Monday, December 12, 2011

Old Pale's Are Always Very Special

As a huge pale ale fan, I was immediately surprised when this 6.7% ale tasted dangerously like a 4.5%er - I could get into quite a bit of trouble drinking these for a night!

Marston’s Pedigree Very Special Old Pale had quite the classic taste to it.  It was a smooth, clean tasting pale ale, and reminiscent of some English cask ales I had back in England a few years back.

One thing to note, is that it's in a brown bottle, but from some googling, it looks like it's served in clear bottles over in the UK. That's a good call for exports, and I'm starting to see more and more differences in beer that comes from over the sea. (Sea, ocean, whatever.)

My recommendation for when to drink this beer?  On a cold, winter night, in front of a fire, eating a hearty stew. Mmmmm... beef stew....