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BridgePort Stumptown Tart 2008 (Marion Berry)

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Stumptown Tart is more than just a pretty face. She’s a strong beer with a pink hue who packs a tart kick...beauty has never been more potent. This Oregon Marion Berry infused Belgian Style Ale is lightly hopped and aged in French Oak Pinot Noir Barrels. So, pucker up, there’s a new lady in town!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
This is just the right level of sour for my taste buds. It gives a little pucker and then you get the berry notes and the wine aspects afterwards. Not to heavy but still a sipper in my book.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Bridgeport Brewing Company--Stumptown Tart Belgian Style--Ale With Marion Berries Aged In French Oak Pinot Noir Barrels--Bridgeport Big Brews Series--2008 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 8.30%--10 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Sour Ale--Belgian--Thin fizzy white head light lace head. Clear bright orange red color hazes brown with rich loose sediment. Mild hop rich citrus Marion Berry Winey front. Tart sour fruit wild ester mild sweet sediment mellowed Belgian body. Dry sweet sour tart end. Sampled 10/12/2008. $4.99 Each.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Bottle:   Reddish caramel, a little murkey, thin spritzy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Pale fruity nose.   Smells a little artificial.   Otherwise slightly mealy.   Perhaps a hint of alcohol.   Fake berry flavors on the tongue, mealy and/or cereal like, but without the malt base.   Somewhat thin, and certainly all that uninteresting.   I was hoping for so much more. Moderate to thin body and mouthfeel.   Alcohol was well hidden, but this felt like 5 or 6%.   Needs more malt and more sweetness.   Just not all there.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9961) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Bomber poured a clear rddish amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of Berries, oak, horse blanket, some vinous notes, light leather and light lactic notes. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry tart finish. Flavors of berries, vinous notes, oak, horseblanket and light leather with a smooth dry lingering tart funky finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4900) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2009 Courtesy of Styles

Bottle: The aroma consists of tart and lightly sweet cherries with some light yeast. It pours a hazy orangish-red with a small soapy off-white head. The flavor starts pretty bland with some faint caramel. The flavor has some watery cherry sourness. Light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1159) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2009
22oz bottle that has been sitting in my fridge. Pours a clear slightly brown rosé with a loose off white head that condenses and settles down to a ring around the edge of my tulip. Aroma of oak, tart berries, hints of balsamic, and a touch of wet horse blanket. Tart berry up front with a good amount of oak and then finishes with just a touch of funk and pretty dry. I think the only thing that would have made this more enjoyable for me would have been a bit more Marion Berry flavor. I am glad I still had a bottle of this as I had it before, but never rated it. This years was a HUGE let down and this one was very underrated IMHO.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2009
Bottle shared at tasting. Poured a murky redish brown with white head. Aroma of vinous fruit, berries, funk, and wood. Taste is similar, with some grain and plenty of sourness. More wood comes through in the tart finish. Not bad, but not really great either.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2009
500th Rating - Been aching to try this, thanks BuckeyeBoy!!! - Pours a murky amber with basically no head...that is some funky smelling shit...sour, underripe berries, astringent wood...flavour is similarly sour, grainy, light undiscernable berries...serious alcohol well hidden, watch out...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle. Reddish amber pour with a medium white head. Tart berry wine aroma with funk. Tart and funky berry flavor with some noticeable yeast character.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lb4lb (2548) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Pours clear cranberry colored with no lasting head. Smell is fruity, tart and funky, with a bit of oak and dust. Taste is lightly fruity with berryies and prety dry. Just not very flavorful though. Like spritzer water with faint fruit essence and funk. eh...


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