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


on tap

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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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."
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6174) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sm89walt (2010) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2007
Cask Conditioned, 2004-09-28, 4-3-5-3-8=23
Orange color. Quite smelly, simple, sweet, rather poor, just a high ending bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2007
[CASK: The Red Lion, Witington, Manchester 19/07/06] Not unpleasant but in my opinion overated for such a popular ale. Nothing much too it. It gets you drunk if you drink quite a few pints. Boosted in my ratings due to its reasonable %. Overalll not bad but not great!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (6279) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2007
Cask at The Butchers Arms, Oakerthorpe, Derbyshire. As I was born and bred in Staffordshire I’ve drunk an awful lot of this beer over the years. It seems thinner and less sharp now than I remember it to be. Nevertheless, this was a well kept pint; clear amber; a touch of sulphur; a fruity body, and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (22690) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2007
Light brown amber coloured ale, with ahoppybitter nose, mellow stadard fruity bitter

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2007
Cask Conditioned, at the White Horse, Old Street, London.
Thin amber body to look at. Doesn’t hold it’s head very well. Fails to do anything at all. This is the sort of bitter that would turn people off English beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2007
A fairly light bodied and easy drinking beer. Sweet malt flavours, some light hops and some citrus fruits. Strong lacing on the glass. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2006
A disgusting sulfury tasting bitter. the sulphur isn’t really evident in the first sip, with is fruity and malty, but the flavor soon digenerates into sulphar that somehow mixes in with the flavor profile and doesn’t seem out of place. pretty nasty stuff though. stuggled to finish it.

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