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Boddingtons Pub Ale - Boddingtons

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Boddingtons Pub AleBoddingtons Pub Ale

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BA SCORE
73
okay

2,138 Ratings
THE BROS
54
awful

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Ratings: 2,138
Reviews: 1,041
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 20.69%
Wants: 14
Gots: 83 | 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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FLBEERGUY25

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +48.9%

06-12-2012 05:26:42 | More by FLBEERGUY25
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MikieV

Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +48%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From draft at Nick's Pub in St. Louis

This is my favorite ale. I always get this when it is available on draft. From a can it is remarkably similar to draft.

It arrives at the table still rolling with carbonation. It typically settles with a finger or so if thick, rich cream colored head. Medium to dark amber color. Very pleasant aroma.

The taste is very smooth and mellow. Very well balanced. Slight hop flavor, but not strong or intense. This is an excellent beer to start the night with, or for session drinking.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2011 01:55:43 | More by MikieV
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AdrianRP

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +46.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, I cannot believe this beer rated as poorly as it did! I truly find this a very unique brew.

Its the 'other' Guinness draught being lighter in color, and yet not any less interesting. Its flavor is very mellow, yet rich, and its overall creamy texture make the beer allot of fun to drink.

Its bubbles cascade just as Guinness draught's does...

I purchase this beer after the holidays in January, and consume it through early spring. I will report back later with a more detailed, definitive review of this beer.

Serving type: nitro-can

01-05-2012 21:32:55 | More by AdrianRP
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GaetanoBresci

Switzerland

4.63/5  rDev +45.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer, is a really creamy beer. The appearance is perfect, I ve never see a beer from can appear like just poured from a pub tap. Taste is a bit weak for the tipe of beer, but terrific if consedered that is in can. Really good, I will fdefinetly buy again!

Serving type: can

06-14-2013 11:47:46 | More by GaetanoBresci
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Reverand

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I love this beer. The cascading effects is amazing. Great session beer. I bet its even better on tap. It's taste is smooth and pure, with a nice amber color with a bueatiful head.

Serving type: nitro-can

07-14-2002 07:08:08 | More by Reverand
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bronxlord

New York

4.6/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A champion beer in every sense of the word. I am surprised at the low ratings for this. It has a wonderful appearance (and I am not a big amber guy) and a perfect head. The taste is toasty and comforting. Probably the best of the more "popular" beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2004 21:56:08 | More by bronxlord
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bossmanjg

New York

4.6/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my wife’s review--- From pour to finish, this is a great beer.

Appearance: The cascading brew was a delight to watch from the lip of the can, to the bottom of the glass, and back up again… It was like a show. Great head, retention, and lacing… Lasted to the end of the glass. Nice golden honey color.

Smell: Sweet, honey like aroma, but not overpowering, just right.

Taste: Phenomenal, loved it. Smooth flavor, a little strong at the finish, but not bad.

Mouth feel: Creeeaaaammmyyyy and ssmmmmoootttthhhh. Low on carbonation makes for better (or more) intake without feeling bloated. The nitro cans have it going on.

Drinkability: I would consider this a session beer. As a true Irish Lass, is pains me too say that have to drink, and like, an English Pub Ale. However, my Grand-pappy will have to roll over, because this is to damn creamy and smooth.

Follow the suggestions, drink cool, not cold.


And as always remember the immortal words:

“Beer is proof that God loves us, and wants us to be happy.”

~Benjamin Franklin

Serving type: nitro-can

02-26-2006 15:03:39 | More by bossmanjg
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WallyBoag

California

4.6/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My favorite ale. Served from a can, this beer poured an extremely thick, creamy head that dissipated quickly. The color was a lightish yellow. Smelled rich and creamy. This was the first time I had experienced such a sweet dairy-like smell. Could have sworn there was milk in it. Tasted incredibly sweet and creamy, but felt a little harsh in the mouth for some reason, however this harshness was countered by the incredible taste. Easy to drink since the flavor was so incredible!

Serving type: can

12-19-2003 03:43:18 | More by WallyBoag
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Kaiser777

Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +43.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Boddingtons Pub Ale is the first pub ale I have ever tried and fell in love with it right away, it is a remarkable beer that doesn't disappoint.

A- It is very inviting with the can being the color yellow, very welcoming and settle to the eye, and when you pour it into your glass it is like a ballad of bubbles that rushes from the bottom of the glass that swims trough the cloudy of golden beauty.

S- The smell is good not over powering with a very delightful smell of a pale ale.

T- The taste is amazing it rushes in your mouth with a smooth but full flavor, I am head over heels in love with this beer, makes me want to be more open to trying different pale ales, who wants to take a trip to England?

