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

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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Adnams Explorer captures the spirit of discovery by blending Chinook and Columbus hops with the New World. The citrus attack will burst on your palate. Fantastic served chilled and the fruity hoppiness of the beer means that it goes well with cleanly flavoured foods. Try it with salmon, vegetarian options and with summer salads. (Contains barley). Silver medal winner at the 2015 Great British Beer Festival. Bottle. Filtered and pasteurised.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5119) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Pours hazy gold into an English pint. Bright white head with little retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Mild citrus aromas. Soft with sweet caramel and nuts upfront turning to grapefruit in the lasting finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (5433) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Slightly hazed, dark gold, tall, frothy slightly off-white head. Clean, bright, hop aroma. Taste is piney hops, citrus. Lightly malted. Smooth with a pleasant, light bittering.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (3300) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2013
Somewhat hazy golden yellow with white lacing foam head. Aroma is pretty sweet barley. taste is surprisingly bitter, but still sweet tones present, orange. Long bitter aftertaste. (Moscow 201302)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgould (3) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013 does not count
One of the nord interesting tasting beers. Very hoppy. Can definitely taste the pine of chinook hops in this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (7121) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2013
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours clear golden with a tiny white head. Aroma of lightstrucked hops, light spicy with weak malts. Taste is moderate sweet malts, nice spicy hops at the end, tickeling mouthfeel, good one.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (4120) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2013
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff jan-13: En "East Coast Blonde" iflg etiketten, og det er ingen dum beskrivelse. Lite maltsmak, men desto klarere bitterhet preget av grapefrukt (som også kjennes i aromaen). Fin munnfylde og god ettersmak. Slett ingen dum blondine.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3439) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2013
Shared 500 ml bottle at Cardinal. ABV is 5%. Clear light golden with a white film. Sweet floral notes and light malts on the nose. Smooth and light bodied. Mellow sweetness and a more prominent bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (866) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 22, 2013
Not sure if export is different but only 5% listed on my bottle. Lightly hopped with a slight bitter aftertaste. Good length on the palate considering the style. Quite easy to drink

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (6851) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2013
Bright clear golden ale, lots of pale hoppiness in its flavours and aroma too.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (14958) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle on the train to Edinburgh, cheers to JP for the pour - 08/12/12. Lightly hazed pale golden with a thin white head that soon clears to the edge and leaves a pond. Nose carries peach, mandarin, light hops, pale malt, some yeast notes, sugars. Taste comprises mandarin, peach, hops, more subdued in taste that nose, some sugars. Medium bodied, light carbonation, some bitterness in the finish. Average doings.


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