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Boddingtons Pub Ale - Boddingtons

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Boddingtons Pub AleBoddingtons Pub Ale

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2,338 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,338
Reviews: 1,055
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 20.75%
Wants: 24
Gots: 149 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boddingtons visit their website
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 twkirkby
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

twkirkby, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of CMOrak
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

CMOrak, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of rcatalano
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

rcatalano, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of plinythederek
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

plinythederek, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of nasty15108
3.85/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a nitro can into a pint glass.

A - Poured a cloudy white color that quickly settled into a an beautiful amber honey color. The nitro produced a beautiful head of thick white and creamy foam head that reminded me of a cloud. Lacing clung to the glass throughout.

S - Slightly malty smell with a slightly sweet floral hop aroma.

T - Very, very mild flavor. Slight maltiness up front followed by sweet honey finish.

MF&D - The little amount of carbonation help this ale maintain its creamy smoothness. Although not packed with too much flavor this ale is enjoyable and easily sessioned.

nasty15108, May 09, 2008
Photo of hdofu
3.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A foamy gold beer. The smell is grainy with a hint of nutmeg. Taste is bland with hint of something in the spice cabinet. I'm glad I tasted it. But I don't think I'd want a bunch of them. They aren't bad or offensive though and go down easy. All and all, a nice uncomplicated casual ale.

hdofu, Nov 10, 2008
Photo of 9InchNails
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice creamy white head. Light copper color. Not much carbonation going on by the looks of it. Nice looking beer from the Draughtflow System that gives it, its nice creamy head.

Mostly grain in the aroma with some grass. Nothing really amazing about the smell.

Grain, some grass, bread, biscuits, the slightest toasted flavor, and mellow hops. Also I taste a faint metal flavor.

Mouth feel is nice and creamy, yet light enough on the belly to make this a session beer. It leaves the mouth feeling moist. Carbonation is almost nonexistent.

I haven't had this beer in a long time, maybe about two years ago when I thought this was a quality beer. Now that I know they're so many choices of great beer, this one kind of falls short since my palate has changed so much. The highlight to this ale is the look and feel. Taste is average, it's not horrible. The flavors are not as in your face as I like them to be. This is a good BBQ beer to have with friends. Alcohol content is on the lower side so you can definitely session it.

9InchNails, Jul 04, 2011
Photo of mquinn919
4.75/5  rDev +49.4%

mquinn919, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of packetknife
3.2/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just not as good from the can. A big differential IMO. Still has the creamy feel and decent taste. On tap I still feel this is my favorit ~anytime~ beer.

packetknife, Apr 23, 2002
Photo of AudioGilz
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

AudioGilz, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of Leschber
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Leschber, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of BrandonOakes
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

BrandonOakes, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of tylergoov
3/5  rDev -5.7%

tylergoov, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of dradair
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

dradair, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of Phocion
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the nitro can with a somewhat pale golden color and a huge head which sinks down to about one finger, but stays until you finish the beer. This stuff really looks like it came from a tap.

The smell here is very faint. Butter and a little bit of citrusy hops, with maybe a little malt trying to poke through. Weak and simple, not too impressive.

While the taste is not particularly offensive, it's incredibly bland. Very light malt flavors finished off by weak stale-smelling hops.

Boddingtons advertises itself as "Smooth and Creamy." This is definitely true, and the one redeeming characteristic of this beer. This stuff actually seems like the British equivalent of our BMC, though they do a much, much better job than A-B, Coors, and the like (though that's not saying much). Good session beer, but for the same price I'd much rather grab a Tetley's.

Phocion, Jul 13, 2006
Photo of TheBierBand
2.53/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass to produce a 3/4" creamy head with the nitro effect cascading bubbles. The liquid was a nice amber clear.

The aroma was floral and yet had a metallic twang.

The taste was not so good. Bitter, but not in a good way... I like a hoppy bitterness, but this was bitter... kind of like eating banana peels.

Mouthfeel: thin with very little carbonation. I don't like the nitro can effect.

Drinkability: If I must.... but I hope I can get some others to help me finish this f pack of cans....

TheBierBand, Jun 20, 2007
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

SStein, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of BeerBob
3.13/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Took in four pints of this along with some Cheddar cheese and sliced sausage, it mingled well. Now that I think of it, I should have tried the Boddingtons with some bubble and squeak, maybe next time.

The nitrogen infusion makes a real change in the way this bittered ale tasted. The hop bitter is really there, but it is masked by the nitrogen foam. Pour a small amount to the side and let the ale settle out, and you will see what I mean.

Raincoats are optional, I don’t think Boddingtons has that widget perfected yet, and I’m not into ale sports...

BeerBob, Jun 19, 2002
Photo of DrGonzoDDS
4/5  rDev +25.8%

DrGonzoDDS, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of GreatPondBrewer
2.83/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This rating is certainly higher than I would afford this beer because of the awesome cascade that accompanies it. It reminded me of some sort of science experiment when I poured it. The beer was a pretty basic light copper ale color, but the cascade was this interesting yellow cloud that sank and then rose in my glass. The smell was overly metallic without much in the way of flavors. Taste was like guiness light, if it existed. Probably the major problem with nitro cans. It had a creamy mouthfeel which masked my preoccupation with the lack of taste. Ohk brew.

GreatPondBrewer, Mar 15, 2003
Photo of beerbtl
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

beerbtl, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of jar2574
2.78/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from one of their special cans. Nice creamy head. Light golden color. Very light, can see through this beer quite easily. Lowish level of carbonation.

Smells ok. Grassy, a little skunky. Not sold on the taste. Slightly bitter. I'd say it actually leans towards malts rather than hops, which isn't what I was expecting. Not awful, but nothing I'm gonna enjoy. The nice thick creamy head keeps this from being a disastrous choice. The beer itself is quite watery and light. Probably an ok session beer.

jar2574, Jul 28, 2007
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4/5  rDev +25.8%

josefnewsong, Dec 04, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

cambabeer, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of BrewSTL
3.2/5  rDev +0.6%

BrewSTL, Aug 31, 2014
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