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Boddingtons Pub Ale - Boddingtons

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Boddingtons Pub AleBoddingtons Pub Ale

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2,447 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,447
Reviews: 1,086
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 20.75%
Wants: 30
Gots: 209 | 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 robebo44
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of jreitman
3.9/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Creamy thick white head and golden orange in color. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Fruit (grapefruit) and a slight biscuit aroma come across in the nose. Moderate bitterness on the side of the tongue with a grapefruit character. Smooth with pretty subdued flavors overall. The more I drank the more I percieved a biscuity, bready flavor. Quite easily downable as a session beer.

Photo of biglite351
1.96/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A - clear golden with an amazing stout lasting foam.

S - smelt Luke cheap domestic.

T - super lite. Almost watery. The bar maid was wrong on this one. She must like very lite brews.

M - almost unnoticed. Bland.

D - like glasses of water, why bother? This is easily drinkable, but not worth paying for.

Photo of JohnathanColeman
2.88/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of pcsnyder
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Duvel
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of trevorwideman
3.09/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

You sure can't argue with the beauty of the nitro pour, this beer looks exceptionally good in my pint glass. Full creamy head, dark blonde colouring, lots of nitro bubbles sticking to the glass. Smell is less inviting though, with a slight unpleasant soapiness, very sweet, slight caramel, very subtle hops in the nose.

Taste is quite bitter off the top, much more than the nose revealed, but mellowing after a few sips. Maltiness is kept subtle, and not toothache inducing as I was a bit afraid of. Good roasted character, fairly well balanced, extremely British.

The mouthfeel is a bit creamy but mostly just watery and thin, little to no bite on the tongue. You could almost drink this like water, but it would be about as exciting. There are great qualities about this brew, but its inconsistencies are unpleasant. There's a lot better EPA's out there.

Photo of Sipchue
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of plfahey
2.27/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

1 pint nitro can poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance-Nice cascading effect from the nitro pour. Medium gold in color with good clarity and a large, tight, creamy beige head with good retention and some nice lacing.

Aroma-Grainy, slightly corny aroma. Cereal grains and extremely light floral hop aroma. Perhaps a touch of fruity esters (apple or pear) here, but not much going on at all.

Flavor-A bit more fruit in the flavor, with light pear esters showing up front. Corny cereal grains carry throughout, and is eventually overshadowed by moderately low hop bitterness, and a suggestion of floral hop flavor. Finishes a bit minerally/almost metallic with just a touch of astringency.

Mouthfeel-Carbonation is low and body is medium light-actually quite thin at times. Add in the slight astringent buzz on the back end and the product is an insipid, lifeless experience.

Smells and tastes like an American lager with just a touch of fruitiness. Uninspired, and piss poor for an English Pale Ale-totally lacking in any malt, hop, or yeast based points of complexity.

Photo of hotsudge
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of BrewSTL
3.2/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of hckyfn9999
2.91/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep golden color with a nice white head. Always nice to watch the nitros settle in my opinion, although this isnt as nice as the stouts. Aroma is faint with a little fruit in there. Taste is a little malty and more of the fruit. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with little carbonation as typical of the nitro. This is an easy drinker, decent towards the end of a session. Nothing spectacular here, just an easy drinking, low flavor, pale ale.

Photo of Brown120
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Gregaroo
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of plaztikjezuz
4/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bought a can at world market in lansing, michigan. ($1.49)
pours a brilliant copper with a thick white head, the cascading nitro bubbles are also a butiful sight.
the aroma is malty, grassy, hint of spice, hint of sweet honey.
the flavor is malty, carmelized malt, grassy, hopsack, hint of spice, lingering hopflavor.
great beer, goes down easy, great example of english ale.

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

Photo of Rojada1988
4/5  rDev +25.8%

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.

Photo of cambabeer
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

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.

Boddingtons Pub Ale from Boddingtons
73 out of 100 based on 2,447 ratings.