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

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


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2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BantamSpirit (18) - - FEB 16, 2013
Canít big this one up at all. Out of a 500ML bottle bought at B&M stores in Retford. Very fizzy when poured not what I expected. Nice colour but a bit sharp and salty on taste. Wonít put myself out for this one any more.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5791) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mighty_meadow (212) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeebon (199) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (3848) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MustangMarkF (219) - 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.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ruthiejenkins (3) - Aberdare, WALES - APR 20, 2014 does not count
Watery. A disappointment I'm afraid. I've enjoyed other Marston beers. Not much in the way of depth of flavour. Doesn't smell of very much either.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mr_Pink_152 (840) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
500ml supermarket beer. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour are dull, and there us a watery after taste.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RichTheVillan (3149) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle at home; clear light amber pour with creamy off white head, malt and skunk aroma, taste is malty, caramel, not pleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (7872) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergieŖt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (1004) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with finger thick white head. Aroma: Biscuit, mineral, nutty and peppery. Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sourness, low sweetness and slight saltiness. Palate: Smooth thick texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, abrupt malty bitter sour finish. Comments: Tasty and glass lace.


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