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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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3.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nitro-can poured into a standard pint glass at neighborhood pub. A light bronze tea-like color with a pinkish cast, with the to-be-expected creamy rich head from the nitro-pour mechanism. This brew gets mentioned frequently as a "classic" example of an easy-drinking but now thoroughly commercialized English pale ale and that does about sum it up. Aroma is subtle and initially difficult to discern, although one does get some tinny caramel malt and musty floral hops after a few good sniffs. Palate starts with chalky sweet grains and sharper than expected Goldings hop, eventually progressing to a more tannic grain and metallic flavor that becomes quite pervasive. Some peach and perfumed tea flavor notes remain somewhere in the stew but the overall metal and grain impression is difficult to shake. Thin bodied and very light, maybe a wee bit thicker than a canned bitter like Tetley's, with the expected creamy smooth mouthfeel from the nitro bubbles. Finishes faintly earthy and floral but again the main taste is astringent and somewhat sour. Because of this, I cannot really see myself sessioning this in true English pub fashion.

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3.4/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A- Reviewed from a red Solo cup, but from the reviews I've seen on Yoube, beer is a dark golden color in body. The head on mine was extremely thick and creamy. Looked on par for a widget can beer. I think the nitro can beers look better than ones without the CO2, but that's just my opinion.

S- Light, sweet caramel malts, graininess, grassy. Not a huge amount going on, but from what's there, it smells nice.

T- Again, follows the aroma. Sweet caramel malts is the main flavor. The maltiness is light. Fair amount of grassy, earthy graininess. Nothing that wows, but the flavors work together.

M- Light and refreshing. Texture is extremely creamy from the nitro widget in the can. Extremely easy to drink. This doesn't have a large presence of carbination. Finish is sweet before it drys with that grainy taste. Not bad at all.

Overall this beer is slightly better than average, but not much. It's very light in character and body. But the grains and caramel malts play well together. C+/B- is where I'm at on Boddington's Pub Ale.

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