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Double Drop - Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.

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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 17.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-14-2003)
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Reviews by flyingpig:
Photo of flyingpig
2.58/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle (500ml; 4% abv not the 5% listed above)

Copper in colour with a thin, bubbly white head & a lot of bubbles rising to the surface. The head leaves some nice lacing though.

Malts & hops dominate with some earthly tones as well. Generally quite nice.

A blend of hops and a fruity kind of taste to begin with followed up with a very bitter finish.

This one is light to medium bodied & tingles the tongue when drank & is very dry in the finish.

As expected. Drinkable but not sure I'd come back for more.

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flyingpig, Dec 30, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.1/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2012. ABV is stated as 4%. Label mentions the use of the 'double dropping' technique in the production of this beer.

Poured into a Guinness pint glass. A clear golden-amber hue with good carbonation. Produces a thick creamy head of white foam that lasts for a while before collapsing to a surface layer. Aroma of lightly roasted malt with notes of toffee, stewed leaves and butter. There is also a faint initial hint of fruit such as peach or orange, but this disappears as it warms.

Tastes of roasted malt with a mild, dry bitterness. Notes of toffee/caramel, stewed hops and hints of burnt grain. There is also a buttery flavour in the background (diacetyl). No aromatic hops, despite the label describing a 'late application of hops'. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, but perhaps a little thin. Aftertaste of bitter roasted malt.

Average. The malt and bitterness are quite nicely balanced but it's still rather dull. Not sure what impact the double dropping has - I can think of an alternative 'double dropped' ale with a better flavour. Don't go seeking this out.

jazzyjeff13, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of rastaman
2/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

(Clear bottle)Nothing special, never mind all the wank about the double-dropping technique on the back label, it doesn't change the fact that this is very very ordinary, quite dry and bitter which is good, rancid staleness throughout all aspects of the flavour, another overpriced English Ale (well expensive in Australia, probably not so in Emgland)

rastaman, Jun 18, 2004
Photo of beerinabottle
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

beerinabottle, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of WillAndSarah
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

WillAndSarah, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

BrazilianAussie, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of BlackHaddock
3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

BlackHaddock, Aug 25, 2008
Photo of eric5bellies
3.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a marmalaide colour with a minimal head that dies quick.

S - Hints of Malt and Hop woth some caramel.

T - Very caramel like flavours, with a littel pineyness to it.

M - Quite light body and medium carbonation.

O - Nice hoppy style ale with mlat to compliment

eric5bellies, Mar 22, 2011
Photo of vinicole
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

vinicole, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of pin
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

pin, May 22, 2013
Photo of Speedyjay
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Speedyjay, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.25/5  rDev 0%

EmperorBevis, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of GreenCard
2.8/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: golden, great clarity, frothy layer of off-white foam that dissipates almost entirely

Aroma: popcorn, wisps of malt, iron, skunkage

Flavor: dry malt backbone with an upfront enteric hop bitterness; hints of iron, butterscotch, and grape leaves; finishes dry with a lingering green bitterness

Mouthfeel: medium body, slight astringency, crisp texture

Other comments: A bit flacid and uninteresting.

GreenCard, Jun 20, 2007
Photo of Mtchl
2/5  rDev -38.5%

Mtchl, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Robert-Simmonds
2/5  rDev -38.5%

Robert-Simmonds, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of Doiv
3.33/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice golden ruby colour. Creamy off-white head that has moderate lifespan, leaves little lacing.

The aroma is slightly hoppy and fruity, but overall quite bland. The taste is hoppy with orange and pineapple. Very clean and refreshing, goes down very well.

Doiv, Mar 31, 2004
Photo of mattipt
3.58/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Best before 31/08/2011. 500ml bottle, served at 5 degrees C out of a goblet.

A - Thin head disappears fast and leaves a pint of pretty golden orange caramel colour.

S - Vegetal, almost agricultural hoppiness dominates the malts. Buttery with hints of caramel and vomit/sweat -- but not unpleasant. Freshly mown grass. Red apple.

