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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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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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3/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of rangerred
2.49/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance is typical of nitro beers. Cascading carbonation leading to a puffy white head. The beer is a clear amber.

Smell is sweet and grainy and slightly lemony. There is definitely an adjunct-like smell that is not very appealing.

The taste is a lemony sourness with a sharp bitter finish. As the beer warms closer to cellar temperature the flavor improves dramatically with much more grain becoming apparent.

Overall this beer is ok but is far from being a good example of an english ale. Make sure this beer isn't drank ice cold as it is much more enjoyable at a warmer temperature.

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3.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Delivered in a pint glass.

A) I always enjoy the way these nitro taps cascade. This is a light amber, with a full finger of creamy white head. The head is maintained for the duration. Nice lacing.

S) Not much on the nose. Perhaps the faint aroma of malt, a slightly fruity sweetness, and a hint of the bitter English hops.

T) A combination of the grainy flavor and bitter hops. I don't find Boddingtons to be as bitter as some of the other English pale ales I've had the pleasure of drinking. There is an underlying sweetness that provides a nice balance for my taste buds. The finish and aftertaste are decent.

M) This is actually kind of thin, despite the appearance. Having
said that, it is also quite creamy. I attribute this somewhat to how well the head is maintained. This provides a nice mixture for every single sip.

O) This is not a great beer, but it is pretty darn good. If you like English pale ales, this one is readily available, and a solid option.

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3.12/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 16 oz Nitro Can into a British Pint glass.

Crystal clear apple juice gold with a cream colored head that looks as thick and creamy as a good pancake batter that leaves a wide sheath of lacing.

Aroma: an apple like fruiitiness on top of pale malt.

Mouthfeel: creamy and smooth in an unnatural way.

taste: watered down flavor; I detect biscuity malt and apples finishing with a mild English hop bitterness.

Nitro beers suck

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

A: amber color, big fluffy 2 finger head,
wonderful lacing

S: grain, malt, mild butter

T: sweet grain, light butter, earthy malt, hops

M: Med body, creamy/smooth semi-crisp mouth

O: One of my favorite English Pale Ale's.
Love the look and texture, sure it is very weak
on the nose and flavor, but nice English session


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2.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - poured creamy white due to the little ball inside the can. The head is a very thinck creamy white. a nice head stays around for a while. The color is a dark straw yellow. No carbonation to note here.
S - Maybe metallic, hops. not much in the way of smell.
T - a light flavor, hops are dominatei get a tiny but of malt in the background.

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2.67/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass.

A: Perfect amber color. 2 finger head retention. Head was creamy and unrelenting.

S: Like foam? I really had a hard time smelling anything through it. I even asked for a second opinion. Nothing noticeable for me.

T: Faint cereal-like graininess, maybe some slight caramel. Bitter finish.

M: Low to medium carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink due to the creaminess from the continous foam.

O: Not outstanding by any means, but a comfortable choice for a casual social drink, which is most likely exactly what it was intended for.

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2.54/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: My glass arrives with a clear golden orange beer with a little bit of cascading nitrogen bubbles still waiting to settle. A dollup of tan cream rests on top, lasting the whole glass without leaving any lace.

Smell: The aroma is pretty faint. Toasted grains and some general bitterness are there, with a hint of a chemical process.

Taste: The flavor is not so much unpleasant as non existent. Light cereal grains start the flavor and linger until a chemical bitterness closes out the flavor. That is not a flattering description, and I am not impressed by the lack of flavor.

Mouthfeel: The nitro feel is definitely a gimmick, but I think it works every once in a while. Other than that, there is a light watery feel.

Overall: Once upon a time I thought this was a good beer. I must have fallen for the nitro mouthfeel as a substitute for taste, because this beer is really not that good. One problem with nitro is that it seems to leave a gaping whole in the flavor, and this beer is no exception.

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3.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On nitro tap at Schooners Patio Grille in Santa Clarita, CA.

Pours a clear light brown with a 1 inch solid creamy off-white head that lasts. Foamy patches of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is pretty subdued with some malt/grain and nutty aromas. Taste is of sweet malt with nutty and fruity flavors and some citrus zest on the finish. A mild bitterness lingers after each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation from the nitro tap but has a nice creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer on nitro tap but I really didn't care for it from the nitro-can when I have tried it in the past.

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2.16/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Pouring this out into a glass is an exciting experience. It pours a cloudy beige color that cascades down in the glass and settles to a clear weak tea color with a thick white creamy head. It smells of sweet honey and mild hops. You'd think this beer was going to be awesome. It looks like a million bucks... but no. Based on the aroma the flavor is extremely disappointing. It tastes like stale water with a touch of bitter. The body is water thin with no carbonation or cream. Poured it out.

On a second tasting, I tried it warm (never in fridge) and it was an improvement... barely. So if you like warm, flat beer, this is for you.

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Photo of TheBeerAuthority
4.43/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Boddingtons Pub Ale was a drink I tried about a year ago. I have been enjoying it many times ever since and it has become a favorite of mine. Despite the surprisingly low ratings across the page I am on...(That I noticed from a quick scan) I'm going to give my honest opinion on this amazing, one of a kind ale.

Appearance: This can looks imported! Bold, bright colors with an attractive, dominate looking name. Pours an unbelievably creamy, beautiful and unique colored white/tan, thick head.

Smell: Grainy, slightly nutty and malty.

Taste: Delicious. Very unique in my opinion. Slightly sweet, caramel, great amount of spice, nutty, malty and crisp.

Mouth feel: Amazingly thick creamy texture with the head. The beer itself is on the lighter side. The two blend perfectly.

Similar to: Newcastle brown ale but way more malty, creamy and with the sweetness toned down.

Overall: For me there is no other beer quite like it. This can comes with a widget which results in that excellent creamy, silky head. Its refreshing, crisp and satisfying. The spice really shows in this beer. Average on the alcohol side. These go down easy and smooth. If you get a chance to try this beer, do yourself the favor and go ahead.

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2.25/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Gold copper body with a creamy head.

S: Nothing crazy, just the aroma of light hops, toast and grains.

T: Creamy, sweet grains/honey, very faint/light roasted malt, and faint hops.

M: Light bodied, little carbonation, no alcohol presence, and smooth.

O: There is nothing special about this beer. It's decent and very close to sub par. It doesn't benefit from being poured into a glass. I actually prefer it from the can. To be honest, I haven't seen a beer truly benefit from the whole nitro-can widget hype. My rating may be too generous. I defiantly wouldn't recommend. This is close to being called beer pong beer.

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