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.

tdtm82's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tdtm82 (1396) - Essex, - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
altonbrownd (4592) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2015
6/17/2010 3:37:52 PM Cask at Bridge House. Gold body with small head. Hoppy and malty nose. Hoppy and bitter taste. Quite nice. Rating # 28 of the day...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (6052) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2015
Appearance: Hazy golden color with a thick white head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Citric hoppy, malty and fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and a fine bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Fruity, citric and malty.
Overall impression: Fresh and tasty session ale.
Personal stats: On tap at Hamilton Hall - Bishopsgate in London, England

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (2136) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
On gravity at Queen’s Head, Newton, Cambridgeshire. Dark golden with quite a bitter finish. Meh!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (6461) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (4686) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (2194) - NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
Slightly unclear golden. Good lacing. Aroma of oranges and grape fruit. Taste of orange marmelade. Very moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2523) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2291) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5395) - 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.

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