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Marstons Double Drop

Brewed by Marstons
Style: Bitter
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml clear glass bottles. Occasionally available in cask at 3.8%. Has previously been brewed at 5.0% & 4.6%.
The aptly named, "Double Drop", is brewed using just one type of English Barley - Maris Otter - which was harvested from Fuggle Farm in Norfolk. Uniquely, double dropping brings out the full flavour of this one melt, often described as "the king of brewing barley". The double dropping technique allows only the most vigorous yeast to survive and results in a cleaner fermentation process and a fresher, brighter beer. Double dropping involves "dropping" the beer during fermentation from one vessel to another, normally after 24 hours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1135) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2015
(Bottle) Clear golden amber with good white head. Nice rich malty aroma with vegetable hints. Light bodied rather fizzy. The flavour is a little thin, but thereís some pleasant malty notes with some modest bitterness developing. Pleasant, easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (512) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2015
Nothing too wrong with that. Appearance is clear amber - head is white, soft, frothy and short lived. Body is light and reasonably carbonated. Nice malty aroma, and the Maris Otter malts come through clearly in the taste, with a touch of buttery toffee, like Wurthers Original.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
uckelman (452) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2014
Pours clear, amber. Small cream-colored head. Aroma is mostly malt, with a hint of sweetness. Medium sweet. Light body, pretty watery texture. Fizzy and acidic on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (6987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle, what feels like a thousand times, in my home town. Always fizzy, always no head. Pours clear golden amber. Aromas are butter, toffee. Taste has maybe a tinkle of hops, but youíd be stretching to find them. Not a fan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AshtonMcCobb (4131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle from Oddbins. Appearance - golden amber with a decent head that disappears quickly. Nose - all toffee even butterscotch. Taste - butter and toffee. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a really Overall - not great. Wish Iíd split this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (6467) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottled 500ml. -straight from the bottle near bus station in Birmingham. Light malty nose. Sweetish malty, caramel, light fruity and some herbal hoppiness with dry bitter finish. Pretty boring but drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mighty_meadow (304) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Itís hard to be really critical of this one. Bought from a local discount store I didnít expect too much prior to opening and the lack of any real aroma didnít raise those expectations any. However, what I found was a clean, easy to drink and ultimately enjoyable ale. Little bit of honey and possibly a hint of pear drops to the fore and maybe some rich tea biscuit. Others will find other subtle flavours but that was it for me. Decent carbonation, if anything a tad on the fizzy side but nothing to gripe about. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeebon (322) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Not bad at all, plus it is nice and cheap to get bottles of this in a store nearby. Nothing specil but definitely a drinkable easy going ale. Mildly hoppy balance with a slightly biscuity malt taste. Definitely above average!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4164) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle from work - a prize for being employee of the month (believe it or not). Expected nothing from this, but itís quite drinkable. Not too stinky winky, but nicely tangy, sticky, honey-hued drinking Bitter. Clean, tasty. Thin, but pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MustangMarkF (228) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
500ml Bottle. It pours a thick creamy head over a amber clear body. Its aroma is malty and its taste is along the same lines with a slightly bitter finish. thereís also hints of citrus fruit in there too. Ok but nothing special at all.

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