Agree. Last time I was in Staffs (about a year ago) Pedigree was all too sweet. Like how Bass went. That sulphurous note, the oaky taste as it should be, now not how I remember it.We still have Marstones Bitter , I do like a pint of Pedigree but they have meddled with it over the years and it no longer has that Burnt Oak taste.
Odd, really. I grew up in Stafford, where Banks was a joke and Marston’s held in high esteem. Banks’s ales are now ok, and the likes of Pedigree are shadows of their former selves.
The world has gone mad. At least you have Titanic and Joules’ to keep you sane.