Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Bridgeport Brewing - Stumptown Tart (2014) Review

Brewery: Bridgeport Brewing
Location: Portland, OR
Beer: Stumptown Tart (2014)
Style: Belgian Style Ale
Serving: Snifter Glass (22 oz.) 
ABV: 7.8%
IBUs: 21

A (3/3): A light red almost peach colored hazy beer.  Tiny curtains of bubbles rise from the glass creating the soft creamy head that leaves behind minimal lacing as it's drank down.

S (8/12): The aroma that comes off this glass is very fruity with a slight horse blanket character.  Cranberry is definitely present and may do a bit to overpower the blueberry.

T (12/20): Flavored with a blueberry and cranberry puree this beer was more tart than I was expecting.  The cranberries really give it a tang that only a cranberry could.  An alternating dance of blueberry sweetness and residual tanic bite from the cranberries fight for sensory superiority.

M (4/5): A medium bodied beer with a lively carbonation level and a biting finish.  Some residual sweetness is there, but a definite tanic character presents itself after swallowed.

O (7/10): Probably not my favorite iteration of Stumptown Tart but overall a very enjoyable beer.  The cranberry tartness and pucker stays with you for quite some time after drinking.


UNRELATED RANDOM OBSERVATION: The Stumptown tart bottle was a little more risque than in years past, sporting a two piece swimsuit instead of the more conservative full coverage pinup outfits of years past.  Although 2011 Strawberry was also in a two piece suit, this year exposes a little more mid-drift, but as always the pinup style artwork is fantastic.

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