Pedigree - Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
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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.
12-09-2012 22:36:22 | More by 4000qtrap
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.
06-23-2012 01:37:12 | More by donkeyrunner
United Kingdom (Scotland)
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.
04-02-2012 07:32:00 | More by Zimbo
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.
04-01-2012 18:48:42 | More by Offa
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.
taste: malts and English Hops. A tea like bitterness with a touch of orchard fruit sweetness.
notes: a delicate brew, elegantly built. Unique.
03-30-2012 23:13:49 | More by fx20736
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.
03-28-2012 21:17:51 | More by mdwalsh
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.
03-16-2012 22:59:19 | More by zonker17
3.5/5 rDev -3%
Dinner needs to be washed down properly. How about Pedigree doing the job? On to the beer:
Looking somewhat hazy and orange. The head on top is a thing to look at, nice, thick, creamy, retaining well, and leaving healthy lace around the glass. And then there's the nose....not much besides buttersctoch, but as the beer warms, the buttersctoch becomes more candy-like inside of being slate-like.
Straightforward taste....buttery butterscotch, a little bit a graininess, hard water bitterness. The mouthfeel is a kind'a harsh, light-medium bodied with bittering carbonation. If the bubbles were less intense, this could be a more memorable experience.
A solid beer to wash down dinner. Nothing more or less.
02-08-2012 04:56:16 | More by DoubleJ
3.35/5 rDev -7.2%
Lucky Baldwin's Trappist Pub.
A bit out of my norm to order a British Pale but I'm trying to expand my palate. It appeared with a super thick half finger head that never went away and left some very sticky lacing on the glass all the way down. Brew was a light caramel hue that was fairly clear with very little carbonation.
Smell was ready malts mixed with herbal and spicy hops.
Taste was bready malt with a hint of caramel finished by a peppery hop finish and a hint of diacytyl butteryness. Kind of a watered down flavor.
Nitro made for a creamy mouth feel that coated the palate. All in all a good session able beer but it lacked the flavor I was looking for.
02-07-2012 20:46:01 | More by snpub540
Pedigree from Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
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