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Boddingtons Pub Ale - Boddingtons

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Boddingtons Pub AleBoddingtons Pub Ale

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2,131 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,131
Reviews: 1,041
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 20.69%
Wants: 13
Gots: 80 | 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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4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super cascading effect is better out of hte can than on tap. Deep yellow color adorned by a giant off-white head that laces the entice length of the glass.

Smell is still rather clean. Light hop backed by a light grain nose. not much, but not unpleasant either.

Taste is mild hops with a dominate light malt backbone. Not strong in any aspect, but still nicely balanced with no strange aftertaste.

Goes down smooth as silk making you want to drink more and more. A very drinkable lighter beer to give yourself a break in a long session.

Serving type: nitro-can

06-07-2005 05:44:47 | More by KoG
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2.3/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy and cloudy yellow - living up to the bees on front. Creamy white head pleasant enough.

Smell is slightly grassy with faint honey notes and a slightly unpleasant sour undercurrent.

Taste is much the same - drinkable but slightly unpleasant. In all the beer went down ok with creamy mouthfeel and served at refreshing temperature but wont go there again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2010 13:25:48 | More by DerBayer
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-04-2013 23:43:55 | More by lehueve
Photo of chickencoop


3.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - nice golden color with the thick head expected from the nitro-can.
Smell - I don't know about you folks but I get a sweet, candy like smell, very inviting.
Taste & Mouthfeel - these are so smooth and tasty. The creamy head adds to the smoothness, having you crave more, leading me into the drinkability of this beer, definitely a session beer. Perfect for sitting at a barstool and yelling at a West Ham game on TV. It's sad that this brand gets lost in the shuffle by its parent company.

Serving type: nitro-can

08-20-2009 02:35:59 | More by chickencoop
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3.15/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Poured from nitro-can into Guinness pint glass. A nice golden color, almost amber. Love the creamy nitrous head. Like a lighter version of Guinness.

Smell - Not much there. A slight sweet and malty scent, but very faint.

Taste - Smooth and very mild. No bitterness at all. Others have mentioned a honey taste (and there is a bee on the label), but I just didn't taste it. It was more of a slightly sweet ale flavor, but no honey that I could taste. Maybe a hint of vanilla. Tastes better as it warms a little.

Mouth Feel - Creamy like a Guinness, due to the nitrous widget in the can. The ale itself is rather thin and not very carbonated, but get a sip of that creamy nitrous head with every gulp.

Drinkability - I could have a couple of these easily, but probably wouldn't do a session with this one.

Serving type: nitro-can

06-22-2009 21:05:31 | More by ChopperSmith
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3.33/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Boddingtons Pub Ale.

A- Starts as a massive foamy cup of liquid, then turns into a very impressive carmel colored beer with excellent one inch head that hangs around for the whole pint. Creamy look that is very appealing. Heavy lacing on the glass... great retention.

S- Mild but there. Quick smells of carmel and milky malts upfront. Small barley and hints of sweet brown sugar and coffee.

T- Starts with a very mild milk like flavor of malts, barley and small traces of coffee.

M-D- Mouthfeel is smooth as water on the tongue. Rich milk-like feel is then off set with an easy light cabonation to finish. Pub like beer with heavy drinking qualities. Definitly a dinner beer light and great tasting.

Serving type: nitro-can

07-08-2009 21:23:59 | More by wesbrownyeah
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4/5  rDev +25.4%

02-22-2013 21:55:55 | More by Rojada1988
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

11-13-2013 19:40:26 | More by dmk91
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New York

4.13/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dense golden/copper color body with a rich and creamy looking head. Light malt aroma with bready notes. A very mellow tasting brew with a sweet malty taste throughout and just enough bitterness in the end. Bready/biscuity aftertaste. Though this beer is light tasting, the mouthfeel is creamy and thick and has a low carbonation. This pairing of a light taste with a heavy mouthfeel adds to the beers complexity and makes it very enjoyable. Also surprisingly refreshing despite the thick and creamy mouthfeel. You can really pound these either on a hot summer day or during a cold night at the pub. A great session beer anytime.

Serving type: nitro-tap

02-25-2004 02:46:01 | More by palma
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3/5  rDev -6%

11-14-2012 06:23:31 | More by pheelingIt
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North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First time I've had a beer from a nitro can. Pretty interesting.

Ended up with a half inch thick head on top of a glass of pale yellow beer. Looked just like it came out of the tap.

Not much aroma to speak of.

Taste was very mild with a bitter finish. Really not a lot of flavor, but nothing bad.

Creamy mouthfeel with some slight carbonation. Easy to drink.

Not a lot to this beer. The pour was the best part. But there isn't a lot to say about this beer. Good to have when you're having more than one, I guess.

