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Boddingtons Pub Ale - Boddingtons

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BA SCORE
73
okay

2,195 Ratings
THE BROS
54
awful

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Ratings: 2,195
Reviews: 1,045
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 20.69%
Wants: 17
Gots: 98 | 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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kjkinsey

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-16-2013 19:54:09 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

12-21-2011 20:25:32 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-10-2013 20:32:54 | More by spycow
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.2/5  rDev +0.3%

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, light amber body with a thick, creamy white head.

Smell: Faint aroma of shaving lather and floral hops.

Taste: Weak, almost non-existent malt character with a very faint honey-esque sweetness. Metallic hints. Mild bitterness that's gone for the dry finish. Like water, it is!

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Mild carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Somewhat watery.

Drinkability: If you're looking for an extreme taste sensation, then you'll be sorely disappointed. If you're looking for a relatively low-alcohol, smooth, easy-drinking beer, then this'll do in a pinch. Unfortunately, I prefer the former.

01-24-2008 03:49:10 | More by ChainGangGuy
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

06-02-2013 00:33:43 | More by GRG1313
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jaydoc

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

10-28-2013 01:06:16 | More by jaydoc
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev +0.3%

This was probably one of my first nitro English ales. I gotta say I will always love the surge effect that the nitro had on these. This ale poured out as a clear golden yellow color with a creamy thick white looking head. The lacing sticks like a Guinness does, very nice. The smell of the beer had some light grainy malts on the nose and not a whole lot else. The flavor was a little too light also, but had just enough bitterness to keep me interested. The mouthfeel of the beer is very smooth, goes down super fast. Overall it could probably be better all around but for a simple brew it's pretty good.

07-22-2011 02:27:27 | More by Knapp85
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oberon

North Carolina

3.2/5  rDev +0.3%

Have had this many times either in the nitro can or nitro tap I had a few days ago at the Spring House Drafting Room.Pours a deep yellow with a very nice looking creamy head,not much smell to it somewhat metallic and a little biscuit malt but not much.The flavor is pretty bland and dry with some slight maltiness.It does not taste as good as it looks for sure.

08-15-2003 18:29:39 | More by oberon
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -2.8%

Served in a Guinness 250th Anniversary tulip pint glass.

I originally had this during my Boilermaker days for the beer passport deal over at Chumley's. I figured I'd give it another go, now that I've gotten further into the world of beer. It pours a clear light orange-copper (bronze, maybe?) topped by a half-finger of white froth that stoically hangs around for quite some time. The nose is nearly objectionable, with notes of funky wheat and corn coupled with bland puffed rice. Hmm. The taste comprises a very blunt bitterness (kinda like hard water), some very light wheat, and flowers (I think they're daisies). The body is light, with a light carbonation and a thickish, milky feel. Man, I think I remember something quite different, definitely less objectionable.

06-22-2010 06:54:41 | More by TMoney2591
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zeff80

Missouri

3.35/5  rDev +5%

A - Poured out cloudy at first, but quickly cleared up. An orange/golden color with a very creamy, white, one-finger head.

S - It smelled of malt and some bitter hops.

T - It tasted of caramel and vanilla. There were light bitter hops, too.

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

D - This is okay. I think that it is far better on tap than from a nitro can.

03-24-2008 02:46:14 | More by zeff80
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +10.7%

440ml nitro-can, through the good graces of the 'Draughtflow System'. Another of the ol' standbys at any local English/Irish pub of note, though this one has been harder to find around here of late, for some reason.

This beer pours a brilliantly clear light amber hue, with one of those rather pleasantly attractive cascading, temporarily layered, and ultimately super-creamy off-white heads, which slowly settles, leaving a broad, multifaceted throng of emerging mountain lace around the glass.

It smells of weakly gritty, bready caramel malt, a touch of watery sourdough, an ethereal drupe fruitiness, and quite soft earthy, weedy and floral hops. The taste is lightly biscuity, bready pale and caramel malt, more rather understated sour graininess, wet, somewhat metallic stony notes, a challengingly difficult to discern apple and citrus fruitiness, and the same mild weedy, earthy, and floral hops of aroma origin.

The carbonation is quite obviously low, approaching the nadir as such, the body more than a bit on the medium-light side, and kind of thin, but still very smooth and, of course, creamy, but in a more airy sense than would be usually preferable. It finishes off-dry, a weak graininess and game fruitiness holding on, in defence of nothing.

Of the limited canon of my locally-available UK-style pub sessioners, Boddy's sits somewhere in the middle - not all that huge on flavour, but nothing off about it either, and it slides down nice and easy. It's also pretty, well, pretty in its disposition, I gotta say, which doesn't detract in the least.

04-04-2010 03:20:50 | More by biboergosum
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SocalKicks

California

3/5  rDev -6%

05-26-2012 01:13:29 | More by SocalKicks
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

2.48/5  rDev -22.3%

Poured from a 1 pint can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright amber, with a dense-but-thin white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The smell is a little weak and all I’m detecting is malt and honey.

T: The taste is creamy, malty and has a honey flavor, but not much else except a slight bit of metallicness to it.

M: Smooth and crisp, but a bit watery especially as the beer warms, medium body, light carbonation, clean finish.

D: This is good session beer if you’re into the taste. It goes down easy and isn’t too filling, but I found the taste and kick lacking pretty significantly.

08-17-2006 05:41:32 | More by TheManiacalOne
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nickfl

Florida

3.58/5  rDev +12.2%

A - Pours with an impressive looking "cascade" effect and eventually settles to two fingers of dense, extremely creamy foam that leaves extremely thick lace. The body is crystal clear and golden amber.

S - The aroma is very grainy with a slightly sour mustiness in the background.

