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Pedigree - Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.

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82
good

275 Ratings
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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
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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Photo of jucifer1818
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%

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 -3.6%

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 +6.9%

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
Photo of tbeckett
3.5/5  rDev -3%

tbeckett, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of BILF
3.5/5  rDev -3%

BILF, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of ThinkAgain
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

ThinkAgain, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of Bellonc
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Bellonc, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of 4000qtrap
4.65/5  rDev +28.8%

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
Photo of sneaks2210
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

sneaks2210, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -16.9%

cfalovo97, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of deldad
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

deldad, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of Bix
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Bix, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of harpus
4/5  rDev +10.8%

harpus, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of aztraz
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

aztraz, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of donkeyrunner
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%

@ 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
Photo of fionn13
3.5/5  rDev -3%

fionn13, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of MEP
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

MEP, May 20, 2012
Photo of mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

mdillon86, May 17, 2012
Photo of Zimbo
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Having a vivid memory of this in its prime when Pedigree was brewed by an independent Martons, I've long avoided reviewing this easy to find beer. But as Rod Stewart once said, tonight's the night.

Initially quite encouraging as it gives an effortless big glossy white head on top of an attractive clear copper crown. The overly domination of maltiness is there from begininng to end with some fleeting moments of faint apple fruit but the trademark nuttiness and cox's apple is really no where to be seen. Just lots of crystaline malt and thickness which ends on a bit of a cutting note at the end and down the throat.

Lacks identity, development and the all important doting care from the brewery. Very much a case now of stack'em high, sell'em cheap and keep the cookie cutter rolling.

Zimbo, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Offa
4.9/5  rDev +35.7%

This is an outstanding, classic English pale ale.

Copper amber, it has a medium-big off-white head steadily shrinking to a foamy ring and has some lace.

Aroma is very nice, full-bodied and complex - ripe apples, baked apples, caramelised bread crust, hitns of mineral, wood, earth, pine.

Taste is nice jammy-juicy-caramelly-toasted-bread sweetness, hint of apple, faintly spicy earthy wood bitterness to balanced. It has strong freshly baked bread with topasted crust, slightly caramelised, in the finish along with some jammy-earhty-woody spicy bitterness. It is wonderful, complex, full-bodied, yet easy to drink and light, a classic English ale.

Offa, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of fx20736
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a nonic, served cool.

Hazy tea like shade of apricot jam supporting an offwhite head. Nice lacing.

Aroma of spicy hops and malt, quite nice.

mouthfeel: soft.

taste: malts and English Hops. A tea like bitterness with a touch of orchard fruit sweetness.

notes: a delicate brew, elegantly built. Unique.

fx20736, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of mdwalsh
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%

A: A little hazy, but a golden amber with a nice two finger off white cap to it.

S: A weak, earthy english hoppiness.

T: Mild, soft with a crisp finish, very appropriate for the style I would say.

M: Hmm, maybe could be a little bublier for a bottled version.

mdwalsh, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of zonker17
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%

Beautiful cask pour with an inch of thick head. Silky mouthfeel with balance of bitter and floral characteristics. This beer was made for cask. amber color with consistent lace as it goes down. I'm not a big English beer drinker but might try more on cask now.

zonker17, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -16.9%

oldp0rt, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev -3%

BrazilianAussie, Feb 25, 2012
Pedigree from Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
82 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.