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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Ratings: 2,827 |  Reviews: 1,135
Photo of Jsalz21
2.57/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of watermelonman
2.97/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The can popped with a gargle, and poured to a lovely golden color. It's got the Guinness-like bubble waterfall going on. Once that clears, it leaves a nice head that lasts for the duration of the pint. This is definitely one of the best-looking beers I've had recently.

Unfortunately, the smell and taste don't quite live up to the precedent set by the beer's appearance. It smells potent, but it isn't. The flavor is decent but nothing exciting.

A decent beer overall, but that look was just too much to live up to.

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Photo of treehugger02010
3.4/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at Flip and Bailey's in Rosemont, PA where it came in a pint glass.
Appearance: The body is a clear golden color with a fizzy white, large head. There was good retention as well as a bit of pretty lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell: The aroma is mostly sweet with bitter hops in as well.
Taste: The overwhelmingly dominate flavor is malted cigarettes. This wasn't as bad as it sounds, but it is what I tasted.
Mouthfeel: This is a very thick and smooth mouthfeel.
Drinkability: I thought this is a very quaff-able ale.
Don't drink and review.

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Photo of auxiliary
3.38/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

appearance - Cloudy yellow with a nice creamy head.

smell - Has a floral smell to it and some malt present.

taste - Has some malt taste here with some biscut taste here.

mouthfeel - Creamy taste.

drinkability - Was an ok beer. i don't think it was easy drinking beer. I tried this at Disney's Epcot.

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Photo of donniecuffs
2.44/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured a golden-amber, with very little head or visible carbonation, and poor lacing. Some pear and apple in the nose, but exceedingly caramelly and malty. The taste confirmed this; very little balance in the flavor, with a thin finish. The feel overall was thin and watery, which I'm sure makes it good for sessioning, but the lack of flavor contradicts that.

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Photo of acrawf6
3.48/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got on tap. poured out a good and yellow hue. very good, had a heavy and thick white head.

aroma was lightly fruity and had a scent of bananas.

taste was lighter than i thought. had carbonation like a guiness draught or beamish; not much. tastes was also of bananas i thought, and creamy- creamy like a yogert taste. but by saying this makes it sound bad, but it was a good beer.

i dont think i like the mouthfeel too much but i does go good with the beer. on draft i say its good, when i get in in cans i'll re-rate it.

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Photo of Rojada1988
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of HumphreyLee
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of coopdog1000
3.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DioS
3.31/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigCheese
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Xandrose
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of TicoCali
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of JohnTurano
2.72/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ColdWaffles
2.87/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Boddington Pub Ale

Reviewed from notes from the Spring. Nitro can. Appearance: looks like a beauty. The widget actually worked to produce a nice creamy looking head. Almost looks fake, but they went for an effect and it worked. Golden ale, can't see much carbonation. 4.5/5

Smell: Not picking much up initially. Some light malts and sweetness. 3/5

Taste: Lots of head initially, but unfortunately it doesn't have a great flavor. Very fluffy though. Taste of the ale is very bready, or actually, (English) biscuity and somewhat sweet in a honey and apples way. It's not bad, but it's not wonderful. I think I'd like this a lot with a little more carbonation. It'd be a great session ale. A nice hop flavor sticks around afterward. The best part of this is the aftertaste. 3/5

Mouthfeel: Beer itself is rather light, but the head helps it. Once the head is gone/going, it's not particularly enjoyable. Like most of these widget beers I've ever had, I feel like the carbonation is seriously lacking, even compared to draft. 1.75/5

This was an import that sung out to me from the racks of Wegmans. Sadly, my instinct failed me. This isn't bad... And I like it more than standard American adjunct lager beer, but I wouldn't buy this in most instances. 2.5/5

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Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.23/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A dirty yellow/golden color but with a thick two finger head that is extremely creamy. Light grainy aroma along with some caramel sweetness and a faint sourness. Thick creamy body but a light flavor. Honey and caramel malt flavors come through but finishes dry and with some earthy sourness. The most impressive thing about the beer is the creamy body made from the nitro. Not a bad beer but not worth the $8 for a four pack.

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Photo of cfrobrew
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of SargeC
4.36/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Beautiful honey-gold color with a dense, creamy white head.

Smell: Hints of clover with a tough of alcohol.

Taste: A sweet nectar beginning with a sweet malty fullness that finishes with a kiss of hops.

Mouthfeel: The creamy smooth quality of this beer is mesmerizing. Leaves a bit of a waxy feel behind.

Drinkability: A treat to drink. This beer makes a nice addition to a drinking session featuring beers that are more aggressive. It soothes the senses and prepares them for the next round.

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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 NittanyBeerFan
3.18/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can with widget into a pint glass.

Body is brownish amber-orange in color topped by a creamy head from the nitro widget. No lacing. Earthy, light esters, and a slight metallic note characterize the aroma. The taste is similar, though some biscuity malts do come through in the flavor. Creamy on the palate, as one would expect from nitro. My main beef is that this beer is very one-dimensional in that the metallic yeast notes really overwhelm anything else that I can discern.

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Photo of JasonTaverner
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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

Photo of jmartinger
3.16/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of frank4sail
2.72/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thick white head that has a following and lasting lace as you drink. Not much nose at all .. this was a shock. Slightly sweet taste but no balance at all on the hop side. It bored my tongue. The mouth was nice and smooth.. but there is this flat slightly sweet unbalenced effect overall. It is not bad tasting but is not a ale with any real depth of taste.

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Photo of TheDeuce
4.26/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Boddingtons Pub Ale...

Appearance-pale golden color, large flowery head that stays thick.

Smell-malt and hop both appear, flowery, alcohol as well but subdued, very aromatic.

Taste/Mouthfeel-Light flavor, pungent balanced taste, refreshing off the top, grainy with a light fruitness, very smooth and tasty on the way down.

Drinkability-as advertised, a fantastic pub ale.

Overall-really enjoyed this on tap, flavorful compared to most English Pales but very drinkable.

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Boddingtons Pub Ale from Boddingtons
3.19 out of 5 based on 2,827 ratings.
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