Stumptown Tart (2013) - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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Stumptown Tart (2013)Stumptown Tart (2013)

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

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(Beer added by: constantine_272 on 07-05-2013)
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3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Bright redish amber with a little brownish hue. White head with low retention and medium carbonation.

S: Sweet with raspberry and strawberry notes. Warm spice with coriander. A dash of vanilla.

T: Sweet up front and finishing tart. Full raspberry and blackberry notes, don't notice the addition of blueberries so much. More mellow vanilla notes finish it. Slightly salty at the end.

M: Very refreshing. The tartness finishes very clean. Slight salty sourness leaves you dry and thirsty for more.

O: Great refreshing hot weather beer. I enjoyed this on the deck playing board games. Very tasty and clean, but not as complex as I thought it would be. Also it lacked the Belgian flavor I thought it would since it claimed 'Belgian style ale.' Though it wasnt quite what I expected, it was still quite good. This also did an amazing job hiding the high alcohol.

Re-Review: I've had a bottle of this sitting in my beer cave for a year. Last review was a year and a day ago, 7-5-13. This one is 7-6-14. The appearance has gotten more brown with hazy red purple, and a touch of orange. Still hints of fruit with bright strawberry on the nose with a slight old library book kind of musk. Old cedar and mahogany come out of the taste really quickly. Then followed up with sweet dark rhubarb and a mild tartness and sourness of black cherry. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy and chewy but finishes quite clean with a nice saltiness. Overall, a year has made taken this from a decent beer to a solid and more complex beer. Probably less fruit forward than before but still with a fair amount of fruit sweetness. This tart definitely got better with age!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i like this one, although the earlier vintages sound a little more exciting and appealing to me. this is a flat finished pink beer with some yeast bits turbid in suspension and an inch of white head with fine retention. the nose is just a bit of a generic berry thing. when you mix so many berries, they lose their own unique flavors and sort of merge into one, but i get raspberry the most. belgian yeast is real subtle, not bright and dominant, and the nose doesnt really indicate a begian beer. the taste does, although still subtly. i get just a hint of a banana fruit complex over the berries, but i dont get the spice, and i sure dont get the radiance int he feel, carbonation is well short of effervescent. again, raspberry is the berry that stands out the most, but what i like best about this is that its not sweet. very little residual sugar even with all the fruit, highly desirable yet uncommon. not exactly beer though, as i dont taste much grain and absolutely no hops. i like it, but not well enough to buy it. well hidden alcohol. i would love to try the strawberry or the marionberry editions. a more distinct specific fruit profile would have improved this i think.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy reddish-brown in color, with a moderate, dense off-white head, which retains superbly. Thick, patchy lacing adorns the glass walls. Before a light, the carbonation is profuse and fast-rising.

Aroma: Dense aroma of tart berries, with a sour quality. Moderate bread and cracker malt notes lie beneath the berries. Despite the high ABV (7.8%), I cannot detect any alcohol notes in the aroma. A faint aroma of bread-like yeast notes are present.

Taste: Opens rather tart, with notable berry character, with the raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries each being discernible. The blackberry flavors are strongest, followed by the raspberries, and then the blueberries. Beneath this, there is a layer of clean pale malt, which recalls berry preserves slathered on fresh toasted white bread. Late in the taste, a quite restrained herbal hop presence appears, balancing out the tart and sweet flavors of the berries. Finishes with a long, lingering berry note, balanced by a restrained herbal hop presence. The high ABV (7.8%) is artfully concealed.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full, and very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A very well-made example, perfect for toasting the end of summer and the beginning of autumn.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Sourcing: Purchased at HEB in Texas in September of 2013 for $6.49 plus tax for a twenty-two ounce bomber.

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Stumptown Tart (2013) from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
79 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.