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Adnams Broadside Strong Original | Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

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155 Reviews
Adnams Broadside Strong OriginalAdnams Broadside Strong Original
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
England, United Kingdom
adnams.co.uk

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jdhilt on 08-26-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
200
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
10.74%
 
 
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Photo of diablo14
4.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

putting this here as the other one is more for the lighter cask version which i have not tried.

this is one english ale that can count itself among the best going around! its not a beer i have ever had a big session on, but one that has never failed to tickle my tastebuds and a few other faculties each time ove had the pleasure of indulging.

its got a great deep ruby like color, and its apparent lack of head retention is intentional. they dont like much head on their beers in those parts of england. its location by the sea explains the strong presence of the old briny! you can smell and taste it in the brew, and adds wonderful character to a beautifully well rounded beer. there are aspects of dried fruit (raisins, currants, peel) and nice oaky overtones all backed with an insistant but not dominant malt flavor. the finish is highlighted with the classic kent goldings and fuggles hops, providing a balance of spiciness and bitterness. combined with that slightly salty taste of the sea, broadside has a touch of individuality that sets it aside from most others in this genre.

i really never notice that its quite strong, even for a traditional english ale, but that is yet another thing about broadside that makes me give it consideration every time im in the mood for a top quality beer from the u.k. i cant wait to head over there next year and get into some of this from the keg!

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Photo of NJpadreFan
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Adnams Broadside Original Ale- alc 6% by Vol.
1 pt .9 fl oz

Appearance: a beautiful reddish brown with a thick creamy tan head.
Smell: Floral with lotsa hops. A little piney.
Taste: very good! Bitter with a snap of hops.

Overall a very good beer. I'll buy again.

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Photo of CharlesRiver
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I hope that I am reveiwing the right beer. The label says Broadside Original Ale Alc 6% VOL.

Pours a dark reddish amber color with a nice creamy white head. The smell is malty, sweet, citrus and yeast. Very fine carbonation that I didn't expect. When I say fine I mean tiny little bubbles. Malty in the beginning with a bit of bitterness in the end. Nuts, citrus and a hint of hops are what I get.

The first Adnams that I had was at The Nags Head in London. That was on cask, this is in the bottle. Both excellent.

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Photo of dpend
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

WOW! An English Ale in a brown bottle! I'm rating the taste high just because of that. Deep brown with a copper/gold tinge. Head retention was good, but had to be enticed. Nice even balance of maltiness and hops,maybe a bit of oak and also picking up on some fruit. I would have to call this a "flat" beer, in respect to it's equal parts malt and hops acroos the board. Aroma is typical ale but is fresh and inviting. Mouthfeel is good and drinkability is high. Cool bottle too.

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Photo of jdhilt
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a serious yellow-brown head that stays, leaving thick sheets of lace. High carbonation. Amber/ruby color, strong malty nose. Medium bodied. Rich malty flavor with some hops in the background. The brewer describes this as "A heart-warming English beer" which is exactly what he has brewed.

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Adnams Broadside Strong Original from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
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