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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 834   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jduck1979 (10) - Whitby, North Yorkshire, - OCT 5, 2013
Described (as far as I recall) by top British TV chef Rick Stein as "Britain’s Best Beer". However I found it to have marmite like qualities - it takes a bit of getting used to, and you’ll either like it or hate it. I remember it being a bit a bit on the thick & sickly side.


3.7
Paddycairns (64) - - 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

4.1
strap (953) - Sindelfingen, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2017 Deep dark red with light head. Good malty caramel flavor, slight bitter. Smooth drinking

3.7
JorgeLee (2193) - 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.

3.4
BeardedAvenger (1030) - 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.

3.2
swapp (368) - 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.

3.6
phfyysik (1391) - 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!

3.6
Bacchus66 (886) - 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.

3.9
emincems (110) - TURKEY - SEP 6, 2017
one of the underrated beers. rich flavors of roasted malt, dark fruits, caramel and peppery hops. med-full bodied, moderate carbonation. warming finish. nice brew.

3.3
ArtificialCyst (1301) - Szczecin, POLAND - SEP 1, 2017
Bottle thanks to madmitch76. Dark fruit, caramel, esters, toastiness, spicy, watery a bit - somehow. Pours dark brown with low head.

4.7
p0urmeac0ld0ne (199) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - AUG 22, 2017
a demanding yet rewarding ale that is easily one of my british favourites. much stronger and (IMO) tastier than the casked variety, broadside demands all of your attention and rewards you in spades if you give it. despite the darkness, and the density of the taste, it is quite fruity. treat it with respect!


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