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Boddingtons Pub Ale - Boddingtons

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2,127 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,127
Reviews: 1,040
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 20.69%
Wants: 13
Gots: 78 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -53%

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02-25-2012 11:00:54 | More by BrazilianAussie
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New York

2.08/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A - The Cascading pour was just intense and wonderful to look at, it ended up creating a strong, creamy head. Super thick and puffy. The beer itself was a light gold, almost crystal clear. Really nice to look at.

S - Not too much coming from this, kind of a basic malt smell with a bit of sweeter fruit.

T - Really was let down here. It was almost like a richer, creamier, coors original. I feel bad making that comparison but there just wasnt a whole lot too it. It was certainly bready and maybe a bit of banana in there at the end.

M - Very light and easy on the mouth, not too much going on.

Seems like any basic american pilsner or lager. Just not a whole lot too it other than appearance. This is a great aesthetic beer but a poor drinking beer.

Serving type: nitro-can

02-25-2012 02:29:25 | More by ZekemusMaximus
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

02-24-2012 23:02:56 | More by Jaybirdsbeer
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1.5/5  rDev -53%

02-21-2012 04:06:16 | More by chasesitten
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2.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

1 Pint Nitro-can poured in to an imperial pint...

I haven't had this beer in ages and I've always wanted to revisit it, but I've just never had the chance. The beer had that awesome cascading effect as I poured it, automatically making it look very promising. It had a nice golden color, very similar to clover honey. A slightly off-white head formed and stuck around for a bit, and then deflated in to a film of bubbles covering the beer.

The aroma is of sweet grain, but ends with a slightly acidic sting. The grainy sweetness is in the taste. There is also a mild hop. A sour metallic taste begins to creep out at the end and lingers a bit after the bready finish. The mouthfeel is very smooth and thin. I wouldn't go as far as to say that it's watery, but there is a lacking of substance.

The beer is very easy to drink and is a great product to get a person in to better beer, but it still leaves much to be desired. I do remember it being more palatable on nitro-tap. Until then...2.5

Serving type: nitro-can

02-19-2012 08:17:12 | More by jeremy13586
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3/5  rDev -6%

02-19-2012 01:03:57 | More by Maltus
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

02-18-2012 13:49:34 | More by ggourde
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

02-16-2012 22:45:35 | More by VictorFranco
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3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

02-16-2012 07:22:40 | More by Cramerican
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4/5  rDev +25.4%

02-16-2012 03:43:04 | More by Joeyuwp
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3/5  rDev -6%

02-15-2012 22:16:03 | More by tfsimpkins
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3/5  rDev -6%

02-15-2012 21:47:15 | More by garyford
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2.23/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

1 pint nitro can poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance-Nice cascading effect from the nitro pour. Medium gold in color with good clarity and a large, tight, creamy beige head with good retention and some nice lacing.

Aroma-Grainy, slightly corny aroma. Cereal grains and extremely light floral hop aroma. Perhaps a touch of fruity esters (apple or pear) here, but not much going on at all.

Flavor-A bit more fruit in the flavor, with light pear esters showing up front. Corny cereal grains carry throughout, and is eventually overshadowed by moderately low hop bitterness, and a suggestion of floral hop flavor. Finishes a bit minerally/almost metallic with just a touch of astringency.

Mouthfeel-Carbonation is low and body is medium light-actually quite thin at times. Add in the slight astringent buzz on the back end and the product is an insipid, lifeless experience.

Smells and tastes like an American lager with just a touch of fruitiness. Uninspired, and piss poor for an English Pale Ale-totally lacking in any malt, hop, or yeast based points of complexity.

Serving type: nitro-can

02-15-2012 04:24:33 | More by plfahey
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

02-12-2012 09:28:04 | More by Garlicjosh
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-12-2012 07:20:45 | More by shelby415
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2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

02-11-2012 23:32:43 | More by jordanmckell
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2/5  rDev -37.3%

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1.9/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A - Golden color with a few bubbles here and there. Very thick, creamy white head. 3.0

S - Strong sour apple/fruit notes. Not too impressive otherwise. 2.0

T - The taste is very light and brief. It's disappointing; considering the creamy texture of this beer you'd think it'd be full of flavor, but instead it's only a flash in the pan. Has a mild, sweet malt flavor mixed with a sour, metallic taste in the beginning which dissolves into a bready, grain alcohol taste. Barely any aftertaste at all except maybe more bread or yeast. 1.5

M - Really creamy and buttery, especially if you sip just the head at the beginning. The texture is really nice. It's light and easy to drink, but also creamy and filling. 3.5

O - I think Boddington's has its place as a beer to drink at the pub on a warm summer day. It's cheap, easy to drink and tastes...good enough. But I think compared to other cheaper brews, it falls far short on flavor. This may be due to the fact that it's been imported and didn't survive the trip, though I won't be able to say until I make another trip over to the UK and try it on-tap. 2.0

Serving type: can

02-10-2012 19:49:50 | More by rudolphjacksonm
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