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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skortila (5002) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2007
Draft@Jan Primus. Citric floral hoppy aroma. Clear, yellow coloured with a thin head. Taste is slightly sweet, moderate bitter. Quite smooth.Citrus and floral hops. bit watery texture. Nice starter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2007 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Mid gold. very sweet lemonade aroma. Citric taste, rather artificial lemony, like eating a cheap lemon meringue pie. Really not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1549) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2006
A bright golden orange coloured beer with a weak white head. A very hoppy nose, floral and a touch citrusy. The taste is dry with a fresh hop flavour that is over-powered by a bready, yeasty taste that does spoil the beer somewhat. (Cask - The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6440) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2006
Cask at the Bridge House, not the nicest pub I’ve been to! Nice flowery taste, the hops are dominating, but more for aroma than for bitterness. Lingering dry finish. Not a great beer, but I would not object to having this available as a steady pint.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (10000) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2006
Half pint on cask at The Greyhound in Ipswich. Orange in colour, a bit unclear. Small ring layer of foam. Moderate fruity esters in aroma and bitter fruity in flavour. Medium mouthfeel. Hard to discern anything beyond the ordinary (22.09.2006).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9728) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2006
Cask (Westend, Stratford u.A.): A bit hazy, darjk golden to light amber coloured, almost no head; fruity (honey) and herbal to medical hoppy nose; soft, distinctive bitter flavour; fruity and hoppy finish. Very pleasant ale !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (5580) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2006
Cask at Harp London WC2 30 Apr 06. Colden brown colour. A shortlived foamy head. A wonderful fruity smell and aroma. Refreshing and summerly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2006
Cask at The Royal Standard, Wooburn Common. Blonde coloured. Fruity, floral and citric hop aroma. A bit of sweetness and citrus fruit in the flavour but overall not enough hop character and ends up rather average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2006
Cask at The Wellington, Birmingham. Clear light golden with a big foamy head. Very unusual with perfume in both the scent and mouth. Grapefruit and malts. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7501) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2006
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm) Colour is golden. Very nice nose with fresh, grassy hops and citrus (grapefruit, lemon). Fresh hoppy, somewhat bready and slightly sweetish taste dominated by hops (citrus: grapefruit, lemon) and a dry bitter finish. Very summery with a characteristic taste of American hops. Refreshing and nice.

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