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Adnams Broadside - Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

196 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%


Brewed by:
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2002)
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Reviews by fx20736:
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fx20736

New York

3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a British Pint Glass. Served cool.

Deepish reddish copper with 2 fingers of a cream colored batter texture head which leaves scraps of lacing.

aroma of toasted malt and plummy fruit.

Chewy, viscuous mouthfeel.

malty, bitter with hints of burnt toast and plums.

Notes: tastes as much like a Strong Ale as an ESB. The bitterness, while not overpowering, clearly dominates this beer. It is a satisfying sipper.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 18:01:19 | More by fx20736
More User Reviews:
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nztayls

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells fantastic, and like the bottle says - of fruitcake with no real hop aroma to speak off. Pours with a nice white head that dissipates reasonably quickly , and is a dark rich brown with a tinge of red to it. Nice and malty, with a lingering bitterness. Overall a very nice drop.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 06:29:08 | More by nztayls
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Vsarmatov

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-15-2014 07:44:22 | More by Vsarmatov
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tbone64

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -47.9%

03-08-2014 13:55:10 | More by tbone64
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stevoj

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-01-2014 04:25:58 | More by stevoj
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RusImpStoLuv

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-24-2014 18:13:18 | More by RusImpStoLuv
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-18-2014 23:07:56 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Drknight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-02-2014 14:08:16 | More by Drknight
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Hanglow

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

01-15-2014 17:56:23 | More by Hanglow
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Keegan

Germany

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-08-2014 16:57:23 | More by Keegan
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Mr_Pink_152

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-06-2014 22:05:20 | More by Mr_Pink_152
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

01-05-2014 00:55:00 | More by DamageCase76
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Sarunas7

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-04-2014 08:34:57 | More by Sarunas7
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pkalix

California

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

oh my.... as advertised... ruby with a tan head and smells like a stinkin' fruitcake. well, if we here in America don't like fruitcakes, what makes 'em think we wanna drink something that tastes like a fruitcake?? the cool thing is they did NOT ADD the flavors (I think) but, rather, it comes from the malts they use which is forgivable, original, and almost commendable. cherry, fig, sticky sugar-y lickable fruitiness on the nose and palate. leave it to the Brits . . . . kind of wish I had opened the Mango Magnifico instead of this one now . . . . typical british tangy malts, sweet yet bitter, fruity and rich. some metallic aftertaste....

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 00:26:45 | More by pkalix
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SimonTHGolfer

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-29-2013 14:43:56 | More by SimonTHGolfer
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

12-24-2013 08:45:03 | More by Kirk
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-05-2013 03:11:34 | More by BillRoth
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apasternak

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-22-2013 02:37:59 | More by apasternak
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

2.84/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a clear dark ruby color, almost coppery and a very decent white and foamy head, with a decent retention.
The aroma is nothing special - hoppy along with some yeast as well.
The taste is sweet, yeasty and bready (not my favourite) with a decently bitter finish.
All in all a drinkable, although quite filling, ale. Could be better, but it could be much worse.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 22:40:51 | More by MarkoNm
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BeerIsland

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served at Hunger & Thirst in Lancaster PA. This was an excellent presentation of a classic beer. Very pretty dark brown and heady in the glass. Malty but not sweet, also caramel flavors but not sweet; very well balanced. I almost thought I was drinking a heavy lager, this beer was so smooth.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2013 22:36:04 | More by BeerIsland
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slainte35

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-01-2013 18:48:22 | More by slainte35
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Beermaine

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-27-2013 21:01:16 | More by Beermaine
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delta490

Virginia

4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- a deep clear ruddy brown. Slight visible carbonation. Short lived off white head dissipates quickly leaving lacing

S- rich malt primarily dark fruit (cherry, plum?).

T- great. Deep malt flavors with just a soft hop bitterness as a counter

M- smooth and soft

O- this is an excellent representation of the English bitter. A great pint.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 18:59:17 | More by delta490
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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-25-2013 00:33:58 | More by Sturmthis
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-03-2013 08:26:22 | More by abeeronthebeach
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Adnams Broadside from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.