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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Smashed Blueberry is the newest beer in Shipyard Brewing Company’s Pugsley’s Signature Series line. This beer is a hybrid between a Porter and a Scotch Ale and has a rich mouth feel and a body of complex intensity. Upfront, there are distinct flavors of coffee and chocolate beautifully accentuated by the aroma of fresh blueberries. The finish features a delicate balance of sweet fruit and dry hops. This beer pairs well with glazed duck, ribs, barbeque, chocolate, and blueberry deserts. To fully experience all the flavors, Smashed Blueberry is best drunk at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. More about the beer: Malt: Pale, Crystal, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Light Munich, Torrified Wheat Hops: Summit, Tettnang, Cascade Yeast: Top-Fermenting English Color: Dark Brown OG: 1.087 ABV: 9.0% Availability: 22oz Bottles, Kegs


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4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BartmanDrinks (11) - Ontario, - JAN 12, 2013
Looks dark and nearly opaque, smells like fresh blueberries and chocolate, taste is just the right combination of hops, chocolate, and blueberry. Tastes like the Oxford Blueberry came to life.


3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - FEB 3, 2014
pours black with a non existent head. The aroma of blueberries is awesome when you open this one . The taste is light blueberry and a lot of bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OPIE788 (261) - Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle. Wow! Big blueberry aroma when you open it. Well balanced with blueberry sweetness and chocolaty bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (716) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2014
On tap at the brewery, worst tour ever!, beer is light sweet blueberry aroma and taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
batneil (243) - - JAN 25, 2014
Looks like coke when poured into a glass. Strong blueberry aroma when bottle first opened which dissipates with time. Fizzy in the mouth with a treacly taste at first, smooths out quickly to chocolate flavours and finishes with fruity blueberries. (K)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2014
You have to get this beer fresh. The blueberry taste will fade over time, same as Smashed Pumpkin. It’s mostly Porter like when taking a sip, but the finish is a good blueberry jam like flavor. You need to get it fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davhgbrew (886) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Dark and sweet tastes like blueberry pancakes. Porter mixed with a scotch ale is a great description. Chocolate mixed with blueberries. Nice high octane brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Awesome aromas of blueberry muffin. Taste was more chocolate and blueberry. Had it from a bottle at a party.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (928) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Stunning. Open up the bottle, blueberries. Pour into the glass, blueberries. Finishing note, blueberries. And yet the taste is not blueberry dominant, merely prominent. Let's the porter base come through quite nicely (sorry, not getting Scotch ale). A. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2496) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Confused on aroma, it smells just like fresh blueberries, even a blueberry muffin, which was nice, but at the same time strange in a beer. Dark opaque near black color, khaki small head. Flavor had the same fresh blueberry, with a bite, some astringency from black roasty malts, bitter dark chocolate, almost acrid - here the blueberry really failed to mesh with the bitter astringent malts. As the beer approached room temp, it became a little sweeter and this helped a lot, it was a lot easier to finish than it was to start (started around 55 deg, finished closer to 65-70)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (2572) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle - chosen because my wife loves blueberries. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma is very blueberry, with notes of roasty, cocoa, molasses. Flavor is fairly sweet, but with decent counteracing bitterness, and a pleasant blueberry-stout mix, fruit forward so I can see why this is categorized as such. Medium to lightish body for the style, plenty of carbonation. I was honestly not expecting much from this one, but it was not bad at all.


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