Stumptown Tart (2011)
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

Stumptown Tart (2011)Stumptown Tart (2011)
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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
ABV:
7.75%
Score:
76
Avg:
3.24 | pDev: 19.14%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
58
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BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
 
Oregon, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  5
SCORE
76
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Stumptown Tart (2011)Stumptown Tart (2011)
Notes: 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.
Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 58 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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AmericanPaleMale666 from Illinois

2.45/5  rDev -24.4%
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.

Jul 10, 2014
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TMoney2591 from Illinois

2.7/5  rDev -16.7%
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...

Aug 27, 2013
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Cresant from Kentucky

1.57/5  rDev -51.5%
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.

May 28, 2012
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scruffwhor from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev +27.2%
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.

May 19, 2012
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htomsirveaux from Texas

3.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottle tried 24 Nov 2011. Served in the 0.4 L Herren Pils snifter.

Tiny slightly rose tinged white head. Lightly carbonated. Hazy rosy amber in color. Aroma is strawberry tart, reminiscent of strawberry muffins. Light strawberry to start, not particularly sweet. Light body, ethanol is well hidden (would not have guessed more than 5%). Not very complex, just light strawberry and a touch of buttery sweet malts. Somewhat sweet finish.

Not bad, but nothing to make me want a second one.

Mar 19, 2012
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snaotheus from Washington

2.61/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle poured into a couple large snifters

Pours pinkish orange with a small head. Slight cloudiness due to the small amount of sediment as the bottom of the bottle. Smell is lagery and moderately fruity.

Taste is not so nice. Kinda blah beer with fake-tasting strawberry flavor. I'm going to have to remember not to get this again.

Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. Overall, not a fan. It just doesn't taste good. Sorry Bridgeport, I usually like your beers, but this one's a bust.

Mar 10, 2012
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Zorro from California

3.18/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Dec 24, 2011
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bastu from Tennessee

3.03/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Dec 23, 2011
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Heavenisbeer from Georgia

3.16/5  rDev -2.5%
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).

Dec 13, 2011
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oline73 from Maryland

2.38/5  rDev -26.5%
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.

Nov 29, 2011
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twiggamortis420 from Texas

2.6/5  rDev -19.8%
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.

Oct 27, 2011
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JackRose from Georgia

1.8/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I did not hear about this beer and was surprised to find it on the shelf - fortunately, I tried to bring some in from the local beer distibutor and it was sold out. I was kind of excited to try it, but low and behold, it really disappointed. If I did not read the label, I would never have thought that it was made with strawberries or it is fashioned as a "tart" beer. It is not good at all and enough to swear off Bridgeport in general - no idea why they would package this and market.

Oct 20, 2011
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.05/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Total Wine & More in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, light copper body with a brief, smallish, off-white head.

Smell: Lightly scented barley, lightly scented sharp alcohol traces, then, some juicy strawberry notes.

Taste: Golden malted barley with a light sweetness and hint of sans-crust white loaf (like Iron Kids) bread. Strawberries, faintly tart, making up the bulk of the flavor beyond what would otherwise be a pretty lusterless, yet oddly boozy blonde ale. Hops don't contribute much of anything here. Tart, slightly boozy, fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation, though a bit spritzy on the tongue.

Overall: Unnecessarily high ABV here. They refer to it as being "refreshing," but at nearly 8-percent, it's, well, not at all for a fruit beer. I'd sooner go for the Samuel Smith strawberry fruit ale. Past years' renditions have been equally high (or higher) in alcohol, which makes me wonder why they want it to be so blotto-fying.

Sep 22, 2011
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Cyberkedi from Georgia

3.52/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pretty clear golden amber with a fairly thick and fluffy, if not too persistent, white head. Malty aroma has a strong and almost overpowering strawberry tone that is quite sweet, almost too sweet. Flavor has a malty core and a strawberry overtone, which is neither as dominant nor as sweet as the strawberry component of the aroma, and it has grassy and pear hints as well. Firm-bodied texture is smooth and fizzy, leaving a nice strawberry and malty finish.

Sep 18, 2011
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Chyren from Washington

4/5  rDev +23.5%
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.

Aug 29, 2011
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graveshifter666 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +31.2%
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.

Jul 31, 2011
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SkeeterHawk from Texas

3.52/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I believe that I picked this beer up at the Woodlands Spec's the other day. It is a little big for a fruit beer, so let's see what it is like.

Appearance: Pours a relatively hazy orange color with a small head at first that was dissipating as I poured it. There are quite a few bubbles rising to maintain the head at a solid 1/8" ring around the edge of the glass.

Aroma: I could get the strawberries initially in the aroma pretty cleanly, but then there is a clean sweet malt noticeable that is pretty nice so far.

Taste: The flavor is quite thin on the palate, and the carbonation is high so that it is fizzy. The beer is quite dry overall with the strawberries being noticeable, but get rather mixed up in all the mouthfeel going on. There is a mild tart thing going on that is OK, but it doesn't really contribute too much good to the overall presentation. The alcohol is not noticeable in the flavor or finish, but is definitely warming as I am about half-way through it. The malt is starting to come out more as the beer warms, and the carbonation is letting up.

Opinion: I am not one to jump on a band-wagon, but I would actually recommend that they take some of their "Oregon Strawberries" and turn them into syrup to add back into this beer as it needs a little help on the back end. With that addition, the carbonation would be adequate and the beer would go over better. Anyway, it is decent and I will drink the whole thing.

Jul 31, 2011
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jwinship83 from Illinois

3.58/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Jul 30, 2011
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BeerYain from Washington

2.18/5  rDev -32.7%
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.

Jul 22, 2011
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.52/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Jul 22, 2011
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Jordan from California

3.49/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Jul 17, 2011
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rye726 from Colorado

2.39/5  rDev -26.2%
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.

Jul 12, 2011
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ElGordo from Oregon

3.93/5  rDev +21.3%
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.

Jul 11, 2011
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TheWhiskerReview from Tennessee

3.31/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Jul 07, 2011
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KansasBeerLover from Kansas

3.04/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

Jun 23, 2011
Stumptown Tart (2011) from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 58 ratings