Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England


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RATINGS: 835   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (3481) - Edmonton, Alberta, - OCT 19, 2012
500ml brown bottle. Deep amber pour, head is fluffy and off whit, rocky top. British malt nose, light caramel, light grains. Taste has caramel and toffee malts. Finishes with light hops, lingering malts. Medium body, fine carbonation, bit of alcohol in the finish. Overall a fairly average Uk strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grumpelmies (290) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 13, 2017
Bottle. Dark ruby/brown with a big foamy head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of english hops and dark fruits. Taste is malts, hops, toffee, caramell, nuts, berries and a layer of cocoa and milk chocolate. Long lasting hoppy bitter finish. Medium carbonation. Creamy. I like it a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (1748) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2017
From old tasting notes. Hazy reddish brown color. Big rocky tan head. Soft toffe-like malt nose. Robust nutty toasted malt flavor has a distinct dry hop balance. Chewy mouthfeel. Wonderful Belgian lace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (7172) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 25, 2017
500ml bottle. Dark copper color. Medium size, beige-yellowish head, stays. Woody, grainy, husky, creamy, malty in aroma. Caramel, malts, bit creamy and buttery, husky in taste. Apple seeds and woody tannins in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Touch of metallic hops too. Very solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leos (1) - Mlaga, SPAIN - MAR 24, 2017 does not count
caramel, cereal, toast, butterscotch, ruby-brown, hazy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, creamy, lively. Very light caramel aroma. Aftertaste is toffee with an air of berries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (20526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2017
Bottle at home in London - sourced from Ocado. Only took me 6.5 years living in the UK to track this one down! Pours clear amber-copper with a creamy, light tan head. Pleasant aroma, ample dried berries, a little toasted toffee, grape leather. Medium sweet flavour with restrained earthy bitterness, stewed fruits, dried berries, further toffee, dry brown bread, toasted leaves. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Well balanced finish, with notes of burnt frackers, toasted caramel, further dried and leathery berries, earthy hops. Rather enjoyable stuff. Drinks well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
danjs5 (181) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2017
Pours a deep hazy brown with a ruby tinge. Sweet malt aroma. Initial crystal malt bite. Fruity flavours too, leading to more sweet light back end malt. Light to mid body. True to form, fruitcake and rum flavours add to palate and mix well with bitterness. Very enjoyable and easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
josanguapo (1498) - SPAIN - FEB 27, 2017
From Hipercor. In Ikeas pint glass. Dinner at Antonias house. With sausages + omelette. It has some odd herbal/metallic notes and a noticeable alcohol that at first dissapoints a lot but with time you get used to it and improves

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ngunity (159) - - JAN 1, 2017
From pint bottle. Pours very dark with a hint of brown color in the light. Small head with fair retention only. Aroma is of wonderful rich maltiness almost reminiscent of a Belgian. Taste is of a rich maltiness but dialed back to drinkable and almost sessionable. Little booze and gas in the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martpez (171) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2017 Nice rich malty beer with some dry hops shining through. Tastes of roasted caramel and chestnuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Antzrhere (178) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2016 Pours mahogany with off white head. Aroma is of caramel, vanilla and roast. Taste is burnt caramel, licorice, fig, smooth toasty malt. Aftertaste is roast and alcohol. I was Surprised by this beer after only rediscovering it recently, all in all pretty decent beer, definitely helped along by its 6.3%abv. As with most bottled, filtered force carbonated beers its a little thin, but acceptable

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