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


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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
iammadeofjelly (192) - Liverpool, Merseyside, - DEC 27, 2005
had this beauty in a bottle, i wouldnt say its unreasonably harsh, certainly quite strong. the colour is sort of amber with a fruity sweet smell. Not the best but not the worst.

   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. there’s also hints of citrus fruit in there too. Ok but nothing special at all.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mr_Pink_152 (509) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RichTheVillan (2428) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (925) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerbaron42 (45) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
Nice Rounded taste and pallette, gentle in the finish. Good beer to start with. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (1022) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle quality save. golden amber colour thin white head. Aroma is floral hops. Taste is fruity hops with carmal malts decent bitter finish. Medium to thin body quite strong carbonation. Ok beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
AtronSeige (513) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 18, 2013
Aroma: Earthy musty hops. light fruity, bread, Appearance: Clear gold/copper body. Thin off-white head. Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, light sweetness, light hops flavours, very little else. Palate: Medium body, medium-high carbonation. Overall: Bitter, but nothing else. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Erzengel (2338) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2013
Thanks to Sean (Seanyfo) for this bottle. Amber colour in the glass, nose is a bit sweet, grainy. The beer starts malty, not as sweet as expected, but still a bit grainy. The slight sweetness continues in the main part, accompanied with a light to moderate bitterness, that grows to the aftertaste a bit stronger. The aftertaste is malty, medium dry, grainy-sweetish. --> Interesting eer, but I don’t like that grainy-sweet aroma - for me it lowers the drinkability and I won’t buy this beer again! --> 7/10/6/7

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