T - Cream caramel. Butter, but fresh butter, not rancid. Dry, cerealy hoppiness without very much fragrance. It's like the taste profile has been created as much by removing malts as it has by adding hops.

M - Light to the point of thinness. Enough fizz to keep it from being dull, but still tastes a little watered down.

D - This was probably the first "properly" hopped ale I ever tasted, and I still have a soft spot for it. In the Marston's lineup it's still an excellent addition and much more interesting that the much more widely available Old Empire. Good session ale; would probably work better on a hot summer's day than on a January evening.

mattipt, Jan 07, 2011
Photo of luistaylor
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

luistaylor, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of vancurly
4.47/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a) Beautiful looking beer, fluffy pillow offwhite head, slightly hazy orange marmalade colour. Persistant head.
s) Spicy seed nose, some perfumy jam/marmalade.
t) Lovely hop driven flavour, passionfruit seed, wild briar/vegetation, preserved orange peel. Slight chalky note, excellent lingering bitterness. Malt is even and slightly sweet, and supports the hops well. Lingering aftertaste. Warming into poppy-seed.
m) Light to medium body, but mouthfilling and yet not cloying. Smooth finish.
d) Superb. Even the dregs are alive with hop oils.

vancurly, Sep 22, 2009
Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.05/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: copper color with moderate carbonation & little head that turns to a ring around edges
s: moderately sweet malty smell, a little fruity aroma
t: as expected, lots of malts, but with hoppy overtones, citrus and a lingering of malts on the palate
m: very clean with lots of carbonation throughout, light body
d: not a bad ale, but wouldn't look for it

belgbeerdrinker, Jul 14, 2007
Photo of Hanglow
3.25/5  rDev 0%

Hanglow, May 31, 2012
Photo of laituegonflable
3.8/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly pale, slightly cloudy golden colour. Head is quite sizeable, small but visible bubbles constituting it. Bead is steady and fairly thick, head sinks and leaves a nice ring of white lace.

Smells quite sweet and malty, with a light toffee edge (light, like when you mix water with sugar and boil it), and a hint of crème anglaise. Little floral aroma from hops but it's submissive. Smell is mostly on the sweet side. Pleasant, but simple.

Taste is an odd one. Has a malty backbone to it with hints of that creamy English buttery sweetness, although a bitterness remains prevalent throughout. Slight acerbic character on the front palate, with a slight battery acid phenolic edge and a hint of black tea. Bitterness subsides slightly on the middle and then returns, potent as ever, for a double dip on the finish.

It's herbal and quite phenolic, real alkaline edge to it, which demands attention but doesn't really detract from drinkability. Well, the aftertaste IS mildly unpleasant, but very mildly.

Mouthfeel is slightly full but not sticky, a little bit foamy from the carbonation, pretty fine really.

An interesting brew. Quite chuggable. The aftertaste seems like a shame, and yet it also feels just like an idiosyncratic quirk which should be celebrated. In all honesty I enjoy this a great deal. I just feel like maybe I shouldn't. But I do. So screw you, indecision.

laituegonflable, Sep 30, 2009
Photo of Johnq1964
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Johnq1964, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.2/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the glass lightly hazy pale golden with an amber hue. The head was white and short lived, but did ring the surface to make an attempt to lace the glass.

The aroma was fairly malty with an earthy presence. Caramel and a bit of candy rule the day. The malt character had a depth that was enticing and interesting and a mineral note was present as well.

The flavor was interesting with a dry start on the palate with a fairly strong impression of malt, caramel and toffee and a dryness that increased as time progressed. The main flavor contained a bit of earthy and very lightly grassy hop flavor, but the main emphasis was on bittering. The bittering was neither assertive, nor agressive, but kept the malt in line and the dryness from the get go.

The finish was dry, of course, with a lasting malt impression and a lingering bittering that was punctuated by a lasting mineral flavor. The body was medium with a low carbonation. A really nice bitter, one I would search for if in the UK.

500 ml clear bottle brought back to the US and presented to me by afatty!!!

GCBrewingCo, Nov 09, 2006
Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

BillRoth, Dec 07, 2013
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Double Drop from Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
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