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

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   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."


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thewolf (10792) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 22, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Tesco, Earls Court, London.
Pours a dark, lightly pale golden. A creamy white head with good duration and light lacing. Aroma is a bit perfume-like, some yeast and subdued hops. Fine mouthfeel. Weak flavour, though. Lightly sweet with a heavy yeast note amongst a biscuity maltiness and a slight metal off-flavour.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2008
The label on the bottled proclaims something about a "citrus attack" but I found this beer yeasty and weirdly vegetal more than bitter or sweet. This isn’t one I’d recommend; lots of brewers are doing this sort of blond beer much better.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gr0ve (2115) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2008
500 ml bottle, RBNAG07. Golden colour. Clear. Small off-white head. Herbal aroma. Floral hop flavours. Notes of citrus and juniper, likely from hops. Smooth texture. Light maltiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 29, 2008
Uni Staff Club Tasting 29/01/08 Light amber golden, good head. Nice sweet citrus nose. Mandarin pith flavours a touch on the sweet side. nice beer

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evilsoc (191) - WALES - FEB 13, 2008
Looks lagered. Light amber, not much aroma to speak of really. a sweet chewy herby honey orange mouthful thats nice at first but nothing comes in afterwards to wash it away. a good ABV. It would not be good with less. In hindsight I may have had it too cold but i doubt i’d give it another chance. Many reviewers from down under seam to be getting stale tasting bottles. I didn’t have any problems like that.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Stew41 (1663) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2008
Smells and tastes like a bog standard lager (in my book) and this sample is looking a little tired despite the Feb 2008 BB. Pours a treat ; big ice cream sunday head, fluffy and thick. Mainstream lager notes to smell and they lack appeal. Flavours are thin and tired; industrial beer malts and low bitterness. Really quite crappy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weaselkenievil (1234) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2008
Bottle. First drink of the night, a rare sober rate. Slightly cloudy gold colour, looks apetising but first beer and all that. Head went very quickly.Reasonable and drinkable but a bit wooly. Boring is way too harsh, a decent drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (12722) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle. (RBNAG 07) A clear, yellow-golden beer topped by a decent, off-white head. Nice fruity hoppiness in the aroma, along with pale malts. The flavor is fruity, with a malty sweetness to balance the bitterness. The fruityness and bitterness is present in the finish as well, but slightly subdued. Medium body. A pleasant, quaffable beer. (071103)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (9948) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2007
Bottle at RBNAG 07. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, hop, malt, fruit. Flavour is sweet, hop, malt, caramel, fruit. OK beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4328) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2007
500ml bottle @ RBNAG’07. Orange body with a dense white head. Moderate aroma of malt and hops. Flavor is mild, caramel malt, sweet and balanced bitter. Medium body. Decent, classic bitter.


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