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Double Diamond - Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 20.06%

Brewed by:
Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-07-2002)
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Reviews by Reverand:
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3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours to a nice amber brownish color with off white head that seemed to disappear rather quickly. An aroma that was dominated by malts. At first taste a malty sweetish palate that finished off to a hop dry aftertaste. Not too much hops to make you pucker. A nice balanced beer worth trying but certainly not worth raving about.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2002 02:11:19 | More by Reverand
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

12-29-2011 17:39:58 | More by cdwil
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Ontario (Canada)

2.45/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I recently tried this on tap at a local Toronto eatery and found it to be a very boring beer. The colour was a nice golden hue with an off-white head that lingered for a while. The aroma was nothing spectacular, slightly malty but long lasting. The flavour was mild, not strong, not bitter as I had expected. Like other ales I have tried it was slightly thick on the tongue with weak carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2007 02:48:08 | More by cyrenaica
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer takes awhile to get set up in both temp and head. There is a sulphur note to the nose with a slight note of hops as well. This is a subtle beer( maybe too soft) and the rounded hops notes are sometimes lost. I like this beer but wish that it had more presence as it seems watered down at times

Serving type: can

06-23-2007 03:31:11 | More by canucklehead
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3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

SERVED on tap at a friends English dart club. APPEARANCE was kind of a dull brass with a head of about 1". SMELL was faint, almost disappointing and surprising given the appearance. TASTE was very good, made up for lack of aroma. Kind of creamy and smooth and not bitter. Had a touch of sweetness. MOUTHFEEL was pleasant, not too carbonated and left a pleasant aftertaste. Very DRINKABLE beer where you can find yourself drinking quite a few before you know it. Went well with the English stew we had. Would also go well with a burger and corn on the cob on a hot day. A summer beer if I had to guess. Enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2007 02:27:03 | More by gotweid
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Alberta (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased a four pack of cans at a local store that manages to carry beer other than the macros. Poured a creamy white with lots of cascading which resulted in a very creamy head 1 finger thick that stayed around forever. Smell was of very lacking..maybe due to the thick creamy head? Bitter hops on the front end with some lingering 'mineralness' at the back. Nice and creamy mouthfeel...this is a decent ale.

Serving type: nitro-can

01-27-2007 00:13:50 | More by Shadman
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3.15/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a solid beer. Reminded me of a tinner bodied Bass Ale. Appearance was copper with a fair amount of lacing. Smell was sweet and grainy; taste was also a tad sweet. The mouthfeel is very smooth and this would make an excellent session beer as it is very easy to drink. I've seen some reviewers call this a "boring" beer, and I can't argue too much with that call, but if you're looking for something light with a little bit of a kick to go with your burger or sandwich, you could choose worse than this.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2006 00:57:22 | More by oldirtycaffrey
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Took me a while to review this. Bought a can at the NSLC.

Appearance: Pours a an orange-red with a huge thick creamy white head, staying for the remainder of the drink.

Aroma: Hard to get a handle on it but pick up mild citrus and biscuit notes.

Taste: Mild tasting with little complexities. Definite sweetness with a low bitterness, finish of mild fresh blueberries.

Mouthfeel: Honestly, the creamiest beer I've had. The mouthfeel is incredible and makes this beer a mainstay in my fridge. Little to no carbonation.

Final Statement: Sure, I've had more flavourful beers, but this is one of the best session beers I've had. It is so light and creamy, with a beautiful body and head that I keep going back for more.

Serving type: nitro-can

11-02-2006 02:28:52 | More by MMansfield
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Manitoba (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

440ml can poured into a pint glass.

Unimpressive pour, but once poured, it's an odd creamy frothy 1/2 inch nitro head crowning a much paler ale than I thought it was going to be, a very pale copper colour. Lots of lacing. Smell is a bit sweetish, with some banana yeasty notes in there, and some caramel malt. A bit of alcohol and some floral notes as well.

Taste is pretty sweet at first, but there's a fair amout of bittering hops in there too. Caramel malt, some citrus, alcohol, but mostly it's very flavourless. Body is extremely thin, and there's a surprising alcohol burn going down. The thin body makes it slide down easilty, but there's nothing really quality about this beer, it's very boring. I don't think I'd want more than a pint of this before looking for something more adventurous.