T - Sweet, honey like malt flavors with a bit of nondescript yeasty fruitiness. Earthy hop flavors come in on top and linger through the mild finish.

M - Smooth, medium body with low carbonation.

D - Mild and easily drinkable. It would be easy to fault this beer for being bland (and make no mistake, it is bland), but one must keep in mind that it is, as it says on the can, a pub ale. This is not meant to be pondered, but consumed casually in good company; and for that it is adequate. I have certainly had better british ales, but this does its job.

01-11-2008 05:20:52 | More by nickfl
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Jason

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Somewhat of a gusher of a can when first opened, clarity and head is great. Clean floral and mildly estery aroma and flavour. Thin malt with one simple flavour throughout. Flavours are flat and seem not to meld together well in an odd processed way. This is not my can of beer.

08-20-2002 21:30:58 | More by Jason
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev +0.3%

16 oz nitro-can into a pint glass.

Pours milky with a great looking cascade of carbonation. Clears up into a clear looking honey-gold color with 1 1/2 fingers of solid, creamy brite-white head that leaves just mammouth thick lacing behind. The aroma smells of very light bread, citrus, sweetness, and floral notes.

The taste is light toasted malts, bready sweetness, citrus, and a bit of a grassy hop profile in the back. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a mellow and creamy feel on the palette.

Decent. Nothing really overly stood out here except for the look, easy body, and mellow drinkibility. Not offensive by any means but unfortunately not that memorable either.

09-08-2008 16:37:34 | More by Kegatron
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -2.8%

Confession: I'm bad at reading directions. Just went off and recklessly opened this can, not realizing I was supposed to do so "carefully", and "Sppssshhh", it went out the can, on my leg, all over the chair. Well, now the foam seems to have been settled, time to drink it...
Clear amber color, solid 1", tight cap of creamy white foam above, in for the long haul. Looks nice.
Aroma is light citrus, small hops,soft and creamy, but pleasant.
Taste: it's there, lightly fruity, touch of hops, a touch sour (?, but altogether smooth. Slim body, neglible finish, this ale quits the mouth with a quickness. I understand the appeal of pub ales, but it just doesn't apply in my case. Generally, I like ales with bigger flavor than this, but you can't knock it's popularity, and it delivers to those who subscribe. Not for me, though.

03-31-2005 01:46:33 | More by feloniousmonk
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drabmuh

Maryland

2.95/5  rDev -7.5%

Beer poured from a nitro can into a pint glass. Beer is dark yellow almost amber and the aeration falls down cascading from the outside to prop up a thin head of tiny microscopic foam bubbles that completely cover the top of the beer and leaves lacing on the glass.

Aroma is oddly bitter, but not hop bitter. Its almost grain bitter. Very odd.

Beer is smooth, medium to full bodied, odd back of the mouth bitterness and a strong aftertaste. Abbreviates my pleasure with this beer. Hopefully my bad Christmas weekend of terrible beers is nearly over.

12-26-2009 00:14:25 | More by drabmuh
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

05-16-2013 22:50:52 | More by Slatetank
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.45/5  rDev +8.2%

i like boddingtons, and i dont care what anyone says about it. pours a nice nitro powered cream color from the can, but it does its thing much faster than a guinness, with the whole cascade process lasting just a few seconds. it settles into a nice honey colored liquid with an inch or so of foamy white head. the nose is pretty basic, and frankly quite bland. some english pale malts and thats about it. flavor is light and balanced, low alcohol, and perfect for sessioning. kind of tastes like a pancake. love the mouthfeel on this the most, it foesnt have much carbonation, almost like a cask pour, except that its cold. its real smooth and milky in texture. i could drink these all day. i know its nothing too exciting in terms of flavor, but its a classic beer in my world.

10-24-2012 22:11:53 | More by StonedTrippin
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WesWes

New York

3.4/5  rDev +6.6%

The beer pours a pale golden color with a beautiful frothy white head. A perfect appearance! The nose is fruity. Their are smells of pale malts and yeast. The taste is very plain and dull. There is no complexity here. The mouthfeel is nice; not to carbonated. It is a light bodied ale. The drinkability is rough. The mouthfeel is right, but the head is too thick and the taste just isn't that good. This is not a favorite of mine.

07-25-2003 21:07:02 | More by WesWes
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Mora2000

Texas

3.1/5  rDev -2.8%

Thanks to Chance for sharing this. The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is bubblegum and grass. The flavor is grass and biscuit malt. Some light fruit. Thin mouthfeel and creamy carbonation. Pour mouthfeel. A little bit disappointing overall.

01-24-2011 02:53:54 | More by Mora2000
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oline73

Maryland

3.15/5  rDev -1.3%

Pours a clear amber with a fluffy white smooth nitro head. The smell is slightly sweet with some fruit and very mild toffee. The flavor is malty and quite fruity. Just a touch of bitterness, especially in the finish. The bosy could be a bit thocker. Nothing super special.

02-02-2013 03:10:47 | More by oline73
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev +12.2%

Poured golden cream-colored with a substantial head that lasted the entire drink. Like the other nitro-can ales, the beauty of the drink was in its appearance above all. It has a beautiful cascading effect.
There was not much of an aroma. Nothing bad, just hardly present. Maybe some very subtle malty hints.
The taste was not great, but not bad. Felt very smooth going down. Overall, the taste and mouthfeel were like a slightly fruity creaminess.
Despite its lack of substantial taste, it is really quite drinkable. Nothing offensive in either, just a creamy taste and feeling.

04-18-2006 20:15:08 | More by jwc215
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -6%

11-27-2011 15:13:59 | More by Rochefort10nh
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