Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England


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RATINGS: 793   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2005
Dark copper with dense white head. Roasted aroma with notes of soy sauce, anice and pears. Fruity. Roasted flavor with notes of spices, licorice, hops and butter. Low, short bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5169) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Strong Dactyl - Good Malt aroma mild flavor Great balance between the malt and hops. Good bite at the finish. I liked this bitter. I would drink another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2005
Bottled. Dark reddish brown, beige huge creamy head. Sweet caramellish malty aroma with a bit bitterness too. Strong bitter hoppy flavour along with malty hints. Bitterness dominating all the way through Biting carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (31474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
A deep red beer with a nice orange-brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with strong notes of black currant, cowberries, wood, and grapes. The flavor is sweet and very berry-like again black currant and cowberries, but also caramel and wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5991) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2005
500 ml bottle, bought in Denmark. Deep copper coloured, very good off-white head. Nice aroma of dark fruits, leather, oak and caramel malts. Flavour is malty sweet with a certain alcoholic burn, but not unpleasant. Some raisin notes too. Decent hops and a peppery finish. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2011 Bottled. A dark brown coloured beer with a decent sized and lasting white head. The aroma is malty with toffee and caramel. The taste is also very malty with berry fruit notes and noticeable alcohol. Not the greatest depth but still a decent beer. Score 3.4
Subsequent rating scored 3.2. Average becomes 3.3

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Maybe I just had a bad bottle, but mine tasted much like an old shoe. Perhaps I should give it another try and re-rate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
clear dark amber colur. fresh aroma of mixed fruit, dark bready maltm mils roast and earthy hops. creamy mouthfeel, a prickle of carbo. well balanced tangy, sweet and bitter flavours with toasted malt flavour and hop finish. tasty

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Outstanding. This is a wonderful example of the style. Very complex but balanced flavor invites you to keep sipping. This would make an excellent session ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2005
Brown ale with a huge head. Very malty smell that led to a somewhat sweet taste. Hops are evident, though this is a really mellow beer. A great beer. Could be a good session beer.

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