Bank's Barley Gold 78A strong, smooth ale in which the strength shows through perhaps a touch too boldly. It could also use more complexity.
Marston's Pedigree 79A successful bottled recreation of a classic draught ale. It lacks the fullness of body of the cask original but it's a pleasant drink.
Marston's Pedigree Six 83A limited edition, pumped-up version of Pedigree to herald the start of Marston's sponsorship of English cricket. After an unpromising aroma, this is a big, thoroughly enjoyable, sumptuous ale.