Stumptown Tart (2011) - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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Stumptown Tart (2011)Stumptown Tart (2011)

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 19.94%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.75% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 04-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

IBU's: 15, ABV: 7.75%, Color: Reddish-Pink, OG: 17.3

Ingredients: Barley malt, German Saaz hops and 2,000 pounds of Oregon strawberries.

Description: A strawberry Ale infused with Oregon strawberries. A strong, fruit driven beer with hints of strawberry and a light, refreshing finish.
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Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 32
Reviews by riored4v:
Photo of riored4v
3.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 6/3/11

Poured in to a S.A. Perfect Pint glass. Clear, golden body. Frothy, white head that faded fast.

Very light fruit presence. Very crisp with a light tarness and some light maltiness.

Taste had light strawberry presence. Very light presence. Mellow tart-like bitterness. Hint of sweetness.

Mouthfeel had light body, medium/high carbonation. Crisp finish.

Drinkability was light and bellow. No signs of ABV.

More User Reviews:
Photo of ElGordo
3.93/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of the 22oz bottle into a Liefmans goblet. Body is a pretty, cloudy golden-orange color topped by a half finger of fluffy white head. Aroma of sweet pale malt, light honey, and faint strawberries, along with some tangy notes of Belgian yeast.
Palate is a nice balance of sweet and tart. Notes of honey, elderflower(?), and a bit of yeasty tang. Big flavor from the strawberries emerges mid-palate and lingers on the finish. Body is crisp and dry, lit and bubbly, just great for the style. While certainly not in the ballpark of a true lambic, this is a delicious, tart, fruity treat that shows the range of the Bridgeport crew. Nice work.

Photo of twiggamortis420
2.6/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bomber pours a fairly hazed, dark gold color. Tight-bubbled, off white head shows some decent retention and lace.

Nose has about equal parts biscuity malt, strawberry cake frosting and alcohol. Little bit tart-smelling but not much.

Whoa, the rough alcohol flavors really are off-putting right off the bat. Not enough ancillary flavors to mask it. Light tartness and lacks sweetness. I just had another strawberry ale the other day (Covington/Heiner Brau) and it was miles and miles better than this. This tastes like a rough malt liquor with a dab of strawberry tartness...fruit is way too subtle in this one. I think I can finish the bomber, but I am not looking forward to it.

Photo of oline73
2.38/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy light red with a golden hue. There is a finger of off white/light pink head with decent retention and no lacing.

Smell: Light and fruity. Malty and a bit sweet with some stawterry and what reminds me of apple juice.

Taste: I really would have enjoyed more fruit and less everything else. Lots of malt and alcohol with mild fruity notes. Some strawberry and apple juice like notes. A lot like the smell.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side given the flavor they were shooting for. Lots of aggressive carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: More fruit and some tartness would have made me happier. Not a very good beer.

Photo of Cresant
1.57/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Served this 22 oz. brown bottle in a Sierra Nevada Hops glass. No date. The beer was hazy orange with a sizzling frothy head that was almost white. There was very active nucleation and a cap of creamy foam remained.

The smell was mildly fruity. Mild strawberries. However, it began to reek. I swear it smelled rotten! Worse as it warmed.

The taste was tart but stale strawberries. Too watery and thin. There didn't seem to be enough malts to compliment the berries. Garbage began to prevail, something is wrong here.

The mouthfeel was to thin but the fine carbonation was active. I ended up pouring this one down the drain. Disappointing.

Photo of Zorro
3.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Chill hazed amber colored with a tall white head.

Smells of strawberries and caramel with a little grassy hop. Mostly this smells like cooked strawberry.

Starts out sweet and sour with a fairly strong strawberry taste. Mildly bitter and it gets sweeter as you drink it but not much more here than strawberry.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall this is a try it once type of beer. Tried it, don't need another bottle.

Photo of KansasBeerLover
3.04/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bought a bomber today. Store manager said it was okay, but not spectacular. I like things different, so I gave it a try.

Pours with a light head that disappears into a thin layer of extremely fine bubbles that wick up the glass without much lacing. Color is medium amber, clear until you get to the yeast in the bottom of the bottle. Bubbles continue to maintain the head.

Nose gets malt with some strawberry. Second pour has more berry aroma.

Flavor is of wheat and strawberry, more of a light wheat. Not sweet, but not overly tart. (I love gooseberry pie w/o sugar).

Mouthfeel leaves the berry flavor, better in the second pour. No sense of alcohol, in spite of the 7.7% label. Good move by the brewer.

My store manager was right, it's okay but not impressive. I've had far better from Bridgeport and won't buy this one again. Too many better beers in today's market.

Photo of samie85
3.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours an orange-amber color with a finger of white head.

