Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England


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RATINGS: 821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Pours a hazy, copper color. Decent tan head. Malty nose. Woody and very complex flavor. Buttery yeast notes are there, like in a Yorkie beer. Starts a bit sweet, but finishes dryer. The bitterness asserts itself at the end. It feels like a bigger beer than it is, which is great, since many porters and stouts are somewhat thin... this one’s thick and yummy. Nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21675) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown color, light tan head. Aroma of roasted chocolated Taste is roasty toffee. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Echon (387) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2016
Mahogany. Malt, caramel, dried fruit, and to a lesser degree, spice and chocolate. Sweetish taste and a dry finish with solid bitterness. Full body. Overall, a very good strong ale. Tasty and well-balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1MrCabbage (19) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2016
12/10/16 bottle at home. Serious ruby beer. Alcohol almost takes over, but it just gets away with it. Malt and hops just shining through. Probably needs some man food to go with this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vells (1608) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malrider69 (141) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Perpignan73 (36) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Michael27 (921) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Rotbraun im Glas mit mächtiger Schaumkrone. Sehr dominanter Malzkörper (leider!).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Night_Cap (119) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
akoeninger (685) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Very good. Cask at airport. Dark brown with Ruby highlights. Sweet stone fruit prune, raisins, malt flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (2559) - 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.

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