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Boddingtons Pub Ale - Boddingtons

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BA SCORE
73
okay

2,415 Ratings
THE BROS
55
awful

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Ratings: 2,415
Reviews: 1,072
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 20.75%
Wants: 28
Gots: 187 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-20-2001

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Photo of JoeyBathory
3.28/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Dogbrick
3.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another good widget beer. I thought this could be Caffrey's twin brother so I am rating it exactly the same. Similar bronze color, creamy, somewhat flavorless Ale.

Photo of macesq
3.27/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 22Blue
3.27/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BittRnessabounds
3.26/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Well it looked real good in the glass with the creamy white head sitting on the enticing amber brew. But other than that this beer is nothing special. There is no great smell to grab your attention, maybe just a hint of malt and floral hops. The taste is creamy and smooth with just a hint of hops, but I wouldn't say it's very bitter at all. Overall this is a very smooth and creamy beer that has no spectacular taste. At the same time it's enjoyable enough and it's easy to put back a few. Not usually my first choice at my local pub, but I also would never complain is someone bought me one.

Photo of DESTRO
3.26/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured out thick and hearty with that fat nitro head. loods pretty good. the aroma is faint, very light hops and a somewhat boring "beer smell". in the mouth it is creamy and smooth, the head is frothy and it goes down easily. flavor wise it is weak, not terribly so, but pretty blah. faint malt here, very light hops there and all with an odd/off metallic taste. not bad but not good either. it is drinkable though, if there isnt anything better around.

Photo of jsh420
3.26/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

pours clear bright gold with a 1 finger head that left some spotted lacing

smells like a watery pils

taste much of the same watery pils - grassy and pale malt

mouthfeel is very thin with almost no carbonation

drinkability is good - this beer drinks like water low abv - i could drink these all day long but the price tag is a little steep for what flavors you get

Photo of mntlover
3.26/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a gloden slightly pale with a big creamy white head that is nice to look at nice coating of foam on my glass, nitro good for something.
Aroma is slightly grainy malt, some light caramel thrown in but not much elsecan escape this head.
Taste is smooth creamy touches of caramel mixed with malt that tastes like it semlls slightly grainy, light hop flavors and a wee touch of bitterness in the finish. Nothing to be offended about but not much going on either.
Mouthfeel is nice creamy feeling, not lots of body but the nitro makes it feel that way.
Drinkability is ok not something I would buy normally but the boss at work mentioned he enjoyed it and I hadn't tried it so here we are. Would by in a restaurant or pub with limited options but not something to keep around.

Photo of RBorsato
3.26/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear light gold (after the cascading nitro effect wears off) with a nice lasting creamy nitro head, light carbonation, and decent lace. Light sweet light malt aroma and flavor. Definitely leans malty for a "bitter" ... little to no hops noticeable. Medium bodied and smooth from the nitro ...

An easy drinking simple ale; unfortunately with little character though.

'L6 293' lasered on the bottom
Tasted: 12/25/06

(16 oz. tall nitro/widget can)

Photo of DrJay
3.26/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pale amber and perfectly clear, topped by a dense, fluffy white head common to nitro beers. Retention was superb and large chunks of foam stuck to the sides of the glass. Very mild aroma, with a bit of grainy sweetness and light floral hops. Mild floral hop flavour with some hop bitterness balancing grain and caramel flavours. Light fruity esters. Bitterness is more pronounced and the sweetness comes out a little more at the finish, which is of medium length. Just a hint of a metallic flavour creeps in after about the first half pint. Light body and very low carbonation.

I can see this being a good session, with the low carbonation and mild flavour. Overall, the flavour and aroma feel a little muted. 440 mL can.

Photo of CampusCrew
3.26/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: golden body with a thinnish, near white head. decent lacing.

Smell: toasty bready malts, but overall sublte aromas if any.

Taste: Maybe some banan type aftertaste. Light malt flavors for a scotch finshes pretty dry..

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body.

Drinkability: decent beer but probably will look elsewhere in the future. I was at a Irish bar will little to choose from.

Photo of ybnorml
3.26/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A good clean bright yellow beer. Has a big spoonable creamy white head and leaves lace effect. There was a light sweet grassy aroma with a hint of lemon to it. The flavor was light and had a little sweetness with that same hint of lemon just before the quick hop bitterness on the finish.

Photo of vazy
3.26/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours an amazing waterfall effect as bubbles rush down the side of the glass. As the cream colored pour settles in a suitable golden clear color appears. A thick, one fingered solid white head caps the top of the beer.

S- Its aromas are somewhat floral like with a little graininess to it.

T- At first sip its an extremely creamy taste. A little flowery and grassy with some slight cereal gains attached to it. Overall its pretty balanced.

M- Kind of thin but the creaminess makes it heavier.

O- Everything from the pour to the last sip is engaging about this beer which which makes appealing to drink.

Photo of 9InchNails
3.26/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Photo of mschipper
3.26/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Morris729
3.26/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber color with a creamy white head that stays until the end. Nose is floral hops with some notes of fresh grains. Taste is lightly toasted grains with strong notes of hop resins and grain husks. Fairly heavy in the mouth. Bitter hop resins and tannins are present in the aftertaste. A decent beer, but somewhat overpowering.

Photo of JayNH
3.26/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a clear straw color with a huge frothy white head.

S- a mild tea like bitterness with a mild buttery malt.

T- The flavor leans towards the hop side. An earthy tea like bitterness. A slightly buttery malt lingers in the background. Overall a watered down flavor profile.

M- Light bodied but smooth and somewhat creamy.

D- Ok, this stuff is like English Pale Ale Light. It does go down very easy though.

Photo of Offa
3.26/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is fairly good and very eay to drink, but somewhat bland and thin. Perhaps it is at least partially the result of the nitro-can, which is the only way I have had this and nitro cans and taps always seem to thin out the body and suppress aromas and flavours.

Anyway, it is pale copper with a nice, dense, creamy, permanent off-white head that leaves creamy film on the glass, the one good quality of a nitro can or tap in my book.

The aroma is very subdued, being faint toasted grain, grass, faint hints of leaves, flowers, pine, and the faintest hint of metal. Overall, it is rather like a decent, hoppier US lager aroma.

The taste is similar, being very mild toasted grain with faint hint of caramel, light hint of leaves and grass, with a lightly bitter finish. Its feel is conflicted, both creamy from the head yet a little thin, watery, and flat. Overall, the flavours are good and they do hold up quite well to food, etc., but it needs more. It is, however, very easy to drink and has at least some character, even if a bit one-dimensional.

Photo of wattoclone
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ChaseBacon
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of dsauter
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of AxlSkull
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ruffdawg
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Boddingtons Pub Ale from Boddingtons
73 out of 100 based on 2,415 ratings.