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)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
shipyard.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 05-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
592
Reviews:
180
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
14.83%
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
112
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Photo of d1ucb4u
4.97/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I must admit, I was a little skeptical, blueberries in a porter? I was curious as to how the blueberry flavor was going to end up without being hidden by the porter profile of the beer.

I loved it, I found if full of flavor, good blueberries, with good thick smooth mouthfeel, without a strong alcohol aroma or flavor.

I wish I could find more.

This beer had inspired my to try and brew a robust blueberry porter like this.

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Photo of sybilyang
4.92/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

First thing first - you have to know what what you're getting into with this beer - It's not your traditional wheat or ale fruit beer. If you go in with those light, crisp expectations, you will be very shocked, likely disappointed, and probably frustrated.

This is not a light, summery fruit beer...even though it's blueberry. It's stout and porter like. If you've ever had fruit chocolates or a very fruity roast on your coffee beans, that's the closest comparable for this beer. This will not be a beer for everyone, and not a beer for most fruit beer drinkers. Try it if you like stouts and porters and are a bit tired of the heavy, smokey, toasty styles.

Dark, opaque, coloring. Not much foam/head on the pour.
Smooth, chocolate malts and light coffee-roast taste, perfumed with blueberries. The entire smelling, drinking process has wafts of blueberries - that's it; and that made it a fruity chocolate/coffee for me.

Would be great with a blueberry pastry like a blueberry muffin, scone...Don't really see it pairing with savory foods though.

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4.82/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a dark violet color with a light brown, creamy head.

Smell: well…the name says it, blueberries. At 9% there is a slight booze aroma with chocolate malt aromas as well. I can tell this is definitely a dessert beer.

Taste: The flavors all came at me at once. It was almost like a chocolate juicy blueberry coffee crème cheese cake. I want to eat a piece of cheesecake and dip it in this beer.

Mouth feel: Silky smooth on the tongue. Not too thick, nice carbonation.

Overall: My mind was blown...or smashed...or blownberried...ok enough.. with this one. It has a lot of flavors going on with it. Nice mouth feel. Great smell. Nice beautiful color with great looking frothy creamy head. Would be great as a dessert beer.

Glassware: 22oz bottle split between to goblets

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4.79/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Full blueberry with hinys at malt and apparent alcohol on nose.
Medium full mouthfeel starts fresh blueberry and quickly goes through sweet malt, dark malt, berry wine and finishes with a hoppy, burnt coffee note.
As you warm the snifter with your hands the harsh notes mellow and sweeten a bit.
Strange yet exciting.

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4.76/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Great tan foamy head. Brew stands very dark in color, could it be all the blueberries?

S - Lots of caramel and blueberries. Very sweet, but not sugary.

T - Sweet, but not overly sugary. Amazingly blueberry. Not induced blueberry, but actual blueberry. amazing how they made this taste SO good.

M - Wonderful. smooth. wet. great carbonation.

O - Amazing fruit brew. The best i've had. wonderful true berry flavor.

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