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Adnams Broadside - Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

245 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 18
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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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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....

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Adnams Broadside from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.