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

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular; Bottle conditioned version launched November 2016 as Pedigree Amber Ale
Ingredients: Burton spring water; Maris Otter barley; Fuggles and Goldings hops.
Wolverhampton & Dudley’s flagship brand. A cask-conditioned beer brewed using a unique strain of yeast. The only beer brewed through the Burton Union Systems and then fermented in wood. A fine combination of mineral enriched Burton Water, fruity Fuggles hops married with bitter and spicy Golding hops.
41 million pints sold each year. "Better brewed in wood."
Michael Jackson 500 Classic Brews

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2.8
Roonai (305) - - FEB 26, 2011
at Cafe Laguardia in Chicago. Pours a pretty Ruby topaz with a white head. Smell is faint metallic w some sweet hops. Taste is VERY mild, almost watery (we will say they were just showcasing that ’mineral enriched Burton water’). Maybe a slight edge of hops on the finish but overall very ’drinkable’ but not enough of anything to interest me.

2.9
FatPhil (16891) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 9, 2011
Killing the 2008 cask rating from JDW’s in Cambridge, that was dire. Instead have 2 interesting new samples.
568ml bottle - Bottle conditioned BB1997!
4 Grungy dishwatery aroma.
2 Muddy and murky, brief scummy head. Didn’t know this was BC, it didn’t settle enough.
5 Very walnutty taste, very little else
2 Watery and flat. Nutty finish.
7 Don’t drink beer 14 years past its BB date.
Proper Rate: Cask (Lloyds/JDW Uxbridge)
6- Simple sweet malty aroma, light fruity esters.
3 Simple amber, brief head.
6- Appley retronasals. Simple fruit malty body, no discernable bitterness.
3 Soft palate, carbonation low. Finish simple and sweet caramelly malts.
11+ Just a touch sub-par, but not actually bad. Lowest common denominator bitter.

2.4
prawlie (1643) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
Pint at a pub in Bracknell. Head was short-lived, the beer is a clear brown. There’s little in the way of aroma. Tastes a somewhat bitter and roasted. A bit fruity with a bitter aftertaste. Not a standout brew by any means.

2.8
tommann (3895) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2010
Cask at the Bridge, Kingswinford. Pours orange with a medium head. Aroma is some orange and bread. Taste is faint orange to start and biscuity malt to finish.

3.7
ekstedt (6944) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2010
Draught at EBF 2008. Shady amber, no head. Fresh caramelly and fruity aroma with notes of strawberries, along with floral and herbal hops. Light to mediumj bodied. Nice subtle bitter finish.

3
rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2015 Forgot which pub I had this in. Good bitter but nothing super exciting. Had again at the Red Lion. Better than I remember. Serving: Cask

3.1
TEJA (3199) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2010
Thick beige head. Dark golden/amber color. Piny hop aroma that also is present in the taste. Good bitterness and some caramell but well fermented with nice body.

2.9
TBone (17987) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2010
[email protected] Red Lion, Gatwick Airport
Dark nut brown color, steady creamy off-white head. Nutty, woody and a bit plastic nose. Watery front then chesnut, caramel and hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. Dull.

3.1
Travlr (25745) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Tap at Birreria Paradiso in Georgetown. Bright clear amber color, thin white head, scant lacing. Aroma of apple and white pepper. Taste is peppery and bitter, carbonation is low, body is light. Not bad.

2.7
wheresthepath (2371) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2010
[Cask at Walkers of Whitehall, London] Pale amber. Caramel, a bit of nut, light summer fruits. Inoffensive; little trace of its Burton origins. The new 5% bottled version is far tastier than this cask version. Worked surprisingly well when I tried mixing half a pint with some Grolsch!


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