Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 837   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (4571) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 17, 2012
16.9 oz bottle pours amber with no head. This had good malt aroma and taste. It was just flat. Need to try again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

nybol (2434) - DENMARK - DEC 16, 2017
En smag af karamel, og en blomsterhumlet eftersmag. Helt fin brug af humle til eftersmagen.

deepdrinker (323) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2017 historical back log rating so no notes on aroma / taste / palate . Just the rating saved

Idiosynkrasie (8068) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2017
500ml bottle [from a trade with Grumbo - thanks a lot Graham!]. Clear, chestnut colour with ruby glimmer and average, thick, creamy, moderately lasting and lacing, off-white to beige head. Mellow malty and fruity hoppy aroma, notes of cherry and red berries, a touch of plum, malty background with a touch of toffee. Taste is slightly sweet malty, minimally earthy, nutty, a touch of toffee, caramel, fruity hoppy hints of cherry and red berries, some plum. Very clean and balanced.

Paddycairns (81) - - OCT 8, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2017 Nice and sweet as well as spicy. Warm boozy and rich, smells sweet like fruit cake. Good ale

strap (977) - Sindelfingen, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2017 Deep dark red with light head. Good malty caramel flavor, slight bitter. Smooth drinking

JorgeLee (2259) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2017
Bottle, Tesco online. Lovely reddish broan colour, bright, tight slightly creamy coloured foam. Fruity aroma. Sweet malty body, fruit cake, hint toffee, crusty bread. Medium earthy spicy hop. Satisfying dryness in the finish. Good strong ale this.

BeardedAvenger (1197) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2017
Bottle from Asda, Sheerwater. Rich spiced fruit and malt aroma. Dark ruby brown. The off-white head starts of with a healthy froth but then recedes. The taste feflects the aroma. Malts and spiced berries. Gains bitterness with an underlying plummy sweetness. Medium bodied. Verging on sticky. Fizzy carbonation. Long finish. Decent enough but a tad too sweet for me.

swapp (374) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - SEP 17, 2017
500 ml bottle. Clear light brown colour with small white head. Smells yeast with some dried fruits. Taste are yeast sourness with some dark berries medium sweetness and a nice bitterness. Rich aftertaste with short taste of dark berries and Long staing bitterness. Not bad beer at all with rich palate of taste.

phfyysik (1464) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 13, 2017
Pours brown with medium beige head. Aroma is dry, hops, toffee, some malts, hay, light roast, light caramel. Taste is roast, smoke, ash, toffee, coffee with milk, some sweetness, dry, a bit burnt hay, roast, grainy, some burnt sugar. Very nice beer!

Bacchus66 (967) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2017
500ml bottle at home. Dark brown with a creamy off white head. Malt, fruit, caramel, toffee, biscuit, cocoa. Minimal carbonation. Smooth malty finish.

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