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Adnams Broadside Strong Original - Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

189 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 12
Gots: 1 | 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 DiUr
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It shows a very dark ruby hue, with heavy appearance and a beige head that slowly recedes and leaves good lacing.

Smells of sweet buttery malts, green apples and liquorice.

Taste is roasted malts, earhy yeast, dark fruits, caramel and liquorice. Subtle hops are present all trough the sip, which add to the drinkability and perfectly balance the sweetness.

The mouthfeel is medium to thick with very light but enough carbonation. Drinkability is very good.

A solid offering from Adnams to be sipped in the colder months which i could have again any day. It reminds of the stronger Stouts and easily the best i´ve had on this style at the moment. Had to edit my review because this fine ale is growing on me. Pretty good!

DiUr, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

AlexAfonin, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of DarraghKS
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%

DarraghKS, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of Wobbly
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Outstanding strong, bitter ale.

Wobbly, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev -23.5%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of PSU-Man
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

PSU-Man, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of psm90
4/5  rDev +2%

psm90, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of rmehughes
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

rmehughes, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Phigg1102
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Phigg1102, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of windypete
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

windypete, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of endless1408
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

endless1408, May 31, 2014
Photo of Sam-VW
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Sam-VW, May 18, 2014
Photo of zenithberwyn
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

zenithberwyn, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of artemh
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

artemh, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of keithmurray
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
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

keithmurray, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

tbryan5, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

BlackHaddock, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of nygannon
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

nygannon, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

mrfrancis, Jul 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

vinicole, Apr 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

jonathaniler, Apr 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

TwoForty, Apr 14, 2013
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Adnams Broadside Strong Original from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.