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Pedigree - Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.

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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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Photo of JustinBathurst

Ontario (Canada)

1.73/5  rDev -52.1%

Had this one in Ashford, Kent County, UK.

The pint arrived looking like clear, coppery water. The head was of big bubbles, but alas, it vanished in a flash. A smidgen of lace did remain.

The aroma was sulphur and cut grass. Both were very weak.

The mouthfeel was watery, with very little carbonation.

The taste was off watered-down bagged tea, distant smacks of honey, and a copper penny. Overall, it was like iced tea mixed half and half with tepid creek water. Not at all good. Locals told me it can be hit and miss on tap. Not a good sign.

10-02-2007 01:48:39 | More by JustinBathurst
Photo of grub

Ontario (Canada)

2.28/5  rDev -36.8%

pours a nice amber colour with a bit of pure white head. head drops quickly and leaves no lace.

aroma is adjunct heavy dms. a little malt is noticeable behind that, but not much else.

taste is more of the same. even after warming to near room temperature it's not that great. the malt comes through a little more, bready. bit of bitterness. dominated by dms.

mouthfeel is good. decent body and nice carbonation level.

drinkability isn't that great. the aroma is kind of unpleasant, and the taste is fairly similar.

11-25-2006 01:23:12 | More by grub
Photo of ivanwatling

United Kingdom (England)

2.48/5  rDev -31.3%

Appearance: Clear, light brown colour. Head disappers very quickly

Aroma: Stale and eggy.

Taste: One dimensional, little interest and quite hoppy

Mouthfeel: Bitter aftertaste, perhaps over carbonated

Drinkability: Uninspiring, quite a light drink

03-28-2010 16:12:54 | More by ivanwatling
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

11-17-2012 16:37:48 | More by sneaks2210
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United Kingdom (England)

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

12-28-2013 22:22:23 | More by Kirk
Photo of watermelonman


2.58/5  rDev -28.5%

This poured to a bright gold color with a great-looking head. The head lasted very well for a bottled-poured beer, too.

I don't know why, but this one seems to smell like a lager. Actually, it smells like a cheap and bad lager. The taste is pale but pungent. Again, I'm struck with cheap lager flavor, although that may just be coming in through my nose.

I had to push myself along a bit in order to finish the whole bottle.

04-14-2004 16:26:33 | More by watermelonman
Photo of MeisterBurger

Ontario (Canada)

2.68/5  rDev -25.8%

500ml bottle with a best before date of 22OCT09, a good seven months away. Yet this beer has a definite staleness about it.

This both looks and smells like copper pipe. Maybe a hint of a sweet malt. But it's faint.

First sip is a little astringent. From there it's a little floral, with a tannin taste like cold tea. Reminds me more of a lager than an ale. Huh. It has a slightly metallic taste to it with a pretty bland finish. A little bitter. But bland. I was expecting some kind of oak flavour from this but I'm just not getting any.

Moutfheel is medium..oh, it doesn't matter. This wasn't a horrible beer but it wasn't anything I would recommend or try again.

04-10-2009 00:18:35 | More by MeisterBurger
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

04-16-2013 19:35:16 | More by innominat
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

06-27-2012 15:19:32 | More by aztraz
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Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

12-28-2012 04:20:33 | More by ThinkAgain
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

09-16-2012 18:44:21 | More by Bix
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

07-18-2013 19:58:31 | More by SimonTja
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

A: Deep copper redish colour, one finger high white head after a violent pour.

S: Euro lagerish, malty and fresh.

T: Malty and some light hops. Some bitterness, probably because of the spicy food . Light carbonation.

O: Easy to drink, but boring after a while

10-21-2010 21:36:06 | More by Mjoepp
Photo of crwills

Ontario (Canada)

2.83/5  rDev -21.6%

500mL bottle purchased at the Summerhill LCBO in Toronto.

Poured a slightly cloudy dull brownish-gold, with a small head, even at the right temperature. Used a standard pint glass, if I recall correctly.

Aroma is mildly fruity, with dried apricot dominating. Some spicy grain, and just a liiittle bit of skunk that makes me think this might not be the freshest bottle.

Taste is a letdown. Skunky and 'beery,' definite adjunct content, very slight roasted notes. Essences of roasted vegetables and sulphur (the latter of which I think is supposed to be there, but I'm still not a fan...).

Mouthfeel is half-decent, and the aftertaste is mildly bitter but has something unpleasant in it that reminds me of gasoline.

Not something I'd pick up again, basically ranks in with most macros for me.

09-15-2006 19:23:36 | More by crwills
Photo of elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev -20.2%

Clear copper in colour with a thin off white head. Poor retention but a little bit of lacing.

Smells of bread, toffee and herbal hops. Even just a bit of mint to the aroma.

