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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
Ratings:
82
Reviews:
28
Avg:
2.8
pDev:
24.29%
 
 
Wants:
7
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9
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of zeff80
3.16/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a nice copper color with a thick, creamy, white, two-finger head. The head lingers and leaves soapy rings of lace.

S - The aroma is grassy and earthy. A light caramel nose, too.

T - It was sweet and malty with caramel and toffee flavors. It also had a mild bitter grassiness.

M - It was soft and smooth. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is an okay brew. Very mild but quite drinkable.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Hayley_86
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.24/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

440ml can of 3.5% of blandness. Poured into a dimpled pint mug, it looked OK once the ‘widget’ had done its business, clear and golden with a creamy head on top.

Not anything to report on the aroma front at all.

To call this bland is unfair to bland stuff; this is just rubbish and although I’m sure the liquid in the can had been shown some hops and malts: they didn’t actually get to meet each other long enough before they were boiled to death and pasteurised. This is great pity because when this beer was formally brewed at the Strangways Brewery it was a lovely bitter, didn’t travel too well but in its heartland you couldn’t have asked for a better pint of cask bitter. It would appear JW Lees have contract brewed a really poor product (as I believe they now produce this liquid).

Cost me a pound at a works beer call, managed to drink it all, but would have trouble spending that much on such a brew again.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of barnzy78
3/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of WOLFGANG
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of pkalix
3.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.68/5  rDev +31.4%
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 bumchilly25
3/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.3/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours dark amber with a very small white head.
Restrained aroma but includes honey, toffee and faint herbal hops.
Similar flavours, very restrained, but a bit of honey and faint cardboard is noticeable.
Watery body. Needs more carbonation.
Boring but not unpleasant.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
1.75/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

I've drank this beer over all my life
And though I have had exceptional cask pints at a semi rural pub that would have got near five marks but this is the cheap knock off nitro can

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Photo of DrMindbender
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Boto
3.19/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Draught @ Flanagan’s Bermuda: This one pours a clear, light coppery color. There was a finger of a creamy, dense white head. It has a lighter aroma. Light caramel malts, some earthy and floral hops. Taste is good, but definitely on the lighter side. Malty, and a touch sweet. Some earthy and biscuit notes.

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Photo of szmnnl99
3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
1.89/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A 440ml nitro-can with a BB of Aug 2012. ABV is stated as 3.5%. Picked up dirt cheap from some off-licence. Described on the side as Boddingtons Draught bitter.

Opens with a loud hiss, and the sound of bubbling nitrogen. Poured into a tulip pint glass; the full-on Guinness 'settling' effect lasts for a couple of minutes. A clear golden colour with very faint carbonation. Yields a vast head of creamy white foam with superb retention; it just stays there as I drink. The aroma is barely there - mild hints of grain, caramel, ale yeast esters and stewed hops. A slight background staleness. Incredibly bland.

Tastes of weak caramel malt with a stale finish. Some yeast esters and a whisper of stewed hops lurking turgidly in the background. Faintly sweet, with an almost imperceptible bitterness and a harsh, solventy hint upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth with a decent creamy body, but the lack of carbonation detracts from the texture - the result is flat and insubstantial. Mild aftertaste of stewed hops and yeast esters.

Appalling - utter, utter shit. This easily ranks as one of the worst beers I've ever had the displeasure of imbibing; even most macro lagers come over better. Virtually tasteless and without aroma. What little can be detected is horrid, while the body leaves much to be desired (like a corpse). This is bad on so many levels, it should be considered a crime against humanity. Avoid at all costs.

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Photo of dheldman
2/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
1.43/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I agree with many other reviewers, this beer used to be acceptable but since being bought out it has gone right downhill. The cans have one of those 'widget' things in, which like guinness draught tries to make the beer as if it has come out of a tap, but just gives it the texture of cream mixed with water. Honestly I detest beer that has been put through those devices.

It's drinkable when cold, as it is mostly tasteless so you can gulp it down. So we have so far tasteless watery, cream. To be honest, 1 - awful, sums up my opinions of drinking this beer.

Never again...

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Photo of gregcordle
3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.31/5  rDev +18.2%
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 spointon
3/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.13/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is only available in the UK, its the weaker version of Boddington's Pub Ale. My brother got some for me on a recent visit.

This beer pours a pale saffron with a longlasting pancake of a head. The lace is nothing special for a nitro can. The aroma is weakish caramel with a wiff of herbal hops. The taste is heavy on the buttery diacytal with some caramel and slight amounts of hop bittering. The finish reveals some metallic zing. The mouthfeel is very thin and slick.

This is really one of the worst examples of a nitro can that Ive tried. They are normally pretty good (like Beamish stout, kilkenny, Guinness) This one is bland, its bigger brother Pub Ale is a lot better.

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