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

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common

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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (2374) - 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 (7625) - 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 (17910) - 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 (2860) - , 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2011
Cask at the George, London. Clear yellow on the pou with a light, white film. Pleasant nose of citrus, grapefruit and straw. Nice flavor, with light toasty hay, grass and citrus bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Mild bitter finish, more citrus and grass on the tongue. Pretty good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terrigar (14) - Basildon, Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2011
Pint, The Moon on the Square, Basildon (JDW). Citrus, citrus, citrus! Great twangy, zesty, juicy gobs of grapefruit and mandarin. Golden shining tightheaded refreshingly tart and with all the bitterness you might wish. Enough hops but to be super critical, maybe a little more malt to meet the citrus might have been nice. Loved this stuff, loved it, really quaff-able with a clean finish and a more-ish flavour. Had four of these to finish the night!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2010
Cask, Spoons by Liverpool Street. Good white lacing, rather hazy, more Heffe in appearance than Pale Ale, floral and perfume aroma and also some us hops. Moderately hoppy, a Columbus hop for an Explorer beer is most appropriate,. taste is citrus, butterscotch, diacritical, oil and cream. Very smooth and easy goingwith a crisp, dry and citric finish. Needs a lot more hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (6387) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2010
(Cask at Junction Tavern, London) Very pale for a bitter. Also the beer was quite fruity. The most pleasant thing was the citricness in the aroma. The flavour wasn’t really at the same level. So, the little lack of balance was decrementing the score I gave.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwik-lime (1667) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2010
Fairly dull bitter - some hop character but not particularly interesting or full-bodied. Acceptable session ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1807) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2010
Cask. The Lansdowne, Leicester. Hoppy, with floral notes. Also toffee and popcorn, apple and pine. Slight haziness, with a medium white head. Bitter with some sweet notes. Oily on the palate.


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