Pugsley's Signature Series: Smashed Blueberry
Shipyard Brewing Company

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Shipyard Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #51
Ranked #18,698
3.85 | pDev: 15.06%
Apr 28, 2023
May 11, 2011
Very Good
Pugsley's Signature Series:  Smashed BlueberryPugsley's Signature Series:  Smashed Blueberry
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Reviewed by Christianriveraaa

4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a snifter - brown pour with huge amounts of foam risen.
Huge notes of blueberry followed by chocolate, coffee.
big coffee notes along with blue berry, chocolate, vanilla and malts.
Medium bodied, easy to sip, abv hides so well in this.
Overall I got this because it was $10 for a 4 pack and I love trying new beers. I would say I would pick this up in the future again. Would recommend. Definitely reminds me of a stout and would be curious to see this in a stout version.
Apr 28, 2023
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Reviewed by LucidoMMA from California

3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pour a deep black color with a thin but retentive head. Lots of sticky lacing.

Smells of coffee, toffee, and chocolate.

Taste is very chocolatey, with some feint coffee undertones. Definitely full bodied but not detecting much blueberry. Pretty decent though.
Dec 06, 2022
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Rated by Holderness from Massachusetts

1.59/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
Horrendous. Overly sweet, very artificial blueberry character, a real mess of flavors.

< 60/100
Jul 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.84 by lowlyone from Massachusetts

May 16, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by alcoholicarrogance from Maine

Aug 14, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by edthehead from Maryland

Feb 10, 2019
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Reviewed by jwc215 from Arizona

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
1 pint can -
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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
Rated: 3.98 by sisterofba from Maryland

Jan 16, 2019
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 03, 2018
Rated: 3.52 by Ronl12 from Massachusetts

Dec 12, 2017
Rated: 4.11 by dirtyharry2489 from West Virginia

Nov 19, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by LennyBound from Illinois

Oct 18, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by TLA from Pennsylvania

Oct 13, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Jul 29, 2017
Rated: 4.17 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Jul 14, 2017
Rated: 4 by Kurzman from Rhode Island

Jun 30, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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
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Reviewed by maltznhopz from Nevada

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.13 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Jun 15, 2017
Rated: 3.65 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Jun 07, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by BigSmooth12 from Massachusetts

Apr 30, 2017
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Reviewed by StraightNoChaser from Georgia

4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.75 by Southpawwp from Massachusetts

Nov 13, 2016
Rated: 4 by thoglund from New York

Oct 15, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by trocketsauced from New York

Sep 24, 2016
Rated: 3.67 by TimberSwanson from Pennsylvania

Aug 24, 2016
Rated: 3.72 by CJNAPS from California

Aug 22, 2016
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.96 by briandaube from Delaware

Aug 08, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by TTripp725 from Pennsylvania

Aug 02, 2016
Rated: 3.63 by Mikexw from New York

Jul 31, 2016
Rated: 4.05 by Nomis from Massachusetts

Jul 15, 2016
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Rated by Viaduck from California

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Chocolate & coffee & malt with a blueberry finish. Very nice.
Jun 15, 2016
Rated: 3.63 by MickeyHopHead from California

Jun 12, 2016
Rated: 3.41 by Fitzy01 from Maine

Jun 10, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by JDW4195 from Florida

May 29, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by Johncnh from New Hampshire

May 29, 2016
Rated: 4.22 by Avatar113 from California

May 27, 2016
Rated: 3.82 by antman27 from New York

May 15, 2016
Pugsley's Signature Series: Smashed Blueberry from Shipyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 612 ratings