Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England


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RATINGS: 785   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, - JUN 11, 2006
Bottle 6.3 %... Beautiful Hazy dark amber color with okay head. Fresh fruity malt and hops in a brillant mix. Not quite strong enough and maybe the finish is a bit too bitter. But a great beer compared to the prince hear in Denmark.

   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 (449) - 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 (11497) - 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 (242) - 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 (6467) - 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 (854) - 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 (1424) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ermaki (35) - - JUL 21, 2015
Fragancia dulce de aporte maltoso, con algunos perfiles tostados, recuerdos de frutas maduras, trazas de frutos secos, un punto acaramelado y un suave poso herbáceo. En boca Entrada tremendamente maltosa, con adornos tostados, incluso intuyo algún destello ahumado, con una buena carga de meloso caramelo, perfiles de frutas maduras y un final amargo que remata felizmente el trago. El cuerpo es consistente, denso, y la carbonatación suave. Excelente "strong ale" británica, con una base maltosa magnífica y un cuerpo voluptuoso que transmite un poderío extraordinario. Me fascina esta fórmula, su punto acaramelado y su perfecto balance herbáceo hace de ella un verdadero homenaje a la más pura tradición inglesa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (2242) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle from a Suffolk Waitrose. Pours deep chestnut with an off white head. The taste is fruity malt with caramel, light spice and a little aniseed. Full flavoured and pretty tasty.

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