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:
597
Reviews:
182
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
14.8%
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
113
For Trade:
1
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Photo of trocketsauced
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimberSwanson
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tekstr1der
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of briandaube
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TTripp725
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikexw
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nomis
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Viaduck
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of MickeyHopHead
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fitzy01
3.41/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JDW4195
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Johncnh
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Avatar113
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of antman27
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beglane
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

*Best by Nov. 2015* - baloney, this can handle a little age...ohhhhhh, screw-top. :(

Pours a surprisingly dark brown color. The head is a finger high and off-white in shade. Retention is bad, unfortunately - there's no lacing left on the glass, either. While it doesn't have a good look, I do like the relative darkness.

The first whiff of the aroma brings lots of blueberry. The base beer beneath the blueberry is heavy on the milk chocolate and caramel. There's also plenty of diacetyl, sadly (because Shipyard). Elements of this aroma, I really like - it doesn't come together into one cohesive whole, though.

Flavor-wise, the blueberry is more subtle. Another thing that's more subtle is the diacetyl presence. Though plenty of fruit notes open it up, the middle and end are loaded with dark chocolate, brown sugar, and caramel. It even finishes with touches of roast and espresso. The profile here seems a bit more cleanly structured, creating a surprising flavor balance. This is really tasty, surprisingly so in fact!

I love how it doesn't finish overly sweet. The roasted malts seem to dry things out nicely, as does the gentle prickle of alcohol. It is a little thin, though. It stops just short of being refreshing (which I always love out of a big dark beer!), but it drinks quite easily.

Shipyard's best beer, enough said.

3.5/5: This beer is pretty...*puts on sunglasses*...smashing YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH~

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Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Icemann383
3.34/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of plaid75
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IBUQT
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mhpendleton
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 597 ratings.
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