Adnams Broadside Strong Original - Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
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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
11-10-2013 01:59:19 | More by keithmurray
United Kingdom (England)
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.
09-06-2013 21:56:44 | More by BlackHaddock
United Kingdom (England)
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.
04-12-2013 21:29:15 | More by trics90
4.08/5 rDev +4.3%
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
12-21-2012 19:48:35 | More by wordemupg
Adnams Broadside Strong Original from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.