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

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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."


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rodders (137) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2009
(Bottle from the Co-op, Long Stratton, Norfolk - it’s 5% though not 5.5%, they knocked it down a while back) Pours an amber Golden with a large White head and lots of fast bubbles - a good looker. Fresh hop smell with citrus, lemon, some grass - a fairly strong pleasant aroma. Creamy head and bitter hop taste with lots of grassiness and a little citrus. Slight sweet but finishes moderately bitter. Fair carbonation. A good fresh lighter tasting ale, great for summer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2009
From the Bottle at Chris O’s, GBBF Week 09/08/2008 Explorer Fruit and a little malt aroma. Golden coloured with some alcohol present. Crisp on the palate. Slightly bitter malt finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (38879) - 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]

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
vanvenlo (1441) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2009
23 Oct 2006 - Very light roast malt aroma. Clear brown amber colour, lowish head and lacing. Sweet easy malt fruit and ash flavour. Hoppy tangy and light fruit finish. Another english cigarette ash hop finish/aftertaste. Perhaps this beer goes well, with a pub full of cigarette smoke.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7777) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2009
Amber colour, with good lasting head. Looks, smells and tastes like a bitter, no better, but no worse.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (23579) - 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
sayravai (4691) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25073) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (30468) - 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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