Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England


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RATINGS: 787   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2961) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 17, 2012
16.9 oz bottle pours amber with no head. This had good malt aroma and taste. It was just flat. Need to try again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lokis333 (117) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - OCT 7, 2015
Clear, really dark chestnut color with off white foam. Aromas of roasted malt, quite nice and strong at the same time. Palate was heavy, strong and full body. Tasted bit of alcohol, more on the stronger side, also malty and grainy but at the same time sweet, reminded me of some Lithuanian ales. Over all really good beer, really enjoyed it, definatly worth a try!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
birocotsios (70) - - OCT 6, 2015
Dark brown with big cream head. Light sweet aroma of chocolate. Sweet malty taste with chocolate notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MustangMarkF (228) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
500ml Bottle This has a really thick and creamy mouth feel for a bottled beer. With molasses and coffee overtones, this black full bodied bottled beer may be a bit heavy for some, but at 6.3% it does its job and there are far worse beers out there - im a regular buyer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redders1974 (454) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
One of the best looking bottled beers I’ve seen in a glass, some tobacco notes in aroma greengage palms sherry lovely rich flavours would like to my hands on the cask version

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (11512) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 10, 2015
Gravicask (PBF2013, Tuesday) as "Adnams Broadside Extra" at 6.5%
Super honey malts, lots of barley, full of malt, some marmite. At 6.x%, this is too weak this could be ramped up to 8-10% and turned into a proper barley wine. Heavyish palate, but only in a way that you want from an English Strong Ale. Finish is pleasantly resiny. Very tasty indeed. Drunk in pints, may leave you balance deficient.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gogoji (3) - TURKEY - SEP 4, 2015 does not count
Molasses & banana aroma, roasted malt & hops bitterness in taste, alcohol well hidden, bitter after taste, very balanced strong ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hippoman (251) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
500l Bottle from Sainsbury’s, New Mills, Derbyshire. Black beer with no head. Commercial description lists it as "rich in flavours of malt and hops" - it’s almost as if malt and hops are two of the primary ingredients of beer?! Give us a bit more credit please. I like Adnams as a rule but this is a middle of the road, vaguely smoky dark strong ale. Its more commendable characteristic is it will get you pissed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6473) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 9, 2015
Bottled 500ml. -from E.Leclerc Ljubljana. Dark amber coloured, medium sized pale beige head, caramel in the nose. Sweet malty, fruity, caramel , notes of dried fruits, hops and alcohol with malty finish. Pleasant brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fombe89 (869) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 31, 2015
On tap . @Cimmeria, Oviedo 30/07/2015Color caoba, espuma blanca, Aroma y sabores malta, caramelo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1425) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2015
500 ml bottle, pours ruby red, aroma is caramel, toffee malts, light roast, hazelnut, orange peel, almond, mince pie. Medium sweet, finish has some mild bitterness. Medium bodied, creamy texture, carbonation is soft to flat.

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