Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England


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RATINGS: 828   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 4, 2006
(12 oz bottle: $2.49 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) Lot Number 5069 14:56. I had Adnams Broadside on cask a couple years ago and was mightily underwhelmed by what seemed to be the ultimate lunch beer (meaning, go back to work with no buzz!). I was fully expecting Broadside Original to be the same beer in a bottle, but Ive never been so mistaken. This beer is awesome! The sweet, caramely and toasty malts, the plentiful toffee, and natural molasses are rich and very delicious, and the hoppy bitterness adds much-appreciated balance. The flavor is reinforced by the sweet, caramely, malty and buttery nose, and the round, full-bodied mouthfeel. Based on the flavor and mouthfeel as well as the lot number, Ill hazard a guess that this beer is over a year old, and if so, its aged beautifully. Carbonation is light to moderate, but there is still a nice zing on the palate. Moderate bite in the finish keeps the palate alive and interesting too. Supposedly pasteurized, there is a fair amount of muddy sediment in the bottom of the bottle. The clear, deep, ruby-colored body, the sizeable, creamy, beige head, and the partial curtain of lace complete what is one all-around terrific beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 3, 2006
Tasted 03/06/2006. 500ml bottle, discounted, from Rumbles in Wellington. Ruby with golden tints in the light. Light-tan head is airy but takes quite sometime to diminish. Leaves a thick creamy lace. Plums, port and toasty malt dominate the nose, with a hint of caramel in the background. Medium sweetness, verg big grassy bitterness through the middle. Strong toasty malt and more of the big bitterness, this time with wood notes, finish it off. Bitterness and esters linger forever. Good medium weight with just a touch of prickly carbonation that Id prefer not to have. Lovely drop - bottle-conditioned it could be a stunner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 31, 2006
Dark ruby colour, off-white head, bubbly, and fades given time. Aroma of very strong malts, and syrupy. Alcohol, maybe some chocolate. Tastes strong, bitter. Aftertaste of strong liquorice. Very thin pallate, watery in the mouth. Leaves a syrupy coating in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2006
From bottle. Struck by a strong aroma of syrup and malt. Deep reddish brown appearance with a decent enough head. Quite smooth to drink, thick syrup flavour that reminded me of liquorice. Overall a tasty ale with a bitter finish. Felt like a winter ale to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2006
Bottle from Johns Market drunk during a round of golf at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson WA. Very dark and malty. Dark flavours went well on a slightly cool afternoon under the sun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Hazy brown color with a light brown head. Aroma of sweet caramel and molassas and some dark fruit and moss. Strong fruit flavor with some light molassas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Nice dark cherry colored body, with a small off-white head. Good caramel and malts in the aroma, very smooth. Nice body, sharp malts and hops combine with some dark fruit accents (cherry, currant). Nice dry ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowe1983 (1544) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, toffee, dark fruits, molasses, and some sweet malts. Flavor is the same stronger on the dried fruit and molasses flavor. Wasnt sure what I was going to think of this one but was surprised, not a bad brew at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2006
Dark amber color good lasting head. Heavy aroma with malt alcohol and red fruit. Powerfull taste with hops and a nutty bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2394) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Bottle at Beer on the Pier, Chicago brought by Shelton Bros. Strong alcohol aroma with molasses. Cloudy dark amber color and slightly off-white head. Stronger and more flavorful than the Adnams Suffolk SSB. Pretty darn good, actually. I could see myself really enjoying a pint of this at an English pub. Good stuff.

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