Boddingtons Pub Ale
Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I

Boddingtons Pub AleBoddingtons Pub Ale
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Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I
England, United Kingdom
English Pale Ale
Ranked #187
Ranked #28,461
3.21 | pDev: 20.25%
Oct 21, 2023
Oct 20, 2001
Boddingtons Pub Ale is a higher ABV version of Boddingtons Bitter brewed for Export Markets.

Boddingtons has been enjoyed by beer drinkers in England for more than 200 years, and is well known for its creamy head and smooth body.

Boddingtons is a refreshing, smooth beer renowned for its golden colour, full-bodied flavour and malty, moreish taste with smooth, tight creamy head.
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Rated: 3.02 by Plonk from Alabama

Oct 21, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by ajdemma from New York

Aug 28, 2023
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Reviewed by Pineroom from New Jersey

3.36/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
You cannot drink this beer from a can. If you do you’re not ever going to appreciate its true nature.

Granted it’s not a great beer but from a tap it’s a classic nitro with the taste of Britain with every sip.

Beer snobs won’t agree…fine….slim chance of finding this on tap outside of maybe Churchills I’m NYC anyway, but if you ever see it give it a go. It’s Worth at least a pint…..
Aug 17, 2023
Rated: 3.11 by QuintusHorace from California

Jul 19, 2023
Rated: 5 by elphenor from Texas

Jul 13, 2023
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Rated by buddog from New York

5/5  rDev +55.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This stuff is great, the closest thing to bitter in the USA.
Jun 17, 2023
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from France

2.77/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Quick cold can into a pint glass.
This is basically a beautiful woman that doesn’t know how to kiss. All looks, no substance, creamy head, smooth body, weak, bland, the end.
May 19, 2023
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Rated by lflotron from Florida

1/5  rDev -68.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
I would rather drink the outlet from the sewage treatment plant than this. It is DISGUSTING.
May 12, 2023
Rated: 4.02 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Feb 04, 2023
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

3.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
16 ounce can poured into a nonic pint glass.

Looks great! The large creamy head seals in the crystal clear, light amber pour. The thick bone-white foam doesn’t quit and leaves some lace.

White bread aroma and to a lesser degree, sweet spicy hops make up the moderate strength nose.
It goes down smooth but a bit watery with very low malty flavor to open. Flavor picks up a bit at the dry finish. Mild woody bitterness closes it out.

I’ve had this on tap before and I think this is fairly close. Seems to hit the mark but low on flavor and less sharp than most English Pales I have had. Still, a decent pint of beer.
Feb 03, 2023
Rated: 3.55 by mamaraza from Texas

Dec 26, 2022
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Reviewed by ramseye4 from Virginia

3.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
A- good fluffy head as to be expected, looks a bit on the thin side, golden straw color.

S-buttered biscuits, not bad but very simple and a bit faint

T-surprisingly I get a bit of candied fruit, some grassy malt, with an unfortunate metallic finish taking away a bit from what was a surprisingly good taste


O- people are going to sleep on this because it’s owned by INBEV. While I agree that a Fullers is better in all regards as are a slew of other beers, you can’t find those in your local wal mart in the US. This is a good gateway beer for people looking to try something different than a bud light
Dec 25, 2022
Rated: 5 by KozelHead from Canada (ON)

Nov 22, 2022
Rated: 3.22 by not2quick from Missouri

Nov 22, 2022
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Reviewed by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

3.36/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L: Clear gold body with a dense white head.

S: Sweet malt dominates with some hints of fruit esters.

T: Follows the nose. Sweet, smooth malt with just a hint of bitterness.

F: Smooth, creamy

O: Decent
Oct 09, 2022
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Rated by DavyJonesXXX from Texas

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Wouldn't purchase again.
Oct 05, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.59/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a nitro Pint can best by December 2022

On the pour a super fine 1.5 finger nitro head formed woth a relatively quick cascade to a crystal clear light golden amber with very light carbonation.

Aroma is a bit funky but mostly sweet and malty. This funk i haven't smelled before and I actually enjoy it a bit. Quite earthy but mostly clean and malty.

Taste is quite simple but quaffable. Once again earthy, but in a sweet creamy way. There is a good bit of esters here but for the most part it works with the beer. Not the cleanest thing ever bit for my tastes this is pretty unique.

Feel is light yet creamy, with the traditional low carbonation of a nitro beer, however there is a bit of co2 bite here. Despite the thicker creamy nitro head the body has a bit of a drying sensation. Finish is average.

Overall to the American palate at leas this is a pretty unique beer. I understand this is brewed at a budweiser factory in Britain, but hey compared to actual bud and basically any macro AAL this is worlds ahead. Fullers is obviously better but I've never actually tasted anything like this before.
Sep 20, 2022
Boddingtons Pub Ale from Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I
Beer rating: 74 out of 100 with 3084 ratings