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Pedigree - Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.

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82
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282 Ratings
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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.06%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | 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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Ratings: 282 | Reviews: 211 | Display Reviews Only:
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

pin, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

mick303, May 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

innominat, Apr 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

tonton, Mar 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

GreyGhost4, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

leinie13, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

drewman_capote, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of jucifer1818
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: cloudy, straw color, with a bubbley head
4/5

s: pungent earthy hoppy aroma, with some sweet malty backdrop
3.75/5

t: a bit grainy and prickley from some sourness
3.25/5

B: odd, with a sour and pungent body
3.25/5

O: a odd beer, with some sour notes and punget aromas. if thats your thing, have at it, tho I give this beer a pass
but its not offensive
3.25/5

jucifer1818, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of FLima
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Amber color with a good head with good retention.
Aroma of malt and earthy hops with notes of green apples.
Balanced flavor of sweet English slightly toasted malts with earthy hops. Spicy feeling and hints of caramels, tea and minerals. Long lasting dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with low carbonation.
Classic English Pale Ale with a nice bitterness.

FLima, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange-amber...hazy. 1/4" off white head falls to a cap quickly. Powdery lace coats the glass.

Herbal with caramelly malts and a sour whiff (?). Alittle understated especially with the flavor that follows.

The herbal almost tea-leaf like flavor dominates at first with some nice, sweet malts balancing and a little spiciness midway to the end. Tangy. Excellent dry finish and lingering flavor.

Lower carbonation with a creamy, full mouthfeel.

Very good overall....definite session beer with some huntsman cheese.

MUSHROOMCLOUD, Feb 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

tbeckett, Jan 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

BILF, Jan 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

ThinkAgain, Dec 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Bellonc, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of 4000qtrap
4.65/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Source/Serving: bottle, fresh

S: Mossy, herbal and green apple. Iced tea and plastery (gypsum). Light toast and lilies.

T: A nice balanced brew. Floral, herbal hops up front riding over a solid backbone of bright heirloom malts, which are quite intense for a 4.5% brew. Crisp and dry with light toffee fruitiness. The middle is biscuit, pie crust, apple with tea-like maltiness which is surrounded by an intense plaster mineral quality. Moderate slick nuttiness. Body is fuller than expected for the low gravity and satisfying. High carbonation from the bottle, but its still soft and I like it. Hits on all notes, sweet, dry, mineral and bitter (herbal) and is nicely balanced. Light sulfur. Finish is earthy sulfur, plaster, wild herb, tea, with light orange.

Notes: An outstanding, complex English session ale.

4000qtrap, Dec 09, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

sneaks2210, Nov 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

cfalovo97, Nov 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

deldad, Oct 30, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Bix, Sep 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

harpus, Jul 21, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

aztraz, Jun 27, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

@ Greenland Cafe, Salem MA

When I think of Pedigree I think of dog food.

Clear amber with a hearty whipped cream head. The nitro carbonation made the top of my beer look like a honey stick for a few minutes. Nitro tap is cheating in the looks and mouthfeel department but it is what it is.

Aroma of English tea and nuts. Fruitcake-y.

Flavor is near perfect for an English pale: bread pudding, chestnuts and mild dried fruit. There's some English tea hop pop in back. More would have been appreciated.

Good stuff. I was told this was a nuttier, breadier Speckled Hen and I'll buy that. Not as fruity either.

donkeyrunner, Jun 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

fionn13, Jun 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

MEP, May 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

mdillon86, May 17, 2012
Pedigree from Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
82 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.