Marston's Plc.

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Marston's Plc.
England, United Kingdom
English Pale Ale
Ranked #96
Ranked #26,584
3.56 | pDev: 13.48%
Nov 03, 2023
Jan 29, 2002
Introducing Pedigree, or “P” as it was first known. Strange that looking back. Anyway, it has a fascinating aroma. Palate of biscuit malt, spicy hops and light fruitiness. It was renamed in a staff competition back in George Peard’s day. He was our head brewer back in the day. Cheers George!
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
June 2007: Rerate, cask conditioned at The Lord Rosebery, Scarborough. Brown colour, creamy head, nice lacing. Fruity and slightly sulphurous aroma. The flavour is fruity and slightly acidic, with (too) moderate hops. Okay.

Pasteurised and filtered bottle: Sep. 2008: 500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4.5%. Clear amber to brown colour, moderate head. Moderate aroma with notes of malts and bread, just some faint hints of caramel, sulphur and fruity hops. The flavour has some nutty malts, and the fruity hops are more pronounced. A hint of toffee too, and a moderate bitterness in the finish. It is quite obvious that this is not a "live" beer.
Nov 03, 2023
Rated: 3.99 by Eman17 from Illinois

Aug 09, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by Ushouldbeworkinh from England

Oct 28, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 09, 2021
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Reviewed by Gran24

2.17/5  rDev -39%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25
Bottled ale is my daily tipple. I'm not overly fussed about colour, "feel" etc. and don't think of myself as a beer aficionado but I AM fussy about taste. I thought I'd try this because it was cheap and then found out why. I've had more flavour from supermarket canned lagers.
Sep 18, 2021
Rated: 3.25 by bad_poetry from England

Aug 31, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Aug 11, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by NorbertB1974 from Germany

May 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Hanglow from Scotland

3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75
Bottle. It is almost two years out of date, so bare that in mind.

Pours clear nice head that lasts. Good carb.

Light aroma, toffee, stewed apple. No hop aroma remains.

Taste adds a touch of burnt sugar. Some bitterness remains. No hop flavour at all.

Good mouthfeel.

Overall i was surprised just how well this bitter held up. Yes it shows its age from oxidation, but not unpleasant as I was expecting.
Jan 15, 2021
Rated: 3.2 by pcbnumber1 from England

Jan 11, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by paulish from New York

Jan 09, 2021
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Reviewed by James94 from England

3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: Quite a cloudy/hazy look due to the bottle conditioning, golden amber colour, decent initial head, some lasting lacing
S: Earthy notes, perhaps a bit of cucumber, citrus peel, bread roll, spices
T: Mild citrus, vegetable notes, pleasant bitterness at the back
F: Low-medium bodied, very drinkable

O: 4.25
Dec 24, 2020
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Rated by qrazvan from Romania

3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Kind of a dull pale reddish ale, with light cereal and roasted malt feel.
Aug 20, 2020
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Had Marston's Pedigree Amber Ale in the Beer Garden and in the very pub-like Bar & Restaurant of The Bank House Hotel, Uttoxeter, England, on draft into Marston's Pedigree logo pint tumbler.

Pedigree pours a deep amber with clarity, and a very attractive creamy half-finger head, leaving a coating of lace down the glass. Aroma and flavor are primarily of mild caramel malt, and the beer drinks smooth and sweet before a mildly drying but not bitter finish. A classic example of an English Pale Ale, from the oldest brewery in the town where English Pales were born.
Jul 07, 2020
Rated: 3.27 by Surf_rock from Ukraine

Jun 13, 2020
Rated: 3.91 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Apr 14, 2020
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Reviewed by Bierschenker from Belgium

3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
I've been picking these up from the bargain bin for three weeks now at my local Lidl. Seems my majority muslim neighbours don't like their English ales. Opening one or two after work. No expectations, thought it was a Lidl contract brew.

Develops a nice caramel coloured head for a Brit, but looks a bit like liquid soap foam.
Very faint odours, need to inhail deep to get any sensation. I get some malty caramel, clearly sweet and herby.
Colour is a copper red seethrough.
Taste is weak. sweet caramel tries to mask a metallic sensation. Upcoming aftertaste saves this beer. Becomes drier, more bitter and hints of yeast. Resembles the sensation in the mouth after eating hazelnuts.
Aftertaste is dry and bitter hops, bit of yeast, with malty caramel playing as wel. Not unpleasent at all.

Perfect for an afterwork drinker in front of the tv.
Apr 01, 2020
Rated: 2.89 by samEBC from Belgium

Jan 29, 2020
Rated: 2.5 by Stengelfoot from California

Jan 18, 2020
Rated: 3.25 by Noelito76 from New York

Aug 22, 2019
Pedigree from Marston's Plc.
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