unbelievable and gave the this brew promise as a possible A+. There was strong raspberry slight malty and an aromatic hint of the oak pinot noir barrels that the brew was aged in. The best aspect of this beer.
T: Strong candy tart taste with the raspberry hint. There is a bitter bite as you continue that has a peppery hint and it finishes with an oaky dry fruity wine taste. a little disappointing I was looking for more of a raspberry tart flavor.
M: It has a tickley feel in the mouth from the fizzy carbonation. Leaves a chemically aftertaste.
D: I had a 22 oz bottle and I finished it but that is all I would have of this beer. It is a novelty beer more than anything not for everyday drinking.
10-02-2010 08:58:42 | More by argenti44
Stumptown Tart (2010) from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
79 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.