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Boddingtons Pub AleBoddingtons Pub Ale
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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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#46,153
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1,153
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2,899
pDev:
20.38%
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2.25
 
 
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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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Photo of Alexc11
3.15/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Picked this on tap in a pub earlier tonight. The waitress described it as a cream ale and certainly felt more than a pale ale. which explains why there was little bitterness to it. Deep amber colour matched with nice lacing that kept its form. Fruity/caramel smell. Very smooth but no distinctive character to it. Pretty good if not tame. Its appearance was its best asset.

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Photo of DJTOBY
3.28/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zbrewer80
4.64/5  rDev +45.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I’m pretty new to beer as a hobby. This Pub Ale from Boddingtons is top notch though!
It pours extremely well once you learn how to, a large head due to the ball inside, but that’s where the magic is!
This is the creamiest and smoothest beer I have ever tried.

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Photo of Reedan01
3.27/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of babaracas
2.84/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a dull light orange with one finger nitro white head. Looks nice during the pour though. Smell: a bit buttery, mildly fruity - apple and unripe nectarine, bready note. Taste: moderately fruity, buttered and slightly burnt popcorn, light caramel, mildly earthy. Light bodied. Nitro creaminess upfront fades quickly, gets watery, drying finish. Grabbed one on a whim after about 12 years. Pretty forgettable, comes off more like a "euro" cream ale than a pale ale.

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Photo of Cordyceps
3.95/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
3.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Krgolfr4
4.08/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bankboy66
3.18/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beautiful to look at poured into a pint glass. Light caramel color and fluffy head. Taste is a cross between euro skunk lager and Guiness. Weird and not very enjoyable.

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Boddingtons Pub Ale from Boddingtons
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 2,899 ratings