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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 818   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
onystrom (1333) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vells (1607) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - SEP 15, 2016
Almost quady dried fruit nose, lovely malt base, caramel, some toast, some herbal hops, light spiciness. Moderate sweetness with light bitterness. Quite nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malrider69 (137) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2016
Pours a brown to ruby-red colour with a pale tan coloured head. The aroma is of malt and ethanol. The taste is toffee, malt and a hint of roasted malt that is initially moderately bitter on the palate with some residual sweetness. Overall not a bad beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Perpignan73 (30) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2016 500ml bottle, chilled and poured at home. Very strong alcohol taste which over powers the palate and masks complexity. It went down the kitchen sink. Very disappointing given the reviews.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Michael27 (813) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Rotbraun im Glas mit mächtiger Schaumkrone. Sehr dominanter Malzkörper (leider!).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Night_Cap (116) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle 500ml. Served at room temperature. Pours a burnt ruby brown. Head is good sized, lightly tanned and lasts very well in the glass. Aroma is of (earthy) English hops, caramel, brown rolls, blackberries, oranges, light notes of milk chocolate and hints of coffee. Flavour is a medium earthy hop bitterness with lightly toasted malts, dry biscuit, caramel, nuts, blackberries, brown bread crusts and a dry earthy finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a long dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
akoeninger (675) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Very good. Cask at airport. Dark brown with Ruby highlights. Sweet stone fruit prune, raisins, malt flavor and aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (2367) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown with ruby, good creamy foam. Aroma: malt, esters with fruit and brandy, caramel, a little butter and hazelnut. Taste: strong maltiness, wine, dried fruits, caramel, butterscotch, pleasant earthy hop bitterness. Good ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MayumiH (937) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle at home. Dark reddish brown. Notes of dark fruit, plum, figs, sweet malts. Low carbonation. Dry bitter sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ndburns (166) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2016
500ml bottle from Asda. Pours ruby brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is light, berries, malt, spice. Taste is nicely bitter with a hint of balancing sweetness. Very smooth, great mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
canddw (100) - - APR 21, 2016
Dark ruby beer with soft carbonation and foamy head. Hoppy nose with marmite hints. Light dry biscuity flavour with metallic, strawberry and earthy hints and gentle bitter finish. Generic but passable.

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