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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 813   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Adnams Broadside commemorates the fierce battle of Sole Bay fought against the Dutch Republic in 1672 off the Southwold coast, just across the green from our brewery. The fullness of the beer makes it a good accompaniment for stews and steak or kidney and ale pies. All sausage dishes complement Broadside well. A mature cheese ploughmans or cheeseboard of hard English cheeses are a perfect match for bottled Broadside. (Contains barley). Pasteurised Bottle.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flemmingwillum (1184) - Nysted, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2006
An exciting aroma with cherries, sweet nuts and a little caramel. Pretty creamy and soft palate, which gives a good impression right from the start. Very malty, but not roasted. Beautiful taste with cherries and raisins. However, these tastes are not dominating completely. The alcohol-taste is also obvious, and the beer is great hopped. The nuts can only be notified vaguely in the taste, but this is probably a good thing that keeps the beer from being too sweet and complex. The aftertaste is at first marked by a great bitter hopping, but it dissapears pretty fast to let the cherries dominate for a while. Then an unfortunate acrid taste is appearing. A big shame. Someone, please make the brewery remove this acridness. It would be near to the perfect brew without it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of caramel malts, alcohol, citrus, and hops. Flavor is caramel, fruit, and slightly bitter in the finish. Ok beer.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5489) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Smells and looks fantastic. Flows nicely. A caramel-aroma head. A very good beer. Medium heaviness but a nice flavor. A little hoppy graininess near the end. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2006
Bottle. Color is dark ruby with a small head and short duration. Aroma is caramel and hops. Taste is rich and full with a hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours murky orange\brown with a decent sized tan head. Aroma of sweetness, caramel malts, alcohol, barley, citrus, and hops. Flavor is semi-sweet, caramel, malty, bitter hoppy bite, citrus, and slight fruit. Good body, decent brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Enjoyable. Mahogony body, great light brown head. Toffee and dark malts, with restrained but fully adequate British hopping. Sweetness has notes of plums and chocoolae, but nicely offset by the hops..

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2006
12 oz bottle labeled 6% abv. Beautiful clear mahogany pour with a firm, long lasting, tan head. Nice malty, sweet aroma. The flavor is excellent, complex and interesting. Starts out malty sweet but not overly so, becoming tangy and tingly on the tongue, and then a late bitterness kicks in after the swallow, which lasts a while. An interesting variety of flavors, well matched and balanced. Loads of English character in this one, and a real pleasure to drink. Picked up a 4-pack for $9.99 at The Fresh Market, Jacksonville, FL. Maybe a little pricey there, but not outrageously so.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4370) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2006
The aroma has raisins, yeast, brown sugar and carrots. The appearance is red-brown with a large head. The flavor is very sweet with plenty of bitterness and alcohol. There are also the elements from the aroma. The palate is just slightly chewy. Despite some good qualities it has a medicinal aftertaste. This is ok.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Nose is caramel, port, apple, bananna, sweet and wonderful. Flavor is not as sweet as expected - apple, toffee, rich amazing malt. Hops are there but hang perfectly in the back. Some raisin. Toffee/plum finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggie80 (806) - Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Nice dark color and good head with good lacing. This one went down really smooth, dispite the stronger alcohol content. Though it comes in a four pack it was still a good buy.


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