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: 38
Gots: 274 | 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 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

Photo of Lilbeck23
4.56/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smooth style and very light. Easy on the taste and easy to drink. Cool and refreshing for a quick "light and easy" party beer or summer refresher on the pond!

Photo of SeanMurray
3.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Better than Hen's Tooth...still not as good as New Castle.

Photo of TheRealtor
1.7/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This is a horrible beer

Photo of SurferEric
2.91/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Creamy and good as any once you're a handful of beers in to the night.

Photo of trytoketchup
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I do not write reviews.

Photo of Adamsaints
4.68/5  rDev +47.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love this beer. Not sure why it's reviews are so low.

Photo of Jayjangle
3.63/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good beer, fairly easy to find and satisfying. Has a nice smoothness to it with almost no carbonation, and a mellow flavor. Not very hoppy; however it has strong citrus tones to it. Nice pale, yellow head, with a moderate alcohol content. Pairs well with light fish (tilapia, trout, catfish, halibut, etc.) and cold sandwiches.

Photo of Paulieblaze
4.81/5  rDev +51.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer anyone who has a chance to enjoy one should.

Photo of CIBoy10
3.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Boddingtons is unique because of its mouth-feel. Especially out of the pub can with widget (think Guinness). The best way I can describe the feel is velvety, definitely nitro-ish. The taste is very much like what you'd expect. Not too impressive, standard pub fare. Easy to drink. I would recommend trying it based purely on the unique combination of mouth-feel and taste. Cheers!

Photo of wejohnsn
2/5  rDev -37.1%

Pours a nice burnt orange and gold color with a little cloudiness and a nice off-white head. Smell is exactly as noted above. Very intense citrus and pine hops. Tastes of citrus and fairly hoppy, but not overbearing, perfect for all night drinking. Light mouthfeel that goes down smooth and almost creamy. A very yummy brew!

Photo of The_Murph
4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

Boddingtons is an excellent ale. Mellow hops and a creamy body make it light, yet with plenty of flavor. One can detect a little bit of toffee, a slight sour note, and slightly bitter finish (somewhat like the skunky flavor of Heineken). This flurry of flavor combined with low carbonation makes them go down fast. My only complaint is that they only come in 4 packs!

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Photo of JudeSzlabo
4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

This is my go-to at the local pub. Delicious and creamy!

Photo of SomethingClever
3.36/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

poured into a pint glass

A: on nitro so the initial pour looks beautiful but when it clears it's pretty straight forward clear straw colored laced the glass nicely as a nitro beer should

S: very mild smells up front crackery and bready

T: this hits your tongue and the taste is very muted then you swallow and you pick up some toasted breads and maybe a touch of Carmel

M: I do not like nitro beers much if gives them a flat feel to me but this was creamy, like most beers of this style tend to be

O: while I wouldn't drive to the bar to get this one, I was surprised by the nice finish on the beer other than that the beer is fairly forgettable.

Photo of FLima
2.84/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Amber color with a thick thin head that keeps a constant plate.
Tangy fruity aroma with notes of papaya.
Similarly, sweet fruity flavor with notes of papaya, cinnamon, maybe nuts, some corn and a floral hint.
Rather creamy body with mild carbonation. A bit watery when carbonation runs down.
Not sure I would call it the fair Guinness. It is a bit overly sweet and lacks complexity.

Photo of pearlmeister
4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

Enjoyable for buying in a can. (I prefer draft.) Relatively smooth and creamy pour.

Boddingtons Pub Ale from Boddingtons
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