Stumptown Tart (2012)
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

Stumptown Tart (2012)Stumptown Tart (2012)
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Fruit and Field Beer
3.72 | pDev: 11.29%
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Oregon, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Stumptown Tart (2012)Stumptown Tart (2012)
Notes: "Ale brewed with strawberries, raspberries and marionberries"

Released April 2012
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 37 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by N3rdM3t4l:
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N3rdM3t4l from Oregon

3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes 4/13/12. Brown bomber into shaped pint.

A: Grapefruit pink with one and a half fingers of white head that faded into a thin ring around the glass. Head very light and bubbly like a soda almost.

S: Berries berries berries! The raspbery is most dominant. A touch of pale malt and light hops come through. Smells crisp and refreshing, can't wait to drink it.

T: Berries up front followed by a good dose of hops. I was hoping for a little more tartness. Not bad though, the hoppy bitterness balances the sweet from the malt and berries. A good summer beer for sure, and the berries leave a lingering berry aftertaste, yum.

M: Kind of light with an oily thickness that I didn't expect at all. Surprising mouthfeel,. Doesn't detract from but doesn't enhance drink-ability.

O: I like this beer even though it is pink. Not sweet at all and not as tart as i was hoping for from a beer with raspberries in it and tart in the name. But the balance is there. A good brew, I went and got another one the next day.

May 16, 2012
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BeerAdvocate from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #68 (Spetember 2012):

LOOK: Cloudy brassy orange, sufficient head

SMELL: Fresh berries, gummies, juicy, chalky yeast, marshmallow, peppery phenol, estery, taffy

TASTE: Smooth, crisp snap, very juicy, mildly tart, mish mash of berries, dry, yeast, crackers, earthy, spicy, herbal, more fruit, underlying warming alcohol, bone dry finish

Expectations can run a bit high if you put “Tart” on the label especially if you are throwing “Belgian Style Ale” around. Aroma is better than the flavor, fruit falls flat as soon as the finish comes around. Vague tartness shows no real character and the flavors that are there don’t mesh well.

Jun 26, 2014
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jdhilt from New Hampshire

3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a three finger pale pink head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Hazy amber/red color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Tart raspberry nose and flavor is tart raspberry and slightly sweet strawberry, hops are hidden. $5.95 for a 22oz bottle from Made in Oregon Portland, Or.

Aug 22, 2012
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dgfair from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Oct 07, 2012
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thufflife from Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Aug 19, 2014
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Cyberkedi from Georgia

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma has a strong fruity overtone with notes of strawberry and raspberry - and that must be marionberry. It pours a slightly hazy coppery amber with a fairly thick pale tan head that leaves some good lacing. Flavor has a malty core and a strong berry overtone, notes of sweetness and tartness, even a hint of woody hops. Texture has decent body and a sharp fizz that leaves a nice tingly berry finish. Pick this one!

Jul 10, 2012
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GilGarp from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber served cold into a pint glass.

Stumptown Tart is a slightly pinkish amber color with thin fizzy head. As with most fruit beers, it settles very fast and leaves no lacing behind.

Aroma is really nicely done with great fresh raspberry and strawberry character.

Flavor is similarly enjoyable and has all the same elements as the aroma. It has a good level of tartness without straying into wild ale territory.

Mouthfeel is light in body and the carbonation is a little high but it's balanced and easy drinking. I would not have guessed it was almost 8% ABV.

Overall a very tasty fruit beer one probably one of the best I've had from Bridgeport.

Sep 21, 2012
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twelveinches from Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Feb 18, 2013
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Tilley4 from Tennessee

4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hot here yesterday in west TN and I needed something refreshing so I grabbed this out of the fridge...

Pours great with this burnt orange/pinkish thing going on...

Wow... Terrific aromas out of the glass... The berries are, of course, quite prevalent but this doesn't have a fruit juice deal to it... You can detect the pale malts and a kiss of hops as well as a hint of the yeast... I find this to be very nice and enticing...

Crisp and just slightly tart, the berries make a grand showing with only hints of sweetness here and there and a refreshing character to them... Dominant but not at all overpowering... The yeast used is a player here as well giving this an ever so subtle Belgian quality... Very delicious and light... I was worried this would get cloying after half a bottle or so but it's crisp enough that it stays balanced and delicious throughout...

An excellent fruit beer that I will be buying more of as the weather gets hot... I liked this a lot...

May 17, 2012
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jaydoc from Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Oct 31, 2013
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LaPlaya from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

May 21, 2012
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -19.4%

Aug 03, 2014
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Kopfschuss from Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Jul 30, 2012
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dertyd from California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

Aug 18, 2014
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eawolff99 from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Jun 26, 2014
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kjkinsey from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Jun 16, 2013
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ste5venla from California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Sep 27, 2013
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HuskyinPDX from Washington

3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle on 5.13.12.

A - Pours a cloudy pinkish orange with a one finger white head.

S - Tart strawberries!

T - Wheat and some light strawberry.

D - Good carbonation and a light body.

O - Better than last years attempt, but still average at best.

May 19, 2012
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dnorton222 from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Jul 26, 2012
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CommonRider from Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

Aug 04, 2012
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lighthabit from Oregon

3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into a pint glass.

Look - Soft copperish hue with a dash of pink, a bit hazy. Average head that dies down quickly, with basically no lacing. Fair to middle on the bubbles

Smell - Raspberries! Not in a bad way, just interesting from my IPA point of view. Makes me think of when I was a kid in mom's kitchen and I smelled berries while she was canning . . . a happy smell.

Taste - Hmmmm . . . a bit more berry than I was expecting, but looking at the label, I think it's pretty close to their intention. As strong as the berry flavors are, it's not bad, just not my personal go-to style. As a fruit beer, it's a lot more palatable than an apricot abomination I had a few months ago from another brewer (awful artificial chemical flavor in that one - yuck!). For an ABV of 7.8, it was smooth, and thank goodness, though it's sweet, it wasn't so sweet as to ruin the drink. Smooth over the tongue, just slightly sticky.

I bought this on a recommendation from a friend. Although fruit beers aren't my personal choice, I think they did a nice job here. It made for a pleasant change of pace from my usual fare (SN Torpedo - yum!) . . . a nice brew for late summer evenings. Well done, Bridgeport.

Jul 24, 2012
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shelby415 from Oregon

3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 29, 2012
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strongaf from Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Jul 30, 2012
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fishguyac from Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.5%

Nov 08, 2012
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bluckbeyes from Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

May 18, 2012
Stumptown Tart (2012) from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 37 ratings