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


on tap

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 2, 2013
a bit of citrus, yeast, and metal. yeah, this one ain’t that good. watery as anything too. only a bit better than macro slosh (and bitter? where’s the malt?)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ralphdot (1038) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
5.0% hazy gold colour with a thin head, sweet floral aroma, refreshing citrus hop taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2013
Soapy mellow citrus aroma, like a spring day or something like that. Hazy yellow color. Soft hoppy taste, smooth sweet malts. Very light body, smooth texture mostly covers a minor bite. Can’t tell if it’s better chilled, which bitters usually are not.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1533) - Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2013
Mildly Hazed gold/light gold,some froth with some sugary lace. Aroma is mineral,light butter/butterscotch,light fruit esters,light sweet bready,very slight bannana/clove pepper spice. Same taste as aroma,more noticeable spice,with some citrus,mild dryness in finish.Some grassyness.Mild peppery finish/linger. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (590) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2013
Nice beer, better than expected. Tastes like a helles. Not outstanding, just a sessionable good, tasty ale. I’d drink it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2013
Bottle. Poured a golden, hazy, straw color, the head is big and rocky, unremitting. The aroma is musty, outdoorsy. This drinks with an almost American fruitiness, citric and acidic, almost grapefruity, but with a bit of European funk. Very nice. (#4990, 4/16/2013)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 8, 2013
Pours bright gold with a lasting white head. Smells soapy with mild grass and floral aromas, reminiscent of spring, but with a little skunkiness underneath. Taste is somewhat subdued with some dry hoppiness coming through as citrus and a touch of mint. Not much of the malt flavor stands out in the flavor but it contributes to the body, making it more full than expected. The idea of an English brew done American style is interesting, but the end result seems to dumb down both ends of the equation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5539) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6090) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (3887) - 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)

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