Brewed by Marstonís
Style: Bitter
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   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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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 palateís attention. It would be nice to try this on handpump.

Dbcwi88 (9) - Loughton, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2017 does not count
Pretty pedestrian for such a classic ale. Oak barrels definitely come through, no other defined flavours. not terrible but not that good

PilsnerDoctor32 (245) - madrid, SPAIN - MAY 29, 2017
Botella 0,5l Color Ambar con espuma blanca, bajita,fina, poca duracion.Aroma-malta,frutas, caramelo.Sabor malta, frutas, con suave amargor que se queda en postgusto.Algo acuosa

jjsint (3007) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2017
Bottle from... not sure actually. Amber and clear with a tiny bit of head. Tiny bit of aroma as well, but thereís a bit of flowery hop thatís quite agreeable. Sharp bitterness without being over the top. A very, very basic bitter but itís actually quite drinkable.

GSAP (742) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2017
Matured on Oak barrels. Oranje bruin met lichte kraag. Aroma zurig met hout en mandarijn. Smaak is wat zoet met in de achtergrond wat toffee, wat bitter, blinkt niet uit in iets, redelijk doordrinkbaar.

Icedwarf (1628) - 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.

19Oracolo78 (193) - ITALY - MAR 11, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 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.

Davros IX (334) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2017
An English pale ale that really doesnít have much going on. Itís 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.

note666 (1297) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2017
2017 - 02 - 07 500ml bottle. darkorange golden colour. small white head. light leathery aroma. light bitter taste

prawlie (1583) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2017
Bottle. Lightly fruity, very clean. Easy to drink but uninspiring. All just seems a bit so-so.

Moravius (1278) - 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, schŲn schlank, angenehm mineralische Note. Milder Abgang. - SchŲn sŁffiges, schlankes, mild aber rund gehopftes Bitter. Freunde von Extremen mŲgen es langweilig finden, ich finde es durchaus ansprechend.

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