MF- Is to good for words it sets on your taste buds and refreshes your thirst for a good beer, I can't wait to have another, to fill my mouth with it's pure flavors of a true import from across the pond.

D- It is very drinkable, although it does fill you up quicker then your average beer, but I can definitely say I could drink this beer trough out the evening, so the next time your in the mood for a real eye opener ask your bartender for a Boddingtons Pub Ale, and never look back!

Serving type: nitro-can

05-11-2010 03:43:14 | More by Kaiser777
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Clockwork420

Missouri

4.58/5  rDev +43.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can into glass stein.

Darker brown ale color. Beautiful show it put on.
Spectacular head. Creamy 2 inches. Stuck around for as long as it took me to drink it.

Smell was okay but cleaner smelling than others. Earthy.

Taste was the best part. First drink was like drinkin the tears of a lifelong enemy. It was amazing. Smooth and creamy, had a slight bite, Perfect in my ale book so far.

Same with mouthfell. Exceptional.

Drinkablilty. You know. Easy to drink by far. Almost dangerously easy to drink.

I will buy this many times im sure of it.
Great buy $6.29 for a four.

Must try.

Serving type: nitro-can

08-05-2007 02:47:01 | More by Clockwork420
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Working4Beer

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer. A bit of a more mass-produced beer but none-the-less a great drink. A great taste and a great drink. And not too heavy so there is no issue in not be able to drink plenty. Best out of the tap but the nitro-can is not a bad second option.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2008 22:25:01 | More by Working4Beer
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ChrisCage

Alberta (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +42%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Smooth pouring, with a thick,creamy white head that keeps its
retention decently for short period and then dissapears for the most
part after about 10 mins. Dark golden in colour and very
clear.Visually appealling with all those bubbles rising to the top of the
glass.

S- Very mild with a hint of sweetness and minimal hops in the
aroma....definately not an overpowering stench

T- Very mild much like the smell with a bit of a honey flavor followed by
a small hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. Definately easy on the
palate overall

M- I liked the feel of this....not real heavy but more of a light
cream texture. It glides down the back of my throat easily and I
enjoyed the VERY slight carbonation

D- Simply put, this is a good, decent beer....very easy to drink with the low carbonation and balanced flavor. I think that I could handle at least a couple of these in a sitting as it's not overly heavy, but heavy enough. I was definately satisfied and have come back to it on a few occasions already in my short beer drinking career and enjoy it a little more each time.

Serving type: nitro-can

06-15-2007 06:39:44 | More by ChrisCage
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

08-31-2013 01:18:34 | More by tyleeis
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02stang


4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

06-29-2014 20:54:35 | More by 02stang
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PhoenixShredds

California

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

01-31-2013 18:44:29 | More by PhoenixShredds
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086InferiorWisdom

New York

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

02-23-2013 02:58:12 | More by 086InferiorWisdom
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madkat07

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

06-11-2012 21:33:40 | More by madkat07
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batt6343

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

09-18-2012 01:34:01 | More by batt6343
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Glopez

California

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

08-23-2012 22:23:37 | More by Glopez
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atwooder

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

01-14-2012 23:14:53 | More by atwooder
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pbtimms1

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

08-16-2013 02:12:07 | More by pbtimms1
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therica

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

As promised, we had a party and a keg of this. Note that the kegs are already nitro-charged from the brewery, so don't try pumping one with CO2 or you will ruin it.

Head-- at first, I was disappointed because the head wasn't as nicely separated and luscious as the nitro-can version. But the head was still great, and in fact more integrated with the beer and a browner color as well, and still very delicious. Great nose from the start. Light hops-bitters presence in the head.

Beer-- wow-- a little different than the nitro-can, again, but maybe even nicer because of the full integration of the beer, rather than the quick-integration and resulting modest separation when poured from a nitro-can. Slight sweet caramel, malty residual taste that stays nicely on the palate, yet isn't annoying. Less hops presence in the beer than in the head, but still there.

Finish-- WHY!?!?!?!? I'm still going on this KEG after a month! We had a smaller turnout than expected, and the keg was nearly but not fully drained. After the ice melted, the keg just sat inside our outdoor cabin, warm, through a hot August, although the temp inside there didn't go over 80 degrees F. I've been at it, gradually, all month on occasion. I guess this unusual stability of the keg is because of the nitro-charge, that's all that I can figure. Hooray!

Drinkability-- this goes with about anything. It's not a strong dark beer, it's not overly dark, and was liked even by the party-goers who are more light-ale or even US-fodder fans.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2006 09:25:41 | More by therica
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joshlindquist

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

01-06-2012 02:48:51 | More by joshlindquist
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Benjaminwileketchum

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

11-13-2013 18:57:01 | More by Benjaminwileketchum
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monaquee


4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

06-24-2012 06:50:56 | More by monaquee
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