Pedigree | Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
England, United Kingdom
fullpint.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pale / Fuggles, Golding

Added by xlperro on 01-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
317
Reviews:
220
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
13.02%
 
 
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12
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28
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.27/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. ½ pt glass. Earthy & caramel notes as cap is removed. Copper color, chill haze appearance. Off-white medium bubbled froth creates close crown showing fairly good retention & leaving rocky rings. Slight sulfur, wet stone, caramel, slight wood & piney aromas. Sweetish upfront yields to nutty bitterness, slightly grassy & mineralized notes. Medium body. Moderate to low carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Controlled bitterness by malty bed, slight caramel & earthy flavors linger into a dry bitter finish. Biscuit & mild toasted hues on the aftertaste. Nice Session beer.

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Photo of endless1408
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of 12SteveS
4.7/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When Marston's Pedigree is done well, served in a crisp, fresh glass, poured by someone who knows what they are doing, and is kept well, it is one of the finest beers you can savor. Whenever I have a pint of this freshly served from an English pub and it is done right, I truly believe at that time it is the finest of ALL beers. A grand statement, so I better back it up.

As it is plonked down on the bar there is the delight of wonderful cascades flowing down the glass. By the time I get to my seat it has settled into a warm, golden colored ale with a good half inch head. The first sip, usually a big sip, doesn't usually reveal too many of the beers bitter, or more fruity notes. But about half way down, wow. Suddenly the beer comes alive and reasserts itself at the top of the drinkability board. It has a really smooth finish that makes for easy drinking. And fast drinking if your not careful. Or you are careful! I usually find 3 or 4 pints of this ale starts the night off splendidly. As I say, if this beer is done right and looked after and poured well, it is the best. But a bad Pedigree, that hasn't been stored right, or is poured badly, or even chilled(!) ruins the flavors of this excellent English ale. There is no real smell as I find; slight, and only very slight fruity notes, but mostly a light hoppy style of aroma. This is a truly remarkable beer. I find this beer is at it's best when served from an old fashioned pump in an English pub. The canned variety doesn't quite work for me. Although I wouldn't refuse a 4 pack.

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Photo of jneiswender
4.53/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 1.9 ounce bottle into a pint glass
pores and Amber body with an off white head
well carbonated beer
smells like hard candy and a nice floral
Woodsy smell nice on the pallet fairly well balanced and well layered beer
I would drink this beer again

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Photo of Boffone
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of blange3
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Blumstein
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of rfgetz
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Fernando_Bastos
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Schmoog
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Kirk
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of MisledTitan
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of BucBasil
3.27/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the 500mL bottle into a pint glass in front of Jing An temple in Shanghai China.

A: The beer is a brownish orange/amber color. Head is a very light tan color, foamy, and stays around a while.

S: Aroma is a classic British ale. Some light fruits with a very bready malt character.

T: Tastes lightly bitter with some bread in there. Nice and bright. Very sessionable.

O: An average beer. Very drinkable. Tasty but nothing out of the ordinary. Solid but not exceptional.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
3.41/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle from LCBO for $3.45CDN into a pint glass.

Appearance - Very orange in color with 1 finger of head decent retention and lacing.

Smell - Mostly roasted malts, a little bit of earthiness.

Taste - Quite similar to the smell, malty. More bitterness than expected on the finish.

Mouthfeel - Mild, creamy low carbonation. Actually works pretty well and is enjoyable.

Overall - Pretty good overall beer, reminds me a lot of an English Bitter crossed With and English Pale Ale.

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Photo of vinicole
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Previously scored - now bottle conditioned.
Medium amber. No head.
Standard English hops and malt aroma.
Balanced flavour replicating the aroma.
Good when cask dispensed. Bottle conditioned better than standard bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of JohnQVD
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of SoPeL
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Pedigree from Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
3.61 out of 5 based on 317 ratings.
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