Boddingtons Bitter | Boddingtons

Boddingtons BitterBoddingtons Bitter
BA SCORE
2.95/5
82 Ratings
Boddingtons BitterBoddingtons Bitter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boddingtons
England, United Kingdom
inbev.com

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jarod on 12-02-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,366
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
82
pDev:
22.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Duncanster
4.5/5  rDev +52.5%

Photo of OronoChris
4.08/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice brew.

I was pleasently surprised.

A standard English bitter, but nice drinking and tasty.

Good for a session or five.

Had a creamy taste and overall refreshing.

Nice long lasting head, and solid lace.

Nothing spectacular, however I highly recommend its simplicity.

It was much better off of cask than on tap as well.

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Photo of dbkuether
4/5  rDev +35.6%

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4/5  rDev +35.6%

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4/5  rDev +35.6%

Photo of fullsweep
3.95/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had tried Boddington's pub ale when I lived in the States and highly enjoyed that. Bought the draught bitter after moving to the UK. This has a mellow, creamy taste that is hard not to enjoy. Nice creamy head that remains. It's amazing that beer from a can can taste this good. Only minor downside is the aftertaste is a bit too mellow. The beer tastes great on the tongue, but the finish is almost watery. Otherwise a great beer!

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Photo of mmosey
3.94/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Daniel21396
3.81/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Mild Aroma, mild taste of bitterness with a creamy head

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Photo of WillWillows
3.75/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like English Bitter. I spent a lot of pub time during my time in England and Boddington's is a favorite in Manchester and in other areas of England. I found it on draught here at the Cock And Bull Pub on Mainstrasse in Covington, KY and have been enjoying it since. On a hot day you can sit outside and the creamy mellow taste cools you down. Anyone who reads my reviews knows I am an avid Half and Half drinker and I like this with Guiness Draught layered in the English pint. Nice for sitting around and having a chat. But on its own, nicely done. It's served at Old Trafford for all you United Fans. Cheers, mate.

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Photo of manfromanotherplace
3.73/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A classic Mancunian brew, looks stunning as it settles in the glass, no real smell but a great creamy mouthfeel. A little sweet then a little bitter, this is subtle in every aspect.extremely low abv too.....i could sink half a dozen of these on a summer day.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.68/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An above-average brewski, if not outstanding. The dark brown color is eye-catching, as is the thick head - when first poured, there is a lot of cloudiness owing to the carbonation; the bubbles are tiny so the turbidity lasts for a little while. Even when it clears the head is still rich; it reminds me of the head on a well-poured Guinness except not as thick.

The flavor was not as heavy as I expected, but it is smooth with the kind of hoppy bitterness I expect from a good English ale. It is smooth and pleasant, and a good accompaniment to a meal.

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Photo of Euroglot
3.54/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pfhanlon
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of Rlombardi75
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of powdersoldier
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of pkalix
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of KStark
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.37/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Salpta
3.36/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Summery: Just a step up from the Guinness. I'm not a bitter fan, so my review may be a little lenient to that fact.

Appearance: Deap Cherry with a creamy and long lasting head. Head remained 1/4" thick over the 15 min it took to drink. Complete lace in areas.

Smell: Chocolate but quite faint. Had to cup the glass to detect.

Flavor: Nutty and bitter. Kind of a roasted flavor, even but nice.

M&D: Heavy in the mouth, but light for what i believe the style is. Not bad, but really reminds me of a Guinness clone.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Boddingtons bitter draft.

440 ml nitro can served fairly cold into a glass. Advertised as 3.5% ABV.

Appearance - clear copper color, with a nice dense finger of frothy white head. The beer started cloudy but clears as the head forms and the extra carbonation completes it's ascent to the head. Nice retention and some good lacing.

Smell - nice malt bill that is light yet contains some faint floral aroma, and a goodly amount of grain.

Taste - mild bitterness mixed in with the grainy flavours. Watery tasting too, and while not bad for a bitter, it's even a bit more watery than most.

Mouthfeel - decadent and creamy, due tithe nitro cans. At the same time underneath that a light bodied and even thin beer (owing to the higher amount of water in this beer). Clean finish.

Overall - decent bitter that is very drinkable and easy to quaff. Better bitters exist but this isn't bad either.

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Photo of Lobina
3.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thanx4AllDaFish
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of BSuter
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

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