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

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dashimus (226) - London, Greater London, - JUL 23, 2013
Cask at The George, London Bridge. Pours as a transparent, medium yellow with a thick but short lived fizzy white head. Aroma is citrus, malt, toast, summer fruits and perhaps some grass. Taste is medium bitterness which gains in strength with aftertaste. Moderately sweet.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 26 May 2012. Poured a clear, light golden colour, with a dense white head. Aroma of grapefruit, straw and spicy hop. Citrus in the flavour, with bready malt and soft fruit. Finish was passionfruit, dry grain and hay.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (1843) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
On gravity at Queen’s Head, Newton, Cambridgeshire. Dark golden with quite a bitter finish. Meh!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (5968) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Cask @ Leggers Beer Festival, Dewsbury. Golden with a thin head. Medium-bodied with a light fruity pale ale nose, and similar in taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (4237) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
On tap at a pub in the Oxford area called Black Horse. Fruity and flowery smell. Light hoppy taste, floral with a bready backbone.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (1882) - NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
Slightly unclear golden. Good lacing. Aroma of oranges and grape fruit. Taste of orange marmelade. Very moderate bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2364) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Cask white swan liversidge. Golden ok white head. Aroma is fruity malts. Taste is same slight spicy hop finish. Medium body. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2284) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Cask at JDW, Brixton. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is quite sweet with lemon, orange and candy. Light to medium body, mild carbonation. Light caramel, orange marmalade, lemon sponge cake, wood, light pine... Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5223) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2014
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Golden amber with a thick cream head; floral aroma; sweet malty taste with grainy body; and a soft floury finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hohops (548) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Appearance- light amber, foamy pure white head, clear. Aroma- floral notes, fruity, lemony. Taste- fruity, lemon and citrus come through, bitterness lingers, medium mouthfeel. Nice and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (852) - - APR 20, 2014
Mild pleasant hoppy aroma. Rich golden honey colour. Bitter taste on the back of the tongue. Lovely wave shape on the pull handle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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