Boddingtons Pub Ale | Boddingtons

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74
okay
2,822 Ratings
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55
awful
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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:
2,822
Reviews:
1,132
Avg:
3.19
pDev:
20.38%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
444
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,822 |  Reviews: 1,132
Photo of hotstuff
3.6/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a golden color. The head was creamy with a white top. The lacing was just so-so on the sides of my mug. It had a fruity aroma to it. It had a bitter taste and it also had a lingering aftertaste. There was nothing outstanding about this particular beer.

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

Well, at perhaps one of the only english pubs in Zug, Switzerland (Mr. Pickwick's), I decided to go for a pint of boddington's, with a very unbiased point of view as, my experiences with brit ales lately have been both very good (newcastle) and very bad.

the pour was a clean, headless bright straw with just some bubbles floating up irregularly. served cold as well. The smell, quite bitter as I've seen in the english, is also a bit sour at the nose. The taste isn't all that good but passes my test. it is not abundant in its bitterness, which i liked, but really is moderate in every sense. It's an alright company for the euro2004 at the pub.

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.13/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Easy to knock back. Smooth and refreshing.

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Photo of zachpaschal
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Remdog
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of McMatt7
3.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of slimntubbs
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of toppoop
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of dnichols
2.04/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I poured a pint from a nitro-can into a challis.

A: This is a very, very light straw yellow with a pure white head. The head lingered deep into the experience and reminded me of whipped cream.

S: Hardly any aroma was discernable. There was a whiff of alcohol and otherwise the only order was of yeast.

T: Bland. Nothing spectacular or even notable. There is a hint of malt and a bitter aftertaste that fades quickly after each swallow.

M: Silky smooth with a bit of bitter edge that leaves a sour residual in my mouth.

D: I had a difficult time finishing even half a pint. I could drink this beer all night longÂ…but why do it.

Comment: Another unremarkable product from our friends across the pond. Despite my love of ales I guess when consuming products from the empire the sun never set on I will stick with fish and chips.

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Photo of GreyGhost4
4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

Photo of manfromanotherplace
2.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

for what it is,its a good ale, it takes about 9 to get buzzed but goes down smoother than anything, almost just vanishes as soon as it hits your lips.,making drinking 9 of these pretty easy.

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Photo of Caskaway
2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of KingBiscuit
2.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of matty
3.53/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden colored beer with a slowly fading rich head.Aroma is grainy.Taste is creamy and also grainy.It is smooth and drinkable and goes down very easy.Probably a summer time beer since it is very lager like.I would recommend and would purchase this again.

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Photo of ltdantheman
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of afinepilsner
2.89/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 pint nitro-can

Boddingtons Pub Ale was a clear golden color with a perfect white head. The head had great retention and left some lacing. The nose was lightly malty. The taste was light malt, a little fruity, with a little hops and dry finish. The mouthfeel was light and creamy with low carbontion.
When I opened this beer it gushed out all over the counter. I guess thats why it says "carefully open" on the back of the can.

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

Photo of atigerlife
3.56/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

20 oz. nitro can served rather cold.

The nitro can becomes evident immediately after opening since it is hard not to have this spill on the table. The nitro also creates a think, creamy white head. Very nice lacing. Pours a clear golden/honey color.

The smell is quite light with some detectable malt and that may be all.

The taste has light malt with some hints of tart apples in the back.

It has a nice, light mouthfeel. Very low carbonation with a light body. Quite creamy. Overall, this beer is very drinkable. The low carbonation makes it go down smooth. While it is not a particularly interesting or complex beer, it is a good beer if stuck in a bar with a limited selection and hanging around with friends [that's how I ended up with it].

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
1.5/5  rDev -53%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of diablo14
2.71/5  rDev -15%
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 burnstar
3.58/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear gold. Nice dense long lasting head. Sweet malty aroma with fruit notes. Mild with a malty flavor. Biscuity. Very light bitterness in the finish, otherwise no real noticable hop flavor. Balanced and mild overall. Low carbonation and creamy texture. Very drinkable. Definitely a session beer.

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Photo of fortyfield
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OKbrew89
3.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hotsudge
3/5  rDev -6%

Boddingtons Pub Ale from Boddingtons
3.19 out of 5 based on 2,822 ratings.
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