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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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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 500ml bottle with a BB date of July 2011. The label mentions that this was brewed in commemoration of the battle of Sole Bay. The stylised image of a navel battle is cool. I received this for Christmas as part of a gift pack - cheers!

Poured into a pint glass. A deep reddish-brown colour with strong carbonation. Produces a thick, creamy off-white head that subsides slowly but remains for the entire glass. A rich malty aroma with a whiff of alcohol. Notes of burnt/roasted malt. Warm and inviting.

The taste is dark malt with good bitterness. Plenty of roasted malt on the palate, as well as burnt flavours. No obvious hoppy notes. Mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat creamy with mild astringency. Leaves a rounded bitter aftertaste.

An excellent dark ale, and well worth seeking out. Achieves a great balance between the dark malt and hops bitterness. I'd have this again....

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 01:15:10 | More by jazzyjeff13
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Taste - toffee, cherries, hint of green apple

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

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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

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Adnams Broadside Strong Original from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.