Broadside Mini-Keg

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 94 reviews
£23.99
  • Premium Bitter
  • 4.7%
  • 5 Litres

Broadside delivers a cannon of bold fruitcake flavours and a taste that’s endured for nearly 50 years. First launched in 1972 to mark the tercentenary of the Battle of Sole Bay, this dark ruby red beer has become a showcase for East Angl... Read more

Contains: Barley


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United Kingdom
Hops
First Gold
Malts
Pale Ale, Chocolate

Available in: Bottles Mini Keg

Allergen and Dietary

Allergens

Contains: Barley

Nutritional information (per 100ml)
Energy (KJ / kcal) 171 / 41

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Broadside Dark amber ale

Broadside Dark amber ale

Launched as a 6.3% bottled beer on 20 May 1972 for the tercentenary of the Battle of Sole Bay, Broadside’s full flavours were an instant hit. There were clamours for a cask version, but it was felt that something more sessionable would be better suited to the pub trade. So, the brewing team were tasked with formulating a new recipe that delivered Broadside’s bombardment of flavour at a lower strength. The bottled beer remains the strong original (as it says on the label), but the 4.7% beer in cask shares its ruby red colour and rich fruitcake taste. Both versions have their fans and fifty years on, they are still going great guns. Both beers have the same malts and British First Gold hops, but in differing proportions. Black and chocolate malt is used to darken the beer; and pale ale malt provides its malty flavour, as well as fermentable sugars. The mashing regime is set so that both beers retain a lot of un-fermentable sugar, which gives Broadside its sweetness and full mouthfeel. The fermentation temperatures are slightly different too, but when Adnams house yeast gets to work, it charges both brews with characters of Christmas. Broadside has earned its enviable longevity thanks to its devotees, and the efforts of the brewing team to maintain its quality and consistency over the years. It is always a favourite at the brewing team’s daily quality control tasting and the tasting panel insists that Friday’s meeting includes samples of bottled Broadside, so they finish the week on a high note.
Broadside Dark amber ale
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    It is an amber, rich ale with marmalade richness, fruitcake notes and I think it's brilliant.

Description

Broadside delivers a cannon of bold fruitcake flavours and a taste that’s endured for nearly 50 years. First launched in 1972 to mark the tercentenary of the Battle of Sole Bay, this dark ruby red beer has become a showcase for East Anglian malt, First Gold hops and the unique, fruity characteristics of Adnams house yeast. Our mini-kegs contain around eight pints, or five litres, of delicious award-winning beer; making them perfect for parties, barbecues, or celebratory gatherings. They are ready to use immediately, and if securely sealed after each use, will last up to four days once opened.

How does it taste

Broadside offers bold flavours and aromas of fruitcake, almonds, and that mouth-coating, conserved fruit richness you would expect to find in a strong ale. With its delicious, lingering Christmas cake characteristics, it is truly a beer to savour.
average rating 4.9 out of 5
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Full Broadside

Fresh and full bodied trad bitter, ideal for a winter night in with friends.

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Broadside on tap at home

Dispensed well from the mini keg and kept good for a couple of days

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Broadside

Excellent taste and quality

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Lovely fresh taste

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Great beer

Love this beer, don’t get it much up north but is a welcome addition to my Christmas beer supply.

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