Serving type: nitro-can

10-25-2006 01:58:27 | More by trevorwideman
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2.58/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Pours a caramel color with a good inch of head on it, and a bunch of floating crap in it (I probably shouldn't have poured the whole can, but I didn't know it had sediment). Strong caramel & malt aroma with some floral hints. Tastes a lot like all the other nitro-can beers I've had. Very dry and and not much else in the way of flavor. Mouthfeel is very very creamy. I won't be getting it again unless I see it in a bottle.

Serving type: nitro-can

10-15-2006 11:01:20 | More by Kulrak
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Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Light copper - much lighter than I expected, with a typical creamy nitro head.

S - Citrusy hops and light grainy notes.

T - Notes of lemon, and a solid up-front bitterness. Aftertaste is somehow less bitter.

M - Creamy, but not as much as some other nitros. Medium bodied with low carbonation.

D - I'm gonna call this an OK beer, certainly not my favorite in-style, and a little lacking in mouthfeel for a nitro can.

Serving type: nitro-can

07-29-2006 02:47:31 | More by allergictomacros
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3.95/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is amber copper forms an off white nice sized creamy textured head leaves behind even lacing. Aroma has a touch of caramel malt some English herbal earthy hops pretty effin' Fugglish if you ask me. I detect a spicy swetness with a doughy bread fruity tone thrown into the mix some ale complexities...nice. Taste is balanced with the low bittering hops and citrus/earthy tones enough sweetness from some caramel specialty malts and bready yeast tones as the one cat from England's band The Verve said "there's a bitter sweet symphony" going on in this one. In the finish the fruity ale characteristics and citrus peels, flowers, and grass mix together nicely. Mouthfeel is medium to light body range smooth evenly carbonated flows nicely on the palate. Drinkabilitiy...well another tasty English session ale...glad I tried this Burton ale.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2006 20:13:56 | More by WVbeergeek
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium copper with a thick white head that builds to a solid two fingers once the nitro precipitates out. Smell is very faint, with some malty sweetness and nuts in the mix. Tastes malty as well, the sweetness overwhelming the very faint fruity and nutty flavours to a great degree. Mouthfeel is creamy to a rather unpleasant degree, with the carbonation making it feel rather unlike a liquid, but the drinkability is still quite good.

Serving type: nitro-can

01-21-2006 16:25:59 | More by Mandrake
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Ontario (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Like a lager, easy drink and mouthfeel. Serviceable beer, better than a macro. Pale lagercolour,residual bit of yeast on top, no head to speak of. nothing in aroma, in fact a negative. . Was there a hop? No but metallic rather than a nice bitter finish.

Serving type: nitro-can

01-06-2006 21:45:34 | More by Sammy
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4.22/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep copper body with superb clarity supports a ½ finger of dense tan foam. The nose is unmistakeably British...sweetly malty with hints of vinegar cider.

The taste is straight up Burton-on-Trent, loaded with earthy malts leading the charge. The finish closes with a very nice floral hop note and a lingering cider undertone that simply begs for fish & chips.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2005 19:22:47 | More by IceAce
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4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at BLB, Bryant & Lake, Minneapolis, poured by the expert, Dan the Man...

a classic bronze color, nice layer of creamy foam capping it...

aroma is malty most of all, herbal, nutty, not too much from hops...

taste is very smooth, clean, but fully flavorful. Medium-bodied, with hops kicking up their presence on the palate at first sip, then falling back a bit, and returning with each renewed engagement on the lips. I didn't know what to think of this one, as it was my first try. I've been long disappointed with Bass lately, though it was the first beer I ever liked, not to mention the first ale I ever had. DD does the Burton Ale well, much better than the watery Bass we get over here.

I enjoyed this pint, though I wouldn't normally choose it, with my preference for American-style IPAs and all. But for what it is, this is nice. Should replace Bass on so many taps throughout the land, if they only knew.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2005 10:24:22 | More by feloniousmonk
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Double Diamond from Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd
77 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.