Pedigree Bitter was the first Marston's beer I sampled. As I poured it into my glass, a slight head formed atop this medium copper-colored brew. The carbonation was on the light side. The nose yielded slightly buttery, soapy notes. The first sip! Very light malt flavor with a touch of diacetyl and a minimal hop finish. I was surprised at how thin the beer seemed. Original gravity is given as 1043. The minimal hop finish combines with the very light maltiness to produce an almost mass-market lager type finish. Still, Pedigree would make a pleasant quaffing brew; I could easily imagine downing several pints of this beer in an English pub.
And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.
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