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Pedigree (18 of 1001)

Rating: 3.0

Everything about this beer screams English bitter, right down to the St. Gerorges cross on the label. I bought this in because it was cheap & wasn’t particularly looking forward to it although that changed slightly since I realised it was on the 1001 Beers list as well so I’m expecting something more that just the run of the mill bitter here. This will be the 18th from the list I have tried so lets see how it holds up.

Appearance (2/5): Reddish amber with a very small, bubbly white head & lots of bubbles through the pint.
Aroma (7/10): Malts & caramel on the nose with a fruity kind of smell blended in as well. Rather pleasant, especially the fruit like aroma; lets hope the taste reflects the smell.
Taste (6/10): Has a sort of sweet taste with a spicy hop flavour mixed in. Hints of the fruit although this is not as noticeable as it was in the smell. There is also a nice bitter finish, nice but nothing too special.
Palate (3/5): Medium bodied and smooth with mild carbonation & a dry aftertaste.

Overall (14/20): Quite a pleasant ale although nothing to write home about, just a solid pale ale. No real negative aspects & it was just right in the bitter department; I would drink this again although I probably wouldn’t actively seek it out.

Brewed In: Burton-on-Trent, England
Brewery: Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
First Brewed: 1952
Full Name: Marston’s Pedigree
Type: English Pale Ale
Abv: 5.0%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: Home Bargains
Price: £1.19

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  1. January 15, 2011 at 16:21
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