S-Smells strongly of tart strawberries and a bit of biscuity caramel malt.

T-Tart strawberries are pretty overpowering with a bit of sweet caramel malt and a slight, tart bitterness

M-Medium bodied with low carbonation and crisp and slightly dry feel.

D-Pretty easy drinking, although I wish this one was a little bit more complex; the strawberries are front and center, and everything else is pretty muted in the background.

Photo of bastu
3.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light golden copper with 2 fingers of head.

Hard to pull any specific smells out of this one, maybe some weak malt notes but only a hint of the fruit.

There is a little bit of tart strawberry taste here, but most of the flavor is just of weak bready ale malts.

Mouthfeel is pretty thin.

Not something I'll be buying again.

Photo of graveshifter666
4.25/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

this beer poured with a nice honey color...not alot of carbonation..very little headpresence.
i noticed a nice scentof strawberry, cherry
a nice tartness starts slowly..clearly becomes present.. but not overwhelming..

overall i thought it was a nicely made beer...think ifyou are thinking it will parrallel abita strawberry...u are in for a disappointment... if you lookin for an ale that just has those sublte but well placed notes...than this beer is spot on....hit me up.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.7/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

I had no idea Oregon was such a breeding ground for strawberries, but okay. You learn something new every day. This stuff pours a cloudy brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises dry barley, mild strawberry flavoring syrup (as opposed to the syrup I used to heavily employ on my Pigs in a Blanket at IHOP), and a tiny bit of fiberglass (go on a boat and tell me I'm wrong). The taste brings in more of the same, with the strawberry flavor, as real as it supposedly is, appearing as though I were sucking on a decade-old Ring Pop, plastic band and all. It's not overly sweet, but closer to that end of the spectrum than the tart. In addition, this strawberry-ness clashes a bit with the underlying barley. Great. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, I'm having this with only a year or so on it, but it seems like it's been sitting somewhere for much longer. Suffice it to say, I'm not much of a fan...

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Just poured a 22oz bottle into a Pint glass.

A - Pours a medium hazy orange, that eventually clears, with a fizzy tan head. The head fades to a thin film with some bubbles on the edges.

S - Wheat, oats, and fresh cut fruit.

T - Wheat, and finally some strawberries.

D - Almost fizzy in the mouth. Very light bodied.

O - You think with the claim of using Oregon Strawberries their smell and taste would dominate, but they don't. I almost had to search for them.

Photo of chocosushi
3.9/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one just got to Oklahoma City about a week ago

Bomber -> 2 Unibroue Tulips

A ~ Poured the color of Rose Wine with a with a very soft head

S ~ Fruit skins, Rosewater, and earth euro hops are faint

T ~ Very unique. Strawberry juice, lemon peel, and rose petal. Little grassyness from the Saaz. The full fruityness of the straws comes through more as it warms up.

M ~ Crispy, subtly fruity, and a bit of bitter which really helps this Ale as a whole.

D ~ I love Bridgeport, I really do. They generally don't disappoint and this one lives up to that.
I never tried the 2010 ST but this one is super chuggable. My girl and I split this and it is a great date beer.

Photo of zeff80
3.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a hazy, golden orange color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of fresh strawberries and some yeastiness.

T - Good strawberry taste with a tart bite and some sweetness. There is a touch of spiciness on top of a caramel backbone.

M - It was very crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty tasty strawberry ale. At $2.99 for 22oz it was a steal.

Photo of emmasdad
3.43/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle of this one today at Lukas Liquors for my wife--$6.49 for the bomber. Wasn't expecting a whole lot, so in that respect, this one lived up to my expectations. Poured a nice reddish-amber color with a good off-white head. Aromas of red berries, biscuit and caramel. On the palate, this one was light to medium bodied, slightly tart, with biscuit, caramel and strawberry.

Photo of Jordan
3.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

NOTES: Bottle states 8.3% ALC BY VOL.

A: Opaque; honey colored. Very little carbonation, head quickly dissipates and leaves no head.

S: Subdued; dessert cherries and your generic beer malts and alcohols.

T: Lots of sour pie cherry and alcohol. Sours and rinds. No hop presence.

M: Crisp somewhat grainy mouth-feel.

O: I'm not a big fan of this beer. It does pack a punch, however.. Underwhelmed.

Photo of elginirishpunk
3.62/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Clear with a slight amber hue.

Smell- Caramel, lightly floral and the light light strawberry is the initial aroma.

Taste - Slight bitterness and caramel. As taste starts to leave get hints of strawberry but taste doesnt linger with the fruitiness.

Mouthfeel- Very mellow and good carbonation.

One of the better tasting fruit/veggie beers. Most likely best drank on a hot day while wearing no shoes. Please keep in mind before buying, it is still a fruit and veggie beer.

