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Boddingtons Pub Ale - Boddingtons

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Boddingtons Pub AleBoddingtons Pub Ale

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2,449 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,449
Reviews: 1,086
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 20.75%
Wants: 31
Gots: 209 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-20-2001

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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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2.77/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I was on a build your own six pack kick, and grabbed a can of this just because of the unique quality I thought it may bring to the table. English beers are generally a little too subdued for me; I love English styles, but I like the American twists to them. However, I always give our bad-teethed, funny talking forebears a chance. They did invent the style, mind you. So I wanted to try this brew.

Appearance - This is not a joke. One of the most impressive presentations I have ever seen out of any beer. Their little carbonator inside the can really works well! Side poured with standard vigor into a pint glass, the head rose to a towering four fingers, then slowly disintegrated to three and then two fingers, about where it stayed for a while. Lacing is like glue, head never went under one finger. So awesome. The definition of what a beer should look like.

Smell - Tiny amounts of hops, a little grain, maybe a honey sweetness note in there. Like English brews typically are, it is very subdued. Nothing is overwhelming

Taste - Awful. It tastes kind of like skunked out American Adjunct Lager. Slick, buttery taste blends with the mild sweetness and some sort of bittering agent to produce an abomination of a taste. Not good at all.

Mouthfeel - Finishes with that bitter kick, and I don't mean a good bitter like hops, IPA's, etc. Just a gross bitter, and butter. Metallic.

Overall - Unfortunately, this beers high point was the pour. For such an impressive looking beverage, it came up short in a big way, like the 2012 USC Trojans. Good looking, no substance. Absolutely awful beer, not recommended for anyone. I ended up having to drain pour it, and that doesn't happen often.

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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Photo of Murrhey
2.48/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a nitro-can into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Cascading head that dissolved into a finger and a half thick white head. Thick and creamy looking. Clear amber body, and fading carbonation. Soapy lacing.

S- Slight smells. Noble hops, golden malts. Nothing leaps out. Not impressive smelling beer.

T- Creamy, easy drinking but nothing stands out. Just...nothing here really.

M- Creamy and smooth. Just what was intended.

O- Not special. I like nitro-cans though.

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5/5  rDev +57.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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1/5  rDev -68.6%

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3.93/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Love the mouthfeel and the head. Flavor is smooth and easy to drink. Like to drink it when I want something a bit lighter. Even my best friend likes it and she does not typically like beer. She said it is a better alternative to Bud/Bud Light. Basically it's my go-to for something smooth and easy to drink.

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3.81/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - love the way the nitro can pours. Using a tall glass, it is great to watch the foam climb up from the bottom toward the creamy white head. Lovely golden color.

S - light floral hop notes, slight malty sweetness.

T - Wonderful balance of mild hops with honey-like sweet malt.

M - Very smooth and creamy with extremely low carbonation.

O - This is a different take on the English ordinary bitter and one that I really like. The hop notes are pleasant, but offset wonderfully by the cream sweet maltiness. I'm sure my rating is going to be significantly higher than the average, but I really believe this is an under-appreciated beer.

Boddingtons Pub Ale from Boddingtons
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