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Pedigree - Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.

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272 Ratings
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pale / Fuggles, Golding

(Beer added by: xlperro on 01-29-2002)
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

08-14-2014 14:44:36 | More by emincems
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

08-08-2014 03:26:04 | More by watchnerd
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3.93/5  rDev +8.9%

500ml bottle into a nonic.

Pours a hazy dark copperish-brown with a thick half finger white head. Very good head retention that stays in place for a long time after the pour.

Aroma is loaded with toffee and caramel with a heavy dose of grassy hops. While nothing spectacular it is exactly on par with what the style should be.

The flavor adheres to the style just as well as the aroma. Loads of toffee and caramel but it is not too sweet. I feel the hops stand out a bit more here lending a mild, light bitterness to balance out the maltiness. The toffee turns into a bit of dark rye bread towards the finish with a touch of roast. Slightly sticky mouthfeeel with bitterness lingering through the finish.

Overall, this is a very well done English Bitter. Better than many bitters that come to the USA and I would absolutely love to have this out of a cask one day.

08-02-2014 01:47:08 | More by rangerred
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Ontario (Canada)

3.31/5  rDev -8.3%

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $4.00 for a 500ml bottle. Served at 5deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours an ok head that is gone in 60sec

S- Ok at best

T- See above and a bit of hops. Fuggles

M- Dry and good

O- Ok at best. Not my cup of tea.

Food Pairing

With this weak beer a food pairing is tough... Try... Quiche


07-27-2014 19:36:39 | More by DaveBar
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Hong Kong

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-17-2014 05:01:48 | More by benjaminkhlaw
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-12-2014 02:09:21 | More by djrn2


3.3/5  rDev -8.6%

500ml bottle. ½ pt glass. Earthy & caramel notes as cap is removed. Copper color, chill haze appearance. Off-white medium bubbled froth creates close crown showing fairly good retention & leaving rocky rings. Slight sulfur, wet stone, caramel, slight wood & piney aromas. Sweetish upfront yields to nutty bitterness, slightly grassy & mineralized notes. Medium body. Moderate to low carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Controlled bitterness by malty bed, slight caramel & earthy flavors linger into a dry bitter finish. Biscuit & mild toasted hues on the aftertaste. Nice Session beer.

06-09-2014 08:38:28 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-05-2014 23:13:51 | More by endless1408
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United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

When Marston's Pedigree is done well, served in a crisp, fresh glass, poured by someone who knows what they are doing, and is kept well, it is one of the finest beers you can savor. Whenever I have a pint of this freshly served from an English pub and it is done right, I truly believe at that time it is the finest of ALL beers. A grand statement, so I better back it up.

As it is plonked down on the bar there is the delight of wonderful cascades flowing down the glass. By the time I get to my seat it has settled into a warm, golden colored ale with a good half inch head. The first sip, usually a big sip, doesn't usually reveal too many of the beers bitter, or more fruity notes. But about half way down, wow. Suddenly the beer comes alive and reasserts itself at the top of the drinkability board. It has a really smooth finish that makes for easy drinking. And fast drinking if your not careful. Or you are careful! I usually find 3 or 4 pints of this ale starts the night off splendidly. As I say, if this beer is done right and looked after and poured well, it is the best. But a bad Pedigree, that hasn't been stored right, or is poured badly, or even chilled(!) ruins the flavors of this excellent English ale. There is no real smell as I find; slight, and only very slight fruity notes, but mostly a light hoppy style of aroma. This is a truly remarkable beer. I find this beer is at it's best when served from an old fashioned pump in an English pub. The canned variety doesn't quite work for me. Although I wouldn't refuse a 4 pack.

05-31-2014 15:13:13 | More by 12SteveS
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4.51/5  rDev +24.9%

Poured out of a 1.9 ounce bottle into a pint glass
pores and Amber body with an off white head
well carbonated beer
smells like hard candy and a nice floral
Woodsy smell nice on the pallet fairly well balanced and well layered beer
I would drink this beer again

05-16-2014 21:58:34 | More by jneiswender
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United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

05-15-2014 17:31:37 | More by Boffone
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-06-2014 00:25:11 | More by Gonzoillini
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-29-2014 10:21:55 | More by blange3
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

04-25-2014 15:02:09 | More by Blumstein
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

04-13-2014 15:42:43 | More by Texasfan549
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-13-2014 01:30:54 | More by kjkinsey
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10%

04-07-2014 14:30:10 | More by rfgetz
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Czech Republic

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-05-2014 19:48:46 | More by rulisekmartin
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United Kingdom (Wales)

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-21-2014 00:25:24 | More by CwrwAmByth
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-06-2014 16:07:16 | More by Fernando_Bastos
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-23-2014 13:50:18 | More by Schmoog
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United Kingdom (England)

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

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United Kingdom (England)

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United Kingdom (England)

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South Carolina

3.26/5  rDev -9.7%

Poured from the 500mL bottle into a pint glass in front of Jing An temple in Shanghai China.

A: The beer is a brownish orange/amber color. Head is a very light tan color, foamy, and stays around a while.

S: Aroma is a classic British ale. Some light fruits with a very bready malt character.

T: Tastes lightly bitter with some bread in there. Nice and bright. Very sessionable.

O: An average beer. Very drinkable. Tasty but nothing out of the ordinary. Solid but not exceptional.

10-22-2013 09:26:41 | More by BucBasil
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Pedigree from Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
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