Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 834   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2007
Delicious - sweet fruitcake aroma, strong sweet malt, citrus hops, lingering bitterness in finish, surprisingly light body for abv - extremely drinkable, will buy again.

ogglethorp (919) - Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Bottle via GrbDg, thanks cliff! Pours brownish-copper with a decent sized beige colored head. Aroma is caramel maltiness, with some citrus fruit popping through. Flavor is caramel, raisins, brown sugar, dried apricot, some citrus, alcohol. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweet, warming finish. Solid.

thornecb (6064) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Pours deep brown into a shaker. Offwhite micro head pancakes as it slowly recedes. Sweet malt and slight resin aromas. Malty upfront with a bitter British hop finish.

HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Bottle. Pours with a brown color and a huge head with alot of carbonation. Aroams of orange and caramel. Flavors are malty, a bit astringent and the alcholo shines through in a big way. There is abit of hops in the background as well. I find it a bit off but can not put the finger on it.

jeremytoni (3083) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2007 Pours dark amber, almost brown, with lots of head. Flavor that is not overwhelming, bit of a lingering taste.

Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2007
This beer has a nice brown color and a big head. The aroma is malty with nuts and fruits, just like the powerful flavour that also has notes of hops that suddenly explodes in an burst of bitterness that quickly fades out into a more ordinary bitterness. The alcohol is not detectable in the flavour. This is a very nice beer!

ekstedt (6977) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2007
Bottle. Deep reddish amber to copper coloured, large beige head. Deep, fruity malt aroma with some burnt sugar, and herbal hops. Medium mouthfeel. Flavour is initially sweet, with a clear but not overwhelming touch of alcohol, and the finish is very bitter. A bit plain for such a strong beer.

dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy, amber-brown with an orange-white head that stands like stiff peaks. The aroma is floral over heavy roasted malts. Medium body, with a sweet malt flavor that finishes quite flat.

Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2007
A nice dark amber color with a thin white lacing. The smell is hops, hops, hops, but unfortunately not much else. Flavor is plentiful, but I think normal for this style. Finish was smooth with a hint of bitter. In short, a completley one dimensional beer. But it is exactly as described, ’A fine, heartwarming English Ale’. Cheers.

bitbucket (2166) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Bottle from Malt of the Earth beer club. Pours a clear coppery amber with an off-white head. Spicy aroma with some sweet malt behind it. Medium body with fine carbonation. The alcohol comes to the fore, in a fusil, malt-liquor-like attack. The taste is sweet and has some fruit, citrus and nutty notes. Spicy and somewhat dry finish. The bitterness shows up in the aftertaste.

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