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Brewed by Adnams
Style: English Strong Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 826   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3591) - Mostery, - JAN 28, 2013
Shared 500 ml bottle at Cardinal. Clear molasses colored body with a small dense off-white head. Dark toasted toffee, pollen and a dried fruits nose. Smooth medium body. Sweet with a bitterness that comes creeping and that lingers. Dry tongue.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Antzrhere (96) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
radassace (84) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ulrikolsen (444) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zenkis (799) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
remALUS (257) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - OCT 31, 2016
Bottle : 500 ml, Price : 0,89 eur
Tamsi ruda, skaidri, spalva, kremine puta. Skrudintas salyklas, geras skonis

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21991) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown color, light tan head. Aroma of roasted chocolated Taste is roasty toffee. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Echon (413) - rhus, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2016
Mahogany. Malt, caramel, dried fruit, and to a lesser degree, spice and chocolate. Sweetish taste and a dry finish with solid bitterness. Full body. Overall, a very good strong ale. Tasty and well-balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1MrCabbage (30) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2016
12/10/16 bottle at home. Serious ruby beer. Alcohol almost takes over, but it just gets away with it. Malt and hops just shining through. Probably needs some man food to go with this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vells (1630) - Rga, Latvija, LATVIA - SEP 15, 2016
Almost quady dried fruit nose, lovely malt base, caramel, some toast, some herbal hops, light spiciness. Moderate sweetness with light bitterness. Quite nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malrider69 (142) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2016
Pours a brown to ruby-red colour with a pale tan coloured head. The aroma is of malt and ethanol. The taste is toffee, malt and a hint of roasted malt that is initially moderately bitter on the palate with some residual sweetness. Overall not a bad beer.


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