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Adnams Broadside Strong Original - Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

181 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 12
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jdhilt on 08-26-2003)
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psm90

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-15-2014 21:02:56 | More by psm90
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rmehughes

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-24-2014 18:49:08 | More by rmehughes
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Phigg1102

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-19-2014 23:55:25 | More by Phigg1102
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windypete

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-08-2014 15:24:31 | More by windypete
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-31-2014 21:29:42 | More by endless1408
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Sam-VW

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

05-18-2014 19:34:33 | More by Sam-VW
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zenithberwyn

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

03-28-2014 07:03:39 | More by zenithberwyn
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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-28-2013 10:08:50 | More by artemh
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keithmurray

New York

3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - dark mahogany/crimson color with white head

Smell - toffee, cherries, green apple

Taste - toffee, cherries, hint of green apple

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, low carbonation, sweet upfront, astringent in the finish

Overall - decent beer that I'm glad to have tried

Price Point - $3.99/500ML bottle

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 01:59:19 | More by keithmurray
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

09-15-2013 16:16:03 | More by tbryan5
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The bottled version of Broadside is 'old school', the cask offering now down to 4.7% ABV.

500ml Bottle, poured into two old 'Home Ales' half-pint countryman tankards on 6 Aug 2013: the wife wanted some! She too likes a malty, sweet English beer.

Looks the part, deep, dark brown with a full and rich tanned beige foaming crown.

Malty molasses rule the aroma and taste: this is a warming, malty brew. Caramel and toffee flavours vie for dominance within both the smell and overall taste. Hops arrive late in the mouth, giving a semi-dry finish and settle the whole thing down a little.

A classic malty British Best Bitter: ideal for those with a sweet tooth like myself.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 21:56:44 | More by BlackHaddock
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nygannon

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-03-2013 21:50:08 | More by nygannon
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-15-2013 14:31:02 | More by mrfrancis
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-15-2013 20:32:49 | More by TheBeeraholic
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vinicole

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-14-2013 20:03:21 | More by vinicole
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jonathaniler

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

04-14-2013 01:45:42 | More by jonathaniler
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TwoForty

Florida

5/5  rDev +27.9%

04-14-2013 01:43:52 | More by TwoForty
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trics90

United Kingdom (England)

3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass mug.

Pours out a clear, very dark brown with a hint of ruby red. A light brown head which goes down quickly but retains a thin layer.

A strong smell of dark berries and currents. A little bit biscuity.

Initial taste is very sweet, of brown sugar with a strong fruity flavour. A vert pleasant fruitcake and hoppy aftertaste with a hint of caramel.

Has a fairly thick and creamy feel in the mouth with a slight carbonation.

Overall, not the usual beer I would go for but enjoyable none the less. I would not have guessed the strong alcohol content and it wasn't as thick or filling as I expected which is a good thing for me. A beer which is very different to most which I would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 21:29:15 | More by trics90
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-05-2013 02:18:09 | More by mdillon86
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Telestic

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

02-26-2013 01:43:33 | More by Telestic
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hopandbarley28

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

02-03-2013 01:18:53 | More by hopandbarley28
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Dracook

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

12-29-2012 18:48:27 | More by Dracook
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into pint glass20/12/12 cheers Chris for the bottle and having such an awesome name

A a clear reddish copper with about as many bubbles as you could fit in a glass, a thumbs width of dense tan foam has great retention ending up as a pencil eraser top like island and leaves lots of random lace, sexy looking stuff

S a nutty malt monster with some nice fruity notes and lots of brown sugar both crystal and burnt, some earthy notes and the smell is quite strong, I can smell it from the table

T much like the nose with a fruit packed, nutty caramel bar thing going on that works well, some faint spice, lots of caramels and earthy hops, packed with flavor

M medium-full with mellow carbonation that give it a creamy feel, I almost expected it to be foamy and airy after seeing how carbonated it looks but everything's well done in this department

O solid stuff and a good example of an English Strong ale, malty and the booze is well hidden, I'd say this would make a good session beer but it would end up being a short session at 6.3% its pretty easy to drink

I really had no idea what to expect and it turned out to be pretty solid, I'm wondering what else this brewery's getting up to and I may just go out of my way to find out

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 19:48:35 | More by wordemupg
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

11-18-2012 03:24:43 | More by GreyGhost4
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leinie13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-18-2012 03:12:08 | More by leinie13
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Adnams Broadside Strong Original from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.