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Adnams Broadside | Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
459 Ratings
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,440
Reviews:
299
Ratings:
459
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
38
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It shows a very dark ruby hue, with heavy appearance and a beige head that slowly recedes and leaves good lacing.

Smells of sweet buttery malts, green apples and liquorice.

Taste is roasted malts, earhy yeast, dark fruits, caramel and liquorice. Subtle hops are present all trough the sip, which add to the drinkability and perfectly balance the sweetness.

The mouthfeel is medium to thick with very light but enough carbonation. Drinkability is very good.

A solid offering from Adnams to be sipped in the colder months which i could have again any day. It reminds of the stronger Stouts and easily the best i´ve had on this style at the moment. Had to edit my review because this fine ale is growing on me. Pretty good!

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I rate this beer seriously high not just because of its quality flavours but also the price point. Here is australia i can get a case for cheappppp.

Great toffee, caramel malts with dark but easy drinking fruits. Banana also makes an appearance. Just delicious

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4.83/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Adnams Broadside (bottled version, introduced in 1972) has a very thick, creamy, beige head, a clear, bubbly, copper appearance, and significant lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, syrupy, brown bread crust, nut, and mild hop oil. Taste is of banana, sweet, brown bread, sugar, and a mild, balancing, straightforward bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat slick, and Adnams Broadside (bottled) finishes semi-wet, easy drinking, and not the least bit alcohilic.

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Nose: fruity, plums, herbal hops, spicy malt.
Brilliant deep ruby brown chestnut under a light frothy tan tinted white 2" persistent head that leaves thick lacing from top to bottom.
Palate: clean malt, a subtle fruity sweetness with a touch of plum over a background of light caramel accented with light herbal hops. The hops quickly rise to balance the initial sweetness and linger pleasantly into the aftertaste. No roast malt flavors. The fruit flavors come out more as the beer warms. A hint of treacle. Balance is ever so slightly to the hops.
Medium to just below on the body, medium low carbonation.

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Bottle: A large dark brown 500mL bottle with a decent label. (3.5)

Appearance: pours out a dark red-brown in colour with a moderate amount of fine carbonation visible. A fantastically thick and creamy one-finger beige head hangs about for quite a time, with great lacing. Looks good. (4.5)

Aroma: definite notes of earth and resin, some bread malts and a touch of some sweet alcohol - perhaps sherry. (4.0)

Taste: a fantastic combination of the characteristics on the nose - earth and resin with bread malts and heavy fruits. (4.5)

Aftertaste: some sherry comes through in the aftertaste, along with the full profile on the palate lingering for quite a time. (4.5)

Mouth feel: medium in body with a moderate carbonation that brings the flavour through nicely - if you decide to let it warm enough. (4.0)

Overall: one of the better beers I have had to date, and certainly one of the best English Bitters. Generally I find English Bitters way over-priced and pretty boring, but this one is full on flavour and a very decent price. An equivalent price of 24 x 330mL case for AU$55 (2014) is almost unheard of for something this good. Surely this must be an introductory price, as this is a new ale to Queensland...

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Poured from 500ml bottle fresh from the local Waitrose down the street in Marylebone, London. 2 for 3 GBP sale...not bad.
Pours a deep amber brown with reddish highlights in the light. Off-white, tan head with dense foam.
Nice nose...something lacking from most of the ESBs I've had here. Malty caramel notes.
Flavor is rich. Solid malt backbone with smokey flavors and some caramel. Nice bitterness on the finish in an overall well-balanced beer.
I will likely pick up a couple more soon.

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Adnams Broadside from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 459 ratings
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