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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 702   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised Bottle.
A fine, heartwarming English Beer, rich in flavours of malt and hops.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 8, 2004
This bottled brew poured a foamy medium sized light brown colored long lasting head that left behind a good lacing. The body was a softly carbonated transparent brown color. The aroma was mild with notes of sweet malt. The palate was mildly vinuous initially then settled down onto a more mellow malt bite with a slightly bitter finish. Very malty flavor masked somewhat by the vinuousness of the overall tone of the ale. A decent brew to start of the evenings ratings. Cheers!

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lunkie (1398) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2004
Sweet spicy flavour with dark red brown colour and good lacing. Burnt malt flavour with rough palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3039) - Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2004
This is a beautiful color, a deep ruby that’s fairly clear. The head is a bit fizzy, and fades incompletely pretty fast. This is a malty beer. A little wood and a good bit of caramel, brown sugar and cherries. Not a lot of hops present and a bit sweet in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Mahogany pour, thick foamy head and lace. Caramel or toffee aromas, sweet malts and a sour fruit. Sweet malts, caramel, hops, some spices and alcohol flavors. Thick, syrupy finish of alcohol and spice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Deep red color and an aroma that is fresh and balanced between malt and hops. The taste is dry and rich with a medium-full mouthfeel. The cream-colored head is well-formed and well-retained. Not great, but a very pleasant beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Dark mahogany color with light off-white head. The aroma has residual sweetness with some malt & a bit of british blah. The flavor is very metallic with musky fig & crappy over-bitter european hops, unbalanced, bland. Finishes a little roasty & also metallic.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
(On cask) Malleable caramel malt bends into attractive apple syrup shapes...Slight roastiness lies underneath the chewiness and also undermines the horsy aroma...All ends in a somewhat chalky and fizzy quiet fiasco...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 The bottled Broadside really shines through, bit more of a malty-fruity kick to it than with the cask. Has a thinnish head with little lacing but doesn’t detract from being a real mouthful of decent English ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7627) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2004
On cask at the St. James Tavern in London. Dark amber/brown color with a medium thin light tan head. Thin and quick lacing. The aroma is rather fruity, with hints of caramel and malt. Medium-bodied and very smooth and smokey. Flavors of caramel, grape, and roasted malt. The finish is silky and long. This is a solid beer that can be found in many pubs/taverns in London.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - APR 14, 2004
Low beige head, nut brown coloured. Very malty aroma with hints of nuts. Flavour is sweet with some bitterness in the end.


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