Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England


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RATINGS: 831   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omega (900) - - JAN 22, 2013
Of the four Adnams I have tried today this is definitely the most serious of the four. Malt with a bit of toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (20104) - 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 (165) - 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 (1432) - 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 (157) - - 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 (148) - 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 (169) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
radassace (177) - SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2016
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Love their Ghost ship so thought I would give this a go. Pours dark brown/mahogany with a small tan head. Nose is really malty, sweet plum, fig and roasted malt. Slightly like a porter, bit of coffee and bitter chocolate. Mouth feel is thick and syrupy and a bit too sweet for me. Taste is toffee, caramel, prunes, licorice and some malty chocolate. Fairly bitter finish. Got to admit first mouthful was a bit unpleasant and it is rather strong, but it grew on me as I got further down the glass.......that might have just been the 6.3% abv though :-) in all seriousness though its a fairly decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ulrikolsen (569) - DENMARK - NOV 18, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2016 Bottle version on [email protected] Pours clear reddish amber with lazing beige head. Aroma is fruity and malty with caramel, toffee, bread, yet hoppy with grass and hay. Taste is fruity malty with toffee, biscuit, caramel and bread yet hoppy with grass and hay. Finish is fruity and dry hoppy in good balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zenkis (819) - Ogre, LATVIA - NOV 8, 2016
"Half stout" or "light stout" for me. Pours dark ruby reddish with beige top. Minimal lasing. Aroma is overly dominated by chocolate kind of malt, some roasty robust bitter finish. Taste is sweet with light bitterness. Medium body, creamy/thicky texture, dry dark malts finish. Weird but I wasnt able to catch some fruity, caramel notes as usual in ESA. Properly brewed but it didnt stick with my palate, too monolit profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
remALUS (301) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - OCT 31, 2016
Bottle : 500 ml, Price : 0,89 eur
Tamsi ruda, skaidri, spalva, kremine puta. Skrudintas salyklas, geras skonis

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