Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series) | Shipyard Brewing Co.

Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series)
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Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series)

Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Maine, United States

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

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Ratings: 598 |  Reviews: 182
Photo of antman27
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beglane
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
4/5  rDev +3.9%
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 -9.1%
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 -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Icemann383
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of plaid75
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IBUQT
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mhpendleton
3.42/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sposter4
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CTbrew32
3.06/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Quick Review: A scotch ale/porter with blueberry sounds pretty good, but thats not what this was. The blueberry dominated the flavor with a tiny bit of chocolate flavor, but hardly enough. The scotch ale aspect of this is non existent. Its just short of bad, but there's needs to be way more balance between the three advertised components.

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Photo of crow
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of therubicon
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Kind of boozy. Medium body. Tons of blueberry. Not as good as I remember, possibly cause I sat on these bottles for almost a year, a month past BB date.

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Photo of laketang
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first vegi beer ( I think) poured dark and had a big mocha head

I get the blueberries first, and some floral notes

blueberry taste is up front,and milk chocolate notes play well together

finish is of course sweet blueberry, no carbonation.

good beer to have one of.

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Photo of TDelong
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blueberry aroma. Strong blueberry flavor over a Scottish ale base. Heavy flavor masks the high alcohol heat.

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Photo of AndyEdgar
1.36/5  rDev -64.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of shaneyjj
4.63/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brewduder
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
4.44/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is only the second blueberry beer I've had and the first one was terrible, so I went into it with low expectations. But this is a pretty great beer.

The alcohol is pretty well hidden but you can tell it's there for sure.

The smell of blueberries is fairly strong and is less pronounced in the taste. You know those dark chocolate candies are infused with fruit? Yeah, it smells exactly like those, but with blueberry replacing the typical orange or raspberry. It sounds like kind of a novelty but it's actually really pleasant.

The initial taste is of chocolate and coffee and the blueberries come in near the end and dominate the aftertaste. Low carbonation and goes down smooth. This is basically a stout with a very fresh, light blueberry presence.

I probably wouldn't even call this a fruit beer, because the stout flavor is much more pronounced here, so it would make sense to label it as such or at least be a little bit more honest. This is hardly an "ale with natural flavor" (older bottles claim it as a "malt beverage"). But overall a really great offering.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisCage
4.56/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- This one pours a dark brown-ish color with caramel/red hues! The head is very dense, starts out about two fingers thick and retains very well, settling into a thick film over the is tan in color itself! This is much too hard to tell the carbonation quantity but lacing is relatively good with most of the foam sliding back into the glass but there is a thin rope like amount of bubbles that cling! Decent looking for sure!

S- Wonderful aromas of blueberry pie and chocolate.....a hybrid between milk and dark. Underlying tones of bread yeast, pie crust, biscuit, and toasted sweet malt! There is just a hint of hop bitterness on the finish and the fruitiness of this one is very fresh and juicy! Overall this has a smell that is very dessert like....yummy!

T- This is quite interesting and comes across very well on the palate! The first taste was a bit of a shock, with the high alcohol content being dominant, but wait!.....the second and beyond tastings prove to show the true character.....initial flavors of chocolate/cocoa and freshly brewed coffee from the dark roasted malt, and a delayed fruity/blueberry sweetness shows up near the end, providing a well balanced flavor profile! The finish is just slightly of Earthy leaf from the hops and again, juicy blueberry that lingers on the palate! Quite impressive!

M/O- This is a solid medium bodied brew that leans toward full body, and the carbonation is tight and neat on the palate, allowing the flavors to really stick to the palate for long periods of time. After the initial burst, the alcohol smooths out and this becomes quite a creamy porter style beer! I would recommend but don't think it's a real session worthy beer.....definitely a nice beer overall!

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 72.4% out of 100 with 598 ratings
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