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Brewed by Adnams
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Southwold, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle. Filtered and pasteurised. Previously 5.5%. "Adnams Explorer is a light and refreshing blonde beer, with some citrus notes and grapefruit aromas. Fantastic served chilled. Adnams Explorer captures the spirit of discovery by blending Chinook and Columbus hops from the New World. The best in traditional brewing with a contemporary edge."


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2009
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, as well as ligth notes of straw, while the flavor is sweet with notes of malt, elderflowers, and fruit, as well as light notes of malt. Thanks yespr for sharing.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7501) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 25, 2009
Bottle. High fluffy and lasting white head. Clear golden amber body. Powerful barley malt hay straw aroma Sweet at first, later on bitterness takes over. Does however seem a bit waterty. Low carbonation, short aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 16, 2009
Bottle 500ml.
Clear medium yellow amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, fruity, sugar, paper. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is light medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20090122]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear deep golden with a small, off-white head. Lightly sweet caramel aroma. Medium body, sweetish caramel and fruit with a whiff of yeast. Dry and bitter finish. 200309

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2009
(Bottled) Clear golden-copper with a small, firm and lacy, white head. Witbier-like aroma of lemony hops, wheat and some yeasty spiciness. Flavor has a Belgian Blonde feel with yeasty fruitiness, pale malt, pear notes, and flowery-grassy hops. Almost medium body with medium, slightly foamy carbonation. This was quite a surprise despite the creepy "Serve chilled" in the label... along with Seriously/Criminally Bad Elf, one of the most Belgian brews from England so far. I kinda like.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (22429) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of sulphur with notes of spices and hops. Fruity flavour of caramel and hops with notes of grass and grape fruits. Hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33727) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2009
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Fruity hoppy aroma. Sweet caramel malt flavoured with a distinct floral hops note. Light bitterness to a nice citrusy hops accent. Ends medium dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13999) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2008
Bottle, 5.0%. Clear golden colour. Small white head. Sweetish aroma. Aromatic hop flavour, slightly teaish, and slightly sweet. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2988) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
Sample at TFOB ’08 from the bottle. Medium orange, small white head. Decent aroma - sweet, citrus. Taste is sweet as well, but light enough to be refreshing. More hops than I was expecting. Good stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
[1529-20080712] 500mL bottle. Sweet caramelized pine needles aroma has a leafy malt tinge. Clear, medium orange body with a small quick foamy white head. Sweet grainy caramelized malt flavour. Light-medium body. OK, if a little boring.
(@ Volo; Toronto, ON; w/ jerc)


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