Serving type: nitro-can

06-02-2006 12:04:06 | More by doppelmeup
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3.2/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer looks pretty neat as all of the micro bubbles cascade down the inside of the glass. It acts much like a nitro can of Guinness but the show doesn't last as long. When it's over I'm left with a clear copper-colored beer with a dense creamy head. Almost looks like off-white Cool Whip sitting atop the beer. Not much to boast about in the smell category. The most abundant smell I detect is metal. Followed by light sweet malt and an extremely faint bit of hops. While the metal taste is present in the flavor, the carmel malt is more evident and there's a very slight bitter hop note. And I don't necessarily hate the metal characteristic. It tastes like clean metal at least... Like a dental pick during a cleaning. I like the creamy texture. Light, low carbonation, and creamy body make the mouthfeel by far the best characteristic of this beer. Low alcohol, nice body, and mild taste make this beer pretty easy to drink.

Serving type: nitro-can

05-19-2009 18:31:44 | More by berserker256
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1.68/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - poured from the token black and yellow can a perfect head, as per usual, and has a lighter amber colour. not relevant to the style, however.

S - aromas...hmm. Well, I might say that I could blame smelling nothing on my sinuses, but I remedied that problem. I guess then I would say it has, if much of anything, a slight metallic ambiance from the can.

T - very smooth, the head is thick, and I have to agitate the beer in my mouth to effect a stronger bitterness from the hops.

MF - the lack of taste and carbonation leave me wanting to chug the whole glass, as I am thirsty. However, the wateriness is off putting to me, and should not be a characteristic of a beer of this sort, though, their tm 'smooth and creamy' does ring loud, but not to any good effect.

D - very drinkable as mentioned above, but again, too drinkable. It is very much chug-able like a similar nitro-can stout I know and disdain.

Serving type: nitro-can

01-04-2009 22:54:08 | More by erz316
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Ontario (Canada)

2.48/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

440ml nitro can poured into a pint glass. ABV 4.7%.

A - Poured a clear gold with a 1cm head. Foam reduces to a thin layer and very little lacing is produced. Carbonation is visibly quite low.

S - Light grains, hint of something else.

T - Some sweetness, light bread, very light bitterness.

M - Medium body, very low carbonation, creamy, clean finish.

O - Inoffensive and bland. Slightly better on tap but that's not saying much.

Serving type: nitro-can

08-08-2012 02:10:28 | More by decimator
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

01-01-2014 01:48:35 | More by berlinabb
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3/5  rDev -6%

12-30-2011 06:50:09 | More by Josiah2729
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3/5  rDev -6%

06-15-2014 05:48:16 | More by Patches826
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

02-03-2013 05:44:54 | More by rypkr
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

06-20-2014 01:50:18 | More by Zekenyce
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3.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Mild nitro head of fine bubbles. Amber brassy color.

S - Adjunct malts aluminum can not much hops or yeast. Very faint sugariness.

T - Sweet crystal and pale malts. There was no hoppyness, no esters, or fusils. Kind if boring.

M - Malty and creamy like a yogurt drink.

D - Hmm this is going to be a short review. This is a beer that looks nice and is very easy to drink but is boring that it's not worth the price.

Serving type: nitro-can

09-25-2010 02:52:51 | More by jeranbrews
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

02-23-2014 00:43:39 | More by DanE
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

05-24-2013 20:50:23 | More by steevbr
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3.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

This is a startlingly frothy beer. I'm instinctively nervous about anything floating in my drinks, sort of a holdover from campous where bugs fall into your water, but I really didn't mind the little nitro ball too much. The taste is fairly good, if not great, but this beers more about feel than the taste.

All in all, a decent ale that feels wonderful going down.

Serving type: nitro-can

07-31-2003 22:18:47 | More by SetarconeX
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3.33/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured almost all head initially, but eventually settled to between 1 and 2 fingers of creamy, smooth head. It has that same cool rippling effect that Guinness has due to the nitro. Poured a clear amber color with a medium amount of sticky lacing.

S: Not a lot going on here. Some basic hops and malt smells and maybe just a hint of something sweet. Sadly, the smell reminds me a bit of a crumby macro light beer.

T: Malt and grains mostly, not a lot of hops. Maybe some hints of baked bread and caramel (this is a stretch).

M: Medium body, no carbonation to speak of. It's creamy and smooth - the can does not lie!

D: Some good basic flavors and a great mouthfeel. Overall a very drinkable brew. You could definitely throw back more than one of these in a sitting. Some may be thrown by the lack of carbonation.

Serving type: nitro-can

10-27-2009 04:30:43 | More by MrDanno96
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

06-09-2012 03:05:17 | More by mcss
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