Marston's Plc.

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Marston's Plc.
England, United Kingdom
English Pale Ale
Ranked #101
Ranked #27,223
3.56 | pDev: 13.48%
Oct 28, 2022
Jan 29, 2002
Notes: 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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Ratings by flyingpig:
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

3.16/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
My bottle listed 5% abv & not the 4.5% listed here.

Reddish amber with a very small, bubbly white head & lots of bubbles through the pint.

Malts & caramel on the nose with a fruity kind of smell blended in as well. Rather pleasant, especially the fruit like aroma.

Has a sort of sweet taste with a spicy hop flavour mixed in. Hints of the fruit as well.

Medium bodied and smooth with mild carbonation & a dry aftertaste.

Quite a pleasant ale although nothing to write home about, just a solid pale ale with no real negative aspects.
Jan 13, 2011
More User Ratings:
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 It is almost two years out of date, so bare that in mind.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
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

2.33/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Cerveza de color ámbar, con una pequeña cabeza espumosa. Aroma a malta, naranja y un poco herbáceo. Al beberla tiene un sabor agridulce, un poco seca en su final.
Aug 18, 2019
Rated: 2.83 by desint from Belgium

Aug 18, 2019
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Reviewed by drmeto from Germany

3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
-pours a clear amber with a medium,frothy,offwhite head
-medium carbonation visible
-Medium,soft carbonation
-light body
Not too complex, but a nice, easy-drinking Amber Ale.
Aug 13, 2019
Rated: 3.76 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation

Feb 15, 2019
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle conditioned, so a careful pour.
Pretty dark amber color, no head.
Caramel aroma, some sweet fruit, floral hops.
Taste follows the nose. Mostly caramel, faint cherry, late mild hop bitterness.
Light-bodied, easy drinking.
Jan 06, 2019
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear, deep golden amber coloration with a small, creamy head. Smells of sweet, grainy, caramel malt and lighter grassy, herbal hops. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by sweet, grainy, caramel malt and lighter grassy, herbal hops, with lighter notes of toffee, dark fruits and just a hint of coffee. Finishes with a medium bitterness and some grainy, herbal notes lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

Quite a decent brew with a good balance and complexity, yet remains quite easy-drinking.
Jan 04, 2019
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Reviewed by jonb5 from England

3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A: Amber, slightly hazy, small tanned head faded quickly, not much lacing.

S: Earthy, barley.

T: Slightly sour cooking apples gave way to lingering, bitter finish.

M: Low carbonation, medium body.

O: A solid bitter, not particularly memorable.
Nov 03, 2018
Rated: 3.46 by wc94wc from California

Oct 14, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by JonnoWillsteed from England

Oct 07, 2018
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on tap. Pours clear, copper in color with one third inch head. Taste is pale English malt, caramel, drak bread and earth. Medium light bodied, moderate carbonation, and sweet. Makes for a really good English bitter.
Aug 28, 2018
Rated: 3.04 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic

Aug 13, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by Robertas from Lithuania

Jul 24, 2018
Rated: 3.74 by Neilos from England

Jul 21, 2018
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The label says it's an amber ale, BA tells me it is an English Bitter... it is 4.5 and luckily enough this one is a bit less watery than its common counterparts, although this one is also watery in it's character - is this how English Bitters are supposed to be? Slightly bitter and more than medium carbonated, and though malty and biscuity, it is somehow a bit dry in the end. Not bad, but by now I know that English Bitters aren't my favorite type of beer...
Jun 02, 2018
Rated: 3.3 by mishi_d from Romania

Jan 13, 2018
Rated: 3.04 by TheCrowsEye from California

Dec 17, 2017
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Reviewed by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

2.53/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Can't tell how fresh the bottle was but there was not the slightest amount of hoppiness or bitterness in this beer. The aroma is of honey and the taste is much like water with honey and some bubbles. Not appetizing at all.
Dec 13, 2017
Rated: 3.43 by Momon from Philippines

Nov 14, 2017
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Reviewed by JonnyGoldsbrough from England

2.96/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Marston's Pedigree Amber Ale | Bottle | 4.5%

Bottle conditioned. Brewers says to look for biscuity hops, spice & fruit.

Amber as described. Not much else to say.
Very subtle. Sweet & malty, like a friendly bourbon.
No huge flavours. Hops come through slightly. Rather bland.
Watery somehow.
Pretty drinkable but lacking character. Not getting the promised spice or fruit, but the hops do shine through.
Nov 06, 2017
Rated: 3.62 by JTuomi from Finland

Nov 03, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by parpalapelix from Romania

Sep 07, 2017
Pedigree from Marston's Plc.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 387 ratings