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

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RATINGS: 125   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.

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2.6
MesandSim (7117) - 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.

2.8
nate2g (1548) - 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.

3.2
Gary (2100) - London, 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.

3.4
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

3.6
evilsoc (191) - WALES - SEP 8, 2008
Much more impressed with this than the bottled version. This beer didnt agree with pasteurisation. Yellow blonde. Uplifting floral hop aroma and flavours with lightly spiced caramel.

2.9
anders37 (27898) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2007
Cask @ Bridge House, Southwark. Pours a clear pale yellow color with a small white head. Fruity citrus aroma with some malty hints. Malty slightly hoppy flavor with hints of citrus. Fruity malty finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

3
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
Nose of grapefruit, lemon, malt and hops. Pours a deep golden orange. Taste is refreshing with grapfruit and lemon dominating. More maly than summer beers. Leaves a dry finish. Nice.

2.4
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   White(1)->Tan(5) : 1   Lasting: 1   Lacing : 1
Aroma:
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : 3   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : 2 Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 3   Biscuity : 1   Hay : XX   Toasty : 3   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : 2   Grainy : 2
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 2   Spicy : XX   Floral : 1   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : 4   Orange : 3   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : XX   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 1   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : 1   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Very sweet bitter with wet cereal flavours that beg for additional dryness.

2.9
FatPhil (17511) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 20, 2007
Draught (Castle Inn, Cambridge) Fruity, hoppy aroma - apple and peach. Light amber, loose head. Pleasantly hoppy with a caramel, sweet finish. A bit flowery too.

3.2
cgarvieuk (26609) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2007
Kennilworth edinburgh ... golden orange ... light hop ... orangy with touch of that gold hop quite a lot of hop resins.


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