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Boddingtons Pub Ale - Boddingtons

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Boddingtons Pub AleBoddingtons Pub Ale

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2,334 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,334
Reviews: 1,054
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 20.75%
Wants: 24
Gots: 148 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-20-2001)
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

alesaram, Oct 16, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

Nikki, Mar 03, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

JasonONeill, Aug 14, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

GmAn613, Aug 17, 2014
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1/5  rDev -68.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Looks like a doors light meets a Guinness, creamy bright white head and super pale straw color with good clarity. Grainy nose with subtle english hops. Initial thinness up front which gets fuller from the nitrogen. Feels bizarre in the mouth. Straw and caramel sweetness up front. Slightly soapy. Silky. Hop presence is barely noticeable. Nitrogen gives an almost no carbonation feel to a beer that needs one. Some butteryness on the finish.

Gross, flat and bizarre. Im not a fan

jtierney89, Mar 27, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

Atom-Smasher, Nov 11, 2014
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

EigenBeer, Jul 13, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I originally sampled this beer on 29 October 2002. I am writing this review from my notes.
This beer is truly awful. It tastes like water with a foamy head. Budweiser has more (and better) flavor than this loser. This is the ultimate drain pour.
If this is the only beer available, seek out water or a soft drink

jcalabre, Aug 21, 2003
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

smartassboiler, Apr 13, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

Jenessa, Mar 16, 2013
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

jesus808, Oct 31, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

JLapadura, Mar 30, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

KnucklestheEchidna, Jun 23, 2014
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

shigg85, Jan 31, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

MortarPestle, Mar 03, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

John00lee, Nov 11, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

ZinFanDave, Dec 19, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

Mr_Hoptimistic, Aug 08, 2014
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1.08/5  rDev -66%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Yikes...what is invading my favorite beer glass...ohh its a watered down boring english pale...ughhh..

Not sure why this style exists to be perfectly honest, The only thing that I enjoyed about the brew was the pour. Nitro widget makes this brew have a cascading effect and a super creamy tight head with tons of lacing. I've had bad success with this style, mainly because its rather tatsteless and what does come through is a faint leafy hop profile, and a semi skunked malt backer. Very bland, mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy.

Notes: I'll pass on this one and I'll pass on "almost" every english pale.

DogFood11, Apr 25, 2006
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1.08/5  rDev -66%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Appearance is honey colored with a thick and creamy white head. Lots of lacing.

Smell: None.

Taste: Not much. Water and pale malt.

Mouthfeel: Way too light. Buttery??.

Drinkability: Terrible. I can finish almost any beer but not this one. Even tried a second to see if I had a bad can. No carbonation.

slickmick22, Nov 27, 2009
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1.1/5  rDev -65.4%

Alexgnarcia, Aug 23, 2014
1.2/5  rDev -62.3%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

My friend brought a 4 pack over to a very drunken game of pool, and really talked this stuff up.The can looked so inviting with its bright yellow color, and the name made me think it was going to taste something like that beer stuff in Harry Potter. It poured with a beautiful bubbly head and from across the room looked very appetizing. As I went over to claim my pint, I thought someone might have shit themselves, when suddenly I realized THE BEER SMELLED LIKE F**KING PUKE!!!! poured it down the drain and then poured wet cement down the drain to make sure it wouldn't come back up. Not sure if maybe they were just ancient stock from Publix or what, but oh god it was terrible...

PENISBEER, Jul 14, 2012
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1.23/5  rDev -61.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Don't know what I could add to the other "F" reviews other than to say they are all true.

Poured nicely, foamy head. First red flag was the total lack of carbonation rising from the bottom of my glass.

Second red flag was the first sip. A truly awful experience ... totally flat, foul tasting swill that could only be described as a cross between low-grade malt liquor that was left open all night, and paint remover.

Set my personal record for a drain-pour: 3 sips, then down the drain it went.

I'm now totally convinced that any kind of "nitro-can" beer is a total joke.

GeoJ, Jun 12, 2011
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1.23/5  rDev -61.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I tried this beer from a nitro-can poured into a mug It had a good head about a 1/2 inch thick. Looked great but was all smoke and mirrors. Its like someone got a can and scooped some lake water into a can. This was an awful beer and I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

davidvaz, Jan 25, 2014
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Boddingtons Pub Ale from Boddingtons
74 out of 100 based on 2,334 ratings.