Pedigree - Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.

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282 Ratings
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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DiUr
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint glass. Dark amber with a thin head that dissapears fast while leaving little to none lacing.

The smell is earthy biscuits, caramel and red apple. The aroma is soft at the begining so the beer has to warm to get it right. I also find this biscuitty character in other ales from Marstons.

Taste is slightly roasted malts and discreet hops (Fuggles and Golding), which keep working along the whole sip. Not fruity or sweet, just a hint. Even a bit salty.

Mouthfeel is light, smooth and slightly crisp. It finishes dry long, with hops going up in the end. The bottle brought some lively carbonation which dissipated fast.

I didn´t notice this could be interesting in previous tastings. Not near a London Pride but still coming on it´s own. tiA bit watery and bland, like other ales from Marston´s, but honest and surely true to the style. Those waters at Burton on Trent, English hops and malts, are very well balanced and i could have this again.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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3.55/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.24/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.68/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of rangerred
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of DaveBar
3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Enjoy

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of 12SteveS
4.75/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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4.51/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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Pedigree from Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
82 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.