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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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pDev:
20.38%
 
 
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Photo of KMcGrath
3.18/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DavetotheB
3.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Factet
3.9/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite a decent beer, very chuggable and not very sour. It can get you just slightly buzzed if you drink it on a semi-empty stomach so thats nice.
Very tolerable, cheap and nice

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Photo of mj24053
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a fan. Been on an English beer kick lately, and looked to try this one. Just plain, watery. Not much taste. The taste that it does have I didn't care for. The display sign at Total Wine had some kind of high rating assigned to it...that was wrong. Very cheap tasting. Won't get again. 3/5, average because it's not undrinkable...but it's just a short step up from Bud Light land

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

A: Medium hops in the front, floral a bit of bready malt. Maybe a hint of banana.
A: Pours like a vanilla milkshake with a huge, compact, creamy off white head that falls slowly. Head raises in the leaving a clear-golden drink. The head looks like cream - lacing is prominent.
T: Understated bitter hops up front, floral and slightly peppery. Slightly bready Malt follows, again understated, but pleasant and balanced with the hops. Clean fermentation profile leaves no aftertaste - except for a hoppy "hint" back near my molars.
F: Creamy mouthfeel with a low carbonation profile (nitro-pushed).
O: I find this pub "draft" beer is pleasant and easy drinking - each sip left me wanting another, which would be great if this were a session bitter, however, at 4.7% it could probably sneak up one rather quickly. I have not had a Boddington's for a number of years - it seems similar to the beverage that was produced in Manchester...sad to know it's no longer brewed there.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4.5/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jbbdrinker
3.21/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours with a nice copper color with minimum head. This is a very low carbination brew with little hop character. It has a nutty, malt flavor that is very subtle. It is creamy like the can says. This reminds me of an unroasted, uncaramalized stout. Not bad, but really nothing to bring me back to this ale.

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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

From notes 8/16/14: Pours a clear, deep gold/pale amber producing a huge 3+ finger, finely bubbled, white, somewhat lasting head that leaves a wash of sheet like lacing. Aroma is white bread, metallic and dry with notes of honey and hints of butter, thin grassy hops and light lemon. Taste is biscuit malt, predominately bitter hop presence with grassy and some lemon hop notes hidden deadened somewhat by metal and butter hints. Becomes bitter and metallic at mid-sip, riding through the dry finish and becoming the major components of the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation, creamy but slightly thin and dry with a hint of chalkiness.

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