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Boddingtons Pub Ale - Boddingtons

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Boddingtons Pub AleBoddingtons Pub Ale

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2,415 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,415
Reviews: 1,072
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 20.75%
Wants: 28
Gots: 187 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of DaveFL1976
3.59/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boddington’s Pub Ale
Duke of Kent Hotel – Latrobe St, Melbourne – September 07 2005
Boddington’s pours like a classic English ale with a beautiful cascade that ends in a thick white head. The beer itself ultimately settles down into a light amber colour with few bubbles. The taste starts with a bit of sweetness and then the trademark British bitterness comes across the back of the tongue. Mouthfeel is silky, and one sip begs another. Definitely a good beer, and when it’s on its best character on tap, it’s an absolute winner. I have tried the nitro can, however, and was much less than impressed.
Appearance: 4.5
Smell: 3.0
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 4.0
Drinkability: 4.0

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3.2/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of GodOfBeer
3.48/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours the typical nitro-pour with a perfect white head and solid gold body.

Smells sweet, kind of creamy, grainy, and I can pick up some honey also.

Tastes pretty light, sweet with a slight hop taste in the aftertaste, possibly some honey in there, hence the bees?

Nice nitro creamy mouthfeel, a bit too thin though, but very smooth and drinkable.

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of jsisko01
3.76/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a somewhat clear, light orange hue with a thin creamy head.

Smell - I can smell the bitter yeast and floral notes.

Taste - Pretty bitter. Has a subtle sweetness, along with a floral and bready aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light body with low carbonation.

Overall - This is definitely one of the better pale ales.

Photo of Jackal
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of elniko
2.99/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from nitro pint can into pint glass

A: Wow, I'm impressed that the apparatus in the can really works. Loud fizz when can opened. Amber hue with finger or so of head that did not dissipate at all while drinking.

S: Not much to the nose at all. I get a little bit of a smoky texture to the smell.

T & M: Creamy thanks to the lingering head. Just not a whole lot of flavor, not objectionable at all though. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is primarily bitter with some of the creaminess as well.

D: I'm glad I tried this beer but I can't say that I'll be having again after I finish off this four pack.

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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2.68/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of CortexBomb
2.61/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A fairly plain jane brew that happens to come from England.

Pours a medium amber with a decent bit of head on top. The nose is slightly malted, really not a whole lot going on there.

The flavour is similarly decent but unremarkable, some malts, a hint of sweet caramel somewhere back there, but nothing that stands out.

The mouth is fuller than average for the style, so decent marks there. Drinkability is dead-on average, nothing special.

Overall, a somewhat generic beer. I know that pales generally are more straight-forward in their profile, but I would like to have something try to take centre stage, and it didn't feel like that was happening here.

Photo of dfried
3.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Boddingtons Pub Ale has a time and a place, unfortunatly that place in not at the top of a BAs list. The appearance of this beer is pretty cool, the nice cascading pour and the crisp golden color with a creamy white head. That is when the novelty wears off. Taste is of an ale thats pale, but not the other way around. Slight hoppy aroma and flavor but nothing that jumps out at you, a pale malt flavor that is more grainy and anything. It tastes sort of watered down. They have this at one of my favourite downtown bars on tap, Brits Pub, and I can drink the hell out of it down there when I am out for a night, but for someone trying to enjoy a beer at home, well, NEXT!

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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of Onslow
2.86/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thank you ONSLO! This is a nice ale that I enjoyed in a draught can! I enjoyed the creamy head and super crisp after taste that follows, a true classic that you can enjoy over and over! quite bitter! oh ya!

rerate: on tap.. looks the part but the flavour is odd..i prefer the can i think but who knows.. if i feel like a widget beer go with guinness or youngs double choc...

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3.32/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Out of the pint can...

A - Brilliant. I absolutely love that nitro can look with this beer. Uber creamy light tan head sits atop a clear golden honey.

S - A touch of adjunct graininess with a bit of bread dough and faint caramel and some honey. Really not much scent to speak of.

T - Years ago when I had this, I remember it tasting better. That is not a slight to this beer, just that it now seems a bit bland. It's a bit yeasty and bready. Caramel and honey are more noticeable than on the nose. There's also a slight metallic thing.

M - Quite creamy and satisfying initially, but seems to finish a bit watery.

D - Extremely drinkable. Goes down really easy and doesn't weigh you down.

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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.1/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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2.88/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Redwood21
3.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: nitro beers always look pretty, thick creamy white head on top an amber beer

S: almost white wine like. its different, not bad, not special

T: its very watery you get a little creamy malt taste, but there is very little back bone and the beer could be better. Its very easy to session and not notice, but its not the kinda beer that will smack you in the face and make you take notice

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

3/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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