Marston's Double Drop (5%)

Formerly brewed at Marston’s
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Filtered
Replaced by the 4% version at the end of 2010
The aptly named, Double Drop, is brewed using just one type of English barley: Maris Otter - which was harvested from Fuggle Farm in Norfolk. Double dropping brings out the full flavour of the Maris Otter malt, 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 (194) - 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.

BlackHaddock (7690) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2012
Aug 2008: Clear 500ml bottle drank at my brother-in-laws house well before the Best before date. Poured into a handled half litre glass mug from the JW Augustiner Munich tap house. Amber, copper colour with a white head that tried to stay around but failed and fell away to a wispy covering after about a minute. The aroma wasn’t very heavy, some sweet malted barley and hops, but not a great deal of either. Typical English Ale flavours, nothing to get excited about, even if it is ’Double Dropped’. The mouthfeel and texture of the beer was again ordinary and just like most British Bitters you can get cheap in any supermarket.

worldbeertaste (1818) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle. Light amber with a thick lasting frothy white head. Smells of sweet malt and caramel, light hops and sour malt. Medium smooth frothy, flat body. Medium sweet with a smooth bitter finish. Soft fruit sweetness, nuts and brown bread and a touch of spice. Has elements of a common bitter but more developed. I like it.

ralphdot (1102) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2012
5.0% pale golden colour with a thin head, sweet malt and hop aroma, citrus hop taste, not a bad drink.

Cunningham (8398) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2012 Bottle. Amber colour with am off white head. Malty and light fruity aroma. Flavour of oderate malty sweetness and some cirtic hoppy notes. Also light fruity flavour.

madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2011
11th May 2009
Clear amber beer. Crisp palate. Light malt runs through to a semi dry finish and aftertaste. In the middle is a bright sharp splash of bitterish hop. Refreshing.

deanso (10101) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - NOV 13, 2010
50cl bottle from Netto. Clear bottle. Not good. Amber colour. Quite a decent beer.

floris87 (36) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2010
Bottle, pint glass. Orange/dark yellow colour. Aroma is very strange.... mayonaise and chicken?? Boring taste, bitter and metallic. Boring beer.

KyotoLefty (10689) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2010
Light amber-orange color. Quite heavily carbonated, with a nice, fine head. Strong aroma of hops and sulfur comes out immediately upon pouring-it is fruity, citrusy, a touch sweet. Very malty flavor, caramel. Quite sweet. But there is good hops in the taste from the beginning, and they come to predominate towards the finish and after. It is highly carbonated, light bodied. Lots of hops indeed. The finish has a touch or caramel malt but is mostly hoppy, and last a pretty long time. A nice beer, not completely original, but good.

fonefan (51095) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
Bottle 500ml. clear glass.
Clear medium amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, sweet caramel, sour malt, cabbage water, light hoppy, light orange. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20100118]

danielyabu (1708) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - FEB 21, 2010
average frothy white head. fair lacing. fully diminishing. translucid, thick dark yellow body. aroma: moderate hop and yeast, honey. if: light bitter and sweet. ff: light sweet heavy bitter; average duration. palate: medium body, watery texture, medium carbonation and metallic finish.malte de cevada bem perceptivel no aroma; forte sabor mel e cereais, falta amargor pro estilo; saborosa; amargor aparece no final, mas ainda assim, falta personalidade; Nota: 70 Skol

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