Boddingtons Pub Ale | Boddingtons

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Boddingtons Pub AleBoddingtons Pub Ale
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Boddingtons Pub AleBoddingtons Pub Ale

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England, United Kingdom

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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Ratings: 2,907 |  Reviews: 1,156
Photo of PhiloFox
1.5/5  rDev -53%

Photo of jaz58
4.17/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I found Boddingtons to be a classy style meaning it is not in your face when drunk.

When poured, it created a cream coloured moussy head. Mouthfeel was full and round, quite plesant. In the glass the beer was dark amber colour with a lot of effervecense. The nose was soft and sweet with hints of toast. A very good malt flavour finished with a slight hint of bitters.

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Photo of JohnWaynes44
2.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the nitro can into my Samuel Smith pint glass. After popping the top on the can in exploded all over the coffee table. So, I rushed to pour it slowly into the glass. Beautiful action moved quicker than off the tap, but still looked nice. Not much on the nose. Taste is much more subtle (watery) than on tap. Hard to describe the flavor, so I won't. This one is all looks and no substance for me. It has a cool looking can and pours a creamy cascading head. The mouthfeel is very creamy. Very thin though after the initial creamy feel. There is something I like about it. It goes down very easy. I drank this thing in about 5 minutes and I was telling myself to slow down and enjoy. I will probably stick to the draft version. Don't recommend in the can, especially if you have white carpet.

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Photo of Analog_kid
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of ImagenSeinfeld
3.52/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Rempeba
3/5  rDev -6%

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

Served in a British pint glass on tap at Walt Disney World - Epcot Rose and Crown Pub (United Kingdom).

Presentation: This beer poured a cloudy golden color, translucent to nearly opaque. There was about a three-quarter-inch thick head with very good retention. There wasn't much of a scent to this beer at all, so it's about average - not good, and not awful.

Tasting: A very well-balanced flavor hit the tongue. It wasn't sweet, but it wasn't really bitter either. There was more malt character than hop flavoring. This was a medium-bodied beer that was very easy to drink. I would consider this a potential "session beer."

Overall, a decent brew. I would recommend this possibly as a crossover beer.

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Photo of chaunur
2.18/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Drinkably barely-but not something I would order again. Little taste and bitter in a bad way. It was almost as if the beer had gone bad it even had an unpleasant odor.
med tan in color,little head, a thin texture in the mouth and flavors that were identifable
This was part of a 5 beer flight of pale ales and was easily the worst of them.

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Photo of GoodKnight1220
3.06/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got ths beer on-tap at the local brew-pub.

Great looking beer as the pour settles. Nice thick foamy head and good dark golden color.

Smell was just ok, sweet malt and grain.

Taste and Feel was a creamy and malty this is a sweet brew that feels soft in your mouth. Not much to the taste.

Could drink a few of these.

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Photo of praxis16
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Bill_Murray
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Opethsprite
2.67/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

What a bizarre beer! Pours a ridiculously thick head which, when viewed from directly above, looks like milk. A thick, orange beer with loads of carbonation evident. It's pretty frightening to look at, to tell the truth. Smell isn't half bad--just relatively simple. There is a perfume-y apple juice smell, laden with pungent notes of other fruits (banana and pear, I think). The taste is bland and safe, but not bad--the same fruity smells surface on the palate. But there is an awful pang of plastic midway through that is really pretty disgusting. (Fortunately, the plastic pang is short-lived.) Tis very thick to drink, and the carbonation that I was expecting (given the head and bubbles) somehow hardly exists at all. While this is no favorite of mine, I can see myself pulling one out of the fridge once in a blue moon just for the camp-factor.

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Photo of tkarsies
2.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from nitro can into standard pint glass. Like most nitro beers, this one looks great. Cascading bubbles leads to 1 inch white thick white head that lasts and lasts. Beer itself is a clear dark golden color. No visible carbonation.
Very faint, beery smell with maybe some hops.
Neither malt or hops very prominent in the taste. Ends with some bitterness. Slight metallic taste. Mouthfeel like typical nitro beer. Smooth and light. Not much carbonation.
Overall this beer is easy to drink and session. There is not anything offensive but also not much to impress. It is much like most other nitro beers—it looks great but things are downhill after that.

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Photo of johnnyirishman
3.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Boddingtons ale is a very tasty beer

A-Golden Yellow once it cleared up with a creamy 1" head that sticks around for the whole beer. Love the cascading.
S-Not much of a smell, slight sweetness
T,M-Sweet Malt taste with a citrus. Creamy and smooth.
D- Great session beer, tasty

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Photo of bugbear
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of MikieV
4.7/5  rDev +47.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From draft at Nick's Pub in St. Louis

This is my favorite ale. I always get this when it is available on draft. From a can it is remarkably similar to draft.

It arrives at the table still rolling with carbonation. It typically settles with a finger or so if thick, rich cream colored head. Medium to dark amber color. Very pleasant aroma.

The taste is very smooth and mellow. Very well balanced. Slight hop flavor, but not strong or intense. This is an excellent beer to start the night with, or for session drinking.

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Photo of ruffdawg
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Maltus
3/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of VFRAZ
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of Majesty
3.12/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of burnzgtm
4.75/5  rDev +48.9%

Photo of bisq
3.24/5  rDev +1.6%

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