Stumptown Tart Beer photo by swyngarden of flickr.com

Stumptown Tart Beer photo by swyngarden of flickr.com

Stumptown Tart Belgian Style Ale (7.8 ABV, deplorable IBU 15)

Any long time reader of this awesome blog could tell ya I am not into the Belgian styles. They’ll say that I’ll leave that style to Irving and the rest of the Jersey fellas to blog about. That is true. I’m not against tasting them and as I’ve said before for this blog, I will try all kinds of styles outside of my hophead comfort zone. So tonight I bought a Belgian style ale home brewed in Portland, Oregon by Bridgeport Brewing Company called Stumptown Tart Belgian Style Ale (7.8 ABV, deplorable IBU 15).

I have to say that I liked Stumptown Tart and am not sure how “European” it really is. This brew is a dark amber opaque which of course reminds me of IPAs. It had a nice compatible head too. Its multi-berry concoction mixes well in its smell and taste. The finish is pleasant and enjoyable. It reminded me of an IPA in color and overall appearance even in smell as fruity. Not only that but in researching this beer the Stumptown Tart is like an amber ale and is reminiscent of the De Koninck Belgian brew I had when I was in Amsterdam earlier this year. This is a good brew and I recommend it. Cheers!