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

bottled
common

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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."


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2379) - Edmonton, Alberta, - SEP 25, 2012
500ml brown bottle. 5% abv on label. Golden and clear in the glass. White head, fairly creamy foam and decent lacework. Nose has citrusy orangey hops with some malt sweetness. Taste has a pretty solid malt character, fruity up front, notes of orange and some grapefruit. Some bitterness lingers, a bit of grass and fairly big grapefruity/citrus hops in the aftertaste. Light body, soft mouthfeel. A nice beer, more hops that expected. .


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (1482) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 10, 2014
You see what it says on the label? Well that’s pretty well on the nose and you add the facet that it looks like the archetypal golden/blonde ale with a bit more body. Kind of like the barmaid with a bit more on the back axle that you’d still crawl over broken glass with your fly open for. Names have been hereafter excluded... Bex*. *May or may not be her real name.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (2908) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Pours a nice lightly hazy golden with A big head & lots of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is bright, lightly fruity, a touch husky & a little coppery.

The flavor is modestly bitter, but nicely so. Everything is well balanced between mild hop fruitiness & nice toasty malt. It’s mild but it’s very pleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle (in Oct 2012) - Gold in colour. Fruity; grapefruit citrus. Hoppy; grassy hops. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Sweet malts balanced by citrus hops. Dry bitter finish. Easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1414) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle from local offie. Golden amber beer with small head. Aroma of mango, passion fruit and citrus hops. Taste is hops with a little bitterness, citrus, mild grapefruit and a little smoke. One of the few occasions when the bottle is better than the cask. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hub66 (82) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Couleur jaune; arômes fruités; goût bien équilibré entre douceur et amertume; bière assez légère mais très agréable

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (2411) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden with airy but stable white head. Clear aroma of hops, fruit and malt. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with fruity and floral notes. Medium carbonation. A little rough finish, with traces of needles and hops. Slightly watery but OK.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1108) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2013
50cl bottle. Golden with a small head. NOSE : pork meat, toast bread, delicate floral honey, wet laundry, some delicate citrus flavors. SIP : water like body with creamy texture and delicate carbonation. The beer is mild with a delicate flavors overall. Moderately sweet on the beginning. A hint of dry in the middle and a peak of bitter in the end. The aftertaste is herbal bitter and earth like. Flavor wise it’s dominated by citrus zest and seeds. Malt flavors are comparable to a toast. OVERALL : a very delicate beer. It tastes a bit like a lager.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AgentAle (403) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
Aroma: Sour sort of aroma, mostly light Taste: mostly soft tastes with slight hop finish Appearance: very pale , decent bubbled head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle, shared with Rockley. Medium gold, average white head. Lightly buttery malts, a kiss of grassy hops. Just ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (860) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2013
(Bottle) Clear golden amber with negligible head. Slightly sweet sherbet aroma. Light body medium aroma. Light fruity flavour. Pleasant easy drinking beer.


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