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

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
Cask at Blue Boar, Billericay. Pours a glorious light amber with a bright golden edge and a thin white head. Good lacing down the glass. Zesty lemon and oily grapefruit peel aromas play around the nose. Light and smooth over the tongue. There is more of the slightly oily grapefruit in the taste which fills the mouth before lemon zests bursts through with a soft creaminess too, and becomes more apparent further down the glass. The grapefruit in the finish has a little coriander seed orange flavour which balances it well. A beer that majors on grapefruit peel, it is a wonderful accompaniment to a spicy noodle dish with a citrus smoothness that invigorates, smooths and lightly cuts through the palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2012
A - wheat with light citrus and melon A - mid gold with frothy head T - light sweet P - mid O - decent

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3263) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2012
Cask at the Royal Oak, Brentford. Deep gold with a lasting mid-coarse white head. Nice citrus-and-fruit hoppy nose. Initial malty and faintly sweet body expands with dry and peachy-floral-bitter hops and a touch of dried grass, before a dry grapefruity finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2011
Light malthoppy aroma. White head hazy golden . Nice fullbodied taste. Med bitter med sweetness . Medium body. Nice drinkable stuff. Hope that app works

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1486) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2011
Tasted this in the Courtyard, Earls Court, London. Cask handpump dispense. Cloudy straw in colour with a tight thin white head. Tart lemon drops in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Citric overtones to the pale malt base with lemon peel, fresh cut grass and gooseberry notes coming through. Peppery hops add a resiny bite to the aftertaste. Finish is sweet and dry. Another decent addition to the Adnams portfolio.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2199) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2011
Cask at the Orange Tree Loughborough. Golden pale amber colour with a thin white head. The aroma is citrus hops, malts and a hint of melon. The taste is grapefruit with a mild malt with a rounded bitterness, finishes dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (2173) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2011
Colour is dark hazy hazelnut brown. Nose is nice caramel malt with a bit of fruit. Head is soft white creamy and smooth. Taste is very well balanced bitter. Good caramel malt, fruit hops and creamy texture. Very smooth and very well balanced session bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cuso (6099) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 7, 2011
April 2011. On tap at Castle Inn, Cambridge. Golden color with small white head. Floral aroma with fruity hints. Taste, slightly fruity with some hops. Light bitter finish. Drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (14383) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2011
Cask at Bridge House, London. Pale golden color, small head. Toffee and gape aroma. Hoppy grassy flavor, floral, some fruity notes, toffee.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2518) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2011
Cask at the Bridge House, Tower Bridge Road. Gold pour with a white head. Fruit filled nose. Buttery hop flavours with a light citrus bite. Bitter finish.


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