Pugsley's Signature Series: Smashed Blueberry
Shipyard Brewing Company

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Shipyard Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #58
Ranked #18,383
3.85 | pDev: 14.81%
May 07, 2021
May 11, 2011
Very Good
Pugsley's Signature Series:  Smashed BlueberryPugsley's Signature Series:  Smashed Blueberry
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Photo of Rug
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Rug from Massachusetts

Canned 1/6/21

Just what in the hell do we have here? A porter-scotch ale blend with blueberries?? Apparently. I had the Pugsley's Smashed Pumpkin a long time ago and loved it, so it's nice to see something else from the same series. Let's see what this one is all about

Pours a rich dark brown with 2 fingers of light tan head that fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

A very interesting nose on this one, definitely feeling like a dessert beer. I'm picking up on aromas of smoky dark malt, tart blueberries, red grape, blueberry pancakes, brown bread, earthy hops, and a touch of dark chocolate

The taste...not as interesting. It's still good, but a bit of a letdown from the aroma. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting lightly tart blueberry, roasty coffee, earthy hops, and dark malt. The swallow brings notes of hot alcohol, brown sugar, blueberry pancakes, and earthy hops. Reminds me a bit of their beer Prelude in the finish which I was not a fan of but this is definitely better than that

A medium full body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation, resulting in a silky beer. Finishes off dry with a firm bitterness

A weird on for sure. It was definitely good worth a shot despite the less than stellar flavor. Could use some more age on it

May 07, 2021
3.84 by lowlyone from Massachusetts on May 16, 2020
4.15 by alcoholicarrogance from Maine on Aug 14, 2019
3.98 by edthehead from New York on Feb 10, 2019
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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jwc215 from Arizona

1 pint can -
fresh b
Pours brown with ruby highlights. A thin head becomes a wisp, leaving a little lacing.

The smell is of mild chocolate and coffee with blueberries and an earthy touch.

The taste is more robust than the nose. Rich dark chocolate, subtle coffee,blueberry muffin. Long finish.

Full-bodied. ABV well-covered.

A unique - delicious brew. Probably the most complex fruit beer I've had. Blueberry certainly present but doesn't overwhelm. A blueberry strong porter with a Scottish Wee Heavy character. Very interesting.

Feb 05, 2019
3.98 by sisterofba from Maryland on Jan 16, 2019
4 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 03, 2018
3.52 by Ronl12 from Massachusetts on Dec 12, 2017
4.11 by dirtyharry2489 from West Virginia on Nov 19, 2017
4.5 by LennyBound from Illinois on Oct 18, 2017
3.75 by TLA from Pennsylvania on Oct 13, 2017
4.02 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Jul 29, 2017
4.17 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Jul 14, 2017
4 by Kurzman from Rhode Island on Jun 30, 2017
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

It pours a pure dark black and gives a small white head. The smell was centered around the chocolate and blueberries, combined very nicely. A bit of coffee and vanilla came out as the beer warmed. Some roasted malts also became slightly present. The taste was more centered around the coffee and roasted malts with the blueberries taking a background. The palate was very creamy with a slight tingle on the roof of my mouth. It had about a medium/heavy sort of feel. Overall, this was a superb beer for me, though I may be biased since I love blueberries so much. I have to admit, I'm not much of a Shipyard fan, but honestly it's a blueberry stout that does well at the end of the day.

Jun 25, 2017
Photo of maltznhopz
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by maltznhopz from Nevada

Poured a dark brown color with a light tan head. The aroma is sweet blueberries, malts, vanilla and a little chocolate. Taste starts with blueberry muffin then some cocoa and coffee, finishing with dark malts that help balance out this brew. The alcohol in this is very well masked by the flavors and the mouthfeel is light with little carbonation. Reminds me more of a stout than a fruit beer.

Jun 18, 2017
4.13 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Jun 15, 2017
3.65 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on Jun 07, 2017
3.68 by BigSmooth12 from Massachusetts on Apr 30, 2017
Photo of StraightNoChaser
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by StraightNoChaser from Georgia

look: Pretty dark Ruby. Not opaque but pretty dark. Modest tan head.
smell: Rich sweet blueberries with roasty caramel.
taste: much like the nose though blueberry is much less pronounced. Slight bitterness in the finish.
overall: interesting unique beer and it works.

Mar 14, 2017
3.75 by Southpawwp from Massachusetts on Nov 13, 2016
4 by thoglund from New York on Oct 15, 2016
3.75 by trocketsauced from New York on Sep 24, 2016
3.67 by TimberSwanson from Pennsylvania on Aug 24, 2016
3.72 by CJNAPS from California on Aug 22, 2016
Photo of tekstr1der
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

Much more interesting than any other fruit beer I've tried, this one has some remarkable qualities. Pours dark brown with a tan head that lingers. Was not expecting that. Aroma permeates the room thoroughly. Amazing. On closer inspection the smell of fresh smashed blueberry melds with a firm cocoa presence. The flavor continues this chocolate-covered blueberry thing quite well, and as it warms the tart berry comes out more so. Finishes fairly dry with a lingering chocolate aftertaste.

Aug 21, 2016
3.96 by briandaube from Delaware on Aug 08, 2016
3.5 by TTripp725 from Pennsylvania on Aug 02, 2016
3.63 by Mikexw from New York on Jul 31, 2016
4.05 by Nomis from Massachusetts on Jul 15, 2016
Photo of Viaduck
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Viaduck from California

Chocolate & coffee & malt with a blueberry finish. Very nice.

Jun 15, 2016
3.63 by MickeyHopHead from California on Jun 12, 2016
3.41 by Fitzy01 from Maine on Jun 10, 2016
4.16 by JDW4195 from Florida on May 29, 2016
3.99 by Johncnh from New Hampshire on May 29, 2016
4.22 by Avatar113 from California on May 27, 2016
3.82 by antman27 from New York on May 15, 2016
4.2 by Beglane from Massachusetts on May 12, 2016
4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on May 10, 2016
Photo of Treyliff
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Treyliff from West Virginia

12oz bottle poured into a tulip
Best before 8/16/16

Pours a deep brown color with a one-finger foamy off-white head that has good retention. Smells of blueberry muffins, brown malts & a hint of vanilla. Tastes of sweet blueberry muffins, brown bread, sweet vanilla & fresh blueberries. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation with a foamy mouthfeel that turns creamy into the finish. Solid blueberry notes throughout with enough of a malty backbone to match up with the sweetness of the blueberry, well done

Apr 04, 2016
Pugsley's Signature Series: Smashed Blueberry from Shipyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 609 ratings