Boddingtons Pub Ale | Boddingtons

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74
okay
2,827 Ratings
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Boddingtons Pub AleBoddingtons Pub Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boddingtons
England, United Kingdom
inbev.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,827
Reviews:
1,135
Avg:
3.19
pDev:
20.38%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
447
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Parmesan
2.35/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

L: Light copper Amber color with a creamy white head and a little bit of lacing. Not very much lacing for a nitro beer.

S: Aroma is very mild, some grain and a slight hop presence.

T: Grain with a slight hop and then a metallic note with a bit of bitter astringency

F: Creamy smooth mouthfeel, feels a little watery.

O: Not much flavor but a beer that can definitely be pounded.

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Photo of Donkster46
2.64/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.67/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This pours a clear golden color. The head is white, frothy, and quite thick when poured from the tap.
The nose is minimal.
The taste is a nice, crisp, bitter flavor, but it is also mellow. I know that sounds strange, but it's the best way I can describe it.
Moderate body.
A very well put together beer overall.

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Photo of briandschorr
3.79/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer is one of my go to beers at the local pub. I actually enjoy the creamy feel that this beer offers. If you have not tried this you will notice a good head and some fairly decent lacing. You will most likely notice that the aroma is hops, butter and honey while the taste, at least for me, has strong toffee notes with a light caramel.

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Photo of Golfontap
3.67/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlitz74
2.25/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

This is a average beer overall, it is a little bit to creamy for my liking. There was a good head and some decent lacing. This is worth a try as a single.

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Photo of Toynk
2.96/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Tstromer
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Mainly got this beer due to the nitrite capsule it has. Made it interesting and more of a novalty beer.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Well, that was interesting...

Picked this up at TW a few weeks back and just got around to trying it out. Not too impressed, in fact, I'm not too anything about this. Actually, I do think it has a nice clear look, very good head and superior staying power. The smell was very appealing as well - light on malt, hop, and a distant honey scent to go along with it. But that was all that was it with this brew. The mouthfeel was watery at best, the taste had this slight metallic twang to it, though not undrinkable it was definitely something that could was very difficult to overlook.

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Photo of Nace4
3.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ADTaber
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Griphon
2.27/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BubbleBobble
2.44/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of markhobbs1
3.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of joshautry
1.1/5  rDev -65.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of edrip222
3.79/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Captain68
3.61/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of HoppyBastard
1.36/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Poured from a 1 pint can into A Shaker pint glass, "best by" date December 2017.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear amber color, the nitro effect was not very pronounced, it did not give the cascading effect I would expect, possibly defective, there was a one-finger white head with excellent retention, significant lacing on the glass, very poor nitro.

SMELL: there is a roasted and metallic note and some bread, very faint to the nose.

TASTE: I don't like it, just a burnt, metallic taste and it's flat as a pancake.

PALATE: medium body and flat.

OVERALL: this is one of the lowest ratings I have ever given to a beer, please avoid this beer at all costs, there are no redeeming qualities what so ever, I hate this beer, clearly the British empire is in decline.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into an English pint glass. The appearance was a gentle hazy orange to brown color with a one finger soft white foamy head that once it dissipated there was some really nice soapy clingy lacing gracing the sides of the glass. The smell had a nice English maltiness (construed to some as being "soapy") but if anything I understand it to be the English malts aligning themselves with the fuggles hops. So, eventually, a decent sweet toffee with a light caramel does come out. The taste was mainly sweet with a toasty edge to it. Light toffee comes forth and spreads out around my taste buds. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body and rolls really smooth and creamy all around. Overall, pretty nice English pale ale when one looks at it as the style.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.77/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

**
08/11/15
The creamy cascade that I remember from the Claddagh bar in Montreal where I first had this. The Blonde Guinness. Aroma is hops, barley, honey, butter. Lacks some carbonation. but the light creaminess of it makes it a joy to drink. Taste is also watery, but sweet and pleasant. A very unique classic beer.

**

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Photo of papaglide
1.96/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Looks great - light Amber/ orange with a shaving cream head

Smells of floral hop, backed with a slight sweet malt then something bad

Tastes sweet malt, tiny bitterness from the hop but there is something bad mixing in

Feel is thin and low carbonated which is fine for the style

Overall this beer isn't too good. What ever good things it has going for it are hugely offset by the metallic, tinnyness that permeates the nose and taste and that destroys this beer. Fullers, Old Speckled Hen, Trooper, Tetley's, Samuel Smith all make MUCH better samples of the style. Pick up one of those and leave this stuff in the cooler. C'MON FULHAM!!!

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Photo of fthegiants
1.75/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Raziel313
2.54/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jglaw1
3.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbehlar
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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