Adnams Broadside Strong Original | Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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 iguenard
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

( 39/50, 6% alc/vol, Home) Very thick and chunky head of thick bubbles of light brown color. Leaves lace everywhere. Beautiful pinkish-brown color. You'll see… filtered and hazey. Usually, expired beer doesn’t smell this good. There's gotta be a catch! Strawberry tartness and chocolate vanilla. Some esters of banana cream pie. Light but for an english ale, wow! There's the catch! The metal aftertaste of an expired brew. I really want to try this new and fresh or on draft! Bitter finish ruined by metal. Could be on the over-bitter side. Silky smooth, medium thick body. Warm and sensuous on the tongue. Small tickle of carbonation. Slight sour. Nutty and Sweet. Oh! How dissapoointing, smelled and looked like a clear winner. Still very nice brew, smooth, bitter and aromatic and warm.

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Photo of mjgarrett2
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Dark chestnut brown, slightly translucent, pale beige head with good lacing.

S-Bright, clean, citrus freshness. Mild hint of hops.

T-Earthy malts up front, but not overly sweet. Almost reminds me of hay. Mild hops with a tart fruit finish.

M-Pretty mellow with the sharper flavors coming on the back end. Flavors tend to stick to one part of the mouth and not disperse evenly.

D-Not terrible, but the tartness accumulates overtime making the bitter aspects somewhat abrasive. Could be slightly more balanced

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Photo of MrHall
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle bought at LCBO BBD - poured into a chimay goblet (I know, I know)

Soapy white head that disappears and leaves bubbles. A little lacing.

Smells of cherries and maybe blackberries.

Yeah, there's a lot of maltiness there, but I do actually sense a bitter trying to poke throught the middle. Other than that, it's all fruit.

Considering I'm drinking it out of a goblet, lots of carbonation I find. I like it as it cut through the sweetness a bit.

Not a bad after dinner drink, but the carbonation might be a bit filling. I'll pick up a few more before they're gone.

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Photo of SteveDavies
3.22/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

6.3% 50cl bottle from The Beer Emporium, Sandbach. Poured into a pint glass, a brown / ruby colour, minimal lacing. Smells of cherries, sultanas, prunes and malt obvious. Tasted strongly of rich fruit and malt with a bitter finish on the palate. Body is good with a satisfying feel and not over carbonated. One of these beers was enough for me.

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Photo of trics90
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Adnams Broadside Strong Original from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.
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