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Brewed by:
Boddingtons
England, United Kingdom
inbev.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 10-20-2001

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#46,791
Reviews:
1,156
Ratings:
2,907
pDev:
20.38%
Bros Score:
2.25
 
 
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Ratings: 2,907 |  Reviews: 1,156
Photo of DaveCash
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brob245
3.35/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NodakEric
3.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tlock
3.66/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jabberwock
2.37/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.41/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$46 (Including tax)/case of 24 16 oz cans ($ 0.120/oz) from Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA. Reviewed 7/12/18.
Stamped on bottom of can “JUL 2018”. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand-washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.
Body – Gold, clear.
Head – Average (Maximum two cm, controlled center pour), white, creamy, good retention, slooowly diminishing to an irregular three to eight mm ring and a thick, complete, surface layer.
Lacing – None.
First pour – Yellow, clear.
Aroma – 3 – Weak and fruity, like over-ripe apples.
Flavor – 3.5 – Initially slightly sweet and fruity with malt becoming more prominent toward the end, along with a mild bitterness. No alcohol, no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3.5 – Light, almost creamy, soft carbonation.
Impression and summation – 3.5 – A pleasant change from my usual diet of IPAs and Stouts – I picked up a case of Boddingtons because I wanted a lighter-weight, more poundable, drinking beer for these warmer July days. This is a pleasing beer – pleasing to look at, pleasing to drink. At 4.7% ABV it is certainly sessionable. And the price point is excellent.

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Photo of RikMack
3.28/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I bought a 4 pack of 1 pint cans, poured one in a mug, it looks great amber ale look, nice creamy head, then I took a drink, I think. I didn't taste anything at all, then there was a little after taste, like drinking a bland cream soda. I wasn't sure what to expect from this Ale, I don't hate it, but not sure I like it either, so I guess that goes to price, I would not pay what I paid for this beer again.

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Photo of WDWAoT
2.87/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks beautiful with a clear, gold body and a thick, creamy, white head. Mouthfeel is very smooth and generally pleasant, no doubt enhanced by the nitro widget in the can that I poured it from. Unfortunately, that's about where the positives end. The smell and taste are certainly not bad, but they're so unremarkable that I can barely even describe them. I don't want to call it tasteless as It seems to have some hints of citrus and definitely a hoppy finish, but at the end of the day it's nothing to write home about. Overall, not horrible if you're on a budget given how cheap 4-packs are, but under any other circumstances, it's forgettable.

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

Photo of D9sus4
3.58/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had to post a review for this classic pub style English ale after reading the recent horrible reviews by a few people. First off, this is a nitro-pushed beer with a widget, which needs to be poured at a 45 degree angle straight into a pint glass in one pour. This may be what's confusing to some drinkers who may not like the taste or mouth feel of nitro-pushed beers?

I don't think InBev has changed the recipe for this ale since they acquired it, but it is being made in a different facility than formerly, and some in Britain feel that the quality has suffered a it.

Anyway, it's your basic light English pub ale that pours from a can to taste like it was poured from a tap. It's not a hop bomb like most ales are these days. It's an old fashioned typical English bitter. Also, the fact that you can't taste that it is 4.7% ABV isn't a bad thing. Some people prefer to taste the brew, not the alcohol. My favorite type of ale is a DIPA, but I prefer the brands that don't overwhelm the palate with high alcohol. Cheers!

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Photo of desertcom1
1.04/5  rDev -67.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

I don't know where to begin. One of the worst ales I've ever drank. It was like drinking muddy water with foam. It taste like water that was soaked in a dirty shoe for a week and then nitro charged. Corona Light taste better than this beer. I also question the stated ABV of this beer, it's more like 2%. I wouldn't recommend this bottled water to anybody. I'm glad I didn't pay for it.

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Photo of Bagsofproduce
2.08/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A very lite beer ringing in at 3.5 which shows in the taste smell and feel of this beer good for work hahah

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Photo of Dennis-King
2.13/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Crap

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Photo of MTKATL
3.74/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of h4ger
3.02/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kdouble
3.22/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mothmanscott
3.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Damilton5
3.83/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: clear darker hue amber. Two finger white head that very slowly dials down.

Smell: cream soda. I’ve seen a lot of comments of banana and I do get that banana bread smell as well— like being in a kitchen baking banana bread. But I got a dose of cream soda upfront.

Taste: following Smell, it’s underwhelming, but still satisfying. If Newcastle had a smarter, more sophisticated sibling.

Feel: flat, creamy.

Overall: 3.75: this is a good beer to consume 1 or 2 in a sitting, but I couldn’t enjoy more than that.

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Photo of Chilmer
4.09/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.35/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.4/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: One finger super creamy white head, orange body.

Smell: See below.

Taste: Mild stone fruits, toasted bread, mild earthy hops.

Feel: Very creamy light body, mild carbonation, balanced finish.

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Photo of Michelleroo
2.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Has a great head retention! Smells banana-y, which is fun and yummy. But for me, flat is no bueno usually and it’s a bit thin in my mouth. It’s a decent ale, but I’m good with just this one.

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Photo of Tweezerjam
4.32/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is deliciously smooth. This can both be a fantastic desert beer or a session beer. Only drawback is the price.

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

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Pours a clear amber with a frothy off white head that stays for days. Smells like a circus peanut (think artificial banana). Taste has lingering honey sweetness and light banana flavor. Grassy hops. Finish is light and crisp. Mouthfeel is smooth. Nitro beer always reminds me of flat soda so there's an adjustment to that. Overall is good. Not great.

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Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 2,907 ratings