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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

495 Ratings
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Ratings: 495
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.32%
Wants: 57
Gots: 62 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 05-11-2011

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a coffee brown color with a two-finger head that leaves streaks and dots of lacing behind

Smell: Blueberries and chocolate, with undertones of caramel and a hint of ash

Taste: Blueberries, up front, with caramel and chocolate tones developing in the middle; ashy and grainy, after the swallow with a rather thin finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I have never been a fan of Shipyard but this beer peaked my curiosity and just as I thought I was going to really like it (the aroma and the front end were great) it fell apart in the finish; with a bit of tweaking this could be really good - as it is right now it has polarized the reviewers

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a very dark, clear ruby with a thick khaki head. Excellent head retention, sheets of lacing.

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.

M- full bodied, creamy, velvety carbonation. Warming finish.

O- thoroughly enjoyable.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a super and surprisingly dark brownish blue color with a one finger head of tan colored foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading to leave a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer massive of a blueberry smell. The blueberry is rather authentic with it giving a rather nice chocolate covered blueberry (with emphasis on the blueberry) smell when mixed with the lighter roasted, cocoa and coffee notes of the beer.

Taste – The taste begins with a big showing of a roasted malt and cocoa flavor with a rather strong showing of blueberry as well. The taste is drier upfront, but as the flavor advances, more and more blueberry flavor comes to the tongue sweetening up the brew a bit. As the blueberry upfront was of a more authentic flavor, as it intensifies more later in the taste profile, it takes on a more blueberry syrup nature. While the blueberry intensifies so too does the cocoa tastes, leaving a rather thick chocolate covered blueberry flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and more syrupy side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the chocolate covered blueberry flavors of the brew both were fantastic creating a very dessert like feel.

Overall – Not overly sweet with a good blend of chocolate and blueberry, all while hiding the 9 % abv rather well. This is an interesting one and a good one to try.

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Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.