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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 811   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Slightly hazy, copper pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma has lots of toffee, some apple skins, caramel, toast, hay and crusty white bread. Flavor is sweet toffee, toast, planty hops, sweet grassy hay, burnt sugar, sweet roasted nuts, black tea and some citrus and earthy notes to the finish. Light to medium body, chewy entry, dry finish and light, but sharp carbonation. Not bad, but lacking in depth and intensity compared to the 4.1% bitter I just drank from the same brewer.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MayumiH (762) - 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 (71) - 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 (90) - - 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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3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
rotaman14 (525) - Germany, lives in Vilnius, LT, - MAR 29, 2016
Pretty bland malt aroma. Taste is toasted malts, some hops. Full, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty ok.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LazyPyro (371) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours a clear dark brown/ruby with a small off-white head. Fruity malt caramel aroma, also some spice? Taste of caramel malt and dark fruits, some spice and alcohol, bitter hop finish. Very smooth mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Itstasty (29) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle. Ruby red/brown. Nice lively head which lasts several minutes. Nose a little bland and disappointing. Burnt and roasted flavours initially in the mouth with a medium length bitter finish. Wholesome mouthfeel without being claggy. Ok beer. I can’t find fruitcake anywhere though....

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LomYst (758) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2016
Licht caramelletje... licht geroosterde moutigheid... weinig carbs.. licht bitter... goeie drinkbaarheid maar niet byzonder

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2046) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, drunk at home. Pleasantly dark brown with a ruby tint. A little bit of tan/cream head rests on top. Caramel, redcurrants and a hint of coffee in the aroma. Really nice for the most part, but has that odd metallic note so prevalent in big-name pasteurised UK bottled beers. Fruity and sweet with a sharp bitter finish. Aftertaste is nicely bitter without being acrid. Medium body. Pretty tasty and quite possibly the best of the ‘supermarket bitters’. And better than the cask version, which is rare.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (579) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown with ruby hue, thin off white head with medium lacing. Understated aromas of bread yeast, a touch of spice and chocolate. Big caramel malt flavour, touch Christmas pudding and a long spicy and earthy hop finish. Beautifully smooth. Went well with Stilton and Shropshire cheeses. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tom303 (112) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
Dark red lovely steady head, tasty dark fruity aroma and taste with strong glow and sweet bitter balance. Tasty


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