Thin flavoured up front, a bit of bready malt, but somewhat empty feeling. A fair amount of bitterness from the hops, but the finish is somewhat medicinal. Its a little lacking to my taste.

Light, but not quite watery with a fair amount of carbonation. Doesn't add much to the beer, but doesn't take away.

This one didn't impress too much. Flavour profile just didn't work for me.

07-17-2008 03:43:48 | More by elricorico
Photo of seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.88/5  rDev -20.2%

Pint served in nonic at Figure of 8 bar in birmingham

Poured a slightly cloudy dull brownish-gold, with a small head, that reduces to a faint whispiness very quickly

Aroma is fruity, with hints of pineapple. Lots of roasted grains and yeastyness

Taste is poor. The pineapple still comes through with an overwhelming roasted flavour finishing in a very bitter aftertaste

Mouthfeel is a good consistency with medium carbonation

A typical english pale ale, but seems to become stale very quickly, not one ill pick up again.

09-21-2006 09:46:16 | More by seanyfo
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2.88/5  rDev -20.2%

Appearance - clear amber with a thin white head.

Smell - earthy English hops with a hint of lemon, ripe fruit, and faint caramel.

Taste - not much going on here at all. A bit of wood, faint and subdued citrus, and a mineral finish. Not much malt character to speak of. Very dry and quite refreshing.

06-11-2011 02:16:16 | More by
Photo of Ralphus

Ontario (Canada)

2.9/5  rDev -19.7%

Pedigree from Marston's is labelled as an "Exceptional Premium Ale" but I wonder by whose standards? Certainly not ours. Today's sample was served in a 500ml bottle with a best before date some 10 months away.

It pours a brown coppery colour with golden hues. Little head and even less after a few minutes. Smellwise there's some grassy and floral notes mixed with earth. The taste as mentioned earlier is a little on the dull side. It's not that there isn't any taste.. some caramel, toffee and hops are here but it feels watered down and a little flat. Did someone turn down the volume?

You could do worse than Marston's pedigree for sure.. but if you are looking for something remarkable - keep clicking.

10-05-2008 20:31:08 | More by Ralphus
Photo of Knapp85


2.9/5  rDev -19.7%

This beer isn't too bad but it's still just a standard English Bitter. It's a good beer to wet your whistle with. It's light in flavor and mouthfeel. Not overly watered down but not thick either. The average drinker would probably enjoy this quite a bit. It's an easy beer to drink a lot of. I would get bored drinking too many of these though. The color is a minimal hazy yellow with not much head. Would have liked to try this one on tap because it sounds much better than way.

03-24-2011 23:36:01 | More by Knapp85
Photo of Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

2.98/5  rDev -17.5%

Beer club selection for Sept...Marston's have been miss free so far.

Good looking ale, all that is missing in some good nitro cascading. Head was very thisk, very rich, color was clear cooper, and the lacing phenomenial.

Faint malt and some floral, herbal hop aromas. Pretty average stuff.

Thin and flavorless initially. Some roasted caramel taste with a hint of butterscotch, but this is quickly over taken by a strong hop bitterness.

Kinda thin to be honest. Very herbal/tea-like in it's dryness.

There are lot's of EPA's out there that can run laps around this one. Glad I tried one, but given the price of beer these days my money will be spent elsewhere

09-20-2008 00:55:03 | More by Shadman
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Served from a brown imperial pint bottle without freshness date.

Pours a pale golden copper with a single finger of head that quickly subsides to a film. Smells of slightly musty and lightly toasted malts with leafy hops. Little initial flavor, develops leafy and woody hop bitterness before finishing slightly astringent and somewhat metallic. Light and highly carbonated body.

Quite average overall. Not exactly unpleasant, but nothing to particularly recommend it either.

10-27-2005 00:27:54 | More by dgallina
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.9%

Bottle: Poured a light brown beer with a quite decent head with standard retention. Aroma is comprised solely of malt. Taste is mostly comprised of malts with some well balance bitterness at the end. Decent session bitter but nothing extraordinary is going to happen here.

08-04-2004 20:21:18 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of JohnQVD

New York

3/5  rDev -16.9%

08-21-2013 22:44:17 | More by JohnQVD
Photo of camil1mj


3/5  rDev -16.9%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Transparent amber with one finger, foamy white head.

S: similar to other English ales. Bitter hops.

T: Very simple flavor going on. Bitter like Grolsch or Heineken.

M: Light body and medium carbonation.

O: Nothing special. Run of the mill English Ale.

06-13-2011 23:25:35 | More by camil1mj
Photo of pin


3/5  rDev -16.9%

05-21-2013 23:15:09 | More by pin
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Pedigree from Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
82 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.