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Double Drop - Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.

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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 16.77%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.58/5  rDev -21.3%
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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Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 12:14:01 | More by flyingpig
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Coming in a 500ml brown bottle, at 4.0%abv.; BB 31/08/2014, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: pours a bright amber colour with mild reddish hues, coming with a fluffy off-white head with good retention, and rather mild carbonation.
S: astringent citric and grassy scent of hops is underlined by a clean whiff of pale malts, at times giving out a light dusty note almost identical to that of bottled lager beers; a swirl gives rise to mildly sulphuric notes and a wee touch of sweet applely esters.
T: a fairly clean swallow of mildly fruity-flavoured malty theme with a particularly lingering aftertaste of (yum-like) starchy sweetness, underlined by an equally lingering touch of hop bitterness and a dry palate in the end. The bitter palate echoes the malt sweetness on a very good balance, all in all.
M&O: despite the “late application of hops”, this lightly carbonated and medium-bodied beer doesn’t taste that hoppy or aromatic as far as my palate is concerned, but the double dropping fermentation method does render a cleaner texture in a beer that achieves a balanced target b/w pure pale malts and bittering hops. Not as dry as Braskspear’s Bitter (Wychwood), which utilises the same double dropping fermentation system as this beer does (I believe, as Wychwood is now part of the Marston's family), but the fruity and lightly sulphuric undertones are there to be enjoyed in addition. Not bad.

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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.

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

S - Hints of Malt and Hop woth some caramel.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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t: as expected, lots of malts, but with hoppy overtones, citrus and a lingering of malts on the palate
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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

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Double Drop from Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
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