Brewed by Marston’s
Style: Bitter
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 595   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Can, bottle & keg: Filtered.
Ingredients: Burton spring water; Maris Otter barley; Fuggles and Goldings hops.
Sometimes marketed as Pedigree Bitter or Pedigree Pale Ale.
Sometimes includes the words: Matured in Oak Barrels
In 1952, Sydney Evershed, the chairman of Marston, Thompson and Evershed, announced "We are now marketing our best pale ale under the name Pedigree Pale Ale, because it is descended from a long line of famous brews and is a thoroughbred brew."
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flipbrewer (33) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Bottled Small frothy off-white head that fell to thin layer after 5 minutes; hazy medium amber color. Aroma was of caramel malt with some fruitiness and a bit of diacetyl. Flavor started nicely with a very present off-dry caramel malt character. Woodiness emerged mid-palate layered with some fruitiness and a hint of butterscotch (diacetyl). Finished with a yeasty-breadiness that lasted into the aftertaste. An interesting, pleasant wine-like astringency was evident throughout. Medium bodied with spritzy carbonation and a drying astringency. A most interesting special bitter. Along with the typical caramel malt aroma and flavor was a pleasant vinous character: a fine acidity with a drying astringency. This wine-like character combined with the nice bitter/sweet balance made for a good session ale that held my palate’s attention. It would be nice to try this on handpump.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Icedwarf (1512) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2017
Fles 500cc, Pale Ale matured in Oak Barrels. Oranje kleurig bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is licht bitter, licht zoet met een licht grasachtige smaak. Valt erg tegen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
19Oracolo78 (171) - ITALY - MAR 11, 2017
Birra dal colore ramato. Schiuma bianca, cremosa e persistente. All’olfatto malto, caramello, agrumi canditi e mela. Al palato leggera con note di caramello, marmellata di agrumi, legno bruciato e mela acerba. Una birra che non mi ha per niente entusiasmato.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Davros IX (127) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2017
An English pale ale that really doesn’t have much going on. It’s nice and smooth with a great mouthfeel, but the flavours were so muted that you could hardly detect them. Some malt, some bittering hops and that was about it. More flavours came through when I drank the second bottle with a home made beef stir fry, but this was really insipid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
note666 (1276) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2017
2017 - 02 - 07 500ml bottle. darkorange golden colour. small white head. light leathery aroma. light bitter taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
prawlie (1564) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2017
Bottle. Lightly fruity, very clean. Easy to drink but uninspiring. All just seems a bit so-so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moravius (1238) - Beijing, CHINA - JAN 8, 2017
Dose (44 cl) aus dem City Shop im neuen DRC, Peking. - Tiefes Goldbraun, klar. - In der Nase sehr dezenter englischer Hopfen, mildes Karamelmalz und schwache seifige Fehlaromen. - Antrunk mild aber rund toastmalzig mit zartem Karamel. Im Hintergrund sehr milder, zart zitrusfruchtiger Hopfen. Mild rezent, schön schlank, angenehm mineralische Note. Milder Abgang. - Schön süffiges, schlankes, mild aber rund gehopftes Bitter. Freunde von Extremen mögen es langweilig finden, ich finde es durchaus ansprechend.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hanoi (922) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2016 Bottle. Nose is too sweet caramel, hint of floral hop, light chocolate and marshmallow. Taste is corn, caramel, lightly medicinal herbal hop, mineral, light butterscotch. Inoffensive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jzi (314) - POLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleTamer12 (21) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2016
Matured in oak barrels it says on the bottle. It pours amber oak brown so probably is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (892) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2016
Can - Pours bright pale brown with a frothy beige head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma of caramel, hints if chocolate and a little corn. Taste is light grass, lemon and barley. Light smooth bitterness to finish. Medium body, soft to low carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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