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Adnams Broadside Strong Original - Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

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184 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.46%
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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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Nose: fruity, plums, herbal hops, spicy malt.
Brilliant deep ruby brown chestnut under a light frothy tan tinted white 2" persistent head that leaves thick lacing from top to bottom.
Palate: clean malt, a subtle fruity sweetness with a touch of plum over a background of light caramel accented with light herbal hops. The hops quickly rise to balance the initial sweetness and linger pleasantly into the aftertaste. No roast malt flavors. The fruit flavors come out more as the beer warms. A hint of treacle. Balance is ever so slightly to the hops.
Medium to just below on the body, medium low carbonation.

pat61, Thursday at 03:09 PM
Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev -23.3%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of PSU-Man
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

PSU-Man, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of psm90
4/5  rDev +2.3%

psm90, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of rmehughes
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

rmehughes, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Phigg1102
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Phigg1102, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of windypete
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

windypete, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of endless1408
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

endless1408, May 31, 2014
Photo of Sam-VW
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Sam-VW, May 18, 2014
Photo of zenithberwyn
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

zenithberwyn, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of artemh
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

artemh, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of keithmurray
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%

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

keithmurray, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

tbryan5, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

BlackHaddock, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of nygannon
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

nygannon, Aug 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

mrfrancis, Jul 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

vinicole, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of jonathaniler
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

jonathaniler, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of TwoForty
5/5  rDev +27.9%

TwoForty, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of trics90
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

trics90, Apr 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

mdillon86, Apr 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Telestic, Feb 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

hopandbarley28, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of Dracook
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Dracook, Dec 29, 2012
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Adnams Broadside Strong Original from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.