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Boddingtons Pub Ale - Boddingtons

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Boddingtons Pub AleBoddingtons Pub Ale

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BA SCORE
73
okay

2,098 Ratings
THE BROS
54
awful

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Ratings: 2,098
Reviews: 1,039
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 20.69%
Wants: 12
Gots: 69 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boddingtons visit their website
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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appenzeller

Washington

1.38/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Never heard of this so I picked one up off the shelf at a local shop. A quick look at my reviews will show the reader that I'm typically a pretty generous scorer on this site. This beer gets my first "F." Simply disgusting, I took at small sip of this and the rest went down the drain. The can in which this beer was shipped looks a bit like motor oil, the taste lived up to the billing, or at least a highly watered-down version of the same. It's astonishing to me that this beer was shipped 6 thousand miles when I would have had a much more satisfying experience drinking the local tap water.

Serving type: nitro-can

08-03-2010 07:18:50 | More by appenzeller
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MistahBeah

Massachusetts

1.38/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

All this gets in my book is points for appearance. You should probably open this over a sink. Good clear honey brown with a permanent dense foamy head.
From there it becomes an extremely one dimensional beer. Not much aroma. Pale malts and a little honey sweetness. The taste is virtually nonexistent and leaves a metallic aftertaste. Other than the thick creamy head this feels flat and watery. Wouldn't get again

Serving type: nitro-can

05-17-2013 03:21:28 | More by MistahBeah
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Landfill21

Ohio

1.45/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Had this beverage on tap at the local irish pub. Poured into a pint glass and left a two finger white head that leaves lace and lasts for the duration.

Has a less than aromatic smell and the has a bitter metallic taste. I did chug it down but near painful at the end. I would not recomend this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2011 03:13:16 | More by Landfill21
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Vidav

Montana

1.45/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Can tried to explode all over when I first opened it. The appearance was nice with a really creamy head. However the taste was almost nonexistent. I don't know if it was just my can or what but it was like drinking carbonated water. The flavor was just not there. The one thing I really did enjoy about this was the creamy head. I don't know that I have experienced anything quite the same. The fact that the head stuck around the whole time was nice too.

Overall I honestly think I would rather drink a PBR or High Life and for me that's saying something. Just not something enjoyable in this can. I would be willing to give it a try on tap though.

Serving type: nitro-can

08-02-2009 22:34:58 | More by Vidav
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chim52chim

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -53%

03-13-2012 12:21:02 | More by chim52chim
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goodhead

Nevada

1.5/5  rDev -53%

09-14-2013 06:00:28 | More by goodhead
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uziangis

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -53%

01-13-2012 02:11:03 | More by uziangis
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drummerguy

Tennessee

1.5/5  rDev -53%

04-12-2014 16:34:21 | More by drummerguy
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mshanecrowe

Mississippi

1.5/5  rDev -53%

06-22-2012 21:43:29 | More by mshanecrowe
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mikeg67

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -53%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

1pt can. Pours golden-amber in color with a huge, fast disappearing white head. Aroma of stale bread, yeast with some earthy hops and spoiled fruit in the background. Thin body. Flavor was bitter, earthy hops that produced stale, skunky aftertaste. Terrible beer that went into a sink.

Serving type: can

12-07-2010 22:06:34 | More by mikeg67
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -53%

07-27-2012 00:12:42 | More by nosavingsaccount
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chasesitten

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -53%

02-21-2012 04:06:16 | More by chasesitten
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Lee_Hancock

Maryland

1.5/5  rDev -53%

05-14-2012 02:43:52 | More by Lee_Hancock
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HoppyMolly

Kansas

1.5/5  rDev -53%

03-16-2012 17:44:05 | More by HoppyMolly
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Davideo

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -53%

04-04-2014 05:28:13 | More by Davideo
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -53%

04-30-2014 02:03:13 | More by Durandal_777
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -53%

02-28-2012 01:31:20 | More by RandyBoBandy
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kuhlou99

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -53%

03-16-2014 00:03:20 | More by kuhlou99
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pfrdaly

Massachusetts

1.53/5  rDev -52%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

A- Pours nicely. 3/4 inch of head. Pale yellow in color. Looked appetizing.

S- Nothing distinct came out of smelling the beer for me. Comparable to Bud Light or Coors.

T- Watery, not much flavor at all for me. Not much flavor from hops or malt.

M- Light and smooth.

O- The beer was not hard to drink. That being said I did not find much to praise in it.

Serving type: nitro-can

12-18-2011 00:55:39 | More by pfrdaly
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notchucknorris

California

1.53/5  rDev -52%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A: Dark golden color with a huge creamy white head that has great retention and fantastic lacing.

S: There's almost nothing to smell. Maybe a faint hint of grain and a touch of green apple. Other than that, nothing.

T: Dear God, this was bad. It reminded me of licking a penny when you have a cold. There was this metallic taste that seemed to be the only flavor in the beer and even that tasted watered down like crazy. One of the worst I've ever had.

Serving type: nitro-tap

05-01-2011 06:33:28 | More by notchucknorris
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JoshuaJ

Illinois

1.55/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Had on tap at the Cock and Bull in Covington, KY.

Appearance: Deep yellow, big head. So yellow it almost looked artificial. No lacing.

Nose: Metallic. That was the initial aroma. Behind that, lemon. Smelled pretty bad.

Taste: Not much. Metallic, lemony. Maybe a little bit of grassy hops.

Mouth: Fat and wet. Not very carbonated. Like drinking a watered doen milkshake.

Drinkibility: Low. I've had this in cans and now on tap and there are few differences. I won't drink this again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2010 22:05:22 | More by JoshuaJ
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

1.55/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Pours a hazy amber color, with carbonation that rushes to the top to produce a perfect creamy, white fluffy head.

There is a faint floral scent.

The taste is of light toasty malts, a bit sweet and very metallic tasting.

Medium bodied, very smooth and creamy, almost no carbonation at all.

This was difficult to finish, there was almost no taste. Aside from the appearance this was pretty awful.

Serving type: nitro-can

10-05-2009 20:34:18 | More by BeerCon5
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Overlord

California

1.55/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

What the hell was this?

Pours with an interesting widget-y cascade... no problems so far ... but the taste is almost non existent. This is seriously as close to water as I've seen from a non macrolager in a while. Almost no flavor at all: just carbonated water with a hint of skunk. I'm serious, what is up with this beer?

One of the worst beers I've had in a while.

Serving type: can

12-08-2007 08:40:25 | More by Overlord
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Brent

Kentucky

1.6/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Extremely disappointing. Typical nitro-widget can creamyness, but whatever flavor the beer had was overwhelmed by the nitrogen infusion. What I did get was a fairly bland, slightly metallic flavor with hints of husky tannins. Warming was of no benefit.

Serving type: nitro-can

01-11-2002 09:18:48 | More by Brent
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ManekiNeko

Virginia

1.6/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Served on nitro in a imperial pint glass.

Appearance: Burnished golden honey color with a thick and creamy white head. Craploads of lacing, but this is to be expected from nitro.

Smell: There is one? Über faint pale malts and herby hoppiness.
Taste: Again, there is one? Am I drinking water here? If you're patient, you can catch some glimpses of pale malt flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light.. oh so light bodied. This is carbonated water. Excuse me.. nitrogenated water.

Drinkability: Well.. this is one sorry ass replacement for Caffrey's. Curse you to hell, Coors! Still, this swill can be slammed home with ease. Stick with Guinness, you at least give off the appearance of looking manly.

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-16-2003 04:27:12 | More by ManekiNeko
Boddingtons Pub Ale from Boddingtons
73 out of 100 based on 2,098 ratings.