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Boddingtons Pub Ale - Boddingtons

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Boddingtons Pub AleBoddingtons Pub Ale

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2,376 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,376
Reviews: 1,059
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 20.75%
Wants: 24
Gots: 156 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of mailboxfish
2.78/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's very mild. Drinks more like milk than beer. I can see how someone who prefers a more flavorful beverage would dislike like beer. Still, it's not anything to scoff at. It's drinkable, and mildly enjoyable. I doubt I'll be seeking it out in the future, but I won't cringe if offered a glass of Boddingtons Pub Ale. You could probably pass on this one, but I don't think it deserves the scathing reviews it has gotten.

Photo of JamesMN
3.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: That cascading draught pour never disappoints! You are left with a deep golden brew with great clarity and a white pillow of head on top.

Aroma: Some caramel malt. Not much here but nothing bad.

Taste: Nice smoothness up front due to the creamy head. No hops in here but a good grain presence. Slight toasty flavor but mostly caramel malt.

Mouthfeel: Real creamy feel (due to the nitrogen widget). High drinkability and lighter side of medium bodied.

Final Thoughts: I can understand why this beer isn't highly rated but I think it deserves credit for being very unique (at least for those of us who live in the US). It would be the perfect session beer for an evening in a British pub. Although it doesn't have much flavor to offer, there is nothing off about the taste.

Photo of expansive
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of BeerOps
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of JVoyager
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Rocketman8911
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Lemke10
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clear amber orange color with the perfect long lasting head. Scent is sweet with malts with some hints of grain. Taste is light almost like it lighter than water. Has this cheap grain taste while having a bitter crispness to it. It finishes with a chalky malt after taste. Not my kind of beer by any means.

Photo of beerpadawan
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of yankhawk
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of Nutwood
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of Glopez
4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

Photo of sdaly3
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of bsp77
4.03/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from nitro-tap into Boddington's Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Honey gold with firm, stark white head. Has the too perfect look of a nitro beer, but it sure is pretty.

Smell: Not too much, but to be expected for the style. Light grainy malts, some light spiciness. Mostly smells dry.

Taste: Dried malts with toast, bread and tea. Hops are nicely balanced and integrated and are spicy, floral and slightly metallic.

Feel:Light bodied but exceedingly smooth and creamy. Very dry finish, as expected since the beer is pretty dry throughout.

Overall: I know many like to blast this beer for being bland, but I find it to be very refreshing and balanced, despite being quite mild. From what I remember, the nitro cans are also good, but not as good as having it on nitro-tap. Happy to finally review this, as I used to have it often in my pre-review days.

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Boddingtons Pub Ale from Boddingtons
74 out of 100 based on 2,376 ratings.