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

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Nice Cask brewed Ale. in bottle. Cream head, brown color. Smooth mellow taste. I noticed some ratings hinted of a sulfur smell but I didn’t get that. The special yeast and oak cask conditioning was what put this toward the top.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (9222) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
[651-20070922] Cask @ Fox & Hounds (Oxford, OX). Light toffee and earthy grass faint aroma. Clear, brown amber body with a small medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Light leafy grape characteristics in the flavour with hints of sugared apples, wet floor and a strange long fruity aftertaste. Medium-full body is smooth, almost slippery. Not repeatable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1542) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2007
i thought this was pretty good. had a decent body, a nice good malt. better then most of the english beers i tried.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
downender (8525) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2007
Cask-conditioned at Knight Templar JDW, Bristol. Pale amber with a slight white head. Aroma had plenty of sulphur which clashed with some sweet malt. Hint of biscuit malt flavour with a short bitter finish. Nothing like as good as I remember it being in the past.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
Amber colour. Nose is quite sulfurous with a light earthy malt base. Fairly watery tasting with a bit of herbal bitterness. Flat and quite lifeless. I’m not sure if it’s not in good condition or if it’s just bad. Meh.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (25814) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2007
Cask @ The Old Coffee House, Soho. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a small white head. Fruity malty caramel aroma. Sweet malty biscuit flavor with hints of caramel. Fruity malty finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6611) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2007
Cask. At The Cork and Bottle, Bath, England. Poor selection at this establishment, and the tap kicked after this pour - maybe a little stale? Slightly hazy copper pour with an average beige head. Fruity, stale floral hops, light roast, an odd mineral tang to it. The taste seemed dusty-dry, like rose petals and mild lightly sweet malt, a little ferric tang in the kicker. Average body, soft cask still body, quick soft finish with a kick of minerally astringency in the finish. Ehh - just okay.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2007
Hazy amber ale with a light off-white cover. Fresh grains, cerealic malts make for most of the aroma, though a rather soapy character also hits the table while grassy and balancing hops fight it off with the malts. Straw-like finish. Pleasant and balanced, fair bodied with that butterscotch oiliness.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sm89walt (2057) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2007
UPDATED: APR 27, 2009 (Original review, 03/09/07) Wetherspoon’s, Norwich. This is a highly unremarkable bitter in my opinion. Unatracttive ’barnyard’ aroma. Clear orange appearance with minimal head. Medium hoppy taste delivered with a thin body and a basic bitter finish. Certainly one I shall not be returning to anytime soon. (3/3/5/2/7) (Update, 27/04/09) The ’barnyard’ aroma wasn’t present this time around. Instead, a simple nutty and caramel malt aroma. Sweet flavour profile, mildly fruity perhaps - but nothing distinctive - finishes with a light bitterness. Better, though still fairly tedious.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2007
A forgettable beer, as can be gathered by other ratings here. Simple and average, although I did not find it as offensive as some have. It is drinkable. Someday perhaps I will try it from the tap.


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