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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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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2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
pieeetr (26) - Hägersten, - JUL 14, 2012
This beer is just fine until you taste it. It has nice aroma and looks great but the taste is disappointed me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (492) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours a dark black with tan head. Has a sweet stout aroma. Taste starts with coffee and a hint of chocolate, but blueberries are apparent towards the end. Blueberries and coffee linger on your tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lectvay (109) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Dark reddish brown. Very pleasant aroma of blueberries and blackberries. Blueberries are the main event in the flavor profile, too, but not overpowering or too sweet. So tasteful. Really liked this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (444) - - JUN 17, 2014
Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a super and surprisingly dark brownish blue color with a one finger head of tan colored foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading to leave a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer massive of a blueberry smell. The blueberry is rather authentic with it giving a rather nice chocolate covered blueberry (with emphasis on the blueberry) smell when mixed with the lighter roasted, cocoa and coffee notes of the beer. Taste – The taste begins with a big showing of a roasted malt and cocoa flavor with a rather strong showing of blueberry as well. The taste is drier upfront, but as the flavor advances, more and more blueberry flavor comes to the tongue sweetening up the brew a bit. As the blueberry upfront was of a more authentic flavor, as it intensifies more later in the taste profile, it takes on a more blueberry syrup nature. While the blueberry intensifies so too does the cocoa tastes, leaving a rather thick chocolate covered blueberry flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and more syrupy side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the chocolate covered blueberry flavors of the brew both were fantastic creating a very dessert like feel. Overall – Not overly sweet with a good blend of chocolate and blueberry, all while hiding the 9 % abv rather well. This is an interesting one and a good one to try.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wisdomsolo (388) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Smelled pretty great but the flavor was lacking. Not the best blueberry beer.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
fluffy (1465) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
what is this garbage? can shipyard do anything right? waste of whatever blueberries died to make this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (1907) - FINLAND - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle. Black. Overripe blueberries, malty, light roastedness. Soft body, some chocolate. And blueberries, in a sort of pudding- like way. Pretty nice, at least for a couple of sips.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1095) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
Very dark with a pale head. Aroma is huge on the blueberry, plum. Medium-light bodied, fruity on the palate with a hint if roast on the finish. Taste is blueberry, plum, chocolate. Yum.

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 (313) - 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 (878) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2014
On tap at the brewery, worst tour ever!, beer is light sweet blueberry aroma and taste.


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