Boddingtons Pub Ale - Boddingtons

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Boddingtons Pub AleBoddingtons Pub Ale

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BA SCORE
73
okay

2,544 Ratings
THE BROS
55
awful

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Ratings: 2,544
Reviews: 1,131
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 20.75%
Wants: 37
Gots: 273 | 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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Ratings: 2,544 | Reviews: 1,131
Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
2.93/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

A: best attribute, pale to medium amber

S: decent

T: average, a bit alcoholic, just a bit though

M: is this water?

O: appearance and smell were great. The taste and feel? awful. I was tricked.

Photo of bareju
2.04/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Not sure why people drink this. Pretty and creamy, but has a distinct taste that I associate with cheap beer, and got worse as it warmed up a little bit. Couldn't finish it. Creaminess caused it to be heavier than rice lager alternatives so it's not even much good as an ice cold binge drinking beer.

Photo of shillzor
2.42/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I had a random can of this in my fridge for months, and figured I'd drink it tonight to make some room for other beers. When I popped the top, it exploded all over my table. Not a good start.

Appearance: Starts off with a nice head, with bubbles streaming up the glass. Settles down to a single-finger of flat, white foam. Translucent, bronze color.

Aroma: Not picking up much on the nose. Hints of citric hops.

Taste: Mildly bitter up front, and then...nothing. A bit like weak lemon water.

Mouthfeel: It's extremely smooth, but doesn't make up for the non-existent flavor.

Overall: I'd take this over a Bud, Miller, or Coors, but that's about it. It's not bad, it just isn't good. At all.

Photo of Lettsgo3
1.47/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

By far a disgusting beer... Enjoy

Photo of Resuin
2.48/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On Nitro which I don't think helped it. Unpleasant smell, taste is ok but rough.

Photo of barczar
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aroma is buttery and toffee-like, with soft floral notes. Flavor reveals fruity undertones that I don't recall being there in the past. Seems oxidized. There's a bit of cardboard. Body is thin. Moderately bitter finish. Metallic notes surface late, and this is draft...

Photo of JacketAudio
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Smooth, slightly creamy, but too lite.

Photo of Winston3737
4/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Creamy and easy drinking beer.

Photo of jcubz
3.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

I like the nitro but the taste isnt there

Photo of Mattygross44
4.07/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is the smoothest creamiest beer ive ever tried i love it

Photo of Rootscipio
2.32/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Not bad, just not good either.

Photo of BurdockBoy
2.73/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This was just really weird.

Photo of Keith27614
3.87/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Great feel - very smooth

Photo of JamesNichols
3.95/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The smoothest easiest drinking beer that I ever had

Photo of Forplay678
1.43/5  rDev -55%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Sometimes it's worth cause it costs 1.79 for a 16oz. But still...

Photo of teromous
2.64/5  rDev -17%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

From a can with a nitro widget.

Appearance: When pouring it has this neat appearance where bubbles swirl all around the inside of the glass. I'm guessing it's from the nitro widget. The body is transparent and amber with a thick creamy white head.

Aroma: There is a medium strength spicy hop aroma. It's nice smelling.

Taste: Extremely watered down when it comes to flavor. It has this extremely mellow bread flavor and a very light herbal tea hop flavor, but it's very light. It tastes like somebody mixed half a pint of ale with half a pint of water.

Mouthfeel: Well it is extremely drinkable, because it's a lot like drinking water but much smoother. There is a very light bite from the hops.

Overall: Pass on this. It looks great, smells good, and is very drinkable...but it just doesn't have any flavor at all! I won't be buying this again.

Photo of JimKal
3.21/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I really like the way this one looks as its poured fron the nitro can. Big head that dissipates slowly to finally settle to a half inch head that stays to the end. You do get a creamy mouthfeel with this one that is nice bet there is no visible carbonation. There was, for me, no detectable hop bitterness. There is a different taste to this that some seem to not enjoy but that I just found to be unusual. A mild low abv choice that pairs well with a lot of food styles.

Photo of ksedgwick
1.1/5  rDev -65.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

the worst beer i have ever had

Photo of BorisNorris
2.04/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I think I just drank watered down iced tea.

Photo of RyanG22
2.46/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Nice color to it. No bitterness. Smooth and creamy texture. Lacking in taste, tasted watery.

Photo of JOldewurtel
1.5/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Wow... Pretty awful beer from across the pond

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.81/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Creamy & smooth with an average pale lager type aroma & taste.

Photo of SmashPants
3.22/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Format: a tall, yellow can that is half-way decent. Okay I guess, just very macro. A bit cheap-looking.

Appearance: a clear yellow colour with limited visible carbonation. A half-finger of creamy white sits on top and lasts the distance. Decent.

Aroma: a fairly light aroma of fruit, florals and some sweet malts.

Taste: some more of those buttery sweet malts with floral and fruits. A nice flavour profile but very flat.

Aftertaste: the malts and some florals on the aftertaste, but still quite flat.

Mouth feel: medium in body with a lower carbonation. Needs more carbonation, as many British beers seem to do.

Overall: an okay English Bitter, but certainly too flat in feel for my liking. I'd really enjoy trying this one on tap instead of from the bottle. Nonetheless, decent for AU$83 for a 24 x 440mL case.

Photo of LexingtonBeer
4.51/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I seem to keep coming back to this one. Definitely better draft than in the can. Smooth taste and very creamy head. Easy to knock lots of these back at the pub.

Photo of dionysus408
4.35/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pours and sits in glass like a quintessential beer

Boddingtons Pub Ale from Boddingtons
73 out of 100 based on 2,544 ratings.