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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 834   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Bottle: Filtered
Broadside was launched as a 6.3% bottled beer in 1972 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the battle of Sole Bay fought against the Dutch Republic in 1672 off the Southwold coast, just across the green from the brewery.
Ingredients: Pale, Black, and Chocolate malts; First Gold hops
Broadside is a dark ruby red beer rich in fruitcake aromas, almonds and conserved fruit. The fullness of the beer makes it a good accompaniment for hearty food.

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3.1
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Pours darker than I would have thought with thinner head. Aromas of apples and hops, with flavors tsting the same. Apples, tobacco, touches of light sugars as well as a souring dry finish

3
Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2007
More balanced towards malt big notes of burnt brown sugar Page 11 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 189 of his Classic 500 Brews to go.

3.3
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2007
12oz, no date from kenb. My label says 6%. Pours a clear reddish orange with a one finger quickly fading beige head. Aroma of nuts, spicy and earthy hops, some toasted nuts and toffee, and a hint of wet paper. Flavor adds a hint of lightly tart and sweet raisins with a stale tobacco sour finish--hard to explain. Bitterness is pretty low. Thin body with low to moderate carbonation. A decent beer.

2.9
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2007
Bottle 500ml. Pours murky brown with a big tan head. The head soon flattens. A sweet, fruity aroma greets you on opening. The flavours are unexciting really, just a malty fruity taste - nothing complex about it. Fairly thin on the palate. Bitter aftertaste, which is not unpleasant. Drinkable but overrated, in my opinion.

3.8
sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2007
Bottle, BWS, Alfred Cove, WA Pours a rich deep brown with tawny hues. Aromas is of dark fruits, spicy, and roasty. Flavour is big heavy roasted and crystal malts, dark plum and spicy date, lightened by fine carbonation. Great Winter Warmer.

3.4
islay (2925) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2007
16.9 oz. bottle. The beer is called "Adnams Broadside Original Ale," and it comes in a really cool bottle, I must say. "Beery" aroma contains a strong maltiness. Hazelnut and sharp lemon and orange scents. Brown-ale-esque in aroma, but stronger and more hoppy than a typical brown. Overall, the aroma is appropriately very English. Pours a deep brown with an orange tint. The shade of the color is darker toward the top and lighter toward the bottom. Large amount of thick, uneven, light tannish-cream-colored head. Produces extensive lacing. Flavor dominated by a roasted bitterness and dirty hops. Nuts and tobacco tastes as well, with a touch of raisin. Roasted bitter aftertaste. Light to medium body. Soft in the palate. Surprisingly low in carbonation, given the large head. Overall, like a cross between a porter and a bitter. Adnams Broadside is an okay but not great beer. It certainly isn’t worth the $5 or so that I paid for it post-tax.

3.4
theisti (4176) - Kansas, USA - JUN 10, 2007
12 oz. bottle, enjoyed at Boozefish in Kansas City, MO. Pour is cloudy brown with a big, rocky, off brown head. Aroma is malt, fruit and hint of hops. Taste is very fruity and complex. Lost of malt, not much hop in the taste. Nice beer.

3.8
patrick767 (4095) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2007
bottle - Pours murky brown with a medium sized head. The aroma has lots of caramel English malts with mild hops. It has a good malty flavor that’s well balanced by the light hops. Medium bodied, this brew finishes dry and lightly bitter. This is a very enjoyable English ale.

3.7
jtw (1165) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2007
12 oz bottle, which stores a liquid of deep murky brown color. A rather English aroma of pink-fleshed fruits, strawberry, maraschino cherry, roses which all seem to be a product of a wonderfully estery yeast strain. Good residual sweetness and a medium-to-full body pack a strong but subtle punch of alcohol. Nutty finish that leaves a pleasant reminder of what your palate just experienced.

3
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2007
12-oz. Thanks, BitBucket! Pours a deep cloudy brown with a thick white sudsy head. Big nose of slightly oxidized tree fruit, some caramel and butterscotch (doesn’t seem to be any diacetyl, but we’ll see). A little tight and sour on the mid-palate, and then a rush of fruit opens up, followed by a hollow hint of sour and some aluminum. Not super pleasant.


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