Marston's Pedigree

Marston's Pedigree

Rated 3.240 by BeerPals

Brewed by Marston's PLC

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Style:  Extra Special Bitter

4.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Marston's Pedigree has always been crafted using the finest natural ingredients to ensure you receive a truly exceptional beer. We only use natural Burton spring water and traditional varieties of barley and hops (Maris Otter Barley, Fuggles and Goldings hops), rather than less expensive, commercially grown, modern hybrids. Unique in this world, it is still brewed in the oak casks of the Burton Union to preserve its unique character, consistent quality and taste. Many brewers have abandoned this traditional method of brewing over the years due to its extra cost and labour intensive maintenance, which requires a skilled cooper to constantly service the wooden casks. It has been the commitment and belief of each Marston's Head Brewer to preserve the extra effort that goes into each brew that makes Marston's Pedigree such an exceptional beer. When you want a truly exceptional premium ale, Don't compromise, choose Pedigree.

ID: 9903 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank15674
Overall Percentile69.8
Style Rank195 of 726
Style Percentile73.1
Lowest Score2.0
Highest Score4.4
Average Score3.263
Weighted Score3.240
Standard Deviation0.529

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  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    This worked to get the taste of Redds Strawberry Shizzle outta my mouth. Otherwise a pretty average bitter. Bready and caramel malts, some light bitter and floral hops. Ok...

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 2.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    My second order at World of Beer today. A dull copper in color. Small, one finger frothy textured, off white head that rises briefly above. Settles into a small ringlet Straightforward simple, caramel. Some grassiness. Light, watered body. Okay, inasmuch as I didn't finiah it.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 2.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Clear light copper with small white foam head, lacing. Aroma is light malty with some caramel tones. Taste is slight sour malt. Short somewhat sour bitter aftertaste. (Humberside 201212)

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 2.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    After spending quite a significant amount of time drinking in the UK, I never acutally came across this beer, never heard of it being the official beer of England (I fiigure that would be Fullers London Pride...???), and tasting here in Canada, it does not resemble anything you would taste in a CAMRA mag. Its got many of the rigt parts, they just don't fit properly, overly carbonated, wood-- but it is fake smelling and not complex, the whole this is too plain and lacks the dry biscuit one expects in a brit brew. Hmmmm, dissapointing I guess.

  • BOBHOPPS 406 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Light brown not much carbonation and not much head,nonetheless this offering is very drinkable and taste quite fruity apple by the way...Malt and hops are well balance and reminds me London and the many Pubs i visit for a good pint...

  • HANTRAN 535 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Reviewing from 2 day old memory and no adequate glass. Nice malty nose with a touch of pine and some sweet non-toasted malty notes. Bad glass (plastic cup, don't ask) so no appearance review. Medium to light mouth with good carbonation. Lots of good malt flavor something a bit odd in the hopping. Tastes a bit too much like a brown ale.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Other than being absolutely beautiful, it's sadly average... was hoping for much more. The sweetness of the malt was decent. Lacking in any type of head or lacing. Weak on flavor.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 2.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 3 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    When I hear the word 'Pedigree' - I'm thinking dog food. Sadly, this beer does not rate much better. Compared to a lot of other Bitters, this beer was lacking in colour, aroma, and flavour.

  • CYRENAICA 2408 reviews
    rated 2.8 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    500ml bottle
    4.5% ABV
    Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
    February 12, 2009
    The beer poured a translucent red colour (a lighter red) with almost no head. The aroma was weak, some malt, some hops, but not much else. The mouthfeel was light-bodied, almost watery, with medium carbonation. The taste was rather skunky with some malty hints, but not a very good beer.

  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 2.9 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    So this is the official bee r of England is it………I’ve always wondered. Standard looking bronze body head had zero retention. Aroma is mild with sweet light skunk, some hops, and very light woody malts, this aroma is working for me. I’m really liking the beers massive malt flavor with a great underlying bitterness. Loads of wood start to come through when beer warms up. My love for the beer is quickly dying it’s becoming undrinkable for some reason but the flavor hasn’t really changed that much. Maybe some melon?, chocolate?, and vegetables?!?!? Are now starting show. Brew started of good but ended very poorly with me doing full on face convulsions on the final gulps. Just drink this ice cold don’t give it a chance to warm or you’ll be sorry.

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