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Pedigree New World Pale Ale

Rating: 3.3

Now for a bottle that I picked up at a Morrisons supermarket recently due to the fact that it was on offer at 95 pence a bottle but also because it was what I assumed at the time to be a new beer from the Burton-on-Trent based Marston’s brewery; as it turns out the beer was actually first brewed back in 2013 but Morrisons obviously want to get rid of their stock quickly for some reason. The beer takes it’s name from one of Marston’s most popular beers, Pedigree which is one that I reviewed here way back in January 2011, soon after starting this blog, and comes in at 4.1% abv. rather than the 5% of their standard Pedigree. That particular offering wasn’t a beer that I was very fond of at the time and as such it’s not one that I’ve tried since but hopefully this one can go one better and prove itself a decent beer.

Pedigree New World Pale Ale

Appearance (4/5): Golden amber with a clear body and a thumb-sized, foamy white head on top that is made up of a tonne of tiny bubbles. There is a lot of visible carbonation showing with this one initially but this died down quite quickly as the head halved in size and left a little lacing on the sides of the glass too.
Aroma (7/10): Starting with a few medium strength hops, this one has the odd floral note coming through alongside plenty of fruit aromas and further English style hops (despite the bottle promising New World/Australian ones). There is hints of mango an pineapple coming through at least and I could detect plenty of citrus along with lighter malts and a touch of caramel.
Taste (6/10): The taste starts off much like the nose with a lot of hops and citrus coming through but again the beer seems quite English in its style. There is a faint tropical taste coming through with some lemon backing it up and quite a few floral flavours and whilst enjoyable the beer certainly isn’t anything special I’m afraid.
Palate (3/5): Quite a tangy beer with lots of fizz to it and quite a well carbonated body but the balance between flavours didn’t seem to have the best balance. The body was a light medium one and the beer was quite dry, particularly towards the end.

Overall (12/20): This one was a bit of a let down if I’m totally honest, the nose wasn’t all that bad but the taste proved to be fairly standard and the ‘New World’ taste and blend of hops mentioned on the bottle never really materialised. Sure the beer was drinkable but it was far too similar to most other Burton-on-Trent brewed beers that you can easily pick up in a UK supermarket.

Brewed In: Burton-on-Trent, England
Brewery: Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
First Brewed: 2013
Full Name: Marston’s Pedigree New World Pale Ale
Type: English Pale Ale
Abv: 4.1%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: Morrisons
Price: £0.95

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