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Boddingtons Pub Ale - Boddingtons

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Boddingtons Pub AleBoddingtons Pub Ale

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2,263 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,263
Reviews: 1,051
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 20.75%
Wants: 23
Gots: 124 | 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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Photo of KoG
4/5  rDev +25.8%
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.

KoG, Jun 07, 2005
Photo of EdFed
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

EdFed, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of splendidsplinter
3/5  rDev -5.7%

splendidsplinter, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of hanco005
3.8/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint nitro can “widget” with code 06:03 L5 256MK into a nonic pint glass

A---pours honey colored with thick bubbles that cascade up from the bottom to form a ¾ inch extremely creamy white head. Not much for lacing, but at least ¼ inch of the head was left by the time I finished the beer.

S—mild alcohol scent…smells like bourbon and brown sugar

T—slight malt and hops flavors, finishes dry, alcohol is well hidden.

M—creamy head gives way to a medium bodied ale; very little carbonation (thank you, widget perhaps?) and almost a little flat

D—a nice light ale that I could drink several of. Very smooth, creamy and light.

hanco005, Feb 05, 2006
Photo of CMOrak
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

CMOrak, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of plinythederek
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

plinythederek, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of palliko
3.9/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a cloudy golden color, with great foam and lacing. Aroma is crisp with sweet flowers and banana. Initial taste is a smoot experience that is like a good latte. Medium body and a sweet roasted coffee malt flavor predominates and overcome the flowery yet bitter hops. Adry finish that ends in astringent tannins and barley. So so.

palliko, Jul 14, 2005
Photo of bosco7
3.23/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful creamy head and copper color. Poured into a nonic.

I get some hay and grain in the nose and thats about it.

Tastes alright. No sweetness. Flavors include grass, metal, and fruity esters. Bitter/tannin aftertaste kind of odd.

Mouthfeel is watery. Can drink a lot of these in a sitting, though I would prefer something with flavor. If you really have the craving for a nitrogenated bitter/pale ale go for Old Speckled Hen.

bosco7, May 11, 2007
Photo of Rojada1988
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Rojada1988, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Nutwood
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Nutwood, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of j0hnc2468
3/5  rDev -5.7%

j0hnc2468, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of yankeeheel
2.15/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

It looks nice, I'll give it that. Pours a creamy tan with a white head that is partial to seperating itself from the beer when tilted. The head will never die. Smells weakly malty/hoppy.

Tastes weakly malty/hoppy with no real character. Thin in body and mouthfeel, low in alcohol. Guess it makes for something you can drink all night with your friends.

yankeeheel, Jan 11, 2004
Photo of yossarian14
3.05/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Once the head settles and all the commotion comes to a halt, this beer looks like its made of styrofoam or wax. If I turn it upside-down will it spill. I just don't know. A pale malt aroma without much else. A bland nose. I can't complain about the taste but I can't rave about it either. Starts out clean and creamy and finishes watery and slightly bitter. Very drinkable and more enjoyable if your not reviewing or thinking too much about the flavor.

yossarian14, Nov 23, 2008
Photo of RandyBoBandy
1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

RandyBoBandy, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of goldbot
2.4/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pint-sized Draughtflow can.

A: Pours with the expected frothy, creamy, white head with loads of cascading bubbles. The head is retained indefinitely and coats the sides of the glass. The color is a clear copper with lots of carbonation.

S: Mostly grain, with a small hint of floral character there. Not much going on here.

T: Pretty much all grain/bread. Finishes with a metallic flavor, with the slightest hints of nut and caramel.

M: At first the frothy foam gives this beer a smooth, creamy texture. However, this quickly turns into a thin, watery feel going down.

D: It goes down fairly easy, but there's not much to really like about this one.

goldbot, Jan 03, 2010
Photo of TubbyDullard
3/5  rDev -5.7%

TubbyDullard, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of MikalMick
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

MikalMick, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of BitteBier
2.98/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The pour itself is entertaining, but after the cascade (less pronounced than with a Guinness), you're left with something less than remarkable. A clear, golden ale topped with a tight, impressive cake of foam that looks like freshly whipped cream and ain't going anywhere. Light, crisp grains dominate the weak smell of this beer. Exceedingly smooth and malty taste creates a nicely drinkable beer with a fine mouthfeel. That being said, nothing stands out about the taste, which starts out somewhat bitter and gets sweeter. But this one's a one-trick pony. The smell and taste seem dominated by the foaminess that is concentrated in the persistent head. The beer below brings little to the table.

BitteBier, Feb 08, 2003
Photo of Klebe
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Klebe, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of Buggies
2.95/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Smells faintly sweet and fruity. Not much going on. Taste is the same. Tastes are very faint but some very light sweet malt and a hint of fruitiness comes through. The taste reminds me of a very flat lager.

Tastes like a Guinness, though I think this is a notch above that. I'm not a huge fan of these pub ales.

Buggies, Feb 13, 2009
Photo of Toddv29424
3.7/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer's cascade effect rivals that of Guinness's, which as you may know is quite a feat. It pours a creamy white liquid that slowly and wavily transforms into a golden translucent lager. The smell is non existant. The taste is big, and much like what you'd think a cream ale would be. Lots of body to it which is thick to move your tongue through. A foamy head stays on for the duration of this beer, even when the liquid itself has been finished. A great example of a cream ale.

Toddv29424, Oct 01, 2006
Photo of brewdoc75
3.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this for the first time on tap, but since then I've only been able to find it in the Nitro-can. Here's the nitro-can review.

Appearance: Poored into my new English Pub glass. Outstanding 3/4 inch head that seems to linger till the end. Nice golden color.

Smell: Light hoppy smell. I do get a small hint of an unappealing sulfurous aroma.

Taste: Mildy bitter w/ a light malt taste. Not a big hoppy brew, but there is some hoppy presence. Not terribly exciting overall, but to me that isn't the goal of this brew.

Mouthfeel: Very enjoyable. Creamy, slightly chewy and overall light. Has some similarity to a dry stout.

Drinkability: Not the most exciting beer I've had, but I really enjoy this one as a session beer. It is quite easy to drink several of these and w/ a low ABV overall, it doesn't hurt too much in the morning.

brewdoc75, Oct 22, 2007
Photo of BrewSTL
3.2/5  rDev +0.6%

BrewSTL, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of lehueve
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

lehueve, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of umustdrink
3.2/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at the Irish pub

A - Light orange color with a bright white silky head, very smooth with tons of lacing.

S - Light and sweet corny aroma.

T - Sweet corn with some lightly bitter hops, cereal malts and a faint sweet honey taste.

M - Nitro-tap makes for a superbly smooth drink. Silky body with minimal carbonation.

D - Overall this was pretty nice on a Thursday night. I would have enjoyed it more had I been outside. Not at all complex but what's there is good.

umustdrink, Aug 25, 2007
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