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Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series) - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series)

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BA SCORE
87
very good

436 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 436
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 41
Gots: 48 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-11-2011)
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.5 A: Deep brown color, almost black. Two fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is decent for the ABV and a short ring of lacing is left.

4.5 S: Holy fuck the blueberries! I would say that this is the first blueberry beer I've had that didn't half ass the blueberries. Blueberries in this are potent as hell and I love it. Lightly smoky with coffee, caramel, and toffee notes. Good amount of sweetness to complement the massive blueberry nose. Smells wonderfully fruity and that is that.

4.0 T: Blueberries aren't fruit twin level fruitiness in the taste, but are still way more potent than the vast majority of blueberry beers. The balance between berries and base beer gets shifted more to the base beer. Coffee, caramel, and roastiness are the most prominent flavors. Tart blueberry next. Toffee, grainy malts, a bit of chocolate, toastiness, and a moderate bitterness follow. Earthy and lightly citrusy hoppiness. Overall, pretty good.

3.0 M: The mouthfeel is the weakest link in this beer. Medium body with moderate, but biting carbonation. Lacking creaminess. Not as smooth as I'd like, but sufficient.

3.5 D: Pretty good blueberry beer. Buying this just to smell is rewarding enough, but drinking it ain't bad either. Shipyard has put out a lot of stinkers over the years, but this isn't one of them.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 23:46:45 | More by DavoleBomb
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S- blueberry jam and chocolate. It's pretty intense. It does smell sweet.

T- chocolate covered blueberries, coffee. Some hop bitterness is present in the finish along with a little alcohol.

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Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.