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Brewed by Adnams
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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. Now limited release in keg to J D Wetherspoon outlets.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (2047) - PORTUGAL - FEB 13, 2013
A tasty beer to appreciate with a good group of friends in a pub while the rain pours outside.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Cask at Churchkey. Pours clear light golden. Weak foam. Nose is low hoppy notes, diacetyl, butter biscuit, but too much public toilet. Taste is mild diacetyl, fairly bitter, dry and fairly grassy hoppy. Dusty, dry palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39097) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2013
From cask at Charlies. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, peachy and light citrusy. Bitter, grapefruity and citrusy. Crisp fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (6515) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2013
Cask (Edgar Wallace, Strand, London) - Golden in colour. Grapefruit, pineapple and biscuity malt in the aroma. Crisp, hoppy and moderately bitter taste with notes of pine, grapefruit and passion fruit standing out.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6970) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 4, 2012
Cask at the Castle Inn, Cambridge. Clear amber pour with a broken white head. The aroma is fruity and spicy. The flavour is very bitter, spicy and with citrus grapefruit notes. This is a truly exceptional ale from Adnams who should be congratulated for brewing out of the box. It's uber refreshing and my kind of session ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2012
The head is ok. The taste is citrus, soft, aromatic, a bit bitter. Overall medium. 11/9/9/10/-/9

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (1144) - ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2012
Cask. Slightly hazy gold, white top. Very hoppy lemon and lime nose. Hope explosion in the mouth, lemon, lime and grapefruit. A slight pepperyness and a vast bitterness. Cracking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
On cask at the Haymarket. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair white head that dies away quite quickly. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, lemon, yeast and grassy hops. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Mild bitterness and a nice dry finish. Lingering yeast and orange again. Tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (4514) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - golden ale with a thick off-white head and slight haze, citrus hop aroma, lemon and grapefruit flavour with a prolonged bitter citrus aftertaste, thin body

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorgeLee (1650) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
Cask in the Windsor Castle, W8. A middle amber/copper coloured bitter, this is a light bodied ale with some summer session potential. Definitely a different hopping than the rest of the Adnams stable, with more of a citric feel, but it was a little more peach or mandarin than the promised grapefruit, and it felt a little artificially sweet to me, missing the real juicy potential of these hops. Decent enough for a change.


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