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Adnams Broadside - Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

225 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 225
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 15
Gots: 2 | 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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delta490

Virginia

4.01/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-03-2013 08:26:22 | More by abeeronthebeach
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-03-2013 06:06:57 | More by InfernoBoss
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cdtoffers

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-26-2013 02:42:31 | More by cdtoffers
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.99/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured into a Samuel Smith imperial pint glass. Pours a medium to dark ruddy brown amber with a fine one finger light tan head with great retention and good lacing. Great aroma of sweet bready caramel malt, plum and dark fruit, toffee. Flavor follows with semi-sweet caramel malt, dark and dried fruit, nuts and slowly revealed earthy hops, finishing with a nice malty, mildly grassy hop finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A tasty ESB with great malt and nicely balanced hops. I don't know this Gold hop variant, but it is very subtle at first, but reveals itself nicely in the finish and there is great malt support for it. I liked this quite a bit and will buy it again. Nicely done.

09-18-2013 03:38:05 | More by LiquidAmber
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rtrasr

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-15-2013 13:47:26 | More by rtrasr
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-15-2013 13:45:25 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Johnq1964

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -21.7%

08-26-2013 17:38:32 | More by Johnq1964
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-25-2013 19:48:22 | More by Boone757
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-18-2013 16:12:29 | More by FadetoBock
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JxExM

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-10-2013 03:01:24 | More by JxExM
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jwoolfe

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-30-2013 20:35:47 | More by jwoolfe
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Paccamacca

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-22-2013 19:07:21 | More by Paccamacca
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speter

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -7.3%

500ml bottle, poured into a nonic.

A: Clear ruddy tan with a two-finger tan head that persists, leaving nice lacing.

S: Sweet bready malt with a hint of cinnamon and brown sugar.

T: Biscuity, creamy, and lightly sweet upfront, the beer falls slightly flat mid-palate, before finishing with (I kid you not) a marmalade spike, followed by a nice British bitter bite. The hops do provide a very nice aftertaste that lingers nicely.

M: Creamy and smooth, with a bit of warmth.

O: A solid bottled ESB that is almost certainly superior on cask.

07-18-2013 21:37:42 | More by speter
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AnotherBeerGeek

Ohio

3.74/5  rDev -2.3%

Served up this lovely full-pint ale in a pub glass. The color is an intensely clear red-brown, with plenty of visible carbonation and a light tan head that fades away quickly. The nose offers up caramel malts and sweet berry notes. There is more of the same as you take that first taste, although these flavors quickly fade to a drying moderate bitterness revealing a respectable underlying hoppiness. The feel is light and refreshing, and the overall result is a decently complex, nicely enjoyable semi-bitter ale. Absolutely worth trying.

07-16-2013 01:43:12 | More by AnotherBeerGeek
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-10-2013 11:16:21 | More by PEIhop
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.66/5  rDev -4.4%

500ml bottle. Pours a reddish brown amber with a small quickly fading beige head. Aroma is of toasted caramel malt, very fruity and yeasty. Taste of toasted caramel malt, fruity, yeast, breads, some toffee flavor and mild earthy hops bitterness. Palate is a medium body, crisp with good carbonation. Finish is sweet toasted caramel malt, yeast, fruity, bready with some earthy hops bitterness, ending has a lingering caramel malt and toffee aftertaste. Overall a good, flavorful and pleasant drinking brew.

07-10-2013 02:29:32 | More by Samp01
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-08-2013 02:07:04 | More by jzlyo
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Caskaway

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-03-2013 01:51:57 | More by Caskaway
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redleg411

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11%

06-28-2013 20:25:56 | More by redleg411
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Appearance: Cloudy; copper colored, medium head, long lasting

Aroma: Malty; tangy fruit; whiff of sea salt; hops

Taste: Malty; orange fruit; spicy hops; very complex and well balanced; creamy

Remarks: Seaside salt is a trademark aroma of this beer

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

06-15-2013 01:15:10 | More by IchLiebeBier
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11%

06-14-2013 15:21:07 | More by KStark
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Mattco

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-03-2013 13:17:55 | More by Mattco
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Fatehunter

Oregon

4.01/5  rDev +4.7%

Poured a half finger of head on a hazy, brown colored body.
The aroma is a complex blend of fruit and bread. Apple, plum, wheat bread and fruitcake.
The taste is bready and fully loaded on malt, but avoids becoming too sweet. A little lemon bitter in the background.
The texture is thick with moderate carbonation.
A hefty beer with great flavor.

06-02-2013 18:48:26 | More by Fatehunter
Adnams Broadside from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.