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Boddingtons Pub Ale - Boddingtons

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Boddingtons Pub AleBoddingtons Pub Ale

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2,247 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,247
Reviews: 1,050
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 20.75%
Wants: 20
Gots: 118 | 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 monaquee
4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

monaquee, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of tdm168
2.08/5  rDev -34.6%

A - light copper with a half of an inch of pure white, soft, dense, creamy, head that has great retention

S - grainy, faintly musty, a bit sweet

T - sweet, corn, grains, metallic, apples

M - light bodied, thin, little carbonation

Everything about this beer is pretty solid...except how it tastes and smells! It's metallic and off putting, sweet and grainy, thin and watery. This a very poor example of the style. Ignore!

tdm168, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of mshanecrowe
1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

mshanecrowe, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of tomis850
4/5  rDev +25.8%

tomis850, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of BigRedGator
4.43/5  rDev +39.3%

This is a full-bodied ale, but very smooth and refreshing. The can produces a lot of head, but it's part of the experience. Serve very cold, either alone or with hearty foods, such as steaks or other meats on the grill. This beer has the ultimate draught can ~ it only pales in comparison to the real thing. On tap, this is my absolute favorite beer. It's as smooth and refreshing as a cool glass of water on a hot day, but full and rich as any quality brewed pale ale. This beer is my standard.

BigRedGator, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of carteravebrew
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

carteravebrew, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of Vevoda478
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Vevoda478, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of bluedelta32
5/5  rDev +57.2%

bluedelta32, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of Hopfenpeter
2.98/5  rDev -6.3%

Poured a clear medium ti dark gold and builds a creamy white head, about one finger high. Dissipates slow, leaving some lacing.
Weak smell of some faint fruity hops.
The taste is very malty, bread and some bitter hops in the back.
A light bodied ale that has a little stale feel to it. Not my taste.

Hopfenpeter, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of DruC4
3/5  rDev -5.7%

DruC4, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of RoryOMoore
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

RoryOMoore, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of MAUEX_MFA
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

MAUEX_MFA, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of Dave1999
3.43/5  rDev +7.9%

This is nice rich amber color with a solid creamy looking head. The head retention is exception stays big a foamy the whole time.

The smell is very faint although from what I could get it was malty and a little bitter and hoppy.

The taste is bitter and a little bit sweet, feels kind of watered down.

The mouthfeel is silky smooth and thick with very little carbonation.

Overall this is the thickest creamiest beer I've had but the taste is just ok kind of boring. I did enjoy it though all the same.

Not as good as Bass and no way near as good as Sam Smith's.

Dave1999, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of FLBEERGUY25
4.75/5  rDev +49.4%

FLBEERGUY25, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of Drk93TT
4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

Drk93TT, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of madkat07
4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

madkat07, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of mcss
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

mcss, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of trstar87
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

trstar87, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of crobinso
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

crobinso, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of ElGato33
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

ElGato33, Jun 01, 2012
3/5  rDev -5.7%

TEAMHOLT, May 31, 2012
Photo of cshull
4/5  rDev +25.8%

cshull, May 30, 2012
Photo of WynnO
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

WynnO, May 30, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.43/5  rDev +7.9%

Into a pint glass:

A: pale golden brown colored body yielding a pure white one finger head tops the pint and an off-colored slightly tan level appears separate from the golden pale brown body and rises to disappear in the head. Barely any carbonation is seen rising. Even after several sips, the head stays throughout most of the beer. No rings are left.

S: as many times as I smelled it even after it warmed, there still wasn't anything there.

T: bitter malts yield a subtle sweetness that tickles some slightly floral tones yet helps to bring out a breadiness that tells my palate to have more. Some banana also comes out.

M: light with low carbonation. It leaves a wet feel. Still, its smooth and creamy.

O: my only disappointment is the smell. Everything else is well done. I would have this again as long as I'm not forced to smell it (not like that would do anything because there's nothing there).

BeerKangaroo, May 30, 2012
Photo of OriolesFan1008
3/5  rDev -5.7%

OriolesFan1008, May 29, 2012
Boddingtons Pub Ale from Boddingtons
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