Boddingtons Pub Ale | Boddingtons

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 10-20-2001

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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +48.9%

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2/5  rDev -37.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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2.39/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The colour is amber (18 EBC), the liquid is clear. The finger thick head is very smooth and compact. It sinks slowly leaving some lacing.

The mild smell is semi-sweet with somewhat stale malty notes. Light bitter metallic notes. Hints of biscuits.

The taste is light with some passing malt sweetness. Lightly roasted caramel flavours, some minerals and wet cardboard. Light bitter flavours with hints of flowers. Medium body. The aftertaste got growing notes of paper pulp and wet cardboard. Some anonymous bitter hints. The finish got more pulp and an unpleasant touch of butyric acid.

The carbonation is mild, the bubbles very mild/smooth. The liquid is somewhat smooth.

Too light, almost watery with some off-flavours. Naah.

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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4.14/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer as a light drinking with friends beer. Not too sophisticated, just pleasant drinking. It has a creamy feel, with a great flavour. One cannot expect a stout or a Belgian style flavour from this ale, rather expect simple and clean beer taste.

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3/5  rDev -6%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

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2.16/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - light copper with a half of an inch of pure white, soft, dense, creamy, head that has great retention

S - grainy, faintly musty, a bit sweet

T - sweet, corn, grains, metallic, apples

M - light bodied, thin, little carbonation

Everything about this beer is pretty solid...except how it tastes and smells! It's metallic and off putting, sweet and grainy, thin and watery. This a very poor example of the style. Ignore!

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1.5/5  rDev -53%

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

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4.4/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a full-bodied ale, but very smooth and refreshing. The can produces a lot of head, but it's part of the experience. Serve very cold, either alone or with hearty foods, such as steaks or other meats on the grill. This beer has the ultimate draught can ~ it only pales in comparison to the real thing. On tap, this is my absolute favorite beer. It's as smooth and refreshing as a cool glass of water on a hot day, but full and rich as any quality brewed pale ale. This beer is my standard.

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

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5/5  rDev +56.7%

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2.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a clear medium ti dark gold and builds a creamy white head, about one finger high. Dissipates slow, leaving some lacing.
Weak smell of some faint fruity hops.
The taste is very malty, bread and some bitter hops in the back.
A light bodied ale that has a little stale feel to it. Not my taste.

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3/5  rDev -6%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Dave1999
3.41/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is nice rich amber color with a solid creamy looking head. The head retention is exception stays big a foamy the whole time.

The smell is very faint although from what I could get it was malty and a little bitter and hoppy.

The taste is bitter and a little bit sweet, feels kind of watered down.

The mouthfeel is silky smooth and thick with very little carbonation.

Overall this is the thickest creamiest beer I've had but the taste is just ok kind of boring. I did enjoy it though all the same.

Not as good as Bass and no way near as good as Sam Smith's.

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4.75/5  rDev +48.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

Boddingtons Pub Ale from Boddingtons
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