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

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 (2814) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (169) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Pours nice grapefruit and citrusy decent enough pint quite hoppy a little like a golden ale would be nicer on cask.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (2122) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2015
Bottle from Seoul plaza, Bratislava. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is citrusy, malty. Taste is medium bitter, lightly sweet, malty, grapefruit, lemon.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cuso (5620) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle from Seoul plaza, Bratislava. Golden color with medium white head. Malty aroma with yeast, some fruits, light citrus hops, stale notes. Light hoppy bitter taste with malty backbone, light fruity notes. medium long light hoppy bitter finish. Average beer, I liked draft version much more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (605) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bready and mild orange aroma. A reserved half inch head that fades to steady film. Body is a hazy orange with a hint of gold. Mild bitterness. Light orange taste with a mild breadiness for some thickness.Bubbly carbonation. In contrast it has a light dry finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gurthnar (2667) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle from Seoul Plaza. Aroma lemony, citrusy, however also some stale flavour, which I associate with green bottles and would describe as light-struck, but might just come from heavy pasteurisation since it is a brown bottle. Clear golden colour and quickly disappearing head. The taste goes in the established direction, showing some promising hoppy flavours, but killing it in a few moments with the stale flavour. Average beer, really.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1360) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
A golden orange coloured beer with a frothy white head. A light citrusy hop aroma, elements of lemon, grapefruit and orange plus a background hint of biscuity malt. Dry mouthfeel. A strong bitter tasting beer with citrusy peel, again, lemon, grapefruit and Seville orange. This is bolstered by an underlying biscuity malt flavour, a tad sweeter that balances the flavour into a lingering finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4576) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Light oakwood tan, good bowling pin bottle, clean label. Liked the aroma. Yeast and malt actually trump the west coast hops, caramel notes come through. Flavor was a little oxidized. Not fruity, moderately bitter, fairly dry. Decent session fare, missing some hallmarks I look for in a Brit ESB. Beer Stop.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2014
500ml bottle into a nonic. Pours a hazy dark gold with a fluffy one finger white head. Very fine, soft carbonation bubbles that remind me almost of a nitro pour. Good lacing and retention. Aroma is very yeasty with that classic British toffee and hay. Some touches of lemon. Nothing particularly outstanding, though. The flavor has delicate bread and wet hay with notes of toffee. A little bit of tartness that seems out of place. A touch of lemon and apple. Very light bitterness but not enough to clean everything up. Finishes a bit sweet. Overall, an ok beer but I was expecting better. Not sure the age on this bottle but I imagine this beer is much better from the cask.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RyanK (243) - Rhode Island, USA - OCT 7, 2014
1.9 fl oz bottle pours hazy orange showing light sediment and plenty carbonation. Aroma is a mix of citrus/grapefruit hops and a champagne/cider like aroma from the yeast. Taste follows, light on tongue with plenty carbonation. Light body and crisp carbonation almost like a cider, light fruity hop characteristics and no malt. Leaves your palate imparting no memory of the experience, quite boring.


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