Adnams Broadside

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 6.3%

Proof: 12.6°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Brewed with Pale Ale malt and First Gold hops, Broadside was first brewed as a bottled beer in 1972 with the cask version, which is brewed using a different recipe, appearing later.

The bottle and pump clip portray battleships under sail with cannons blasting, an image commemorating the Battle of Sole Bay fought against the Dutch in 1672 off the Southwold coast. The Dutch surprised the joint Anglo-French but the vicious battle ended inconclusively.

Review and Tasting

Sampled before 1st May 2011


Clear, dark chestnut reddy brown with medium beige head that quickly subsides.


Malty, toffee, stewed pear nose with fruitcake and coffee.


Full bodied, heavily toasted malty palate with sweet cherry, dark jammy fruit, treacle, burnt raisins and chocolate.


Chocolaty, espresso bitter finish. Much more guns blazing than the draft version.

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