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Boddingtons Bitter - Boddingtons

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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 24.91%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jarod on 12-02-2003)
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +53.6%

09-08-2013 20:48:02 | More by Duncanster
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4.13/5  rDev +41%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice brew.

I was pleasently surprised.

A standard English bitter, but nice drinking and tasty.

Good for a session or five.

Had a creamy taste and overall refreshing.

Nice long lasting head, and solid lace.

Nothing spectacular, however I highly recommend its simplicity.

It was much better off of cask than on tap as well.

Serving type: cask

11-15-2004 17:30:48 | More by OronoChris
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4/5  rDev +36.5%

05-28-2012 14:18:41 | More by dbkuether
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +36.5%

08-17-2012 01:45:47 | More by ILiveOffHops
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4/5  rDev +36.5%

12-16-2012 23:36:25 | More by TX-Badger
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United Kingdom (England)

3.95/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had tried Boddington's pub ale when I lived in the States and highly enjoyed that. Bought the draught bitter after moving to the UK. This has a mellow, creamy taste that is hard not to enjoy. Nice creamy head that remains. It's amazing that beer from a can can taste this good. Only minor downside is the aftertaste is a bit too mellow. The beer tastes great on the tongue, but the finish is almost watery. Otherwise a great beer!

Serving type: nitro-can

12-05-2008 22:00:39 | More by fullsweep
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3.75/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like English Bitter. I spent a lot of pub time during my time in England and Boddington's is a favorite in Manchester and in other areas of England. I found it on draught here at the Cock And Bull Pub on Mainstrasse in Covington, KY and have been enjoying it since. On a hot day you can sit outside and the creamy mellow taste cools you down. Anyone who reads my reviews knows I am an avid Half and Half drinker and I like this with Guiness Draught layered in the English pint. Nice for sitting around and having a chat. But on its own, nicely done. It's served at Old Trafford for all you United Fans. Cheers, mate.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2013 19:12:41 | More by WillWillows
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3.65/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An above-average brewski, if not outstanding. The dark brown color is eye-catching, as is the thick head - when first poured, there is a lot of cloudiness owing to the carbonation; the bubbles are tiny so the turbidity lasts for a little while. Even when it clears the head is still rich; it reminds me of the head on a well-poured Guinness except not as thick.

The flavor was not as heavy as I expected, but it is smooth with the kind of hoppy bitterness I expect from a good English ale. It is smooth and pleasant, and a good accompaniment to a meal.

Serving type: can

02-28-2007 01:30:28 | More by Cyberkedi
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3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

04-08-2014 18:50:21 | More by pfhanlon
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

01-27-2012 01:43:38 | More by Rlombardi75
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3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

02-05-2013 21:31:32 | More by powdersoldier
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3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

04-27-2013 00:25:43 | More by pkalix
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

06-24-2013 14:22:35 | More by KStark
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South Carolina

3.38/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Summery: Just a step up from the Guinness. I'm not a bitter fan, so my review may be a little lenient to that fact.

Appearance: Deap Cherry with a creamy and long lasting head. Head remained 1/4" thick over the 15 min it took to drink. Complete lace in areas.

Smell: Chocolate but quite faint. Had to cup the glass to detect.

Flavor: Nutty and bitter. Kind of a roasted flavor, even but nice.

M&D: Heavy in the mouth, but light for what i believe the style is. Not bad, but really reminds me of a Guinness clone.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2004 15:46:20 | More by Salpta
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Ontario (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Boddingtons bitter draft.

440 ml nitro can served fairly cold into a glass. Advertised as 3.5% ABV.

Appearance - clear copper color, with a nice dense finger of frothy white head. The beer started cloudy but clears as the head forms and the extra carbonation completes it's ascent to the head. Nice retention and some good lacing.

Smell - nice malt bill that is light yet contains some faint floral aroma, and a goodly amount of grain.

Taste - mild bitterness mixed in with the grainy flavours. Watery tasting too, and while not bad for a bitter, it's even a bit more watery than most.

Mouthfeel - decadent and creamy, due tithe nitro cans. At the same time underneath that a light bodied and even thin beer (owing to the higher amount of water in this beer). Clean finish.

Overall - decent bitter that is very drinkable and easy to quaff. Better bitters exist but this isn't bad either.

Serving type: nitro-can

07-20-2014 08:38:12 | More by DenisKolkin
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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

04-02-2014 17:31:08 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

03-18-2014 14:16:51 | More by BSuter
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United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

05-31-2014 18:30:04 | More by endless1408
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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

03-10-2013 23:34:21 | More by spycow
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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

08-04-2012 22:30:54 | More by BTFU
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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml nitro can

This beer poured a clear pale yellow color that was clear and fairly carbonated. The head that was produced was rather weak, it was off white in color, and even with the nitro can the head only lasted a moment before it fell to nothing, not even a ring on the edges. There was no lace present. The aroma that came from the glass was on the weak side as well. Aromas of light sweet malt, some floral hops and fruit were all that I could detect. The tastes that rolled over my tongue were much like the nose, weak. I tasted in the beginning a sweet malt and fruit (maybe a strawberry) and ended on the slight bitter side with floral hops. The aftertaste was faint; some bitter hops came through, but were not lasting. The body was light. Over all a light beer with decent flavors. Even though the flavors were weak, they were refreshing on the cruise in the hot sun. This beer is a decent session beer when in the hot sun and you don’t want anything heavy, but want a beer.

Serving type: nitro-can

12-02-2003 00:28:45 | More by Jarod
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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

03-25-2012 22:05:50 | More by szmnnl99
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3.2/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Draught @ Flanagan’s Bermuda: This one pours a clear, light coppery color. There was a finger of a creamy, dense white head. It has a lighter aroma. Light caramel malts, some earthy and floral hops. Taste is good, but definitely on the lighter side. Malty, and a touch sweet. Some earthy and biscuit notes.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2013 15:46:39 | More by Boto
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3.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a nice copper color with a thick, creamy, white, two-finger head. The head lingers and leaves soapy rings of lace.

S - The aroma is grassy and earthy. A light caramel nose, too.

T - It was sweet and malty with caramel and toffee flavors. It also had a mild bitter grassiness.

M - It was soft and smooth. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is an okay brew. Very mild but quite drinkable.

Serving type: nitro-can

06-13-2008 20:05:54 | More by zeff80
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Ontario (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is only available in the UK, its the weaker version of Boddington's Pub Ale. My brother got some for me on a recent visit.

This beer pours a pale saffron with a longlasting pancake of a head. The lace is nothing special for a nitro can. The aroma is weakish caramel with a wiff of herbal hops. The taste is heavy on the buttery diacytal with some caramel and slight amounts of hop bittering. The finish reveals some metallic zing. The mouthfeel is very thin and slick.

This is really one of the worst examples of a nitro can that Ive tried. They are normally pretty good (like Beamish stout, kilkenny, Guinness) This one is bland, its bigger brother Pub Ale is a lot better.

Serving type: nitro-can

01-21-2005 01:56:37 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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