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


on tap

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RATINGS: 184   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.

AKSalmon's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AKSalmon (74) - Norfolk, - JUN 9, 2013
Pored this one into a pint glass. The aroma is citrus and the appearance is cloudy gold with a white head. The flavor is grapefruit with a bitter finish. It flows across the palate with a carbonated start then glides smooth to finish. Overall another nice beer from Adnams.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
fuzzyhead (7) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015 does not count
Very poor, misleading with the "new world hops" tag, no world hops would be more apt. Taste is extremely bland, slightly bitter and quite fizzy. Kind of like the larger I used to drink before I found great real ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
triskaideka (265) - Killarney, IRELAND - NOV 3, 2015
bottle from Aldi - pours amber with white heads. Aroma - citrus/hay; Taste - citrus, grapefruit, touch of caramel. Very likeable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
birocotsios (81) - - SEP 2, 2015
Hazy gold with a rich white foam. Rich malty aroma. Full but balanced between tje malty sweetnes and the hoppy bitterness with notes of citrus. Syropy texture with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gegwilson (2389) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle. Blond with a frothy off white head. Metallic citrus aroma. The taste is soapy citrus with a little grapefruit and spice. Slightly syrupy texture. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (2112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Another beer I’m kind of on the fence about, what it a good refreshing summery ale or was it blandish. I’m going to give this one the benefit of the doubt as well. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2567) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle from Aldi, Carrick-on-Shannon [240615]
Amber, clear, good fluffy white head
Aroma of soft citrus zest, touch of lemon and grapefruit, slight earthy malt, overall soft nose
Taste of caramel, soft citrus zest, hint of earthy bitter hops, mellow hops in this, some biscuit malts
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, slightly oily. Finish is a bit dry, soft sweet malt, mellow citrus zest, clean, easy palate
Overall - Quite quaffable but a tad dull - still a bit better than average supermarket beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SangreSani (295) - Głowienka, POLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Golden colored beer with rather small head. Hoppy aroma, some herbs or grass. Low or medium bitterness. Moderate body. Very average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (510) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (2525) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cuso (6608) - 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.

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