Photo of Heavenisbeer
3.16/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours big and wieldy. Four finger head with the color of copper pipe and sunshine. Light lacing.

S: Smells of strawberry popsicles. Some light malt character underneath the potent fruit bouquet.

T: Like the nose: heavy duty fruit character with a slight malt backdrop. A little hoppiness rounds it out.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Well balanced.

Very simple and straightforward. As advertised, and not much more. Not bad once in a blue moon (oh, and a lot better than Blue Moon).

Photo of jwinship83
3.58/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle drank from my samuel adams perfect pint glass.

A- this one pours out a slightly hazy golden orange colored body with the slightest pinkish highlights. on top sits a pinkish white head that is about one finger tall. the head dissipates quickly and leaves behind little to no lacing.

S- the strawberries this is brewed with become apparent instantly. after that i get some biscuity and pale malts.

T- the taste stars out with some toasted bread and biscuity malts and is quickly followed up with fresh strawberries. the strawberries arnt over powering at all. slight noble hop finish at the end.

M- the body is on the lighter side of medium. the carbonation is just about average.

O- an enjoyable beer. not the most interesting one out there, but it accomplishes what the brewer set out to do quite nicely.

Photo of BeerYain
2.18/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

First off, this beer is as tart as a Coors Lite. If I were Bridgeport, I would be embarrassed to call this a tart. This is an amateur attempt and should be banned in all markets. I get more zing from touching my tongue to a 9-volt battery. The smell is close to a mildly skunky Mexican beer mixed with a splash of rancid strawberries. The carbonation is aggressive, and the overall flavor is weak while lacking structure and orchestration. Think of a flat-tasting Select 55 with too much carbonation and a bit of soggy rotten strawberries. At this point, who cares what type of head or coloring this thing has. PASS THIS UP. And by the way, if you look at the beers I have rated in the past, you will see I am very generous in my reviews. This beer is crap.

Photo of rye726
2.39/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer used to be pretty good, but that was back in '08 when they still aged it in wine barrels and used soem widl yeast. I can detect no signs of barrels of funky yeast in this one. Just a sub par strawberry presence over mild malts. Really lack in complexity. Body is thin and over carbonated.

Photo of scruffwhor
4.12/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We have strawberries all over our kitchen. I love strawberries, and pretty women. Why would I not try this beer and share it with my Ginger fiance. The international symbol for Gingers is teh strawberry appearantly.

Cloudy amber, copper, and wheat grain color. Nice head and good retention with nice bubbling.

The aroma makes me think of strawberry jelly. Not overpowering at all, dominant and well integrated aroma. Toasted cracker and unmalted barley malt aroma mixes well.

Strawberry jelly spread on toasted white bread. Can't detect any hops, but I imagine they're there for flavor balance. I like this beer. Perfect for Summer with its soft, gritty, and carbonated palate.

Photo of Chyren
4/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours up a pale cloudy strawberry blond with an immediate 4 finger fizzy head that subsides down a bit. Scent is of citrus fruits and unique acidic character of red berries, raspberry and strawberry, with a light wheaty flour backbone. No detection of alcohol. Taste comes in as light malt and sourness, goodness, tangy strawberries, none of the cough-syrup flavor you often get with other fruit based ales. It is crisp and clean, bubbly, refreshing. There's also an alcohol sense to it that is reminiscent of white wine or dry cider. tastes much more "real" than many other widely available and comparable fruit ales. The body is easy and satisfying, perfect for hot weather, not cloying whatsoever. Overall, a very nice fruit ale.

Photo of AmericanPaleMale666
2.45/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A - not too impressive.. Nonexistent head and a body that bears an uncanny resemblance to apple juice.

N - the nose is the best part of this one. I can pick up a lovely aroma of cherries mainly with some detectable strawberry and apple tones

M - too much carbonation.

T - kinda tastes like a lackluster apple juice

O - wouldn't buy again, just didn't like this one much at all.

Photo of TheWhiskerReview
3.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed orange with a quickly receding 2-finger white head. Minimal retention and lace.

The nose was easily the most disappointing part of this- very one-dimensional with strawberry, caramel and apricot aromas.

The palate starts with a fruity, malty sweetness- flavors of toasted malt, strawberry syrup and an unmistakable hint of that caramel popcorn that comes in the tri-segmented Xmas tins- and is quickly balanced by a bitterness that is equal parts from the crisp hops and the strawberry fruit. There's an ever-so-faint resinous character on the tongue while the mildly tart finish is long with a rich mango edge to the ever-present strawberry flavor.

Overall, after getting past that atrociously simple nose, the brew was, as promised, a decently balanced, crisp summer refresher.

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Stumptown Tart (2011) from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
75 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.