Adnams Broadside | Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

Adnams BroadsideAdnams Broadside
BA SCORE
71.6%
Liked This Beer
3.87 w/ 458 Ratings
Adnams BroadsideAdnams Broadside
BEER INFO

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

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,692
Reviews:
299
Ratings:
458
Liked:
328
Avg:
3.87/5
pDev:
11.11%
Alströms:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
38
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 458 |  Reviews: 299
Photo of dpend
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
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 francisweizen
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at the famous White Horse in Parsons Green. This stuff rocks! A dark amber coloured brew with a white cap of foam. The aromas are very hoppy, fruity, and very, very, well-balanced. The taste is hoppy and fruity with a nice malt backbone and the mouthfeel is creamy and oh-so smooth. The drinkability you may ask? Wonderful!

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Photo of diablo14
4.55/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

are we all drinking the same beer here? lol 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. 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 jdhilt
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
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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Photo of Boto
3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer is a brown color with a hint of amber to it. I had to try real hard to get some head out of it, and it dissapated right away. Maybe some fruitiness to the nose. Not much else. The taste is mostly a medium maly sweetness. I also get the taste of alcohol: suprising since the beer is only 6.3%. Maybe some bitterness at the end. It is almost trying to be a barleywine, but it doesn't really impress at all.

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Photo of BeerResearcher
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This totally British Ale is dull gold in color and possesses a moderately smooth, herbal malt with woody notes. Amply hopped with a complex blend providing some tea, citrus and hints of metallic bitterness. The aroma is fresh and pleasantly malty. This is a mild ale, well balanced with nothing jumping out. The head bubbles are larger than expected and dissipate rapidly. A well-made ale.

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Photo of rastaman
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good. Quiet smooth malty flavour, quite a nice caramelly roasty flavour, a bit sweet, but balanced by a decent bitter finish, i kn dof like it, quite smoooth aswell, decent.

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Photo of Mark
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tried this at the famous Whitehorse pub in London. A mid-brown beer that was very very smooth. Hops were on the restrained side and there was hint of fruitiness. I found the flavor lacked distinction but it was very very drinkable. Lace was non-existent which accounts for the lower appearance ranking.

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Adnams Broadside from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Beer rating: 71.6% out of 100 with 458 ratings
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