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


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (12189) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
Golden with a small white head. Aroma of grainy malt, citrus and apricot. Seet malty flavour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1846) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2009
Cask - The Rumsey Wells, Norwich. Dark yellow with a small, lasting white head and an initial haze that soon settled. Nice malty nose with floral, sherbety hop aromas. Grassy hop flavour profile and some sweetness to balance. A rounded mouthfeel, soft carbonation and light-medium body. Thirst quenching and satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (4569) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2009
Pale blond bitter, no head. Aroma is of citrusy hops . Has a sharp, refreshing edge and then a dry, bitter hop flavour. Very good and very refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2009
Cask, March Hare, Cheadle. Unispiring averageness really. Certainly not a bad beer but nothing grabs you by the knackers. Gold with thick white head. Aroma is cardboard packaging on something mildly spicy and fruity. Flavour is more cardboard with medicinal and herby notes. A little watery, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (23913) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2009
Cask@The George. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is spices, wood, fruits, some mild dry tea leafs as well. Flavour is grass, caramel, fruits and also flowery hops. Ends quite bitter. Standard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (14899) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2009
(Cask@The George). Pale yellow color, small white head, some lace. Dish water lemony aroma. Grassy, a bit herbal flavor. Uninspiring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2009
A Mes rate: cask at the March Hare in Cheadle Hulme.
Glorious clean bright gold with a good white head. Slightly sweet on the nose but with lots of cardboard and with some strong vegetable notes. The aroma is pretty awful to be honest. Thankfully the flavour is better. Just. Decent enough malty base with a slight biscuity character plus a fairly unexpected hit of hops. I mean there are actually detectable. But that’s about it. Faintly bitter finish with some more cardboard. Dull but not offensive other than the aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nate2g (1548) - 上海 / Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2009
Cask @ Bridge House, London. September 08. Pours golden with a small white head. Biscuit malt and notes and taste of citrus. Dry and bitter finish. An OK bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1754) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2009
cask @ the Swan Twickenham.Ok,well I had this after a long session.I found this beer hoppy-with citrus lemon and lime air freshner vibez. I got stale old dusty books..Caramelly malts..Eazy to sink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2014 Cask conditioned - handpump - Queens Arms Orlingbury A golden beer with a whitish head. A lovely beer with excellent hops throughout the nose and the mouth. Great marmalade flavours. Did not think these were Chinook and Columbus, seemed more English. Lovely flavours though and a treat to drink, even though it was vastly sparkled. Score 3.7
Subsequent ratings scored 3.1, 3.1, 3.8 and 2.8. Average becomes 3.3

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