This is my second attempt to review Marston’s Pedigree. The first time I tried, I left it an hour or two between drinking and attempting to review the ale, and couldn’t remember anything about it! Pedigree claims to be a classic English pale ale, created in a ‘Cathedral of Brewing’, and to be the Official Beer of England. So it promises a lot. It’s a light tea colour, with a faint toasty nose. It has a fairly sweet taste that is followed up by a light bitterness. It’s the sort of beer that I could quite happily drink on a night out with friends, but for a beer that promises so much, it really under-delivers on flavour. It weighs in at an equally bland 4.5% ABV, and at the time it was purchased, was selling for £1 a bottle in Sainsburys.