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


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RATINGS: 602   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's rating

   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.

JefVerstraete (3641) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2017
Cask. Clear amber colour, white creamy foam. Sweet caramel, light bitter. Boring bitter.

Piepenhenrich (1230) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2017
From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only.

Grisza77 (862) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 26, 2017
Ciemnozłote, klarowne piwo o słabej pianie, która szybko redukuje się praktycznie do zera. Aromat i smak nikły karmelowy. Goryczka niska. Ogólnie słaby bitter bez wyrazu.

alexmate (288) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2017
Pale brown, virtually no head. Nose is of caramel and hops. Taste is similar with some brown sugar, burnt bread and malt added to the mix. Quite a thin palate as well. This isn't Pedigree in taste, it's pedigree in name only. Tried as part of a multipack.

WarMan04 (399) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - SEP 15, 2017
Aroma of caramel and malts. Taste is rather malty. Lots of caramel notes, light to medium bitterness. Mediocre.

pbl (142) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Aroma of caramel, cereal and some butter. Amber colour , sparkling, clear. Medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, average carbonation,

Padchenko (385) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 20, 2017
Pours light orange with no head. Balanced with medium bitterness, primarily in the finish. Caramel, orange and other citrus fruit tones. Not strong but very drinkable and quite tasty

coil (153) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2017
500ml bottle. Amber colour with white head. Very standard bitter but definitely nice enough, bitterness, some bitter hops, sweet malt, some fruits, caramel, molasses.

Dbcwi88 (47) - Loughton, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2017
Pretty pedestrian for such a classic ale. Oak barrels definitely come through, no other defined flavours. not terrible but not that good

PilsnerDoctor32 (437) - 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

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