Boddingtons Pub Ale | Boddingtons

Boddingtons Pub AleBoddingtons Pub Ale
BA SCORE
19.6%
Liked This Beer
3.18 w/ 2,835 ratings
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
Ranking:
#43,107
Reviews:
1,136
Ratings:
2,835
Liked:
557
Avg:
3.18/5
pDev:
20.44%
Alströms:
2.25
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
451
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,835 |  Reviews: 1,136
Photo of mojohawk21
3.55/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of diablo14
2.71/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

like so many things out of manchester- david beckham, oasis, man city, boddingtons is fairly overrated. not a terrible beer for sure, but i can think of several others ahead of it in the priorities.

very fluffly looking beer. cloudy but light yellow color with a thick creamy draught style head, it looks like it could blow away if a strong gust of wind went near it. nothing to report in the smell department (it 'smelled liked a beer' to quote my g/f) the flavor is also amiss, with no real malt sensations tho some honey style sweetness could be detected. no power in the AV either (3.8 here).
thin bodied, but easy to drink but thoroughly lacking in character overall. however, theres enuff there to be able to drink it and enjoy without feeling like youre compromising the standards.

its a shame that this is one of the most readily available english ales available over here, because there are just so many better. but then a suppose for the beer drinking appreciation levels of most aussies, im almost certain theyd think this was one of the most tasty and complex beers theyd ever tried. i suppose in the end it shows how good english brewers are. even their dud beers are drinkable.

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Photo of fortyfield
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of constantine_272
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of hotsudge
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.04/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Chilling out with the hipsters at the Observatory in SanTana, CA and just doin' in right well.

As far as an English beverage goes, Leslie Howard this is not. No, Raul would not fly over the Bay of Biscay, disguising himself as Winston Churchill, sipping on one of these thangs as the plane goes down in flames. At the end of the day, though, it is palatable and tasty enough to have another. It's not Kate Beckinsale "tasty and palatable," but I think you feel me, my children.

Yep!

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Photo of Enola
2.73/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a cloudy cream color that quicly clears up into a golden color with a creamy head. There is a slight smell of vanilla. The taste is like a watered down ipa. It has a certain degree of bite with it. The mouthfeel is quite bitter. A lasting bitterness in the aftertaste that is less than desireable. The drinkability is average but this is not a beer I will likely purchase again.

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Photo of nick76
3.2/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The aroma is malty and yeast with a bit of plastic and grass. The appearance is light amber with a creamy head but not a large head. The flavor is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is average for the style. Overall this one is not as good the second time as the first. I feel like it's got adjuncts in it.

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Photo of DaveRinn
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of watermelonman
2.97/5  rDev -6.6%
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 +6.9%
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 +6.3%
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 -23.3%
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 JohnTurano
2.72/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dface
4/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acrawf6
3.48/5  rDev +9.4%
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 coopdog1000
3.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rojada1988
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of HumphreyLee
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of BigCheese
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Xandrose
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of TicoCali
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of BubbleBobble
2.44/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ColdWaffles
2.87/5  rDev -9.7%
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 +1.6%
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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Beer rating: 19.6% out of 100 with 2,835 ratings
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